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WITHERFALL New Album “A Prelude To Sorrow” Out Today via Century Media 

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. 

 

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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. 

-9/10 Markusheavymusicblog- 

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! 

-LORDSOFMETAL.NL- 

9 / 10 – WITHERFALL have delivered an impressive follow-up 

-BURNYOUREARS.DE- 

Magnificent! 

-9/10 Rock Tribune (B)- 

‘A Prelude To Sorrow’ overwhelmed me upon first listen and has enough interesting details to keep surprising me" 

-Gitarist (NL)- 

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 

 

 

WITHERFALL – to release new studio album “A Prelude To Sorrow” on November 2nd! 

US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL will release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems” on November 2nd, 2018. The band reveals more details about this stunning new offering: 

“A Prelude To Sorrow is a concept record, though not in the sense that most people have come to know the form. Ours is not a story where each song acts as a chapter. The inspiration lays in the supremely dark reality that was the passing of our drummer and one of our best friends Adam Sagan. These songs are raw emotional reflections, composed in the witching hours under the influence of wine and sorrow, while watching and helping our friend fight and ultimately lose his battle with Lymphoma. Nocturnes and Requiems was dedicated to Adam after the fact. A Prelude to Sorrow is written specifically about his and our personal tragedy. Like Nocturnes and Requiems the songs have been arranged to still have the peaks and valleys that any great record should. With “Prelude” these peaks just might be a little steeper and the valleys might be a little deeper, alternating between violence and beauty. The titles initials are an acronym for “Adam Paul Sagan”, He came up with Nocturnes and Requiems so we suppose it is kind of fitting that he also inspired this title. Hope he doesn’t come knocking on our door for royalties. We hope that this will be a fitting requiem for our friend and talented musician.” 

Given its tragic background, main songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, Sanctuary – live) and Jake Dreyer (guitars, 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. For mix and mastering, WITHERFALL again worked with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Sanctuary, Queensryche, Iced Earth).

An album artwork trailer can be seen here: https://youtu.be/-P18I1viXGA 

 

 

 

The “A Prelude To Sorrow” track list can be viewed below: 

WITHERFALL – A Prelude To Sorrow 

1. A Prelude To Sorrow (1:21) 

2. We Are Nothing (11:15) 

3. Moment Of Silence (6:50) 

4. Communion Of The Wicked (6:35) 

5. Maridian’s Visitation (3:30) 

6. Shadows (7:03) 

7. Ode To Despair (3:51) 

8. The Call (3:52) 

9. Vintage (11:06) 

10. Epilogue (2:53) 

The album will be released as Limited Edition Digipak, jewelcase CD (US only), gatefold 2LP plus poster and etching on Side D as well as digital album. 

The following limited vinyl colours 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 

All “A Prelude To Sorrow” pre-orders are available here: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow 

WITHERFALL is: 

Jake Dreyer - Guitars 

Joseph Michael - Vocals/Keyboards 

Anthony Crawford - Bass 

Fili Bibiano - Guitar 

Steve Bolognese- Drums 

WITHERFALL online: 

www.witherfall.com 

https://www.facebook.com/witherfall 

www.instagram.com/witherfallofficial 

https://twitter.com/witherfall 

http://youtube.com/witherfall

 

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 Premiere Video For Portrait via Decibel Magazine 

Today the band releases their new video for the song ‘Portrait’ taken from their full-length debut, “Nocturnes and Requiems”. The video was post-production on the video was completed by renowned producer/director Eduardo Rodriguez known for: Fright Night 2 and El Gringo. Watch the exclusive premiere of the video HERE, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M2Sa8nsdzQ&feature=youtu.be

 

The band told Decibel about the video, “Witherfall never settle for anything less than perfection in everything do. We have spent the last year searching for the right Video Production Team. A writer/Director that shared our epic vision vision of "Portrait". With multiple locations, a cast and crew of over a dozen as well as adverse filming conditions notwithstanding; It was already an ambitious effort to do a music video like this in the current climate of the industry. To us, it was either go big or go home. We want to thank all of the cast and crew that handled "The Shining" like conditions of the “Portrait” music video production.” 

 

CAST AND CREW 

Ghost- Zel Romero 

Wife - Sarah French 

Husband – James Preston 

Directed - KasterTroy 

Director of Photography – Ryder Page 

Camera Operator – Tyki Sato 

Editor – KasterTroy 

Post Production – Eduardo Rodriguez 

Screenplay – KasterTroy 

Lacey Hawk 

Hair and Makeup – Elizabeth Aston 

WITHERFALL are currently out on high seas as part of the 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise. Following that show, frontman Joseph Michael will perform vocals for Sanctuary as a part of a Warrel Dane tribute on Iced Earth’s North American tour. A complete list of dates can be found HERE. 

