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Jake Dreyer & Joseph Michael on Tour with Iced Earth and Sanctuary (Warrel Dane Tribute) 

Hey guys Witherfall guitarist Jake Dreyer and Singer Joseph Michael will be out on the Iced Earth & Sanctuary Tour From February 22nd til April!!!! Get your tickets here and Come and say hello \../, 

https://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&user_input=Iced+Earth+and+Sanctuary&q=Iced+Earth+and+Sanctuary 

In the Meantime check the latest Video for Portrait: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M2Sa8nsdzQ

WITHERFALL sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records Re-release Nocturnes and Requiems in Europe October 6 

WITHERFALL sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records 

“…an epochal, truly progressive power metal masterpiece, full of vigour, darkness and energy” 

DEAF FOREVER 

 

 

“…an epochal, truly progressive power metal masterpiece, full of vigour, darkness and energy” 

DEAF FOREVER 

US epic progressive metal rising force WITHERFALL have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. WITHERFALL, who seem to have come out of nowhere in late 2016, have stirred up the international scene with their unique approach of combining epic metal with dark heavy metal and complex yet catchy progressive metal to style that reminds of early Crimson Glory, the Conspiracy/The Eye era of King Diamond and the great achievements of bands like Nevermore, Fates Warning and Queensrӱche. 

WITHERFALL comment on the signing: 

“We are very honored to be a part of the Century Media legacy. The roster of acts they have worked with speaks volumes about the pride they take in bringing original and engaging music to Metal fans around the globe. Witherfall promises to deliver on the Century Media slogan of "Quality in Metal".” 

WITHERFALL’s debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”, self-released by the band in the USA, hit the scene like a hammer, receiving raving reviews from both press and fans (soundcheck #2 in German Deaf Forever magazine, “demo of the month” in German Rock Hard magazine etc.). Now “Nocturnes And Requiems” will see its European release on October 6th 2017 as a limited CD Digipak version with three stickers, a noble LP version with gatefold sleeve, inlay, poster and CD as well as digital download/stream. 

The beautiful cover artwork was done by legendary painter Kristian Wahlin (Tiamat, Dissection, Emperor and many more). 

The pre-sale at CM Distro will start on August 4th. 

For the vinyl collectors, “Nocturnes And Requiems” is available in the following colours: 

Black vinyl: unlimited 

Golden vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively offered at CM Distro Europe 

Dark green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online mailorder stores

 

 

“Nocturnes And Requiems” tracklist: 

Portrait (6:36) 

What We Are Dying For (6:54) --- watch Jake Dreyer’s playthrough video here 

Act II (0:54) 

Sacrifice (8:59) 

The Great Awakening (3:24) 

End Of Time (9:36) --- watch the lyric video here 

Finale (1:49) 

Nobody Sleeps Here… (8:49) 

WITHERFALL line-up: 

Joseph Michael – vocals 

Jake Dreyer – guitars 

Anthony Crawford – bass 

Adam Sagan – drums (R.I.P.) 

WITHERFALL online: 

https://www.facebook.com/witherfall/ 

https://www.witherfall.com/ 

Century Media Records online: 

www.centurymedia.com 

www.youtube.com/centurymedia 

www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu 

www.facebook.com/centurymedia 

http://gplus.to/centurymedia 

Century Media webshop: 

www.cmdistro.com

WITHERFALL Premiere New Song “Nobody Sleeps Here” via Metal Sucks 

Debut Album "Nocturnes And Requiems" Out February 10th  

Pre-orders Available Now!  

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). WITHERFALL are set to release their debut "Nocturnes And Requiems" on February 10th! Pre-orders are available HERE.  

Today Metal Sucks has partnered with the band to premiere the second single from “Nocturnes And Requiems” entitled “Nobody Sleeps Here”. Get an exclusive first listen HERE.  

http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/01/13/exclusive-track-premiere-witherfall-nobody-sleeps-here/




  

 

  

The album’s first single “End of Time” is available for streaming via lyric video HERE. "End of Time" presents a unique approach to the idea of a modern metal song with memorable melodic hooks, big choruses and dynamically aggressive vocals combined with virtuosic guitar playing reminiscent of the legends of the neoclassical shred guitar scene and a progressive rhythm section featuring modern extreme drumming techniques and fusion influenced bass lines.  

WITHERFALL headed to Phoenix, Ariz. to self-produce their debut album, "Nocturnes And Requiems", with engineer Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, Brian "Head" Welch, MSG) in late 2014. The album was then sent on to New York City for mixing and mastering by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Rob Zombie, Queensrÿche, Hatebreed) at Planet Z. Resulting in eight masterfully executed tracks featuring the group's dynamic blend of darkened melodic and progressive metal.  

