FATES WARNING (1982–PRESENT). John Arch (vocals, replaced by Ray Alder), Jim Matheos (guitar), Victor Arduini (guitar, replaced by Frank Aresti, others, Aresti again), Joe Dibiase (bass, replaced by Joey Vera), and Steve Zimmerman (drums, replaced by Mark Zonder, Mike Portnoy).
Fates Warning are a Progressive Metal band from Connecticut who are regarded by many critics as one of the major progressive bands of the eighties. The band has struggled to find consistency over the years, with numerous personnel changes leaving guitarist Jim Matheos as the only original member, along with longtime vocalist Ray Alder. Awaken the Garden is probably the best for new fans to try, although all of their work is highly recommended for fans of progressive metal.
Discography: Night on Brocken (Metal Blade, 1984); The Spectre Within (Metal Blade, 1985); Awaken the Garden (Metal Blade, 1986); No Exit (Metal Blade, 1988); Perfect Symmetry (Metal Blade, 1989); Parallels (Metal Blade, 1991); Inside Out (Metal Blade, 1994); Pleasant Shade of Gray (Metal Blade, 1997); Still Life [live] (Metal Blade, 1998); Disconnected (Metal Blade, 2000); FWX (Metal Blade, 2004).