Arch / Matheos will release their debut album, Sympathetic Resonance, on vinyl come January 31, 2012. Bands have long continued the vinyl tradition, which has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, but with the impending demise of the CD, you might as well promote the hell out of it. Besides, cover art is so much more beautiful in 12 inches — and, contrary to Rod Harshcore’s article, vinyl sounds better.
If you haven’t heard the album or read our review, you really have to, especially if you’re a prog metal fan; it’s simply amazing and worth your time.
The CD version of Sympathetic Resonance (released September 2011) debuted at Number 13 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and at Number 36 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart while also hitting the international charts at Number 27 in Germany, Number 67 in Austria, and Number 78 in Switzerland. Arch / Matheos is the new progressive band featuring the talents of Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John 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).