30 October 2014
Fates Warning: European tour starting today!
Fates Warning:  European tour starting today!
U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are returning to Europe for a headlining tour through 11 countries, continuing to support "Darkness In A Different Light", their acclaimed newest album and first studio effort in almost a decade, released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last year. Here is a list of all dates for the run which starts today and shouldn't be missed:

FATES WARNING - Live in Europe 2014:
30.10. Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Jan Hertog
31.10. Helmond (The Netherlands) - Cacaofabriek
01.11. Hamburg (Germany) - Rock Café
02.11. Nürnberg (Germany) - Rockfabrik
03.11. Krakow (Poland) - Fabryka
05.11. Stuttgart (Germany) - Universum
06.11. Innsbruck (Austria) - PMK
07.11. Uster (Switzerland) - Star Club
08.11. Torino (Italy) - Audiodrome
09.11. Brescia (Italy) - Colony Club
11.11. Zagreb (Croatia) - Hard Place
12.11. Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
13.11. Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5
14.11. Larissa (Greece) - Stage Club
15.11. Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205

All shows will feature the Italian group Headless in the support slot.

FATES WARNING's vocalist Ray Alder checked in as follows:
"We are excited to announce that FATES WARNING will be returning to Europe in the fall of 2014! We're going to be all over the map on this next tour, and we will finally be playing for our friends in Poland, as well as Croatia and Serbia for the first time! We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the shows. See you soon, Europe!"
By the end of this next touring run, FATES WARNING will have played more around 60 shows in 19 countries in promotion of their "Darkness In A Different Light" release throughout the years since its initial release and before starting work on a follow-up album in 2015.

Upon release, FATES WARNING's "Darkness In A Different Light" entered 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 promotional video clip for the album's first single "Firefly", directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchyfilms, can be seen here: www.youtube.com/Firefly

A video clip for the track "I Am" based on live-footage during their latest European tour and produced by Oliver Barth / Visions In Fear can be seen here: www.youtu.be/bvzjBnsDy2Q

A sampler containing pre-listening clips of all the tracks of the album can be checked out here:

An isolated bass-track recording of "Into The Black" by bassist Joey Vera can be seen here:

"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.
Next to the standard CD jewel case and the Digital Download format, "Darkness In A Different Light" was also released 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.

Look out for a temporary special price for the 2CD Mediabook version of "Darkness In A Different Light" as part of the ongoing Prog Rocks campaign. The album can be purchased, alongside all other formats of the release, in Europe from the InsideOutMusic online shop here:



Free IOM/CMR digital sampler featuring FATES WARNING track: