Witherfall Release Acoustic Version of “Ode To Despair”

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. Continue reading “Witherfall Release Acoustic Version of “Ode To Despair””

WITHERFALL – Confirmed as Special Guests on SONATA ARCTICA’s “Acoustic Adventures” European Tour!

  After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album “A Prelude To Sorrow” on November 2nd via Century Media Records, US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL now have been confirmed as special guest on SONATA ARCTICA’s “Acoustic Adventures” tour kicking off March 13th, 2019. This will the first chance to see WITHERFALL live in Europe!

“We are extremely pleased to finally announce our first European tour as support for the enigmatic SONATA ARCTICA. As with everything else WITHERFALL, this one will be a bit different. This tour will be featuring a special acoustic set to coincide with SONATA ARCTICA’s stripped down theme. There will be many surprises in store to make this a memorable tour. It is with pleasure that we can come bring “A Prelude to Sorrow” and “Nocturnes and Requiems” to the European audiences in this unique way.

WITHERFALL’s 2019 acoustic line-up will consist of:
Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar
Jake Dreyer – Guitar
Anthony Crawford – Bass
Steve Bolognese – Percussion
Alex Nasla – Keyboards

WITHERFALL In North America:
1/21/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent W/Ensiferum and Septicflesh

SONATA ARCTICA
»Acoustic Adventures«
Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!, metal.de
w/ WITHERFALL
13.03. N Oslo – Parkteatret
14.03. S Stockholm – Södra Teatern
15.03. S Malmö – Palladium
16.03. D Hamburg – Fabrik
17.03. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar
19.03. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
20.03. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
21.03. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
22.03. F Paris – Le Trabendo
23.03. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
24.03. I Mailand – Teatro Dal Verme
26.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
27.03. D Nürnberg – Hirsch
28.03. CZ Prag – Roxy
29.03. D Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (Club)
30.03. D Bochum – Christuskirche

WITHERFALL – Release “Ode to Despair” Single/Video!

US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALLwill release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems” on November 2nd, 2018. Now, the band is proud to reveal the first song from “A Prelude to Sorrow”.

” ‘Ode to Despair’ was the first composition that was completed for “A Prelude to Sorrow” so it only seems fitting to start off with this track. Its origin traces back to around 2016 when we were figuring out what to do with Sagan being sick and unable to perform. Fueled by red wine and only a glimmer of the sorrow that was to come “Ode” took only one writing session to complete. The video was shot over the two month span that we were in the studio tracking “A Prelude to Sorrow” and watching the video brings you into the world we inhabited for what seems like an eternity… Special thanks to Don Adams and his masochistic tendencies and keen editor’s eye. Stay tuned for more…”

The “Ode to Despair” video can be seen below.

Witherfall Debut Album “Nocturnes And Requiems” Available Today

Today Witherfall have released their debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”! If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to listen to the full album stream here.

Then be sure to pick up your Digital, CD, or Vinyl copy of the album HERE.  Vinyl colors include black and a commemorative Adam Sagan translucent (limited to 100 copies).

“Nocturnes and Requiems” was produced by the band and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (QUEENSRYCHE, SANCTUARY, ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED). The artwork was created by Kristian Wåhlin (KING DIAMOND, DISSECTION, BATHORY).
Also released today is the fourth video trailer in which Jake and Joseph talk about recording and mixing “Nocturnes and Requiems” Watch it here via YouTube
Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., WITHERFALL is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Kobra And The Lotus, White Wizzard), singer Joseph Michael (White Wizzard) and the late Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into Eternity).   The recording lineup is rounded out with the addition of acclaimed Bassist Anthony Crawford (Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati).
“Nocturnes And Requiems” is dedicated to the life of Adam Sagan who passed on December 7, 2016 during the final stages of production. The band collectively commented, “This, as we know, is the last piece of work that Adam contributed and played on. Adam’s talent, passion and personality is woven throughout every part of this record as he was easily 1/3 of the creative force. “Nocturnes and Requiems” was a name that Adam eerily came up with one evening when we were figuring out album titles would not have sounded the way it does now without his immense contribution on and off the drums. Adam, we love you and it’s a tragedy that you were not able to see this release. You will always and forever be a member of WITHERFALL. Rest In Peace man.”