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Tag Archives: Joseph Michael

Lenny Rutledge talks ProgPower and the next chapter of Sanctuary

Posted by on September 4, 2019

On December 13, 2017, the metal community was at a loss after hearing about the sudden passing of Warrel Dane. The Sanctuary/Nevermore singer had one of the most recognizable voices, one that we will never forget. This tragic loss was unexpected. Dane had plans to work on his solo album as well as touring with […]

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Sanctuary to release new album in 2020

Posted by on May 24, 2019

The music world had a huge loss on December 13, 2017 when Warrel Dane (Sanctuary/Nevermore) passed away while recording his solo album Shadow Work. During that time, the future of his record and Sanctuary looked bleak. However, his record was posthumously released last October in his honor and the band decided to tour across North […]

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Witherfall debut exclusive live footage, talk ‘Vintage’ EP, Tom Petty, wine

Posted by on April 24, 2019

Los Angeles dark progressive metallers Witherfall have released their new EP Vintage on March 22nd via Century Media Records (order here). Earlier this year, the group had their first US performance, which was held at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles during Ensiferum and Septicflesh’s North American trek. To celebrate the band’s upcoming European tour […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 5 Concerts of 2018

Posted by on December 18, 2018

If you asked me how many shows I’ve been to this year, the answer is: I lost count. Despite a few unfortunate tour cancellations, 2018 has been an incredible ride for live music. For instance: both Alien Weaponry and Jinjer made it to North America for the first-time-ever, while Nita Strauss booked her first tour […]

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Witherfall’s Jake & Joseph talk new album, Sanctuary, scattering Adam’s ashes at 70k

Posted by on November 2, 2018

Today (2nd), Witherfall’s sophomore album A Prelude To Sorrow has finally arrived via Century Media. The heavy/progressive metal project features Iced Earth guitarist Jake Dreyer and vocalist Joseph Michael who recently replaced the late Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane for their North American tour, and potentially more. The follow-up to 2017’s Nocturnes and Requiems is arguably […]

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Sanctuary debating continuing without Warrel Dane

Posted by on April 11, 2018

When Warrel Dane passed away late last year, we assumed Sanctuary would pull from touring with Iced Earth on their Incorruptible Tour. The group ended up making their scheduled run as a farewell to the late singer and recruited Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael as Dane’s replacement. We were lucky to catch their show in NY […]

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Photos/Review: Iced Earth @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Sanctuary & Kill Ritual

Posted by on April 2, 2018

Despite going through a revolving door of lineup changes, Iced Earth has continued to deliver, and it’s all thanks to rhythm guitarist Jon Schaffer. Their resilient strength is evidently shown in their latest effort, 2017’s Incorruptible, which was the first to include the recruitment of lead guitarist Jake Dreyer as well as the return of […]

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White Wizzard’s Will Wallner Walks

Posted by on October 10, 2013

In a statement that is the most professionally addressed amongst the controversies of White Wizzard, guitarist Will Wallner has announced he is out of the band. That basically leaves Jon Leon and his overwhelming sense of greatness to magically carry on all roles of the now unsigned metal troupe. Wallner recently came to the defense of former […]

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White Wizzard dropped from label following band drama

Posted by on October 9, 2013

But he stole my bag. No, she left it there. Well he called me a name. Well that’s what he said. While the drama surrounding White Wizzard is petty and thoroughly confusing, one thing is now certainly clear. Earache Records has no time for it and has dropped White Wizzard from its roster. Unfortunately, the record label […]

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White Wizzard boots Joseph Michael, hires Giles Lavery amongst drama, drama, drama

Posted by on October 7, 2013

“Without getting into a war of words,” the drama of White Wizzard continues after laying dormant for a few years. Including allegations of theft, this time the band is airing it all out on Facebook. But what we could decipher out of many grammatically angry and obviously hastily written posts and emails is that Joseph Michael is […]

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