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A little History... of LSD 

 

Hey guys, here is an interview i did a few years back after releasing the Midnight Reign Album NEver Look BAck. It details my somewhat unorthodox writing style and how i put myself into precarious situations to provoke different emotional states. Enjoy. Taken from Crawlspace Radio Show.

 

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

 

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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

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

Stanley Theater Benefit Silent Auction in Utica NY 

In my hometown Utica NY there are few places that i actually miss... but one of them is the STANLEY THEATER.... Look!



A longtime friend, Business Owner and all around supporter of the arts Robin Raabe will be collecting for and supporting a Fundraising Event for this AWESOME Venue and i have donated a few items to be auctioned off as well. Click on the link to make a contribution and if you are in the Upstate NY Area be sure to check out here place TRAMONTANE CAFE!

Read here...
 

Make plans to be at The Stanley on Saturday, May 21st from 3:00pm-7:00pm for the ‘Support Our Stanley’ basket raffle and silent auction. This event is being organized by The Stanley Theater Volunteers and will feature, food, and a wide variety of raffle basket items and themes plus theater memorabilia! There will also be live music by Mike Peek and Jim Roberts from Sound Barrier, and Vinyl Vibe! 

Some of our fabulous raffle items include an autographed over-sized wooden guitar stage prop from the cast of the Queen production ‘We Will Rock You’, an autographed Marshall Tucker Band acoustic guitar, autographed posters from REO Speedwagon, two season passes to Broadway Utica, an Irish Night basket including a signed poster and CD from the Elders, jewelry from Lennons- W.B. Wilcox, items from The Utica Comets, The Baseball Hall of Fame, artwork, local dinner certificates, an Adirondack chair... and MUCH MORE! 

There will be beer and wine sampling, a wine-pull, a pizza contest, live music and food! Tickets are $5.00 in advance at The Stanley Box Office ($7.00 at the door). All proceeds will benefit The Stanley Theater, celebrating its 88th anniversary this year! 

*For more information call The Stanley at 315.724.4000, or visit TheStanley.org.


 

HRX VIXEN Ave Rose Featured on Steampunk TV Show SteamPunk'd 

Every Year around this time i post the Music I did with Multi-talented Singer/Artist/Craftswoman Ave Rose...
























The Videos for Starting Over and God Rest Ye... are holiday favorites around here. This year we also would like to share with you Ave's TV work on Steampunk'd! Check out the Videos below and when done Check out Ave Rose at: http://www.averoseart.com




Starting Over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01_QfWW6HAU

 

God Rest Ye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qcFRuTymTg

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Witherfall Facebook Page 

Witherfall is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer, Drummer Adam Sagan, and singer Joseph Michael. It's also a natural extension of the already-established working relationships between the three songwriters. Jake and Adam released a 3-song instrumental EP in 2011. "In the Shadows of Madness" received wide-spread critical acclaim, with the song "The Harmony of the Spheres" being made into a downloadable track for the Rock Band video game series. A musical brotherhood was forged, and a seed planted.

Not long after, Dreyer and Joseph Michael found themselves playing together in White Wizzard. After recording an album and touring together, both knew they had found in each other the missing piece of a puzzle that was still undefined. In November of 2013, Dreyer and Sagan reunited to resume their musical journey, demoing songs together. With music taking shape, Joseph Michael brought the final element and completed the core.

In August of 2014, the band entered the recording studio with acclaimed producer Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, Flotsam and Jetsam, Brian "Head" Welch) to track their debut release. Stay tuned as the Witherfall prepares to descend upon you all...

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