Fates Warning’s compelling 13-album discography, from debut Night on Brocken to final album Long Day Good Night, is the very essence of progressive heavy metal music. Founded in 1983 in Connecticut by five ambitious youngsters, the band matured, evolved and shifted through one of the most fascinating evolutions in the genre. Their music remains an inspiration to legions of fans worldwide, and now their story is detailed throughout Destination Onward.
Researched with the cooperation of every band member past and present, author and longtime Fates devotee Jeff Wagner guides the reader through artistic triumphs, lineup fluctuations, commercial breakthroughs and music industry tribulations. This is a celebration, a love letter, and an honest appraisal of the many ups and downs throughout Fates Warning’s formidable 40-year history.
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- Three years in the making, Destination Onward is the definitive history of Fates Warning. Author Jeff Wagner was granted full access to the band's archives, gathering information that was previously unknown and images previously unseen. Wagner interviewed every member of the band, past and present, especially for this project. The author also drew from exclusive interviews with Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, OSI, Sons of Apollo, Transatlantic), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Bill Metoyer (producer), Thomas Waber (InsideOutMusic), Ioannis (cover artist) and many others close to the band.