Fates Warning

Fates Warning

Fates Warning was formed in 1982 in Hartford, Connecticut with a line-up of vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist Joe DiBiase and Steve Zimmerman on drums. They recorded a couple of demos in 1983 under their orignal name "Misfit", but changed name prior to the inclusion of their demotrack "Soldier Boy" on the Metal Massacre V compilation on Metal Blade Records in 1984.

Current line-up
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitar
Joey Vera - Bass

Bernie Versailles - Guitar (live)

Former/past member(s)
Steve Zimmermann (1982-88)
Mark Zonder (1988-2004)

Joe DiBiase (1982-96)

Frank Aresti (1986-96)
Victor Arduini (1982-86)

Chris Cronk (1987)
John Arch (1982-87)

Kevin Moore (1997-2000)

Additional notes
Previously known as Misfit (US).

The members wanted to change their band's name (from Fates Warning) in 1987, when John Arch exited the band. Whilst Metal Blade denied the name change, Fates Warning's musical direction shifted from power to progressive metal.

Fates Warning Discography


BRC 1932 Fates Warning Night On Bröcken (Album) Metal Blade Records BRC 1932 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BRC4 1963 Fates Warning The Spectre Within (Album) Metal Blade Records BRC4 1963 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4XT-73231 Fates Warning Awaken The Guardian (Album) Metal Blade Records 4XT-73231 US 1986 Sell This Version
D2-73330 Fates Warning No Exit (Album) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records D2-73330 US 1988 Sell This Version
3984-14048-2 Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry (Album) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records 3984-14048-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD ZORRO 31 Fates Warning Parallels (Album) Metal Blade Records CD ZORRO 31 France 1991 Sell This Version
MASS MC 037, IRS 949.262 Fates Warning Inside Out (Album) Massacre Records, Intercord Record Service MASS MC 037, IRS 949.262 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
MAS DP0125 Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Gray (Album) Massacre Records MAS DP0125 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
MAS CD0147 Fates Warning Still Life (Album) Metal Blade Records MAS CD0147 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
MHFW MR001 Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Gray Live I-XII(CD, Promo) Metal Hammer MHFW MR001 Greece 1998 Sell This Version
RBR/LCR 2440 Fates Warning Disconnected (Album) Metal Blade Records RBR/LCR 2440 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
3984-14500-2 Fates Warning FWX (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14500-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
IOMSECD 385, 0505240 Fates Warning Darkness In A Different Light (Album) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMSECD 385, 0505240 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EPRO-113 Fates Warning Anarchy Divine (Single) Metal Blade Records EPRO-113 US 1988 Sell This Version
EPRO 065 Fates Warning Silent Cries(12", Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records EPRO 065 US 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5289 Fates Warning Eye To Eye (CD, Single, Promo) Reprise Records PRO-CD-5289 US 1991 Sell This Version
14999-2 Fates Warning Pale Fire(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records 14999-2 US 1994 Sell This Version


CDZORRO 38 Fates Warning Night On Bröcken / The Spectre Within(2xCD, Comp, Dou) Metal Blade Records CDZORRO 38 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CDZORRO 39 Fates Warning Awaken The Guardian / No Exit(2xCD, Comp, Dbl) Metal Blade Records CDZORRO 39 UK 1992 Sell This Version
3984-14085-2 Fates Warning Chasing Time (Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-14085-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
3984-14085-4 Fates Warning Chasing Time(Cass, Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-14085-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
MAS BX0465 Fates Warning Platinum Edition: Inside Out + A Pleasant Shade Of Gray + Disconnected(3xCD, Comp) Massacre Records MAS BX0465 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
3984-145952-4 Fates Warning Disconnected / Inside Out(2xCD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-145952-4 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
MHFW25 Fates Warning A Handful Of Fate(CD, Comp) Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal MHFW25 Greece 2010 Sell This Version


007298 3 RS, none Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade Of Gray Live (VHS, Promo) Atrheia Records, Rising Sun Productions, Metal Invader 007298 3 RS, none Greece 1998 Sell This Version