Reviewed by Ronald on 16 Apr 2006
Having endured a few line-up changes, Fates Warning now consists of founding member/guitarist Jim Matheos, vocalist Ray Alder and bassist Joey Vera. The trio went on tour in Europe at the beginning of 2005 and performed a cross-section of songs from their ten studio albums released to date. Joining them on tour were guitarist Frank Aresti and Spock‘s Beard drummer Nick D’Virgilio. Kevin Moore (OSI, formerly with Dream Theater) can be heard/seen on the track “Still Remains”.
“Live In Athens” was filmed and recorded at the Gagarin 2005 venue in Athens, Greece on February 20, 2005. The bonus material features behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals and soundchecks, two clips from Bulgarian TV and the tracks “Another Perfect Day” and “The Eleventh Hour”, recorded at the Holland Headway Festival with special guest Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) on drums.