Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer are no strangers to Talking Metal, having appeared on the show while part of White Wizzard, and the band they formed after leaving WW, called Witherfall. Their first album Nocturnes And Requiems was one of 2017’s hidden gems, if you haven’t checked it out, do yourself a favor and do so. The band has just announced album number two, A Prelude To Sorrow, here is the information that was sent to us:
US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALLwill release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s Nocturnes and Requiems on November 2nd, 2018. The band reveals more details about this stunning new offering:
“A Prelude To Sorrow is a concept record, though not in the sense that most people have come to know the form. Ours is not a story where each song acts as a chapter. The inspiration lays in the supremely dark reality that was the passing of our drummer and one of our best friends Adam Sagan. These songs are raw emotional reflections, composed in the witching hours under the influence of wine and sorrow, while watching and helping our friend fight and ultimately lose his battle with Lymphoma. Nocturnes and Requiems was dedicated to Adam after the fact. A Prelude to Sorrow is written specifically about his and our personal tragedy. Like Nocturnes and Requiems the songs have been arranged to still have the peaks and valleys that any great record should. With “Prelude” these peaks just might be a little steeper and the valleys might be a little deeper, alternating between violence and beauty. The titles initials are an acronym for “Adam Paul Sagan”, He came up with Nocturnes and Requiems so we suppose it is kind of fitting that he also inspired this title. Hope he doesn’t come knocking on our door for royalties. We hope that this will be a fitting requiem for our friend and talented musician.”
The album will be released in various formats, including your customary streaming services, digipack CD, and blue vinyl among others, go here to find out more.