In 2010, Jim Matheos (current member of the progressive rock powerhouse Fates Warning and OSI) and John Arch (former vocalist of Fates Warning) teamed up to form the new progressive metal band, Arch/Matheos. In many ways this is a Fates Warning reunited with their old vocalist. This month the band will release their sophomore album Winther Ethereal eight year after the debut Sympathetic Resonance. The track Strait And Narrow,
John Arch has a distinctive voice, very high-pitched wailing style and the songs often have a unconventionally structured. The guitar work of Jim Matheos are excellent I must admit. The other musician besides Arch and Matheos are also very talented, Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Chroma Key) – bass, Bobby Jarzombek (Fates Warning, Spastic Ink – drums, Frank Aresti (Fates Warning) – guitars.
Guest musicians are Sean Malone (Cynic) – bass, Matt Lynch (Trioscapes) – drums, Thomas Lang (John Wetton, StOrk) – drums, Paul Gilbert, Eric Gillette- drums.