Joseph Michael (Witherfall, Sanctuary) Van Williams (ex-Nevermore, Ghost Ship Octavius) Joey Concepcion (Sanctuary, ex-Armageddon, Jasta) Anthony Crawford (Witherfall, Chon, ex Alan Holdsworth) Alex Nasla (Witherfall) Will Wallner (White Wizzard)
“Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Alex Nasla at Harmony Studios West Hollywood, CA”
WITHERFALL: Dark Melodic Metal Juggernaut Teams Up With ADROIT THEORY BREWING COMPANY To Unveil Shadows Black IPA At The 2022 Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest Next Month
Orders for the WITHERFALL Shadows - Black IPA (4-Pack/16 Oz. Cans) and limited edition T-shirt can be found HERE.
Dark melodic metal outfit WITHERFALL and Virginia-based ADROIT THEORY BREWING COMPANY have collaborated on a stunning new IPA called Shadows Black IPA. The team will premiere the Shadows Black IPA, featuring Kristian Wåhlin (King Diamond, The Black Dahlia Murder) at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 10th and 11th. Singer Joseph Michael will be pouring this unique libation for metal maniacs and craft beerologists alike.
The Shadows Black IPA is hop-forward with a roasty finish. There’s a hint of umami on the mid-palette, smooth and somewhat heavy-bodied. It’s almost stout-like and pairs well with Korean bibimbap, grilled rushan (or mozzarella) cheese, a Punch Fu Manchu cigar, and your favorite WITHERFALL song.
Notes the band’s Joseph Michael: “Anyone who even casually follows WITHERFALL knows that we love wine. In 2019, we partnered with Charlie & Echo to produce our Tempest Red Blend, and it has been a great success. However, we also love beer, especially craft ales. Beer is the go-to drink in my pre-show ritual. Wine and spirits have a much lower water-to-alcohol ratio and are not good for the type of gymnastic/schizophrenic vocal delivery that I utilize. I always drink one high-quality beer, starting exactly one hour before we hit the stage. Now, I’m proud to say we have partnered with ADROIT THEORY to bring you this awesome brew, the Shadows Black IPA! We also will have limited edition shirts that commemorate ADROIT THEORY Head Brewer Bryan Younger, who recently passed away. We will be drinking a ton of this beer on the road this fall with Moonspell and Swallow The Sun. Get yourself a case and join us.”
Adds WITHERFALL’s Jake Dreyer, “Although, I only overly indulge in wine, we were getting tons of requests from fans that only drink beer. Ask and you shall receive. I have no palate for beer, but I have been told the Shadows Black IPA is very good by trusted associates. We are currently working on our fourth full-length record and are preparing to embark on our first North American tour, so we definitely can use more inebriants to fuel our creative libidos. Cheers.”
Says ADROIT THEORY’s Jon Baker: “ADROIT THEORY is thrilled to announce our collaboration with the mighty WITHERFALL! We were fortunate enough to meet their singer, Joseph Michael, at Decibel Fest last year, and asked him to come try our beer. We had an absolute blast tasting a variety of beers, discussing music, and enjoying the incredible talent at the event. We proposed a collaboration, after some time, we nailed down the idea of making a Black IPA—one of our favorite styles! We aimed to create a beer that was as unique and original as WITHERFALL’s music, and we believe we have done just that. This esoteric take on the Black IPA, along with the special artwork for the label, is sure to please metalheads and craft beer fanatics alike! We encourage everyone to stop by our booth at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia this June to be among the first to try the beer! We would also like to thank Joseph and the rest of WITHERFALL for their time and dedication to making this amazing collaboration happen, and look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future!”
WITHERFALL’s limited-edition Shadows Black IPA t-shirts will also be available for purchase at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest. Don’t miss out!
WITHERFALL is a dark melodic metal act based out of Los Angeles, California. The group — featuring singer Joseph Michael, guitarist Jake Dreyer, bassist Anthony Crawford, drummer Chris Tsaganeas, and keyboardist Alex Nasla — has released two EPs and three full-length albums, the latest of which is the critically lauded Curse Of Autumn. Germany’s Rock Hard awarded Curse Of Autumn a 9/10 rating, calling it the “highlight of the year” in 2021. WITHERFALL is currently recording their fourth full-length album and will hit the road this Fall with Moonspell and Swallow The Sun.
Pushing beer boundaries in Loudoun County, Virginia. Located in Purcellville, ADROIT THEORY makes esoteric and style challenging beers with an emphasis on Hazy IPAs, Fruited Sours, Pastry Stouts, and Barrel Aging Projects. Consume Life x Drink Art.
WITHERFALL and ADROIT THEORY would like to dedicate the Shadows Black IPA to head brewer Bryan Younger. Rest in Power, Bryan.
