FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder has inked a solo deal with InsideOut Music. His first solo album, “What The Water Wants”, includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (FATES WARNING touring member) and Tony Hernando (LORDS OF BLACK) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (IGNITE, CRESCENT SHIELD). The LP was mixed by Simone Mularoni (RHAPSODY, MICHAEL ROMEO, DGM) and will be released worldwide on October 18.

The first single from the record, “What The Water Wanted”, can be heared below (lyric video by Cloud Music Typography).

Alder commented: “I am so happy to announce that I have signed a deal with InsideOut Music for my solo project and the debut album, ‘What The Water Wants’.

“I want to thank InsideOut Music for giving me the opportunity to record and share this album with the world.

“For the last year, I have been writing with Mike Abdow, guitarist/bassist Tony Hernando and my longtime friend Craig Anderson on drums. The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni, who worked tirelessly with me to give this project the great sound we felt it deserved. I have had the ideas for a while but never had the time to actually sit down and write. But since FATES WARNING had taken a break from writing and touring, I finally had the chance to assemble the album. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did writing and recording it.”

“What The Water Wants” track listing:

Ray Alder - What The Water Wants

01. Lost
02. Crown Of Thorns
03. Some Days
04. Shine
05. Under Dark Skies
06. A Beautiful Lie
07. The Road
08. Wait
09. What The Water Wanted
10. The Killing Floor
11. The Road (acoustic version) (bonus track)

“What The Water Wants” will be made available as limited first-pressing digipak CD with a bonus track (an acoustic version of “The Road”) and as an LP on 180-fram vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus.