Fates Warning has long been looked at as one of the most important bands in the prog metal sub-genre. Regardless of who makes up the band, or if they’re focused more on traditional heavy metal or prog metal, the band has always garnered a dedicated fan following during its 35 years of existence.

Their new album Long Day Good Night will be released on November 6th. It is the band’s 13th studio release, contains 13 songs, and the longest of their career, running 72:22. The album was mixed by the legendary “Evil” Joe Barresi, known for working with Tool, Slipknot, Queens Of The Stoneage and a ton of other bands.

This is what lead singer Ray Adler had to say about the album:

The styles of music we’ve written distinguish this record from the rest of our catalogue. There are some songs with electronics and some with a nice ethereal feel, as well as some pretty straightforward grooves, at least for us. And there are also some pretty heavy songs.

We tried to give the listener a host of different things to listen to, as opposed to an album where every song sounds the same.

He mentions the following about the song writing process behind the album:

Like all albums, nothing comes easy. It’s quite a process to go from the idea to the actual finished song. Sometimes you think you’re done with it, then you hear something else and you have to try that.

Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but you at least have to try it just so you know that in the end you’ve done everything possible to make it as good as it can be. Jim and I spent practically every day for the last year writing this album. I am very happy with the outcome, and with the blend of styles. I guess I could say that this album represents all of the years that we have been together.

You can check out the first single off of the album called “Scars” off of Fates Warning’s forthcoming album Long Day Good Night here:

You can pre-order the album Long Day Good Night here.

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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