WItherfall will be hitting the road this fall with fellow Dark Melodic Metal legends Moonspell and Swallow the Sun! Due to the pandemic and other related issues this will be the first Witherfall tour around last years highly acclaimed "Curse Of Autumn"
Century Media/Sony Recording Artists WITHERFALL ANNOUNCE FULL-TIME DRUMMER AUDITIONS
los angeles, CA, December 21, 2021 For Immediate Release: December 20, 2021
Century Media/Sony Recording Artists WITHERFALL ANNOUNCE FULL-TIME DRUMMER AUDITIONS
Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit Witherfall are hosting auditions to join guitarist/songwriter Jake Dreyer, vocalist/songwriter Joseph Michael, bassist Anthony Crawford, and keyboardist Alex Nasla on a full-time basis. Ideal candidates will be available full-time, own their gear, be available for practice in Los Angeles, hold (or be ready to apply for) a valid U.S. passport, be available for tours in North America, Europe and beyond, but most importantly be passionate about their work.
Witherfall is dark melodic metal. Our influences range from King Diamond, Iron Maiden, Boston, Judas Priest to Kansas, Dream Theater, Type O Negative, and Queen. Therefore, we’re seeking an able-bodied musician that is informed by or holds in high regard talent like Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Martin López (Soen, ex-Opeth), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), and Gene Hoglan (Testament). This is by no means a list of but rather the type of talent we’re seeking.
“We want to thank Marco Minnemann for participating in and playing on our newest album Curse of Autumn (Century Media),” says Joseph Michael. “Unfortunately, due to Marco’s intense schedule, he’s unable to commit fully to Witherfall. Our new material is shaping up to be some of the best stuff we’ve written to date. We are looking for a new drummer to join us as we embark on the next chapter of Witherfall. We already have confirmed appearances at Hyperspace III Fest and ProgPower USA XXI.”
Interested parties will film (ideally with multiple camera angles) themselves playing to one of (or multiple) the following Witherfall songs: “Tempest,” (Curse of Autumn) “Shadows,” (A Prelude to Sorrow) or “Nobody Sleeps Here...” (Nocturnes and Requiems).
After entering several international charts with their latest album, “Curse Of Autumn”, WITHERFALL are releasing a special cover of Boston’s illustrious “Foreplay/Long Time”, entitled “Long Time (Long Version)”. The song has been available as Acoustic Version on “Curse Of Autumn” as well as slightly shorter Band Version on the Japanese edition of the album. Click here for their emotional tribute –
Witherfall about the song and video: “WITHERFALL are huge fans of Boston. We are obviously influenced by the rich guitar and vocal harmony work. Joseph grew up in upstate NY and Tom Scholz would come to his grandpa's lawnmower shop for repair work. Upon becoming interested in playing guitar Joseph would frequent Bank Place Guitars, a shop owned by Joe Bonamassa's father and Tom Scholz. Our Version of Boston's ‘Foreplay/Long Time’ is a tribute to one of the greatest voices in rock and roll history Boston vocalist Brad Delp who in 2007 tragically took his own life... The re-working of this song reflects the true emotions behind the lyrical content. RIP”
International charts for “Curse Of Autumn”:
Germany: #20 Official Top 100 Albums
Switzerland: #73 Official Top 100 Albums
USA: Top New Artist Albums - #7, Current Rock Albums - #31, Top Current Albums - #83, Billboard Top Albums - #200
Come October 2021 WITHERFALL will be special guest on Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour” with Dust In Mind opening.
Rock Hard, Eclipsed, MusiX and metal.de present:
Recharging Europe Tour 2021
+ special guest: WITHERFALL
+ DUST IN MIND
08.10.21 (DE) Oberhausen - Resonanzwerk
09.10.21 (GB) London - 229 venue
10.10.21 (GB) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
11.10.21 (GB) Bristol - The Fleece
12.10.21 (GB) Manchester - Academy 3
13.10.21 (GB) Newcastle - St Dom’s Social Club
14.10.21 (GB) Glasgow - Cathouse
15.10.21 (IE) Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
16.10.21 (GB) Birmingham - The Asylum 2
17.10.21 (NL) Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
19.10.21 (DE) Stuttgart - Im Wizemann Club
20.10.21 (DE) Hamburg - Bahnhof Pauli
21.10.21 (DE) Berlin - Columbia Theater
22.10.21 (NL) Eindhoven - Dynamo
23.10.21 (BE) Vosselaar - Biebob
24.10.21 (DE) Mannheim - 7er Club
25.10.21 (DE) Nürnberg - Hirsch
26.10.21 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville
27.10.21 (DE) Munich - Backstage Halle
29.10.21 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
30.10.21 (DE) Andernach - Live Club
31.10.21 (CH) Luzern - Schüür
01.11.21 (FR) Colmar - Le Grillen
02.11.21 (FR) Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
03.11.21 (ES) Barcelona - Boveda
04.11.21 (ES) Madrid - Shoko
05.11.21 (ES) Pamplona - Totem
06.11.21 (FR) Toulouse - L'Usine
07.11.21 (FR) Paris - Petit Bain
WITHERFALL have already released seven videos taken from “Curse Of Autumn”. Don’t miss the cinematic video for “As I Lie Awake” that was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth…): https://youtu.be/KFbrq-n17Gs
This song is our Tribute to one of the greatest voices in rock and roll history Boston Vocalist Brad Delp who in 2007 tragically took his own life... The re-working of this song reflects the true emotions behind the lyrical content. RIP