Fates Warning/OSI guitarist Jim Matheos and former Fates Warning singer John Arch are currently working together on a new full-length album called Sympathetic Resonance, that will be released in North America on September 13 through Metal Blade Records.
The band, called Arch/Matheos, began tracking drums on January 12 and continued to record through mid-February with both Arch and Matheos producing the album.
Arch/Matheos features an all-star lineup, including the talents of Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek on drums, and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar.
Comments Matheos: “I think John and I work really well together. There’s a lot of mutual respect and trust in what we do. But we’re also both very critical of ourselves, and each other. This can make for a long and sometimes tedious process. But ultimately it’s one I enjoy because I think it brings out the best in both of us.”
“When I first heard some of the arrangements Jim had written and recorded, it took quite some time before I could wrap my mind around the odd time signatures and guitar work going on here,” Arch added. “There are some long compositions, so putting anxiety and apprehension on the back burner it was time to dissect these numbers into digestible bits. After the lengthy process of lyrics and melodies, listening to the songs now, I can’t imagine them any other way.”