Fates Warning Guardian DVD

2017-03-18 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 12 Comments
Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. The album was to become their final release to feature vocalist John Arch. That era's lineup was rounded out by bassist Joe DiBiase, drummer Steve Zimmerman, along with current guitarist Frank Aresti and, of course, Jim Matheos. Awaken the Guardian also holds the honor as the band's very first release to debut on the Billboard charts.

Awaken the Guardian remains an important album for the band's fans worldwide. Decibel Magazine remarked in their Hall of Fame no. 134 entry that "Each member still talks with great pride of its creation, each blown away by the feedback it has received since its release 30 years ago, each amazed at the powerful and positive impact it has had on so many lives." To celebrate 30 years since the album's release, Matheos reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances: Keep it True XIX in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany and Prog Power USA XVII in Atlanta, GA. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded!

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."

Awaken the Guardian Live consists of both festival performances in their entirety. This piece of progressive metal history will be available on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and double gatefold vinyl.


Keep It True Festival, April 30th, 2016, Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
Directed and edited by Oliver "Bomber" Barth
Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio, North Hollywood, CA

ProgPower USA, September 9th, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith
Audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios - Atlanta
Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio, North Hollywood, CA


For more information and to pre-order, visit www.metalblade.com/fateswarning.






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Willie
Moderator
March 18th 2017
17064 Comments


I pre-ordered the blu-ray/vinyl package. Well, worth it.

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ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
March 18th 2017
9554 Comments


Awesome

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tempest--
March 18th 2017
19636 Comments


one live album is just the studio album played twice with a few extra songs? seems kinda silly to me, but I guess if you're a big Fates fan it would be cool

Titan
March 18th 2017
16504 Comments


would've been really cool to see a Sympathetic Resonance song or two

RustCohle
March 18th 2017
154 Comments


it is their best album, so gonna pre-order this now.

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Willie
Moderator
March 18th 2017
17064 Comments


--one live album is just the studio album played twice with a few extra songs? seems kinda silly to me, but I guess if you're a big Fates fan it would be cool--

The point is that it is the original line-up from the actual album. Only the guitar players are still in the band...and one only kind of.

Titan
March 18th 2017
16504 Comments


yeah recording it was a must.....looks like they only had about 80 minutes in their slot as well since both performances were at festivals

teamster
March 18th 2017
1239 Comments


Saw most of the prog power footage on YouTube a couple days after the event. Good shit and a high quality fan made video - some of those cameras on phones are amazing.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 19th 2017
7393 Comments


Great news, I wish they'd done the same (a live DVD) for A Pleasant Shade of Grey i.e. as a bonus disc in Still Life.

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Nagrarok
March 19th 2017
8535 Comments


I saw them last January and they were great, really humble and thankful for the people coming to see them. They played something from everything since No Exit, but understandably nothing from the Arch years. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing this line-up as well, but I doubt the chances of that ever happening. Regardless, Fates Warning will always be the true kings of progressive metal.

Also, everyone is always talking about Awaken the Guardian when talking about Fates, but I love The Spectre Within just as much. It's the perfect merger between their old-school metal influences and their later style. It's full of great riffs and Arch is terrific as well.

Titan
March 19th 2017
16504 Comments


Spectre goes so hard agreed

OmairSh
March 21st 2017
13943 Comments


Hoping they release a DVD with songs from their modern albums as well

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