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 of Fates Warning) released their highly anticipated debut album Sympathetic Resonance September 12th on Metal Blade Records. The album debuted and #13 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and at #36 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart.
Sympathetic Resonance has also hit the international charts at #27 in Germany, #67 in Austria, and #78 in Switzerland.
Sympathetic Resonance also features the drumming of world renowned drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot). Bobby has posted an exclusive in-studio video of himself recording the drum parts for the song “Stained Glass Sky” on his YouTube Channel. Check out the first of several in-studio videos from Bobby HERE.
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 fromArch’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 HERE.
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:
- Neurotically Wired
- Midnight Serenade
- 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.
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)