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.
It's that time of year again! While waiting on Jake, Joseph and the gang are hard at work writing the next album pickup our limited edition Winter Package. For a limited time take 25% off your order with code BLACK FRIDAY (enter at checkout)
SANCTUARY – return to Europe for special festival shows and discuss future plans in new video
On December 13th, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of Sanctuary and Nevermore passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album “Shadow Work”. At that time, Sanctuary had already confirmed and announced a US tour supporting Iced Earth in February/March 2018 and while shocked by Warrel Dane’s passing, decided to turn it into a tribute to his legacy with exceptionally talented Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael. Performing tracks from 1988’s “Refuge Denied”, 1990’s “Into the Mirror Black” and 2014’s “The Year the Sun Died”, Joseph Michael delivered a stunning performance and received very positive feedback from the fans attending the shows. Remaining founding members Lenny Rutledge (guitars) and Dave Budbill (drums) ultimately made the decision to continue with Sanctuary and new singer Joseph Michael not only as a live act, but also compose and record a new album, which is currently expected to surface in 2020.
Now, the band has confirmed two European festival shows this summer and will tour North America in July performing the entire “Refuge Denied” album as Lenny Rutledge explains:
“Sanctuary are looking forward to playing two special festival shows in Europe this summer in addition to our commemorative “Refuge Denied” dates in the US where we will perform our classic debut album in full. If you’re an old school Sanctuary fan or a fan of classic metal, you don’t what to miss this run of dates! Joseph Michael (Witherfall) is the new singer of Sanctuary and we will be playing songs from all 3 albums but focusing on the earlier material. Come check out the return of Sanctuary!”
Lenny Rutledge and Joseph Michael reveal more about Sanctuary’s future in this new video:
While the new album is still months away, Sanctuary will continue to perform live as Joseph Michael enables the group to do intense old school sets including the soaring vocals and high screams, fans know and love on albums such as “Refuge Denied” and “Into the Mirror Black”. Sometimes, great triumph comes from great tragedy, and this sounds true in regards to Sanctuary!
SANCTUARY live 2019
2019 North American tour - Performing all of “Refuge Denied”!
The Witherfall merch table always turns into a party. This was from the Sonata Arctica tour last march. We are offering 25% off at http://www.witherfall.com/merch until May 10th... Watch the video and head on over! Use Code: MERCH
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