WITHERFALL Release Video for ‘Vintage’


After releasing their much-celebrated second studio album “A Prelude To Sorrow” on 02 November via Century Media Records, US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL presents a captivating and moving video for the album’s epic ‘Vintage’.

Watch the video here: 

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. Pick up your copy here:


What The Press Say About “A Prelude to Sorrow”

“Simply outstanding (9.5 / 10).” DEAF FOREVER Soundcheck #3

“Joseph Michael’s powerful voice belongs to the best of the genre (8.5 / 10).” – ROCK HARD Soundcheck #9

AARDSCHOK Soundcheck #3

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

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

“Magnificent!” – 9/10 ROCK TRIBUNE


SONATA ARCTICA ‘Acoustic Adventures’
Support from WITHERFALL

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

MARCH 2019
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


Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards
Jake Dreyer – Guitars
Anthony Crawford – Bass
Alex Nasla – Keyboards
Steve Bolognese- Drums



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