"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."  

"Nocturnes And Requiems" Track Listing  

1. Portrait  

2.What We are Dying For  

3. Act II  

4. Sacrifice  

5. The Great Awakening  

6. End of Time (watch)  

7. Finale  

8. Nobody Sleeps Here Anymore  

WITHERFALL:  

Joseph Michael - Vocals/Keyboards  

Jake Dreyer - Guitars  

Adam Sagan - Drums/Percussion  

Anthony Crawford - Bass  

For More Info Visit:  

http://www.witherfall.com  

http://www.facebook.com/witherfall  

https://www.instagram.com/witherfalloffical

Witherfall Debut Nocturnes and Requiems Pre-Sale 

The Witherfall Debut Album "Nocturnes and Requiems" is now available for Pre-order at a limited time discounted price...  http://www.witherfall.com




You can listen to the debut single "End of TIme" on Spotify Here:

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/47pHmYTcbJ21gXnhKeZlOe

Or Stream on Youtube here:

 

Witherfall Debut Single "End Of Time" Available for Download and Streaming 

DARK MELODIC METALLISTS' WITHERFALL ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM: "NOCTURNES AND REQUIEMS"; REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK "Nocturnes And Requiems" scheduled for February 10 release, pre-order's available now 

Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., WITHERFALL is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (#IcedEarth, #KobraAndTheLotus, #WhiteWizzard), singer Joseph Michael (White Wizzard) and the late Adam Sagan( #CircleIICircle, #IntoEternity). With Dreyer and Michael having previously worked together in WHITE WIZZARD and Sagan collaborating with Dreyer on the critically acclaimed debut instrumental EP, "In The Shadows of Madness" - which included a featured track for the popular video game franchise, #ROCKBAND - a musical brotherhood was forged and as ideas formed the duo enlisted drummer Adam Sagan to complete the trifecta.

Eager to resonate their ideas, WITHERFALL headed to Phoenix, Ariz. to self Produce their debut album, "Nocturnes And Requiems", with engineer #RalphPatlan (#Megadeth, #BrianHeadWelch, #MSG) in late 2014. The album was then sent on to New York City for mixing and mastering by Chris Zeuss Harris (#RobZombie, #Queensrÿche, #Sanctuary, #Hatebreed) at Planet Z. Resulting in eight masterfully executed tracks featuring the group's dynamic blend of darkened melodic and progressive metal, "Nocturnes and Requiems" is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017. Pre-orders are available now at 

http://www.witherfall.com 

"Nocturnes And Requiems" is dedicated to the life of Adam Sagan who passed on December 7, 2016 during the final stages of production. (COLLECTIVE STATEMENT) "This, as we know, is the last piece of work that Adam contributed and played on. Adams 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." 

WITHERFALL is proud to reveal the album's debut single, "End of Time", which can be seen/heard in the below lyric music video or directly via YouTube here (link). 

https://youtu.be/PEGrSP2O0J4 

 

Showcasing the melancholic cover artwork painted by Kristian Wåhlin (#KingDiamond, #Bathory, #TheBlackDahliaMurder, #Wintersun), "End of Time" presents a unique approach to the idea of a modern metal song with memorable melodic hooks, big choruses and dynamically aggressive vocals combined with virtuosic guitar playing reminiscent of the legends of the neoclassical shred guitar scene and a progressive rhythm section featuring modern extreme drumming techniques and fusion influenced bass lines. Check it out below. 

https://youtu.be/PEGrSP2O0J4 


"Nocturnes And Requiems" Track Listing 

1. Portrait  

2.What We are Dying For  

3. Act II  

4. Sacrifice 

5. The Great Awakening  

6. End of Time (watch) 

7. Finale  

8. Nobody Sleeps Here Anymore  

WITHERFALL is 

Joseph Michael - Vocals/Keyboards  

Jake Dreyer - Guitars  

Adam Sagan - Drums/Percussion  

Anthony Crawford - Bass  

Stay in touch with the band! 

http://www.witherfall.com 

http://www.facebook.com/witherfall 

https://www.instagram.com/witherfallofficial

Desert Dragon Announce European Tour With Ex White Wizzard WIll Wallner and Joseph Michael 

     Progressive Rock Band Desert Dragon is set to embark on their first European Tour beginning September 15th in Lisbon Portugal.  Taking up guitar Duties on the European Run will be Ex-White Wizzard guitarist Will Wallner. The band line-up features Joseph Michael/Vocals, Greg Patnode/Guitar, Rick Brandt/Bass, Nick Mason/Drums, Alex Nasla/Keyboards and Will Wallner/guitar. 

