Fates Warning

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Fates Warning are an American progressive metal band, formed in 1982 by vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist Joe DiBiase, and drummer Steve Zimmerman in Hartford, Connecticut.

A pioneer of the progressive metal movement, Fates Warning is often credited as one of the so-called "Big Three" of the genre, along with Queensrÿche and Dream Theater; namely, the bands who are most responsible for progressive metal's creation, development and popularization. Their early work was influenced by the new wave of British heavy metal and is considered very important in the development of American power metal.