Ashes of Ares

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Ashes Of Ares
Ashes of Ares in 2013
Background information
OriginUnited States
GenresPower metal
Years active2012-present
LabelsNuclear Blast, ROAR! Rock of Angels Records
Associated actsIced Earth
MembersMatt Barlow (vocals)
Freddie Vidales (guitar)
Past membersVan Williams (drums)

Ashes of Ares is an American power metal band featuring ex-Iced Earth members Matt Barlow on vocals and Freddie Vidales on guitar. It previously included drummer Van Williams (formerly of the band Nevermore).


On June 2012, Barlow announced on his Facebook page the creation of a new band with former Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales and Nevermore drummer Van Williams. Later that year the band signed with Nuclear Blast Records and entered Morrisound studio and recorded their debut self-titled album. The album was released on September 6, 2013.[1]
The band went on tour around Europe with Powerwolf and Battle Beast in September/October 2013.[2][3]

On February 13, 2017, the band announced drummer Williams had left the band he co-founded.[4] The decision was described as "both mutual and amicable." Williams moved on to play with the band Ghost Ship Octavius. In October 2018 the band has released its second album. [5][6]


  • Ashes of Ares (2013)
  • Well of Souls (2018)


  1. ^ "ASHES OF ARES' Matt Barlow - New Audio Interview Streaming". BW&BK. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "POWERWOLF - Wolfsnächte Tour 2013 Announced". BW&BK. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Freddie Vidales - Check out what else Matt is doing. And... | Facebook". Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  4. ^ "Ashes II". Ashes of Ares official band website. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Freddie Vidales - Check out what else Matt is doing. And... | Facebook". Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  6. ^ "Roar/Well of Souls".

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