Ashes of Ares announces the release of their third studio album “Emperors and Fools”



Legendary Heavy Metal duo Ashes of Ares announces the release of their third studio album “Emperors and Fools”!

Nine years after forming Ashes of Ares, Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales return with their third full-length album “Emperors and Fools”. This album sees the duo take the darkness and aggression from their previous album “Well of Souls” to a higher echelon. The writing process began almost immediately after “Well of Souls” was released. As usual, it was a true collaborative effort between the two, with ideas originating from one or the other, then evolving and being refined to what is presented on “Emperors and Fools.” The album flow is designed to keep the listeners on edge while bringing them from fast, heavy, pounding anthems to somber, melancholic, emotional pieces. The album ends with the eleven-minute long epic “Monster’s Lament” which features the long-imagined joining of forces between Matt Barlow and Tim Ripper Owens.

Emperors and Fools” will be released on January 21, 2022 as digipak CD, limited Turquoise/Black Splatter Vinyl (300 copies worldwide), limited Red/Black Splatter Vinyl (300 copies worldwide) and digital streaming and download format.

• Produced by Ashes of Ares

• Mixed and mastered by Byron Filson at Villain Recording, Phoenix, Arizona

• Drums recorded by Ed Warrin of LCS Productions

• Artwork by Kamil Pietruczynik

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  TRACK LIST: A City in Decay (Intro) I Am the Night Our Last Sunrise Primed Where God Fears to Go Emperors and Fools By My Blade What Tomorrow Will Bring The Iron Throne Gone Throne of Iniquity (CD Exclusive Track) Monster’s Lament 

Ashes Of Ares:

Matt Barlow – Vocals

Freddie Vidales – Guitars, Bass


Drums on all tracks by Van Williams

Keyboard intro composed by Jonah Weingarten

1st solo “The Iron Throne” by Wiley Arnett of Sacred Reich

2nd solo “The Iron Throne” by Charlie Mark

2nd solo “Monster’s Lament” by Bill Hudson

Guest vocals “Monster’s Lament” by Tim Ripper Owens

Keyboards “Monster’s Lament” by Brian Trainor

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