GuitarWorld.com hosting the next three exclusive track video descriptions from ARCH/MATHEOS! Album of the month in both German magazines, ROCK HARD and HEAVY!
The new progressive rock band, ARCH/MATHEOS featuring Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist ofFates Warning) are readying the release of their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic ResonanceSeptember 9th/12th on Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now atARCHMATHEOS.com.
GuitarWorld.com the online home of Guitar World Magazine is offering an exclusive look inside Sympathetic Resonance. Jim Matheos and John Arch will provide a track by track video description of each song on the album. After the description of the song, each video features an exclusive 30 second sneak peek of the song. Check out the third video discussing the track “Stained Glass Sky”, the fourth song “On The Fence” and song number five, “Any Given Day” at GuitarWorld.com and be sure to check back in tomorrow for the final track “Incense And Myrrh”!
Recently Jim Matheos and John Arch recently took some time to discuss Sympathetic Resonance with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel for Metal Blade TV.Jim and John discuss how the project came together as a natural evolution from Arch‘s “Twist of Fate”EP. They also reflect on the recording process, how they started slowly with baby steps and howJohn‘s return to music on a full time basis was due to Jim‘s inspiration. The interview can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.archmatheos.com.
ARCH/ MATHEOS has released the first single off the group’s upcoming full-length debut Sympathetic Resonance. The new track, a 5 minute clip of the song Stained Glass Sky that clocks in at just less than 14 minutes, can be heard at http://www.archmatheos.com.
Sympathetic Resonance will be available in two formats. First as a digipak-CD and second on limited vinyl as 2-Gatefold-LP including the ‘A Twist Of Fate’ EP! A shirt bundle is available as well, check out the pre-order section at http://www.archmatheos.com!
Cover art for Sympathetic Resonance was fashioned using an image created by light painting photographer Dennis Calvert, who has described light painting as “The ability to see in 4 dimensions, time traveling, and creating fantasy using only what we base all reality on, light.”
Sympathetic Resonance track listing:
Stained Glass Sky
On the Fence
Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)
Incense and Myrrh
The band -accompanied by Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar- began tracking the drums on January 12 and continued to record through March with Jim Matheos producing. ARCH/ MATHEOS is pleased to announce Sympathetic Resonance as the title of the debut album, which will be released September 9/12, 2011 in Europe!
John Arch – vocals (former Fates Warning)
Jim Matheos – guitars (Fates Warning, OSI)
Joey Vera – bass (Armored Saint, Anthrax, Fates Warning, Seven Witches)
Bobby Jarzombek – drums (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot)
Frank Aresti – additional lead guitar (Fates Warning)
ARCH/MATHEOS will make their live debut at the Keep It True festival, taking place April 27-28, 2012 in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany! Find out more about the line-up and presale tickets at http://www.keep-it-true.de/” target=”_blank”>http://www.keep-it-true.de.
Sympathetic Resonance receives excellent press results! It´s ALBUM OF THE MONTH in Rock Hardmagazine, Germany with a 9 out of 10 review and ALBUM OF THE MONTH in Heavy magazine, Germany, with a 12 out of 12 review! It also got a 14 out of 15 review in Legacy magazine, Germany, a 9 out of 10 review at http://www.metal.de and a 9.5 out of 10 review at http://www.powermetal.de!
First and foremost, DC4 is involved in a competition with over 300 other bands to open for KISS in Chicago on September 3rd. The ultimate decision on which band will open for them will be determined by KISS themselves, but fans can influence the decision by voting for who they’d like to see. Voting will end sometime next week and KISS will select a band from the top 5 vote-getters. Currently DC4 are in the top 5, but have spent a lot of time on top until recently. YOU can help them rise back to the top by investing a mere two minutes of your time. Vote for them by visiting the Eventful website and registering. Click on the tab that says “Demand It” on the line for DC4 and then enter your information. When asked to enter a zip code for where you’d like DC4 play, enter “60477”. That is the zip code for the venue where KISS will be playing. It’s THAT easy. And just so you know, I personally did this a few weeks back and no, I did not get inundated with spam… so no worries there. Just vote!
Also, DC4 entered the studio to record a new album in December and recently finished recording. Mixing of the new album, tentatively titled “Electric Ministry”, will begin on Tuesday. The album is being produced by legendary producer Bill Metoyer, who has worked on classic metal albums by bands such as Slayer, W.A.S.P., Armored Saint, Corrosion Of Conformity, D.R.I. and Fates Warning.
And finally, Rowan Robertson is featured in Classic Rock magazine’s 2010 summer edition. The issue pays tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio, documenting his early years up through Heaven & Hell with commentary from the musicians who knew him well. As Rowan joined the band Dio in 1989 as a teenager, his comments are also included in the tribute. The issue is available now. For details, visit the Classic Rock magazine website.
You can also read Joey Vera’s comments on the great Ronnie James Dio in this blog:
After 6 weeks, the new Armored Saint record is done. Well, not entirely….we still have to have it mastered which should be done in the next 2 weeks. So technically, there’s plenty of time for more arbitrary bouts of stress. But all of the tunes have been recorded and mixed. And I have the dark circles under my eyes to prove it!
As the producer of the record, I did in fact work very long and hard on this. But I didn’t work alone. Everyone involved worked their asses off. Gonzo, John, Phil and Jeff all came in and gave it everything. Engineer Bryan Carlstrom and his assistant John Nuss were the work horses who kept up the pace in this session which for the most part meant putting in 12 – 14 hour days. I can’t say enough about Bryan, Nuss and Annette Cisneros from Tranzformer Studios in ….Burbank….. This is a first class operation and to boot, they all gave heart and soul into the project which these days you just cannot even pay for. We are in much debt with them. Truly wonderful people.
The result is just amazing, and I may be hasty when I say that this may be our best record ever. But all dopes in bands say that right? Well this time I think it’s true and although my reasons may be purely personal, I still deem it truth. The songs are great and it sounds great. The title of our new record is “La Raza” which means, “The Race”.
For all of you tech nerds out there, a few quick bits on how we made this one: We used nothing but analog gear, most of which was custom built by Rupert Neve for Bryan Carlstrom. We hit every signal (drum mics, guitars, vocals) with custom or vintage analog gear before recording into Pro Tools. We even used rare vintage amps for most of the guitar overdubs. At mix time, we mixed on an SSL 4000E console and went to a 1 inch tape reel (one of only 2 on the west coast) for our final masters. Uh…. you DO know what tape is, don’t you?
What does this all mean? It means we spit in the ear of the age of the Mp3, teenie, tiny ear bud listening culture that has turned it’s back on what it means to experience music. This record is FAT. We means, Obese! Full on cardiovascular failure stuff! Old School, Baby!
We are finishing up the other crap that goes with making records. Photo shoots, CD artwork (you DO know what a CD is still, right?), mastering, the running order of the tunes. After that, we wait until it is released. I’m told it’s coming out in March 2010 on Metal Blade Records.
More news coming soon,