Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Last update/review: January 22, 2017


Engine was a solo project of FaWa vocalist Ray Alder, formed in 1999 as an creative outlet during one of Fates' down times. With two other Fates cronies in tow, one might expect at least a passing resemblance to Alder's main band, but that's not the case here. Instead, as heard on the self-titled debut, Engine was a modern, groove-oriented power metal band, slightly leaning toward the non-rap side of nu-metal. A second album, Superholic, was put out in 2002 but presumably the project is long since discontinued.

Last Lineup

Ray Alder

vocals (Fates Warning, ex-Redemption)

Bernie Versailles

guitars (ex-Agent Steel, guest for Fates Warning, Masters Of Metal, Redemption)

Joey Vera

bass (ex-Arch/Matheos, Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Motor Sister, guest for O.S.I., ex-Seven Witches, guest for Seven Witches)

Pete Parada

drums (ex-Steel Prophet)


1999 Metal Blade
  1. Monster
  2. Alone
  3. Falling Star
  4. Taste
  5. I Don't Need
  6. Teach Me
  7. Bear Your Cross
  8. Tree Of Life
  9. You're Awake
  • Ray Alder
  • Bernie Versailles
  • Joey Vera
  • Pete Parada

2002 Metal Blade
  1. Losing Ground
  2. Suffocated
  3. I Know
  4. The Perfect Star
  5. Superholic
  6. Fascination Street
  7. 1 A.M.
  8. Home
  9. Realize
  10. Save Me
  11. Mine
  • Ray Alder
  • Bernie Versailles
  • Joey Vera
  • Pete Parada

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