Fates Warning releases Night on Bröcken

Night on Bröcken is the debut album by Fates Warning, released in September 1984.

In 2002, Metal Blade Records released a remastered version of this album which contained bonus tracks.

The title of the album is apparently a reference to The Brocken, a mountain in Lower-Saxony (Germany) that is traditionally connected with witches (Walpurgis Night), most famously in Goethe's Faust. The reference becomes apparent on two original album covers that "were scrapped prior to major distribution". The spelling is a typical example of a "metal umlaut".