Tag Archives: Joseph Michael

Witherfall’s Joseph Michael on ‘Curse of Autumn’ “Hopefully, your level of enjoyment matches our level of dedication and sacrifice”

Posted by on March 3, 2021

  Witherfall’s overall third full-length effort, Curse of Autumn, arrives this Friday (5th) via Century Media Records (pre-order here). The follow-up to 2018’s A Prelude To Sorrow introduces listeners to a more personal, dark, and emotional side of the group. We caught up with vocalist Joseph Michael to discuss the album.   I really enjoyed […]

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Five things Witherfall learned creating ‘Curse of Autumn’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by on February 2, 2021

  LA’s dark melodic metal outfit Witherfall are no strangers to facing their demons through morbid times. 2018’s A Prelude To Sorrow was an homage to their late drummer, Adam Sagan, who lost his battle with cancer shortly after the group recorded their debut album, 2017’s Nocturnes and Requiems. Now, with record number three, Curse […]

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A conversation with Witherfall’s Joseph Michael & Jake Dreyer on wine, food, new album update, and more wine

Posted by on May 20, 2020

  Witherfall have officially sold out of their Tempest Red Blend Wine. However, it’s still not too late to pre-order for next year’s batch, which is already set for a May 17th, 2021 arrival. For those who received the bottle or just curious to know the process that went into this, we caught up with […]

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Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine: Witherfall – watch old AC/DC & KISS concerts while drinking ‘Tempest Red Blend’ wine

Posted by on May 8, 2020

  Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider’s new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what’s been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they’ve been eating, music they’ve been listening to and more. We caught up with Witherfall’s Jake Dreyer and […]

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Lenny Rutledge talks ProgPower and the next chapter of Sanctuary

Posted by on September 4, 2019

On December 13, 2017, the metal community was at a loss after hearing about the sudden passing of Warrel Dane. The Sanctuary/Nevermore singer had one of the most recognizable voices, one that we will never forget. This tragic loss was unexpected. Dane had plans to work on his solo album as well as touring with […]

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Sanctuary to release new album in 2020

Posted by on May 24, 2019

The music world had a huge loss on December 13, 2017 when Warrel Dane (Sanctuary/Nevermore) passed away while recording his solo album Shadow Work. During that time, the future of his record and Sanctuary looked bleak. However, his record was posthumously released last October in his honor and the band decided to tour across North […]

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Witherfall debut exclusive live footage, talk ‘Vintage’ EP, Tom Petty, wine

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Los Angeles dark progressive metallers Witherfall have released their new EP Vintage on March 22nd via Century Media Records (order here). Earlier this year, the group had their first US performance, which was held at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles during Ensiferum and Septicflesh’s North American trek. To celebrate the band’s upcoming European tour […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 5 Concerts of 2018

Posted by on December 18, 2018

If you asked me how many shows I’ve been to this year, the answer is: I lost count. Despite a few unfortunate tour cancellations, 2018 has been an incredible ride for live music. For instance: both Alien Weaponry and Jinjer made it to North America for the first-time-ever, while Nita Strauss booked her first tour […]

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Witherfall’s Jake & Joseph talk new album, Sanctuary, scattering Adam’s ashes at 70k

Posted by on November 2, 2018

Today (2nd), Witherfall’s sophomore album A Prelude To Sorrow has finally arrived via Century Media. The heavy/progressive metal project features Iced Earth guitarist Jake Dreyer and vocalist Joseph Michael who recently replaced the late Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane for their North American tour, and potentially more. The follow-up to 2017’s Nocturnes and Requiems is arguably […]

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Sanctuary debating continuing without Warrel Dane

Posted by on April 11, 2018

When Warrel Dane passed away late last year, we assumed Sanctuary would pull from touring with Iced Earth on their Incorruptible Tour. The group ended up making their scheduled run as a farewell to the late singer and recruited Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael as Dane’s replacement. We were lucky to catch their show in NY […]

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