FATES WARNING's Bobby Jarzombek Comments On 'I Am' - "Jim Matheos Asked Me If I Had Any Drumming Ideas For An Extra Song"

September 11, 2013, 6 years ago

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Drummer Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD) has issued the following update:

"Just a bit of insight on 'I Am', the new Fates Warning tune that got posted earlier. Most of the material for the album had already been written and Jim (Matheos/guitars) asked me if I had any drumming ideas for an extra song. So I sent him several ideas in '5' and he took it from there using my drumming ideas for a few riffs and also creating additional musical sections to make it a complete song. I really dig how it turned out. Also, great day in the studio with Sebastian - got drums to four more songs done today!"

Fates Warning will release their 11th studio album, Darkness In A Different Light, on September 30th in Europe and October 1st in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Darkness In A Different Light tracklisting:


'One Thousand'




'I Am'


'Into The Black'

'Kneel And Obey'

'O Chloroform'

'And Yet It Moves'


'Firefly' (Extended)

'Falling Further'

'One' (Live)

'Life In Still Water' (Live)

Darkness In A Different Light is the band’s first album of new material since the release of FWX in 2004 and also marks the first release for the band’s current lineup of Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos and Frank Aresti (guitars), Joey Vera (bass) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums).

The album was produced by Matheos and mixed by long time Fates Warning engineer Phil Magnotti, while mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California.

Vocalist Ray Alder checked in with a comment as follows: "Darkness In A Different Light is the result of almost two years of very hard work from everyone in the band. I believe that this line-up is the best that Fates has ever had, and I also think that it comes through in the music on this album. It's been almost nine years since our last studio album and I couldn't be more proud of what we've accomplished here.We are looking very much forward to playing some new songs for our fans who have stuck by us over all these years. We plan on touring as much as possible for Darkness In A Different Light and hopefully we'll hit a few places we've never been..."

Fates Warning have headlining touring runs confirmed for October in Europe and November/December in North America, with further live activity to follow in 2014.

The upcoming European tour has now confirmed to feature support coming from Norway’s DIVIDED MULTITUDE (October 6th – 17th) as well as American group THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT for select shows.

Confirmed to support Fates Warning on their North American dates is HALCYON WAY and ARTIZAN.


5 - ProgPower - Baarlo, Netherlands
6 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
7 - Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
9 - Turock - Essen, Germany
10 - Verlichte Geest - Roeselare, Belgium
11 - Musik Kantine - Augsburg, Germany
12 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
13 - Colony - Brescia, Italy
15 - Orto Bar - Ljubljana, Slovenia
16 - A38 - Budapest, Hungary
17 - Randal - Bratislava, Slovakia
19 - Eightball Club - Thesaloniki, Greece
20 - Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
22 - KZ Moskva - Moscow, Russia

November (with Halcyon Way)

15 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe’s
16 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
17 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
18 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
20 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
21 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
22 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
23 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
24 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
26 - Amityville, NY - Revolution
27 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
30 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero

December (with Halcyon Way)

1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

December (with Artizan)

3 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
5 - Dallas, TX - Trees
7 - Phoenix, AZ - Rocky Point Cantina
8 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky
11 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

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