Founding FATES WARNING Members JOHN ARCH And JIM MATHEOS Re-Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Founding FATES WARNING Members JOHN ARCH And JIM MATHEOS Re-Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

ARCH/MATHEOS began as a reunion between founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), who hadn't collaborated since Arch's solo EP, "A Twist Of Fate" (2003) — and hadn't fully collaborated for a whole album since FATES WARNING's "Awaken The Guardian" (1986). In 2010, the duo began working on a record together and brought along three FATES WARNING members to the fold. The five members would in turn release their debut album, "Sympathetic Resonance", in 2011, under the name ARCH/MATHEOS.

Since then, Arch and Matheos have kept busy with their other projects — but now the time has come for them to join forces once again, for a new ARCH/MATHEOS release, due out 2019 via Metal Blade Records.

Arch comments: "The desire and commitment from both of us is first and foremost, but the impetus to move forward with another ARCH/MATHEOS project fell in good part on how well 'Sympathetic Resonance' was received, and how the fans have continued to show their support through a variety of mediums, stating they would like a follow-up effort. The timing for Jim and I seems to be right and things are coming along nicely. We look forward to sharing the results with you soon!"

Matheos adds: "It's great to be working with my old friend John Arch again. We push each other creatively in ways that brings out the best in both of us, I think. We've come up with what I hope is a worthy successor to 'Sympathetic Resonance', and a great lineup of musicians to help us bring it to fruition."

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Already featuring special guests Thomas Lang, Bobby Jarzombek, Baard Kolstad, Mark Zonder, Matt Lynch, Steve DiGiorgio, Joey Vera, Sean Malone, Joe DiBiase and Frank Aresti — with more to come! — this upcoming ARCH/MATHEOS album is currently being tracked, with Jens Bogren (FATES WARNING, OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND) handling mixing duties in November.

Photo credit: Mark Cubbedge

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