Night on Bröcken

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Night on Bröcken
Studio album by Fates Warning
Released September 1984 [1]
Recorded 1984 - The Gallery, East Hartford, CT
Genre Heavy metal, progressive metal
Length 42:26
Label Metal Blade
Producer Fates Warning
Fates Warning chronology
Night on Bröcken
(1984)
The Spectre Within
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Night on Bröcken is the debut album by Fates Warning, released September 9, 1984. In 2002, Metal Blade Records released a remastered version of this album which contained bonus tracks.

The title of the album is apparently a reference to the Brocken, a mountain in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, that is traditionally connected with witches (Walpurgis Night), most famously in Goethe's Faust. The reference becomes apparent on two original album covers that "were scrapped prior to major distribution".[3] The spelling is a typical example of a "metal umlaut".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Buried Alive" (Matheos/Arch) – 4:40
  2. "The Calling" (Matheos/Arch) – 5:04
  3. "Kiss Of Death" (Matheos/Arch) – 4:38
  4. "Night On Bröcken" (Matheos/Arduini/Arch) – 5:30
  5. "S.E.K." (Matheos) – 1:20
  6. "Misfit" (Arduini/Arch) – 5:06
  7. "Shadowfax" (Matheos) – 3:16
  8. "Damnation" (Matheos/Arch) – 6:27
  9. "Soldier Boy" (Arduini/Arch) – 6:25

2002 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Last Call" [Misfit Demo 1984] – 5:39
  2. "The Calling" [Rehearsal 1983] – 4:36
  3. "Kiss of Death" [Live at L'Amour 1985] – 4:35
  4. "Flight of Icarus" [Rehearsal 1983] – 5:18

Line up[edit]

  • John Arch – Vocals
  • Jim Matheos – Guitar
  • Victor Arduini – Guitar
  • Joe DiBiase – Bass
  • Steve Zimmerman – Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gatefold of Best of Metal Blade, Vol. 1". Metal Blade Records. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Robert. Night on Bröcken allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-27.
  3. ^ Fates Warning - Night On Bröcken