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Chatting with Joey Vera, bassist and integral member of Fates Warning

Joey Vera of Fates Warning discusses the bi-coastal recording process of the band; analysis of the music in the recent album “Theories of Flight”; changes in the industry through the years; the challenges as a musician to play complex music like the progressive metal of Fates Warning; and some of his “bucket list” items or goals he would still like to do with the band.

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By Joel Barrios, Rock At Night Miami Correspondent

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Joel Barrios with Fates Warning

Progressive metal has been an evolving sub- type of metal since the eighties and Fates Warning is widely revered as the true creators of the genre. On the scene for more than 3 decades now, the band has built a massive international following as well as released 12 full length records over that period. Last July 1st their last discographic effort entitled Theories of Flight saw the light of day, and it’s been garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike, many calling the album the best in the band’s catalog.

We recently published a review I wrote about the record (You can read it here) and now I talked on the phone for a half hour with Fates Warning’s bass player Joey Vera, discussing several topics like what he would do if taken back in time to the moment he was asked to join the band, how stoked they are about the reception Theories of Flight have received, how he manages to separate his musical duties in two so different bands like Fates Warning and Armored Saint; what is going on with the other musical projects he’s involved with, what drives bands like Fates to keep moving forward despite the shortcomings in the music industry nowadays, and how the album was conceived with the band members working bi-coastal.

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Joel Barrios

My name is Joel Barrios. I'm a Miami-based freelance multidisciplinary designer and professional photographer, born some decades ago in the mysterious and beautiful island of Cuba. For me web-programming, graphic design and photography are just way of life. It's not a job but a passion that you grow with every day. Despite I studied software development, I've been a self-taught designer and photographer for most of my life, and dabbling with code and digital manipulation software have become my natural element. I enjoy many other types of photography, but my passion for music has driven me into concert photojournalism. I strive at capturing the moments you might have missed even if you were at the show, I want my photographs to help you to relive the moment or to make you feel like you were there part of the audience.

I have a big family, my happy team: my wife, four daughters and two cats.
About Joel Barrios (115 Articles)
My name is Joel Barrios. I'm a Miami-based freelance multidisciplinary designer and professional photographer, born some decades ago in the mysterious and beautiful island of Cuba. For me web-programming, graphic design and photography are just way of life. It's not a job but a passion that you grow with every day. Despite I studied software development, I've been a self-taught designer and photographer for most of my life, and dabbling with code and digital manipulation software have become my natural element. I enjoy many other types of photography, but my passion for music has driven me into concert photojournalism. I strive at capturing the moments you might have missed even if you were at the show, I want my photographs to help you to relive the moment or to make you feel like you were there part of the audience. I have a big family, my happy team: my wife, four daughters and two cats.

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