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Today US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL have released “A Prelude to Sorrow”, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems”. Listen to the album in its entirety HERE.
Watch an unboxing video of “A Prelude To Sorrow” HERE.
The media reaction to the album has been nothing short of extraordinary:
"A Prelude To Sorrow" provides the listener a cathartic release through some of the most mesmerizing music I have ever heard. The savage brilliance of this album is stunning
-9.5/10 -Metal Wani-
One of the most talented acts in metal; check this out and be impressed
-Angry Metal Guy-
The turmoil of WITHERFALL‘s chaotic, highly technical and dramatic performance is as impressive as ever.
-Distorted Sound Magazine-
-5/5 Metal Hammer.de-
I implore you listen to ‘A Prelude to Sorrow’ so that you too can share in an album that is as moving as it is memorable, as emotional as it is engaging, as intelligent as it is intimate and that is as heavy lyrically as it is musically. In short, it’s a sonic tour-de-force.
- 9.8/10 Man of Much Metal-
A Prelude To Sorrow" is one of the recordings of the year.
-Rock Hard Greece-
‘We are Nothing’ and ‘Vintage’ being the shining stars. Both songs are 11 minute compositions reminding of the best, progressive metal offered till today.
WITHERFALL understand how to package perfectly negative emotions in such a way that a large whole emerges. Despite the blows of fate (or maybe just because of that), the band grows beyond itself. Actually, it cannot get better.
- 9/10 Hell-fire magazine-
8.5 / 10 Joseph Michael’s powerful voice belongs to the best of the genre.
-ROCK HARD (Ger) Soundcheck #9-
-AARDSCHOK (NL) Soundcheck #3-
90 / 100 A blasting album where technique and vibe fit perfectly together!
9 / 10 – WITHERFALL have delivered an impressive follow-up
-9/10 Rock Tribune (B)-
‘A Prelude To Sorrow’ overwhelmed me upon first listen and has enough interesting details to keep surprising me"
Bolstered by a clear, crisp recording, this album is an essential listen for any heavy/power/progressive metal fan.
-Wonder Box Metal-
On “A Prelude to Sorrow”, main songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, Sanctuary – live) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) succeeded in perfectly combining the group’s technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin’s majestic cover painting. “A Prelude to Sorrow” was mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris. (Sanctuary, Queensryche, Iced Earth)
The album is available as a Limited Edition Digipak, jewel case CD (US only), gatefold 2LP plus poster and etching on Side D as well as digital album.
The following limited vinyl colors are available:
• 400x transparent blue vinyl – only available at www.witherfall.com/merch
• 200x clear vinyl – only available at Century Media’s European store http://bit.ly/WitherfallCMD
• CD/LP plus t-shirt bundles available here: https://merchnow.com/catalogs/witherfall
View all “A Prelude To Sorrow” order options: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow
|Last June i recorded some vocals for Squanky Kong a Prog-Alternative Band from Eugene Oregon... Here is the official Press Release... |
October 13th, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Squanky Kong's Imminent Insurrection Is Here.
Squanky Kong releases the new extended play record “Imminent Resurrection” on October 13th.
Imminent Insurrection is the first new music from Squanky Kong released since the 2008 independent
album debut,”Under a Raven's Review”. The record introduces a new lead vocalist Joseph Michael
working with SK mastermind James M. House. As with previous releases, House is playing all the guitar
and bass instrumentation with the studio work. House brought on LA drummer Lamar Little in 2014 to put
down the rhythm tracks. There are also keyboard contributions on a song by longtime friend Joseph
Wooten (Steve Miller Band and Victor Wooten Band), whom was also featured on the 2008 album.
Squanky Kong is described as Hybrid Rock with influences across a broad range of the Rock genre, infused
with hints of Jazz, Funk, Classical, Blues, Reggae, EDM, and more. It is not a typical rock band. It is a
work of House acting as composer, producer, and performer, more reminiscent of leaders of the Big Band
Era or avant-garde artists like Frank Zappa.
Previously only a product of studio productions, House has been working in Los Angeles this past year to
put together some form of live show, likely with a 5-6 piece band including himself switching between
guitar and bass. Squanky Kong has seen a fast growing fanbase online with social media so far, despite not
having a live band, or fresh material for years, Facebook likes having surpassed 77,000 recently.
This release marks the first of many milestones in further developing Squanky Kong both as an artistic
endeavor and as a business. It will be joined with the upcoming live shows, and eventually music videos,
new merchandise, and other materials. House is now focusing on building up his team, interested in
delegating management and possibly partnering up with another label, current running everything on his
independent label under Squank Entertainment. A long-term goal for House is to use his background in
business to start a private investment campaign to gather additional funding. He is confident that even in
the rough economic climate in the music business, there is a market to make Squanky Kong a profitable
and self-sustaining endeavor. He stresses it is just a matter of getting the right momentum to engage the
bustling international market and further develop the music and music brand.
“The music business has become a new game, and no one really knows the rules yet. It is time for artists to start
thinking out-of-the-box as we roll the dice.”, says House.
# # #
Contact: James M. House
Phone: 747-200-5103 – Web: www.SquankyKong.com – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Last June i recorded some vocals for Squanky Kong a Prog-Alternative Band from Eugene Oregon... Here is the first Single... Cheers! |
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