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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

 

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 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

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

Joseph Michael

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.

Act of Defiance Guitarist Chris Broderick Praises Witherfall's Jake Dreyer 

Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick recently sang praises of 23-year-old guitarist Jake Dreyer of White Wizard and Kobra and the Lotus fame, sharing plans to include him as the second guitarist of Act of Defiance. Read the Rest Here...  http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/four_years_ago_this_young_guitarist_made_video_lessons_for_ug_now_chris_broderick_wants_him_in_his_new_band.html






















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