This song is our Tribute to one of the greatest voices in rock and roll history Boston Vocalist Brad Delp who in 2007 tragically took his own life... The re-working of this song reflects the true emotions behind the lyrical content. RIP
L.A.’s WITHERFALL are celebrating the release of their new album, “Curse Of Autumn”, with the launch of another cinematic video for an edit of the epic “… And They All Blew Away”. The video was directed by Brendan McGowan and produced by Zev Deans: https://youtu.be/sHbotmVnFlE
The band about the song and video: “So this is a total edit of this song... for those who dare there is a 15+ minute version on the record that is by far the most progressive thing Witherfall has ever written and features an incredible drum performance by the legendary Marco Minnemann as well as an amazing display of eclectic bass techniques by Anthony Crawford ... Going into the songwriting of ‘Curse of Autumn’ we always want to try and outdo ourselves with certain tracks and this goal was to write a song that took the listener on an unparalleled musical journey. This abridged version is set to cinema by UnholyRoman and is shrouded in mystery much like the meaning of the song... For those that dare the full version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOeyn3lM-uk
Press is raving about “Curse Of Autumn”:
“thanks to albums like ’Curse Of Autumn’ this band ranks among the best new metal bands of the past two decades” Deaf Forever, DE (9.5/10 ALBUM OF THE MONTH)
“[they] drill up traditional power metal in a modern manner without drifting away from its traditions” Legacy, DE (13/15)
"This is a body of work by real experts at their craft.” Metal Hammer, DE (5.5/7)
"With ‘Curse Of Autumn’ Witherfall not only created one of the highlights of the new year, but maybe even THE highlight so far.” Rock Hard, DE (9/10)
“’Curse Of Autumn’ is the creative masterpiece of the ambitious Witherfall who breathe new life into a whole genre.” Rocks, DE (9/10)
"Powerful" Metal Injection, USA
"A triumph of songwriting and brilliant musical performance" Loud Hailer, USA
“WITHERFALL are more sophisticated, clever and multi-faceted than ever.” metal-heads.de (10/10)
Apart from the Digital Album the following formats are available, please note that the luxurious Gatefold 2LP is coming with a poster and etching on Side D: Ltd. CD Digipak
Via the band’s official store https://www.witherfall.com/ you can secure 300x Gatefold Last Scar Blood Red (deep blood red Vinyl) 2LP as well as "Cruse of Autumn" T-shirts, Hoodies and more.
Come October 2021 WITHERFALL will be special guest on Evergrey’s “Recharging Europe Tour” with Dust In Mind opening.
Rock Hard, Eclipsed, MusiX and metal.de present: Recharging Europe Tour 2021 EVERGREY + special guest: WITHERFALL + DUST IN MIND 08.10.21 (DE) Oberhausen - Resonanzwerk 09.10.21 (GB) London - 229 venue 10.10.21 (GB) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms 11.10.21 (GB) Bristol - The Fleece 12.10.21 (GB) Manchester - Academy 3 13.10.21 (GB) Newcastle - St Dom’s Social Club 14.10.21 (GB) Glasgow - Cathouse 15.10.21 (IE) Dublin - Voodoo Lounge 16.10.21 (GB) Birmingham - The Asylum 2 17.10.21 (NL) Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel 19.10.21 (DE) Stuttgart - Im Wizemann Club 20.10.21 (DE) Hamburg - Bahnhof Pauli 21.10.21 (DE) Berlin - Columbia Theater 22.10.21 (NL) Eindhoven - Dynamo 23.10.21 (BE) Vosselaar - Biebob 24.10.21 (DE) Mannheim - 7er Club 25.10.21 (DE) Nürnberg - Hirsch 26.10.21 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville 27.10.21 (DE) Munich - Backstage Halle 29.10.21 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal 30.10.21 (DE) Andernach - Live Club 31.10.21 (CH) Luzern - Schüür 01.11.21 (FR) Colmar - Le Grillen 02.11.21 (FR) Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne 03.11.21 (ES) Barcelona - Boveda 04.11.21 (ES) Madrid - Shoko 05.11.21 (ES) Pamplona - Totem 06.11.21 (FR) Toulouse - L'Usine 07.11.21 (FR) Paris - Petit Bain
WITHERFALL have already released three songs taken from “Curse Of Autumn”. Don’t miss the cinematic video for “As I Lie Awake” that was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth…): https://youtu.be/KFbrq-n17Gs
WITHERFALL ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE TEMPEST RED BLEND WINE
BAND IN THE STUDIO RECORDING NEW ALBUM
(Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2020) – US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL announce Tempest Red Blend wine. The band partnered up with one of their favorite California wineries, Carlie & Echo, to bring fans their very own limited edition red blend. The wine will be shipping starting May 1st and is available for purchase HERE.
