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Big Big Train could use a biography update.

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^ if you are offering one, we would gladly accept any additions you may have.

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Angra, Age of Nemesis, Archetype, Artension, Fates Warning, Eternity X, Jon Oliva's Pain

some of the hundreds of bands that could do with a new bio


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Fates Warning biography - please feel free to edit and correct.  I've edited this and fleshed this bio out a bit more, and corrected a few errors...  Their 1999 album isn't bad, is it... Hadn't heard it before - might have to get it on CD ;-)

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FATES WARNING are a progressive metal band from Hartford, Connecticut, US, and are considered to be one of the pioneers of American progressive metal, along with fellow country-mates DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRYCHE.  The early music of FATES WARNING drew heavy inspiration from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal from bands such as IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST and later they incorporated progressive elements as inspired from prog bands YES and RUSH.

FATES WARNING were formed in 1982 with an initial line-up of John ARCH (vocals), Jim MATHEOS and Victor ARDUINI (guitars), Steve ZIMMERMAN (drums) and Joe DIBIASE (bass guitar).  This initial line-up of the band produced two studio albums, the 1984 debut "Night on Br÷cken" and the 1985 follow-up "The Spectre Within".  Both albums did relatively poorly in commercial terms with neither of them entering the billboard charts.  It wasn't until their third album, 1986's "Awaken The Guardian" that FATES WARNING had some commercial success.  This album was the last to feature their original vocalist, John ARCH.

The 1988 album "No Exit" witnessed a significant change for FATES WARNING, with a new vocalist, Ray ADLER, and a new musical style drawing on heavy inspiration from the American thrash metal scene which had erupted at the time.  At this point in the bands history Jim MATHEOS, Steve ZIMMERMAN and Joe DIBIASE were the only original members to remain in the band.  The 1988 album "No Exit" deserves special mention for the final track on the album, the 22-minute 'The Ivory Gate Of Dreams', which has become something of a legendary progressive metal song.  After this album Steve ZIMMERMAN left the band.

The 1989 album "Perfect Symmetry" abandoned the thrash metal leanings of their previous album and was a far more mellow affair, and showed more progressive rock leanings and less metal influence.  This album was followed up by the 1991 album "Parallels", which featured a young James LABRIE of DREAM THEATER fame making a guest appearance on the song 'Life In Still Water'.

Shortly after the release of their sixth album FATES WARNING split-up and remained inactive for almost three years.  The band reformed in 1994 with the album "Inside Out", which continued in the same spirit as their previous 1991 album.  In many ways FATES WARNING had mirrored the creative path of fellow American progressive band QUEENSRYCHE by abandoning their more metallic influences to create moodier and mellower progressive rock music.

In 1996 long time bass player and founder member Joe DIBIASE left the band, leaving only Jim MATHEOS as the last remaining member from the original 1982 line-up.  In 1998 the band released "A Pleasant Shade Of Grey", which consisted of a single 50-minute progressive rock/metal song split into twelve movements.  This album shows considerable progressive experimentation and is one of the better places to start with the band.

In the 2000's FATES WARNING released just one album, "FWX" from 2004.  In 2010 the band reformed the classic line-up from the "Parallels" period for reunion shows to celebrate the reissue and remastered release of the 1991 "Parallels" album.  The last FATES WARNING album to be released was in 2013 and titled "Darkness In A Different Light", which is their first studio album in almost a decade.  As of 2015 FATES WARNING are active and playing occasional live shows, and plan on reuniting the original line-up of the band for a special one-off show in 2016 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1986 album, "Awaken The Guardian".

As of 2015 the band are still active.

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Hope that's okay, feel free to edit / discard / etc.


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I wrote this Bio for Satanique Samba Trio. It is based mainly in their own website, I tried to made more a introduction to their style. Agreed?

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Not satanic, not samba and not a trio, this avant-garde group plays a fascinating de-construction of all rules Brazilian Popular Music (MPB in portuguese) established along the years. Their instrumentation is as varied as the instrumentation the styles they incorporate classicaly used.

In the first works, "Misantropicalia" and "Sangrou", the group (leaded by the bass player and composer Munha) gave a few first hints of what the project might be, attacking vivdly the samba-rock (and several others) musical structures. In the following works, all intitled "Bad Trip Simulator" (#2, #1 and #3, respectively), a kind of decomposition of brazilian structures in three movements were made. In fact, they've called the "Putrefaction Trilogy" to establish with precision the goal of the group - this time, altogether with the samba and MPB re-compositions, the northeastern sounds also were re-thinked and played.

If Satan means originally in semitic languages "the enemy", the one to stand against, and so forth, Satanique Samba Trio is the Satan of brazilian popular music.

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Please feel free to correct any mistake in the writting.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2015 at 08:41
^ I guess past tense of "lead" is "led" (not "leaded"). And I'd like to save a bit from old bio.

This sentense:
"Their instrumentation is as varied as the instrumentation the styles they incorporate classically used."
is not clear.
In old bio it is: "Their instrumentation is as varied as the styles they incorporate into their music"

I propose to combine old and new (with some spelling corrections, I may be wrong, please check them too) this way:

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Not satanic, not samba and not a trio, this avant-garde group plays a fascinating de-construction of all rules Brazilian Popular Music (MPB in Portuguese) established along the years. Their instrumentation is as varied as the instrumentation the styles they incorporate classically used.

In the first works, "Misantropicalia" and "Sangrou", the group (lead by the bass player and composer Munha) gave a few first hints of what the project might be, attacking vividly the samba-rock (and several others) musical structures. In the following works, all entitled "Bad Trip Simulator" (#2, #1 and #3, respectively), a kind of decomposition of Brazilian structures in three movements were was made. In fact, they've called it the "Putrefaction Trilogy" to establish with precision the goal of the group - this time, altogether with the samba and MPB re-compositions, the northeastern sounds also were re-thinked and played.

If Satan means originally in semitic languages "the enemy", the one to stand against, and so forth, Satanique Samba Trio is the Satan of Brazilian popular music.

Original and eerie, this band will be of interest to fans of bands like Sleepytime Gorrila Museum, Doctor Nerve and of other avant-rock bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GKR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2015 at 09:31
Your revision is perfect, thanks.

I've tried to re-write that sentence to point out that they are using the same instruments as the musical genres they are destroying. Seeing now... the old sentence also say that, so you can remain with the original, I guess.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2015 at 15:03
^ Their bio has been updated. Thanks, Gustavo. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GKR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2015 at 15:08
Just check the sentence unfinished.
We agree with the original:
"Their instrumentation is as varied as the styles they incorporate into their music".

In the page the sentence is vague.
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Thanks, I didn't catch that. Changed back to the original sentence. Thumbs Up
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