Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian

Awaken the Guardian is the third studio album by progressive metal band Fates Warning, released on November 10, 1986 through Metal Blade Records. It has been reissued three times: first as a double album with No Exit in 1992, followed by a remastered edition in 1994, and once again as a deluxe edition Digipak on June 28, 2005. The latter includes a bonus disc containing demos and live tracks, as well as a DVD of a concert from December 28, 1986 at the Sundance club in Long Island; this being the only known video footage of the Awaken the Guardian line-up performing live. This would be the band's last album to feature original singer John Arch, who was replaced by Ray Alder on their subsequent 1988 album No Exit.

Awaken the Guardian charted at #191 on the Billboard 200, remained on that chart for four weeks.


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