Early this winter WITHERFALL released their debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”. The album is available for purchase in Digital, CD, or vinyl formats HERE. Vinyl colors include black and a commemorative Adam Sagan translucent (limited to 100 copies). The album was met with critical acclaim from journalists the world over:
“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.”
“Witherfall play true to their pedigree with a winning combination of melodic speed metal and moody progressive rock.”
“Witherfall’s sound is rich, engaging and, overall, unquestionably catchy.”
“Nocturnes and Requiems” is sure to gain a sizable audience given its proficiency and audile theatrics.”
“Nocturnes and Requiems adheres to a moody, dark framework in the melodic, progressive metal realm, and a fine work for those who love Nevermore, Dream Theater, and a bit of that 80’s Shrapnel neoclassical edge.”
“Witherfall may be the savior power metal has been looking for.”
-Heavy Blog Is Heavy-
“Neoclassical influenced guitar solos to destructive fast paced rhythms and even a few romanticized gestures give Nocturnes and Requiems a unique identity and feel.”
“[Nocturnes and Requiems] As bittersweet as it is arresting”
“The variety of sound on [Nocturnes and Requiems] far outstrips many of their contemporaries.”
Recently vocalist Joseph Michael and guitarist Jake Dreyer sat down with the folks at Gear Gods to give an inside look at “Nocturnes and Requiems”track by track. Check out the exclusive video HERE. While you are there, be sure to check out Jake Dreyer’s exclusive play through video for the song “What We Are Dying For” HERE.
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“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).
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.”
Joseph Michael – Vocals/Keyboards
Jake Dreyer – Guitars
Adam Sagan – Drums/Percussion
Anthony Crawford – Bass
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