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FATES WARNING Stream First New Song In Nine Years

Posted by on August 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

Fates Warning are back for the first time since 2004's FWX record with their new jam "Firefly," off the upcoming Darkness In a Different Light record. Who's ready to get progged!

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Darkness In a Different Light hits stores on September 30 in Europe and October 1 in North America via InsideOut, but you can stream the living hell out of "Firefly" right now. It's a heavy song, but it retains that old super proggy Fates Warning sound, and as a fan for a while now that's at least exactly what I wanted out of these guys. Vocalist Ray Alder said about the storm via Metal Storm:

"Firefly' is very personal to me in more ways than one… After I had written the melody for this song, I knew immediately what the title was going to be, as well as the subject, it just fit the mood. As for the subject, I'm pretty sure we've all felt this way at one time or another. Sometimes things just don't work out the way you think they would, but that's okay, that's part of life… We move on. Ironically, while recording 'Firefly' in New Hampshire I was outside the studio late one night, and there they were, floating through the trees in the forest! I hadn't seen a single firefly for at least fifteen year since I had left my hometown of San Antonio TX, so I kinda took it as a sign, a sign of what, I don't know… But very ironic nonetheless…"

The song just straight up rules. It also helps that Bobby Jarzombek is drumming on it for the first time in recorded Fates Warning history. Dust off your excitebikes, kids, because this record is gonna rule!

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