Sunday, December 18, 2011

John Arch interview by Steph Perry

Jim Matheos & John Arch. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Saffer.
"When you’re drawing from a well of ideas, some of them are current and some of them 
are deeply embedded and rooted. There can be double or triple meanings to it. 
It’s always interesting to me on how other people interpret it, or how obvious I have been. 
You just don’t know how you appear through other people’s eyes."
John Arch

Read the whole deep and thoughtful interview with John Arch by Steph Perry on Rocknotes Webzine.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Midnight Serenade video available!


Bobby Jarzombek, Jim Matheos, John Arch, Joey Vera, Frank Aresti
 Midnight Serenade video is available on ultimate guitar web page. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jim Matheos interview by Kelley Simms

Jim Matheos & John Arch. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Matheos. 

"I don’t really have any grand schemes or any goals I want to achieve. I’m honored that I get to play music for a living. Not a lot of people get to do that. If I’m lucky enough to keep doing that in whatever capacity and make a living at it, that’s good enough for me."
Jim Matheos

Read the whole great interview with Jim Matheos by Kelley Simms at Hails and Horns.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Redemption - This Mortal Coil


Available already in Europe - check it out and order your copy now!
Sorry my dear US friends - you need to be patient for some more days :)

Here you can here the whole album streamed (for a limited time only, so be quick or be deaf ;) -> Metal Insider stream

PS. I have just had received my two-CD-set. Second CD consists of some evergreens performed by Redemption - like Toto's great hit - "Hold The Line", and a funny leaflet - LOL, really!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In a time long past tomorrow...


...sleeping in the castle of the black.
In the Leland hills are the monster tracks of a giant.
The dawn of autumn playing in the garden of the rising sun
the children they run in the yard of the Giant.
If he awakens he will crush them in the earth,
fear the children inherited at birth.

Thunder clouds close the skies
he opened up his eyes, he's awakened
hears the children in his paradise
You must leave this land forever more
or live behind these iron doors
of the darkest dungeon
So they left with the passing storm
The Gods were awakened
they will crush him in the earth.
He is forsaken
until he shares his worth.

Kings, queens, pirate, giants, castle walls
and dungeon doors
Earthbound to your treasures
sunken heart to the ocean floor
I will remember
knocking on the cold side of your door.


Spring came soon to the outside world
but the north wind whirled
through the castle halls.
Children played in the outside sun,
frost giants stood there in the garden walls.
Seasons passed, he's locked in winter
And he's filled with remorse,
his frost bitten heart!

Through a crack in the garden wall
came a child with the gift of spring
the frost giants went away
the dawn of autumn came into the garden
of the rising sun
And we were done in the eyes of the Giant.
his heart was awakened - he was forgiven then
Always remembered as a giant among men.


Kings, queens, pirate, giants, castle walls
and dungeon doors
Earthbound to your treasures
sunken heart to the ocean floor
I will remember
knocking on the cold side of your door...


"Giant's Lore (Heart of Winter)"
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant"
Song #6 on "Awaken The Guardian" album
Recorded September - October 1986. 
25 years ago...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arch/Matheos - 'Sympathetic Resonance'

Mike Portnoy, John Arch, Jim Matheos in studio

Check out first part of upcoming Arch/Matheos Album, 'Sympathetic Resonance'
on Guitar World page. It's progressive, complex, melodic & heavy. Great music!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fates Warning in Essen (VII).The Band.

Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Bobby Jarzombek, Joey Vera, Frank Aresti

Jim Matheos, Bobby Jarzombek, Joey Vera, Frank Aresti

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fates Warning in Essen (I)

Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Bobby Jarzombek (rear), Joey Vera, Frank Aresti

Jim Matheos, Ray Alder, Bobby Jarzombek (rear), Joey Vera, Frank Aresti