US dark melodic metal band WITHERFALL have announced the release of their acoustic version of “Ode to Despair”. The original recording can be found on WITHERFALL’s previous album A Prelude To Sorrow. The acoustic version is going to be released on the Vintage EP, which is set for release on March 22nd and will be available during the group’s upcoming European tour.
“Being invited as special guests on Sonata Arctica’s ‘Acoustic Adventures’ tour we knew we had to re-imagine some of our songs to realize the vibe of the tour. Our partners at Century Media came up with a brilliant idea of recording a few of these and including them on the upcoming ‘Vintage EP’. Being our most successful single to date “Ode to Despair” was the first one thought of. The track was recorded in a split session bookending a tour of Japan with Kamelot. Vocals and guitars were literally followed by a 5am flight to the Far East, then after the tour we headed straight from the airport to the studio. This is also the first song to incorporate new keyboardist; Alex Nasla. We also had the privilege of working with James “Timbali” Cornwell (Earh Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson) who provided the percussion th at really makes this track standout.”
Fans can listen to the acoustic version of “Ode to Despair” below.