      The band currently has a song featured in Both Classic Rock and Prog Rock magazine CD Samplers. The Track "Takin It Easy Now" was produced by Ralph Patlan (White Wizzard,Megadeth,MSG,Brian Head Welch) and can be listened to here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENs_ZXap2hM 

TOUR DATES: 

09/16 ASSOCIAÇOM CULTURAL XEBRA BURELA,SPAIN 
09/17 PUB TRANSYLVANIA VIGO,SPAIN 
09/18 ESTADIO DI RUBEIRO TRAVANCA DE BODIOSA,VISEU,PORTUGAL 
09/20 LES RUNES PUB BORDEAUX,FRANCE 
09/22 ROCK PALACE MADRID,SPAIN 
09/23 ESTUDIO 27 BURGOS,SPAIN 
09/24 HIGHLANDER METAL PUB MALAGA,SPAIN 
09/25 ANGVS ROCK CENTER CARTAGENA,SPAIN


     Desert Dragon is an Award-winning band from Los Angeles, California formed by guitarist Greg Patnode. The Band released their 2nd album, EP ‘DESOLATION’ officially on September 01, 2012 featuring Billboard charting singles “Darkness Shines” and “Miles Away” produced by the legendary Ron Nevison (Producer/Engineer for Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Faces, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd). 

      In July 2014 they signed ex-White Wizzard  singer, Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL,MIDNIGHT REIGN,EX-WHITE WIZZARD) as their new lead vocalist. In Aug 2014 the band went into the studio in Los Angeles to mix their new album with James “Jimbo” Barton (Producer/Mixer for QUEENSRŸCHE, RUSH, ERIC CLAPTON, METALLICA). The result is Desert Dragons' most polished release to date "Before The Storm". The band has shifted its focus from Blues to Hard Rock and Psychedelia. This shift has given the band a new direction and they have even revamped some songs from their first album (“Take it Easy Now”, “Save My World”, and “Desert Horizons” ) to give them more hard rock content. 

Find out more about Desert Dragon at http://www.DesertDragonOfficial.com

Witherfall Drummer Adam Sagan Benefit Concert March 10th 

My good friend and Musical Partner Witherfall & White Empress Drummer Adam Sagan is going through Chemo and Fighting Lymphoma... A couple of Good friends are putting on a concert in Minnesota to help defray the costs of his treatment... I will personally be flying out to help support the cause...Also,any Profits from sales on this site until the event will be donated to the Fund as well... You can shop here...

It's understandable if you cannot make the trek for the event but you can also Donate directly Here:






 







 















                  For those that will be in the area here is the Facebook Even Page... The Event is on Thursday March 10th....

https://www.facebook.com/events/923683234353699/


  " A gathering of all that is Metal for a great cause!!! Helping out a damn good friend, amazing musician, and all around good guy, Adam Sagan. As most of you know, he was diagnosed with cancer November of 2015. After learning of his cancer, I immediately went into action to put together a benefit to help raise money for medical costs and other expenses. But why would it be a typical benefit?!? Adam is not a typical human. He is a fucking beast!!! And he is a musician whose passion for his craft superceeds most. This is a gathering of his favorite local metal bands ready to melt our faces off and rock the fuck on, as Adam has done since his diagnosis. Adam will kick cancer's ass and the Metal community will be there to keep encouraging him to keep on kicking. So let's do this shit!! Bands are as follows:

Gracepoint
The Grande Machine
Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Hatebeast
We Are Legion
Impaler

$20 entry Raffles and prizes PBR specials All proceeds will go towards Adam's cancer fund.

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Desert Dragon - Flying High  

New Track From Desert Dragon - Flying High has been charting well on the CMJ Charts...  Order the album HERE:::

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     Last year Joseph Michael went into the studio with Desert Dragon and Producer James "Jimbo Barton to work on an album of classic rock/Prog/Pop The result "Desert Dragon - Before the Storm" will be released on 6/05/2015... The album Mixed by James "Jimbo” Barton known for his work with RUSH, QUEENSRŸCHE, ERIC CLAPTON, METALLICA. Also featuring three re-recorded songs from their debut album, Desert Dragon, ) re-mixed by Ralph Patlan (Producer/Mixer for MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER, BONDED BY BLOOD).

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