Original Fates Warning guitarist's Freedoms Reign signs with Cruz Del Sur MusicCruz Del Sur Music has announced the signing of Freedoms Reign, the band led by Victor Arduini, original guitarist and founding member of Fates Warning (having played on 1984's "Night On Brocken" and 1985's "The Spectre Within").
Keeping his original, charismatic and unmistakable guitar style untouched, Arduini returns under the spotlights with fresh enthusiasm and dedication, producing a notable effort of true American-styled heavy metal with a classic Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath flavor.
Freedoms Reign was introduced to Cruz Del Sur by long-time friend and "occasional A&R" Tom Phillips (While Heaven Wept) who said about Freedoms Reign's music: "I think Freedoms Reign would be a welcome addition for anyone into classic heavy rock, early Fates fans, those into both the recent proto-metal movement, and the wave of classic metal bands that evolved on the outer fringes of the doom scene!"
In addition to Arduini (guitar/vocals), Freedoms Reign features Tommy Vumback (guitar), Michael Jones (bass) and Chris Judge (drums).
Freedoms Reign's self-titled debut will be released on April 30, to celebrate the Walpurgis Night that originally influenced Fates Warning to release their "Night On BrÃ¶cken" debut exactly 29 years ago. The Cd was recorded at Dexters Lab Recording in Milford, Connecticut with Nick Belmore (Toxic Holocaust).
Freedoms Reign has been active in the Connecticut metal scene since 2011. The idea behind the band's formation was to simply make some great music that returned the musicians involved to their roots and could deliver on their commitment to making some old-school metal that would be relevant in today's scene.
"Believe" lyric video:
Five-song Freedoms Reign "sampler" video: