August 26, 2019
  • 12:18 pm Insomnium: : Release Single & Video To "Valediction"
  • 1:19 pm Periphery: : Release Music Video for "CHVRCH BVRNER" Taken from "Periphery IV: HAIL STAN"
  • 1:14 pm Hideous Divinity: : Reveal cover & tracklist of their upcoming album "Simulacrum"
  • 1:11 pm Voivod: : Returning to tour Europe with Gwar in November/December!
  • 1:09 pm Bleed From Within: : announce tour with Any Given Day and Landmvrks


After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album “A Prelude To Sorrow” on November 2nd via Century Media Records, US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL presents a captivating and moving video for the album’s epic ‘Vintage’.

The band comments on the track:

“Vintage” is the most personal song WITHERFALL has ever written. The backstory for “Vintage” occurred in November of 2015 while Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford were waiting for Adam Sagan to arrive in Los Angeles for the first photoshoot for “Nocturnes and Requiems”. Joseph was on his way to pick up Adam from LAX when we received a call from Sagan on his way to the airport, he was having severe stomach pains and would need to head to the emergency room instead. At first he thought he was having appendicitis, it turned out he had Lymphoma. He was scheduled for Chemo immediately and could not come to Los Angeles. This was the reason there is not one full band photo of WITHERFALL with Adam. 

To drown away their sorrows, Jake and Joseph headed over to a local Hollywood Wine Bar named “Vintage”. The bar having served its purpose is no longer there. There are three movements to this composition the last movement features our respective goodbyes to a fallen friend. Even if you did not know Adam Sagan this song should relate to anyone that has experienced the death of a loved one. “Travel on my Friend”

Carrying on in the spirit of their lost friend, WITHERFALL will travel the world to bring their tragic yet empowering songs to the masses and have now added Germany’s Keep It True festival to their growing 2019 schedule, which also includes an European Acoustic tour with Sonata Arctica and Californian gig with Ensiferum and Septic Flesh. More dates to be announced soon.

WITHERFALL’s “A Prelude to Sorrow” is available now as Limited Edition Digipak, jewelcase CD (US only), gatefold 2LP plus poster and etching on Side D as well as digital album.

9.5 / 10 – “Simply outstanding.”

DEAF FOREVER Soundcheck #3

8.5 / 10 “Joseph Michael’s powerful voice belongs to the best of the genre.”

ROCK HARD Soundcheck #9

AARDSCHOK Soundcheck #3

9 / 10 “This kind of music can hardly be presented any more exciting, persistent and captivating”


9.5 / 10 – “a thought provoking journey into darkness using music to light your way.”






Japan tour with KAMELOT

28.11. Tokyo (JP) Tsutaya O-East

29.11. Shinsaibashi (JP) Club Quatro


Witherfall supporting Ensiferum, Septic Flesh

21.01 Los Angeles (US) Regent Theater


»Acoustic Adventures«

Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!,

w/ WITHERFALL (‘Acoustic set’)

13.03. Oslo (NO) Parkteatret

14.03. Stockholm (SE) Södra Teatern

15.03. Malmö (SE) Palladium

16.03. Hamburg (DE) Fabrik

17.03. Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar

19.03. London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall

20.03. Haarlem (NL) Patronaat

21.03. Aschaffenburg (DE) Colos-Saal

22.03. Paris (FR) Le Trabendo

23.03. Lyon (FR) Ninkasi Kao

24.03. Mailand (IT) Teatro Dal Verme

26.03. Pratteln (CH) Z7

27.03. Nürnberg (DE) Hirsch

28.03. Prag (CZ) Roxy

29.03. Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizemann (Club)

30.03. Bochum (DE) Christuskirche

26.04 – 27.04 (exact date tba) WITHERFALL ‘Electric set’ @ Keep It True XXII, Germany w/ Candlemass, Satan, Agent Steel, Midnight & many others



Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards

Jake Dreyer – Guitars

Anthony Crawford – Bass

Alex Nasla – Keyboards

Steve Bolognese- Drums


Source: Century media