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Ashes of Ares, the new group featuring Matt Barlow (ex-ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE) and Freddie Vidales (ex-ICED EARTH), recently finished recording their debut album at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris (DEATH, ICED EARTH, CONTROL DENIED). Check out their first studio update here:

Commented vocalist Matt Barlow: “Brothers and Sisters! We are happy to report that the record has been mastered and sent to Nuclear Blast! We hope to have the album presented to all of you by the end of summer. There should be some really cool stuff available to you between now and then, and we are really excited that the Nuclear Blast team is working so hard for us…and more importantly, you! Thank you for your patience and continued support in anticipation for the debut album from !”

is a band which represents the culmination of experiences, and trials and tribulations of founding members Matt Barlow, Van Williams and Freddie Vidales. Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their personal influences, ideas and visions. Armed with the knowledge acquired through years of the writing, touring and recording cycle, and with the support of an army of loyal fans across the globe, ASHES OF ARES is poised to carve out a new legacy and stand alongside those who have helped pave the way.

Matthew Barlow – Vocals
Freddie Vidales – Guitar/Bass
Van Williams – Drums

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