BIO 

In August 2017 Witherfall signed a worldwide Recording contract with Century Media Records. Their Debut album Nocturnes and Requiems has been re-released in territories outside the Untied States on October 6th 2017. Witherfall has also secured a deal with Japanese imprint Ward Records for distribution in Japan. A bonus track titled "The Long Walk Home (December)" is included as a bonus on the Ward Records re-release. 

In December 2017 Witherfall booked their first Live Appearance on 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise and announced the first live lineup including Steve Bolognese (ex-Into Eternity) and Anthony Crawford (Alan Holdsworth/Virgil Donati) Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael was chosen to pay tribute to the late Sanctuary/Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane on a farewell tribute tour opening for Iced Earth in Feb-March 2018. 

Joseph Michael - Vocals/Keyboards 

Jake Dreyer - Guitars 

Anthony Crawford - Bass 

Steve Bolognese- Drums 

Fili Bibiano - Guitar 

Eager to resonate their ideas, WITHERFALL headed to Phoenix, Arizona to record their self produced 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" was released on February 10, 2017 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. 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 one third 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, [and it] 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 has revealed the album's debut single, "End Of Time", which can be seen/heard in the below lyric music video. Showcasing the melancholic cover artwork painted by Kristian Wåhlin (BATHORY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, 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. 

Buy the debut album here at : 

TOUR DATES 

February 1-5 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise

Witherfall Release Limted Edition "In Vino Veritas" Red Wine Vinyl 

Witherfall are releasing a special limited Edition Color Vinyl  "In VIno Veritas" Red Wine Vinyl limited to 200 copies!  The Special Edition can also be purchased in a package with Logo Shirt or Ladies Tank Top.  The Vinyl is set to Ship October 6 in the US to coincide with the CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS re-release of Nocturnes and Requiems (See Below)

 

 

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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). 

 

“Nocturnes And Requiems” tracklist: 

Portrait (6:36) 

What We Are Dying For (6:54) --

Act II (0:54) 

Sacrifice (8:59) 

The Great Awakening (3:24) 

End Of Time (9:36) ---

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.) 

Visit Here: http://smarturl.it/WitherfallNAR 

US Customers Please visit: http://www.Witherfall.com/merch

Witherfall Update 

Hey guys JM here. Jake and i have been working on new music and as usual it is pretty twisted and dark while still remaining melodic and meticulously composed. For now we have some Killer Witherfall - Nocturnes and Requiems album artwork stickers available. Paypal .50 cents for shipping to info@witherfall.com and i will send you a couple. Stay tuned for updates!

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

 

Joseph Michael

 

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WITHERFALL Debut Album "Nocturnes And Requiems" Available Today  

For Immediate Release 

February 10, 2017 

WITHERFALL Debut Album "Nocturnes And Requiems" Available Today 

Fourth Album Trailer Released 

“Witherfall have everything going for them: superb chops, a keen sense for melody, an excellent grasp on songwriting and the ability to tie all that together into a package that sounds like wholly their own.” 

-Metal Sucks- 

Today WITHERFALL have released their debut album "Nocturnes And Requiems" today!  If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to listen to the full album stream via Loudwire.  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: https://youtu.be/-35EVPrxDwY  

  

More on "Nocturnes and Requiems": 

"End Of Time" Official Lyric Video 

 "Nobody Sleeps Here..." Official Track Video 

Album trailer #1 

Album trailer #2 

Album trailer #3 

  

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." 

  

"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 

http://www.instagram.com/witherfalloffical

Listen to WITHERFALLs Debut Album in Full via Loudwire 

Hey guys WITHERFALL will be Streaming our  Debut "Nocturnes And Requiems" via Loudwire 

Debut Album Out This Friday! 

“Witherfall have everything going for them: superb chops, a keen sense for melody, an excellent grasp on songwriting and the ability to tie all that together into a package that sounds like wholly their own.” 

-Metal Sucks- 

“What a magnificent gift this was to us, the fans of Metal. Rest easy, Adam, for you and your band mates has come up with what could be one of the highlight releases of 2017.” 

-Hard Rock Haven- 

“Nocturnes And Requiems is a must buy for fans of great technical metal.” 

-Sea of Tranquility- 

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). 

WITHERFALL will release their debut "Nocturnes And Requiems" this February 10th! But before they do, the band has teamed up with Loudwire for a full album stream of "Nocturnes And Requiems". Head HERE to listen to the entire new album and check out an exclusive interview with the band.



http://loudwire.com/witherfall-nocturnes-and-requiems-exclusive-album-stream-interview /


 

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

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