WITHERFALL have issued the following comment on MOONSPELL’s cancellation of North American Tour 2022:
Witherfall has absolutely nothing to do with this tour cancellation. We found out during rehearsals that the tour had been pulled, one week before the band were set to fly out to pick up our Bus. Witherfall had every last production detail on our end completely solidified. Airline tickets, Bus, Trailer, Driver, Tour manager , Shipping of Tour merchandise (which has dates printed on them that no longer exist!!!) Rehearsals, Witherfall Beer at venues and countless other expenses that will not be reimbursed. Needless to say, we are devastated by this news. Each one of the aforementioned pieces took months of planning and every detail was carefully managed making this endeavor very time consuming and VERY expensive.
The reality of the math is Witherfall will need to eat the upfront costs of over $12K not including what our crew, and band members will lose because they turned down other work. None of these expenses will be recouped. We apologize to our fans that has had plans that were affected. We had every intention of bearing the cost to put the band out on the road. Again, we had everything planned and were ready and excited to get to play and meet the fans coming out.
We are extremely upset by this last minute rug pull. Even the best case scenario the band would still be operating at a loss but that is the price of bringing our music to you all. If you’d like to purchase a souvenir of tour and support the band (Tour Funeral Expenses) you can get one of these packages or a shirt here:https://linktr.ee/Witherfall
Dark melodic metal outfit WITHERFALL and Virginia-based ADROIT THEORY BREWING COMPANY have collaborated on a stunning new IPA called Shadows Black IPA. The team will premiere the Shadows Black IPA, featuring Kristian Wåhlin art (King Diamond, The Black Dahlia Murder) at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 10th and 11th. Singer Joseph Michael will be pouring this unique libation for metal maniacs and craft beerologists alike.
The Shadows Black IPA is hop-forward with a roasty finish. There’s a hint of umami on the mid-palette, smooth and somewhat heavy-bodied. It’s almost stout-like and pairs well with Korean bibimbap, grilled rushan (or mozzarella) cheese, a Punch Fu Manchu cigar, and your favorite WITHERFALL song.
Notes the band’s Joseph Michael, “Anyone who even casually follows WITHERFALL knows that we love wine. In 2019, we partnered with Charlie & Echo to produce our Tempest Red Blend, and it has been a great success. However, we also love beer, especially craft ales. Beer is the go-to drink in my pre-show ritual. Wine and spirits have a much lower water-to-alcohol ratio and are not good for the type of gymnastic/schizophrenic vocal delivery that I utilize. I always drink one high-quality beer, starting exactly one hour before we hit the stage. Now, I’m proud to say we have partnered with ADROIT THEORY to bring you this awesome brew, the Shadows Black IPA! We also will have limited edition shirts that commemorate ADROIT THEORY Head Brewer Bryan Younger, who recently passed away. We will be drinking a ton of this beer on the road this fall with Moonspell and Swallow The Sun. Get yourself a case and join us.”
Adds WITHERFALL’s Jake Dreyer, “Although, I only overly indulge in wine, we were getting tons of requests from fans that only drink beer. Ask and you shall receive. I have no palate for beer, but I have been told the Shadows Black IPA is very good by trusted associates. We are currently working on our fourth full-length record and are preparing to embark on our first North American tour, so we definitely can use more inebriants to fuel our creative libidos. Cheers.”
Says ADROIT THEORY’s Jon Baker, “ADROIT THEORY is thrilled to announce our collaboration with the mighty WITHERFALL! We were fortunate enough to meet their singer, Joseph Michael, at Decibel Fest last year, and asked him to come try our beer. We had an absolute blast tasting a variety of beers, discussing music, and enjoying the incredible talent at the event. We proposed a collaboration, after some time, we nailed down the idea of making a Black IPA—one of our favorite styles! We aimed to create a beer that was as unique and original as WITHERFALL’s music, and we believe we have done just that. This esoteric take on the Black IPA, along with the special artwork for the label, is sure to please metalheads and craft beer fanatics alike! We encourage everyone to stop by our booth at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia this June to be among the first to try the beer! We would also like to thank Joseph and the rest of WITHERFALL for their time and dedication to making this amazing collaboration happen, and look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future!”
Orders for the Shadows – Black IPA (4-Pack/16 Oz. Cans) and limited edition T-shirt can be found HERE.
