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Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night

I must admit that if I like Fates Warning for any reason, over any of the other popular prog bands, ie Dream Theater and Queensryche, not to disregard some less popular, but equally artistic contemporaries of theirs is that they somehow always progressed, never resting on their laurels (for too long), or released a patently bad record. They might have experienced slower periods, times when they changed their sound rather drastically, but they always seemed to be artistically driven.
 

Need to release new studio album “Norchestrion: A Song for the End” on January 12th 2021

Greece’s leading prog metal group Need return with their long-awaited fifth album, “Norchestrion: A Song for the End” on January 12th, 2021, via Ikaros Records.

“Norchestrion” will be released on digipack CD, double vinyl LP (with a limited edition of golden vinyl), a limited edition boxset, and on all digital platforms.

John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity

I suppose I was lucky enough, age wise, to start listening to rock and metal in the early 90s, hence capturing the Dream Theater phenomenon pretty much from the very beginning. Top notch musical chop by some guy straight out of a prestigious musical school could be expected, but the sort of creativity, artistic merit and maturity that they displayed early on, was really an eye opener and what set them apart from many of their contemporaries.

Nick D’Virgilio announces new single “I Know the Way”, live Q&A and free live performance stream

Vocalist, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nick D’Virgilio has announced the release of a new single entitled “I Know the Way”, the fourth to be lifted from his recently released solo album, “Invisible”. Lyrically, the record charts the quest of a central protagonist to find a true meaning to his life, with “I Know the Way” concluding proceedings on a spiritually charged, upbeat note that radiates positivity.

Fates Warning to release new studio album “Long Day Good Night” on November 6th 2020

On November 6th, 2020, Fates Warning will release their new album, “Long Day Good Night”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the new single, “Scars”, below.

Pre-order “Long Day Good Night”, here, in the following formats:
• digipak-CD
• ltd. digibook-CD
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)