Directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (The Devin Townsend Project, Amon Amarth, Kylesa, Helmet, etc) “Midnight Serenade” marks the first music video off of the ARCH / MATHEOS releaseSympathetic Resonance, which was just released on September 9th via Metal Blade Records. Check the video premiere out starting tomorrow, Tuesday, exclusively on Ultimate-Guitar.com HERE.
ARCH / MATHEOS’ Sympathetic Resonance debuted at #27 in Germany, #67 in Austria, and #78 in Switzerland. It also debuted at #13 on the American Billboard New Artist Chart and at #36 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart. ARCH / MATHEOS is the new progressive rock band featuring the talents of Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) andJohn Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) along with renowned drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot), bassist Joey Vera(Armored Saint, Anthrax, Fates Warning, Seven Witches), and additional lead guitarist Frank Aresti (Fates Warning).
“a classy progressive metal album that shows the kids to do it properly, this is far too good to be a one off.” Terrorizer Magazine
“Amidst its deeper complexities and more immediate hooks, there’s a vibrant energy present that we usually don’t hear from veterans who have literally been playing for decades.” Decibel Magazine
“There is nothing easy about this album. You need to invest time and effort into listening to its many facets, peeling away the layers until you understand it completely. As ever, it’s worth it.” Prog Magazine
“a magnum opus of progressive metal that is packed to the rafters with virtuoso performances and dynamic arrangements that are accessible-even with track lengths in the double digits-for more than just diehard progsters.”Outburn Magazine (10/10)
“The fusion of technicality and melody is like you’ve never heard before, we have THE BEST progressive metal release in 2011 and we all have to deal with it.” Prog-Sphere.com
“When all is said and done, ‘Sympathetic Resonance is inspired and therefore one of the best progressive metal releases of the year without a shadow of a doubt” Power Play Magazine
“Sympathetic Resonance is a wholly modern collection of powerful progressive metal songs that don’t rely on keyboards, industrial effects or long bouts of subtlety. It’s an album that is guitar-driven from start to finish, featuring an excellent rhythm section and the triumphant return of John Arch’s unique vocal acrobatics.” SputnikMusic.com