WITHERFALL’s limited-edition Shadows Black IPA T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest. Don’t miss out!
WITHERFALL is a dark melodic metal act based out of Los Angeles, California. The group — featuring singer Joseph Michael, guitarist Jake Dreyer, bassist Anthony Crawford, drummer Chris Tsaganeas, and keyboardist Alex Nasla — has released two EPs and three full-length albums, the latest of which is the critically lauded Curse Of Autumn. Germany’s Rock Hard awarded Curse Of Autumn a 9/10 rating, calling it the “highlight of the year” in 2021. WITHERFALL is currently recording their fourth full-length album and will hit the road this Fall with Moonspell and Swallow The Sun.
Pushing beer boundaries in Loudoun County, Virginia. Located in Purcellville, ADROIT THEORY makes esoteric and style challenging beers with an emphasis on Hazy IPAs, Fruited Sours, Pastry Stouts, and Barrel Aging Projects. Consume Life x Drink Art.
WITHERFALL and ADROIT THEORY would like to dedicate the Shadows Black IPA to head brewer Bryan Younger. Rest in Power, Bryan.
In celebration of their nothing short of amazing 30-year career, crowned by the band’s latest and critically acclaimed studio album Hermitage, the undisputed kings of the dark, MOONSPELL, have announced an extensive North American anniversary tour dubbed “American Full Moon”, featuring special guests Swallow The Sun and Witherfall, and kicking off in New York City this August! Tickets are now on sale at THIS LOCATION – see below for all dates!
Since their formation 30 years ago, the Portuguese band has taken the international heavy music scene by storm, followed by a monumental journey through an impressive, enthralling yet varying back catalogue of thirteen records, earning their place as one of the most distinctive dark metal artists of all time. But playing live has always been the motor of the band. For the first time since the world went into lockdown, and in addition to their extensive touring schedule throughout Europe this year, the band satiates the hunger of the wolfpack by announcing an upcoming tour of North America! Says charismatic frontman Fernando Ribeiro:
“American Full Moon is going to be the ultimate celebration of Moonspell’s legacy, past and present. 30 years under the spell can’t be missed by any fans overseas! Joining us will be Swallow The Sun and Witherfall, masters of their own craft who will add their own awesomeness to a tour which will bring us all together under, hell yea, a FULL MOON madness!
We will be revisiting our career and playing classics, new songs and hidden gems alike, so the hype is real, brace yourself for an extraordinary voyage in the amazing company of these bands, probably the best and most heartfelt tour of 2022.”
Watch an official tour trailer HERE:
30 years of MOONSPELL, and blessedly the band doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon. With their latest record Hermitage, the gothic metal masters proved they still belong to the first league of the darkest art of sounds. To celebrate their band anniversary in style, MOONSPELL also announced many more reissues and new release highlights for 2022! The band is currently putting the final touches on their new live album + DVD/BluRay, recorded live 80 meters deep below the earth, at Grutas de Mira D’Aire (a cave and one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders), while writing their new album which shall see the light of the day in 2023. One can be sure, their upcoming live performances will contain an exciting blend of timeless classics and modern MOONSPELL anthems!
Make sure to catch MOONSPELL live in North America with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall at the following dates:
Aug-25 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge Aug-26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage Aug-27 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger Aug-28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven) Aug-29 Orlando, FL – The Haven Aug-31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar Sep-1 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live Sep-2 Dallas, TX – Trees Sep-3 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill Sep-4 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater Sep-5 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick Sep-6 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 Sep-7 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post Sep-8 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom Sep-9 Seattle, WA – Substation Sep-11 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater Sep-12 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater Sep-13 Joliet, IL – The Forge Sep-14 Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theater Sep-15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace Sep-16 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus Sep-17 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière Sep-18 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
Tickets for MOONSPELL’s North American run are now on sale at THIS LOCATION!
