FATES WARNING Premiere “Firefly” From New Album

Fates Warning

U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are soon to unleash their first studio album release in about a decade! Entitled “Darkness In A Different Light”, the album will be released on September 30th, 2013 in Europe and October 1st, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

In order to introduce the upcoming album, a new song entitled “Firefly” is being launched as of today. Check it out below.

FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder checked in with the following comment about “Firefly”:

“Firefly” is very personal to me in more ways than one… After I had written the melody for this song, I knew immediately what the title was going to be, as well as the subject, it just fit the mood. As for the subject, I’m pretty sure we’ve all felt this way at one time or another. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you think they would, but that’s okay, that’s part of life…We move on. Ironically, while recording “Firefly” in New Hampshire I was outside the studio late one night, and there they were, floating through the trees in the forest! I hadn’t seen a single firefly for at least fifteen year since I had left my hometown of San Antonio TX, so I kinda took it as a sign, a sign of what, I don’t know… But very ironic nonetheless…”

The tracklisting for “Darkness In A Different Light” reads as follows:


1. One Thousand Fires
2. Firefly
3. Desire
4. Falling
5. I Am
6. Lighthouse
7. Into The Black
8. Kneel And Obey
9. O Chloroform
10. And Yet It Moves

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 with the following four bonus tracks:

1. Firefly (Extended)
2. Falling Further
3. One (Live)
4. Life In Still Water (Live)

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The album was produced by Matheos and mixed by long time FATES WARNING engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California.

The artwork for the album was designed by Conte di San Pietro.

FATES WARNING have headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014. Here are all the dates announced so far:

FATES WARNING European Tour 2013:
SA 05.10.2013 Baarlo (The Netherlands) – Progpower Festival
SU 06.10.2013 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – Boerderij
MO 07.10.2013 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos Saal
WE 09.10.2013 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 10.10.2013 Roeselare (Belgium) – Verlichte Geest
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) – Gagarin 205
TU 22.10.2013 Moscow (Russia) – KZ Moskva

FATES WARNING North American Tour 2013:
FR 15.11.2013 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
SA 16.11.2013 Detroit, MI – Harpos
SU 17.11.2013 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
MO 18.11.2013 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
WE 20.11.2013 Toronto, ONT – Mod Club
TH 21.11.2013 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
FR 22.11.2013 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
SA 23.11.2013 New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall
SU 24.11.2013 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
TU 26.11.2013 Amityville, NY – Revolution
WE 27.11.2013 Reading, PA – Reverb
FR 29.11.2013 Springfield, VA – Empire
SA 30.11.2013 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
SU 01.12.2013 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
TU 03.12.2013 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
WE 04.12.2013 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
TH 05.12.2013 Dallas, TX – Trees
SA 07.12.2013 Phoenix, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
SU 08.12.2013 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
TU 10.12.2013 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
WE 11.12.2013 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
FR 13.12.2013 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
SA 14.12.2013 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

More details about “Darkness In A Different Light” will follow in the coming weeks…

FATES WARNING Line-Up:
Ray Alder – vocals
Jim Matheos – guitars
Joey Vera – bass
Bobby Jarzombek – drums
Frank Aresti – guitars

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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