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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

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

Joseph Michael Gets a Witherfall Tattoo 

 A few weeks ago i was in Utica, New York (my hometown) and got some ‪tattoo‬ work done with the lovely and talented Jessica Poczatek of Nevermore Tattoo Collective... The sheet music in the artwork includes music from the song in the Video Clip released a few days ago... 

Here is a small video clip of the festivities along with a new snippet of another song. It has an onslaught of #alternatepickedsextuplets from Jake Dreyer... If you listen closely you can hear Bassist Anthony Crawford tapping one of the arpeggios in unison. 

If you are a http://www.witherfall.com/witherfall-all-access site member then you heard this the other day.... \../, 

If the video doesn't load click here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J3FCY8my2M&feature=youtu.be

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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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Joseph Michael Performing at Rock the Boat Festival on Queen Mary with Omery Rising 

Namm 2014   

I'll be attending Namm this year with Guitar Pick Jewelry/Accessory maker Pickbay!


NAMM

Annaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, California, US

 

I'll be strolling around with the Folks at Pickbay if your there send me a message and say hello... http://www.pickbay.com/



 


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