Posted by Zach Shaw on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:29 am
Technically Arch/Matheos made their live debut at the Keep It True XV festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany on April 28. However, last Saturday night (May 5) marked the group’s first ever show in America. And now fan filmed footage of Arch/ Matheos’ performance the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT has made its way online.
For those unfamiliar, Arch/Matheos is Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos’ collaborative project with John Arch (Fates Warning’s original singer who left in 1987). The two released their debut album Sympathetic Resonance this past September. And just like the lineup that appeared on that album, Arch/Matheos’ live lineup consists of current Fates Warning bassist Joey Vera, drummer Bobby Jarzombek, and former guitarist Frank Aresti. In other words, Arch/Matheos may be the closest thing we will get to seeing a reunion of Fates Warning’s original lineup for a while now.
As of now, Arch/Matheos have no other plans to tour this year. And that’s pretty understandable, especially considering that the current lineup of Fates Warning is working on a new album. So for now, we’ll have to make do with fan filmed footage. Video of Arch/Matheos performing Fates Warning’s “The Sorceress” can be seen above, while footage of them performing Fates Warning’s “Damnation” and “The Apparition” can be seen after the jump.