11 October 2013
Fates Warning: "Darkness In A Different Light" hits the charts; European tour started!
After nine years of waiting for a new studio album effort, U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING have finally released "Darkness In A Different Light" all over the world via InsideOutMusic. The album has not only received great response from media and band supporters alike, but also managed to enter the official sales charts in Germany on #41, in The Netherlands on #90 and in the USA on #162 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well #50 on the Current Rock Chart, #14 on the Current Hard Music Chart, #142 on the Top Current Albums Chart and #5 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart.
The band checked in from the recently started European headlining tour to comment as follows:
"We just kicked off our European tour and the response to the shows and the new material has been amazing so far! We are also pleased to see the positive feedback to our new album "Darkness In A Different Light" from the media and at the shows. Also, we are excited about the recent chart entries and would like to thank all Fates Warning fans worldwide for the unconditional support you are giving us once again! See you on the upcoming shows..."
A sampler containing pre-listening clips of all the tracks of the album can be checked out here:
Next to the standard CD jewel case and the Digital Download format, "Darkness In A Different Light" will also be available in Europe as 2CD Mediabook edition and as Gatefold 2LP version (180gr. vinyl in black as well as strictly limited red or white vinyl versions) with four bonus tracks. All different formats of the album can be purchased in Europe from the InsideOutMusic online shop here:
"Darkness In A Different Light" review quotes:
"So where does the album fit into the canon of Fates Warning? To be blunt, right at the top of their game."
Metal Injection / USA
"A strong and melodic prog metal album from a vibrant enthusiastic band in peak condition."
Classic Rock Society (UK)
"These revered veterans are on sparkling form."
Metal Hammer (UK)
"Darkness In A Different Light" was produced by FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos and mixed by long time FATES WARNING engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering duties were handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California. The artwork was designed by Conte di San Pietro.
The album's first single, "Firefly", can be checked out here:
And another song from the new album, "I Am", can be checked out here:
Catch FATES WARNING on their headlining tour in Europe on these remaining shows:
FATES WARNING European Tour 2013:
FR 11.10.2013 Augsburg (Germany) - Musikkantine **
SA 12.10.2013 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 **
SU 13.10.2013 Brescia (Italy) - Colony *
TU 15.10.2013 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar *
WE 16.10.2013 Budapest (Hungary) - A38 *
TH 17.10.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal *
SA 19.10.2013 Thessaloniki Greece) - Eightball Club
SU 20.10.2013 Athens (Greece) - Fuzz Club
TU 22.10.2013 Moscow (Russia) - KZ Moskva
* + Divided Multitude
** + Divided Multitude & The Omega Experiment
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