WITHERFALL Release New Single and Video for HELLOWEEN Cover ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’


US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL have recently started touring Europe as support of Sonata Arctica’s ‘Acoustic Adventures’ tour. As a special release fitting this tour concept, WITHERFALL have also recorded the widely acoustic “Vintage – EP”, which will be released on 22 March 2019.

Today, they release the third single from this EP, ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’, which was originally recorded by Helloween and released on the classic “Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Part I” album in 1987. You can watch the full video, produced by Don Adams, here: 

WITHERFALL comments, “Right after the band landed in the ill-fated Panama City, FL to begin recording “A Prelude to Sorrow”, the idea of doing an 80s power ballad was drunkenly pondered by the band. On one of Steve Bolognese’ IPA benders, he came up with Helloween’s ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’. Though the band recorded the song during the APS sessions, the video was shot during the band’s recent tour of Japan, whilst supporting Kamelot. With Japanese tour manager Mia Steinhausen guiding our way, we were amazed and honored to be so welcomed by the fans and label(s) in Japan, that we decided to create a little visual tribute as a gift to everyone who helped us out.  Seen in the beginning is even a cameo by none other than Masa-Ito! Domo-Arigato”.


The “Vintage EP” is available for pre-order now, with WITHERFALL offering an exclusive green “Verdigris” vinyl limited to 200 copies alongside t-shirt bundles. The transparent-magenta “Vintage Pinot Noir” vinyl, limited to 100 copies, had already sold out from Century Media’s European Store. 

Black vinyl and the limited hand-numbered CD Digipak, as well digital formats, are available here:

The band’s European tour with Sonata Arctica has already kicked off, with dates and venues as follows:

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
Ahmad Dubose-Dawson – Special Guest Percussionist on EU tour



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