“With the amount of red wine that various members of Witherfall consume on a daily basis, it is only fitting that we partnered up with one of our favorite California Wineries Charlie & Echo to introduce our very own Witherfall ‘Tempest Red Blend’. Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael met with Charlie & Echo chief Eric Van Drunen during an event and sampled some of the wines,” states Witherfall about the announcement. During these apocalyptic times, with everyone now shuttered inside, the best way we can think of to cope and escape the madness is to become comfortably numb with a nice bottle of ‘Tempest Red Blend’ accompanied by attractive company and your favorite Witherfall tracks spinning in the background.”
"I was instantly in love with the dark variety of reds i sampled. They perfectly matched my palate. We spoke for a few months and finally we are able to bring you this collaboration,” states Witherfall frontman Joseph Michael.
"We were thrilled when Witherfall approached us about teaming up on a wine, and we're really pleased with the Tempest Red Blend that we've created. A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel, it exudes depth, complexity and richness, while maintaining a melodic vibrancy. The wine was made completely naturally from a vineyard farmed using only organic methods, so there's an honesty to it that I think reflects the values of the music,” states Charlie & Echo winemaker, Eric Van Drunen.
Witherfall is currently back in the studio working on their new album. Stay tuned for more details on the band’s forthcoming third full-length album by following the band on socials.
WITHERFALL touring Europe right now; release new single and video for HELLOWEEN-cover "A Tale That Wasn't Right"
US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL recently started touring Europe as support of Sonata Arctica’s »Acoustic Adventures« tour. (Tour dates below.) As a special release fitting this tour concept, WITHERFALL also recorded the widely acoustic “Vintage – EP”, which will be released on March 22nd, 2019.
Today, they are releasing the third single from this EP, "A Tale That Wasn't Right", which was originally recorded by Helloween and released on the classic “Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I” album in 1987. You can watch the full video, produced by Don Adams, here: https://youtu.be/om5D2_9H4K0
WITHERFALL comments: “Right after the band landed in the ill-fated Panama City FL to begin recording "A Prelude to Sorrow" the idea of doing an 80s power ballad was drunkenly pondered by the band. On one of Steve Bolognese' IPA benders he came up with Helloween’s “A Tale That Wasn’t Right”. Though the band recorded the song during the APS sessions, the video was shot during the band’s recent tour of Japan as support for Kamelot. With Japanese tour manager Mia Steinhausen guiding our way, we were amazed and honored to be so welcomed by the fans and label(s) in Japan that we decided to create a little visual tribute as a gift to everyone who helped us out. Seen in the beginning is even a cameo by none other than Masa-Ito! Domo-Arigato”.
The “Vintage EP” is available for pre-ordering now with WITHERFALL offering an exclusive green “Verdigris” vinyl limited to 200 copies alongside t-shirt bundles. The transparent-magenta “Vintage Pinot Noir” vinyl, limited to 100 copies, is already sold out from Century Media’s European Store.
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.
US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL will release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems” on November 2nd, 2018. Now, the band is proud to reveal the first song from “A Prelude to Sorrow”.
“Ode to Despair was the first composition that was completed for “A Prelude to Sorrow” so it only seems fitting to start off with this track. Its origin traces back to around 2016 when we were figuring out what to do with Sagan being sick and unable to perform. Fueled by red wine and only a glimmer of the sorrow that was to come "Ode" took only one writing session to complete. The video was shot over the two month span that we were in the studio tracking “A Prelude to Sorrow” and watching the video brings you into the world we inhabited for what seems like an eternity... Special thanks to Don Adams and his masochistic tendencies and keen editor’s eye. Stay tuned for more...”
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. For mix and mastering, WITHERFALL again worked with Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Sanctuary, Queensryche, Iced Earth) and “Ode to Despair” is just a mere glimpse at the depth and quality, the album holds within.
The “A Prelude To Sorrow” track list can be viewed below:
WITHERFALL – A Prelude To Sorrow
1. A Prelude To Sorrow (1:27)
2. We Are Nothing (11:13)
3. Moment Of Silence (6:55)
4. Communion Of The Wicked (6:40)
5. Maridian’s Visitation (3:1)
6. Shadows (7:08)
7. Ode To Despair (3:49)
8. The Call (2:11)
9. Vintage (11:06)
10. Epilogue (2:47)
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:
US dark melodic metal up-and-comers WITHERFALL have released a brand-new lyric video for the track “The Great Awakening”, song #6 on their debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems” (released in Europe on October 6th), which received raving reviews by international media for being one of the most outstanding progressive metal releases of recent times.
Hey guys, in response to the massive interest in some of the Limited Edition Vinyl and import CD Digipacks in the US our friends over at Century Media have sent us a few so you collectors and fans can get your hands on them without the Massive IMPORT costs.
WITHERFALL sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records
“…an epochal, truly progressive power metal masterpiece, full of vigour, darkness and energy”
“…an epochal, truly progressive power metal masterpiece, full of vigour, darkness and energy”
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).
The pre-sale at CM Distro will start on August 4th.
For the vinyl collectors, “Nocturnes And Requiems” is available in the following colours:
Black vinyl: unlimited
Golden vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively offered at CM Distro Europe
Dark green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online mailorder stores
“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.”
“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.