US dark melodic metal quintet WITHERFALL have completed their line up for their live shows.
After the tragic demise of founding member Adam Sagan, who passed away right before WITHERFALL’s debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems” was ready for release, WITHERFALL have taken a well-deserved break. However, over the past few months, they’ve been holding drumming auditions to find a replacement for Adam and they’ve found one in the form of the highly talented Steve Bolognese who, by strange coincidence, replaced Adam Sagan after his departure from the Canadian progressive power/death metal heroes Into Eternity.
WITHERFALL said this about Steve joining the band: “This is indeed a bitter sweet statement to announce. On the one hand, we are happy to have found a replacement for our late drummer Adam Sagan. On the other, we had to find a replacement for Adam. We went through a long period of searching for the right drummer to carry on Adam‘s contributions to Witherfall. With Steve Bolognese, we knew from our first rehearsal and assorted meetings that he was the right fit. Not only does Steve pay respect to the drum parts that Adam recorded on “Nocturnes and Requiems”, Steve also has the same impressive writing ability that Adam possessed when it comes to composing his drum parts while we are in the pre-production stages for the follow-up to “Nocturnes and Requiems”. We have also been putting in gruelling hours getting our live show dialled in. Expect Witherfall touring announcements very soon.”
Steve Bolognese comments:
“I am excited to announce that I have recently joined Century Media Recording Artist Witherfall. As happy as I am to be part of such an incredible band, there are tragic circumstances surrounding the situation, as many may know. Original Witherfall drummer Adam Sagan was a friend of mine. Adam was the original drummer and passed away last year during the final stages of production. Sagan and I both played drums with Into Eternity as well as sharing a lot of the same friends, including Jake and Joseph. Adam would come out to see Into Eternity play every time we came through Minnesota. He remained a great friend. Witherfall was Adam’s band along with Jake and Joseph. They formed it. I am going to do my best to carry on with it the way Adam would have wanted. Adam Sagan was an amazing talent and he didn’t make “Nocturnes and Requiems” an easy record to learn to play on drums, but I am going to do my best. Adam Sagan is truly missed by all. See you all on the road soon!“
Watch Steve’s drum playthrough video of the song “What We Are Dying For” here:
WITHERFALL have also just announced Fili Bibiano as a second guitar player in the line-up and are ready to return back to the stage!
WITHERFALL’s critically acclaimed debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”, released in the US earlier this year, will finally be available in Europe on 06 October as a limited CD Digipak (with three stickers), deluxe LP (with gatefold sleeve, poster and the entire album on CD) and digitally.
“Nocturnes And Requiems” can be pre-ordered from the dealer of your choice or directly at CM Distro: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Witherfall/1871?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
For the vinyl collectors, “Nocturnes And Requiems” will be available in the following colours:
Black vinyl: unlimited
Golden vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively offered at CM Distro Europe — LAST COPIES
Dark green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online mailorder stores
“Nocturnes And Requiems” tracklist: Portrait (6:36) What We Are Dying For (6:54) — watch Jake Dreyer’s playthrough video here Act II (0:54) Sacrifice (8:59) The Great Awakening (3:24) End Of Time (9:36) — watch the lyric video here Finale (1:49) Nobody Sleeps Here… (8:49) WITHERFALL line-up:
Joseph Michael – vocals
Jake Dreyer – guitars
Anthony Crawford – bass
Fili Bibiano – guitars
Steve Bolognese – drums