The European wolfpack will be able to see the band live at the following dates:
10.05.2022 (RO) Cluj-Napoca, Form Space 12.05.2022 (RO) Bucharest, Arenele Romane 14.05.2022 (BG) Sofia Metal Fest 16.05.2022 (TR) Istanbul, KucukCiftlik Park 17.05.2022 (TR) Ankara, Jolly Joker Ankara 18.05.2022 (TR) Izmir, Sold Out Performance Hall 20.05.2022 (GR) Athens, Fuzz Live Music Club 22.05.2022 (GR) Thessaloniki,Principal Club Theater 27.05.2022 (GB) Whittlebury Park, ManorFest 10.06.2022 (ES) Zamora, Z! Rock Festival 24.06.2022 (FR) Clisson, Hellfest 26.06.2022 (CZ) Spalene Porici, Basinfirefest 16.07.2022 (IT) Cremona, Luppolo in Rock 25.07.2022 (SI) Tolmin Metaldays 05.08.2022 (DE) Wacken Open Air
“Ultima Ratio Fest” 2022: Moonspell + My Dying Bride + Borknagar + Wolfheart + Hinayana
Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit WITHERFALL have issued the following:
ATTENTION WITHERFALL LEGION: We would like you all to extend a warm welcome to our new drummer Chris Tsaganeas! Chris is a dynamic and versatile percussionist that has a feel for multiple genres. We were blown away with Chris’ precision and attention to detail and dynamics. He will be a perfect new addition to the Witherfall Musial Family 🍷
From Chris: “The opportunity to join a group of such immensely talented musicians is exciting and humbling. Witherfall has worked with amazing drummers and I look forward to performing with the band, bringing my own style into the fold, and pushing my playing even further.”
Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit WITHERFALL are hosting auditions to join guitarist/songwriter Jake Dreyer, vocalist/songwriter Joseph Michael, bassist Anthony Crawford, and keyboardist Alex Nasla on a full-time basis. Ideal candidates will be available full-time, own their gear, be available for practice in Los Angeles, hold (or be ready to apply for) a valid U.S. passport, be available for tours in North America, Europe and beyond, but most importantly be passionate about their work.
Witherfall is dark melodic metal. Our influences range from King Diamond, Iron Maiden, Boston, Judas Priest to Kansas, Dream Theater, Type O Negative, and Queen. Therefore, we’re seeking an able-bodied musician that is informed by or holds in high regard talent like Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Martin López (Soen, ex-Opeth), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), and Gene Hoglan (Testament). This is by no means a list of but rather the type of talent we’re seeking.
“We want to thank Marco Minnemann for participating in and playing on our newest album Curse of Autumn (Century Media),” says Joseph Michael. “Unfortunately, due to Marco’s intense schedule, he’s unable to commit fully to Witherfall. Our new material is shaping up to be some of the best stuff we’ve written to date. We are looking for a new drummer to join us as we embark on the next chapter of Witherfall. We already have confirmed appearances at Hyperspace III Fest and ProgPower USA XXI.”
Interested parties will film (ideally with multiple camera angles) themselves playing to one of (or multiple) the following Witherfall songs: “Tempest,” (Curse of Autumn) “Shadows,” (A Prelude to Sorrow) or “Nobody Sleeps Here…” (Nocturnes and Requiems).
After entering several international charts with their latest album, “Curse Of Autumn”, WITHERFALL are releasing tomorrow a special cover of Boston’s illustrious “Foreplay/Long Time”, entitled “Long Time (Long Version)”. The song has been available as Acoustic Version on “Curse Of Autumn” as well as slightly shorter Band Version on the Japanese edition of the album. Their emotional tribute – “Long Time (Long Version)”, the song and video will premiere tomorrow, April 30th (2 pm CET!):
Witherfall about the song and video: “WITHERFALL are huge fans of Boston. We are obviously influenced by the rich guitar and vocal harmony work. Joseph grew up in upstate NY and Tom Scholz would come to his grandpa’s lawnmower shop for repair work. Upon becoming interested in playing guitar Joseph would frequent Bank Place Guitars, a shop owned by Joe Bonamassa’s father and Tom Scholz. Our Version of Boston’s ‘Foreplay / Long Time’ is a 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”
International charts for “Curse Of Autumn”: Germany: #20 Official Top 100 Albums Switzerland: #73 Official Top 100 Albums USA: Top New Artist Albums – #7, Current Rock Albums – #31, Top Current Albums – #83, Billboard Top Albums – #200
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 seven videos taken from “Curse Of Autumn”. Don’t miss the cinematic video for “As I Lie Awake” that was directed by Zev Deans (Ghost, Behemoth…):