Fates Warning to release new DVD/Blu-ray “Awaken the Guardian Live” on April 28th 2017

Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian Live cover
Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, “Awaken the Guardian”, in 2016.

To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the “Awaken the Guardian”-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII.

Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray out on April 28th, 2017, via Metal Blade Records, Awaken the Guardian Live!

For a preview of this release, a video for “Fata Morgana” from Keep it True XIX can be watched below.

Click here to pre-order “Awaken the Guardian Live” in the following formats:
• Deluxe Edition Artbook (52 pages, 4-CD, DVD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000 copies)
• 2CD + DVD Digipak
• Blu-ray (USA exclusive)
• 180g black vinyl
• indigo blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
• turquois green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
• purple vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

1. The Sorceress (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
2. Valley of the Dolls (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
3. Fata Morgana (Live at Keep It True XIX) 06:50    
4. Guardian (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
5. Prelude to Ruin (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
6. Giant's Lore (Heart of Winter) [Live at Keep It True XIX]    
7. Time Long Past (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
8. Exodus (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
9. The Apparition (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
10. Damnation (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
11. Night on Brocken (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
12. Epitaph (Live at Keep It True XIX)    
13. The Sorceress (Live at ProgPower XVII)
14. Valley of the Dolls (Live at ProgPower XVII)
15. Fata Morgana (Live at ProgPower XVII)
16. Guardian (Live at ProgPower XVII)
17. Prelude to Ruin (Live at ProgPower XVII)
18. Giant's Lore (Heart of Winter) [Live at ProgPower XVII]
19. Time Long Past (Live at ProgPower XVII)
20. Exodus (Live at ProgPower XVII)
21. Damnation (Live at ProgPower XVII)
22. The Apparition (Live at ProgPower XVII)
23. Kyrie Eleison (Live at ProgPower XVII)
24. Epitaph (Live at ProgPower XVII)

Directed and edited by Oliver “Bomber” Barth, the Keep It True XIX footage was recorded on April 30th, 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany; the Prog Power USA footage was recorded on September 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA with sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith, plus audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios – Atlanta.

Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio in North Hollywood, CA, “Awaken the Guardian Live” also features art direction, design, and artwork by Ioannis, making this a must-have piece for any fan’s collection.

“Awaken the Guardian” vocalist John Arch comments about the experience: “It was truly a surreal experience being able to share the spirit of "Awaken the Guardian" at these shows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have given back so much over the 30 year span since the album’s release. To all our family and friends, much gratitude”.