Progressive metal legends FATES WARNING recently released a 3-CD+DVD expanded edition of their critically acclaimed 1997 classic, “A Pleasant Shade Of Gray”, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band is offering fans a guitar transcription of the album, in conjunction with Sheet Happens Publishing.
To purchase the digital guitar book, visit SheetHappensPublishing.com.
“A Pleasant Shade Of Gray” is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia.
The all-encompassing and expansive reissue of “A Pleasant Shade Of Gray” includes:
* CD 1: the original album
* CD 2: a live version of the album recorded during the band’s 1998 European tour, as well as a sound check recording of “We Only Say Goodbye” and a studio cover version of the SCORPIONS‘ “In Trance”
* CD 3: demos from the pre-production and writing sessions for “A Pleasant Shade Of Gray”
* DVD: two complete live performances of “A Pleasant Shade Of Gray”: the first being a restored and re-edited version of the band’s 1997 VHS release; the second being a show filmed at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California in 1998
FATES WARNING has started work on its twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music.
FATES WARNING’s eleventh studio album, “Darkness In A Different Light”, sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was issued in North America on October 1, 2013 via InsideOut Music.
Featuring founding guitarist Jim Matheos alongside classic-lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitar), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, “Darkness In A Different Light” was produced by Matheos and mixed by longtime FATES WARNING engineer Phil Magnotti. The effort was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SEPULTURA, ANVIL) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California. The cover artwork was designed by Conte di San Pietro.