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When Fates Warning began to make music in Connecticut back in 1983 and released their debut album Night On Bröcken, this still sounded like traditional heavy metal. However, already with the next album, The Spectre Within, guitarist Jim Matheos and his band mates changed to more complex arrangements. But not later than in 1986, the band had arrived with its style of progressive metal when the album Awaken The Guardian was released. Other bands such as Queensryche or Dream Theater could learn a thing or two from them at that time.
After a few line-up changes, Fates Warning are today consisting of founding member Matheos, singer Ray Adler, and bassist Joey Vera. The three guys went on tour in Europe with prominent support at the beginning of 2005 and performed a cross-section of songs from their so far released ten studio albums. Companions on their tour were: Spock's Beard drummer Nick D'Virgilio, keyboardist Kevin Moore (OSI, formerly with Dream Theater) as well a