Arch / Matheos Winter Ethereal (Smoke Vinyl) 2x12"

Arch / Matheos Winter Ethereal (Smoke Vinyl) 2x12"

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$32.99

Release Date: May 10, 2019

SIDE A
01. Vermilion Moons
02. Wanderlust
03. Solitary Man

SIDE B
04. Wrath of the Universe
05. Tethered

SIDE C
06. Straight and Narrow
07. Pitch Black Prism
08. Never in Your Hands

SIDE D
09. Kindred Spirits

Vinyl Features:
+ Clear w/ Blue Smoke Vinyl
+ Gatefold Jacket
+ Digital Download Card
+ Limited to 300 Copies

In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner, 2011's 'Sympathetic Resonance'. In 2019, they have reunited to follow that record up with 'Winter Ethereal', a more stylistically varied and perhaps deeper collection that explores a lot of sonic territory over the course of nine immersive tracks. "This stems from both of us trying to step out of our comfort zones a bit, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes being pushed," states Matheos. "Having worked together so many times, it would be easy to fall into the same way of doing things, and I think we were both interested in exploring some new areas." Arch concurs and adds: "Each song is notably different from the next, and nothing sounds repetitive. It is not a concept album, but somehow after a full listen from start to finish, there does seem to be continuity between the songs that I can't describe. At over an hour long, I think the fans will agree that it is a full listening experience."

Metal Blade Records Item #156578
Code: ArchMatheos-Winter-2019