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Listen to Witherfall’s take on Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Posted by on February 12, 2019

Last year, we’ve expressed how much we enjoyed Witherfall’s latest effort A Prelude to Sorrow as it made it on one of our year-end lists. Luckily, their sophomore full-length album wasn’t all they had planned for as their new EP Vintage will be released on March 22nd via Century Media. Today (12th) the group has […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 20 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 24, 2018

This was a tough year to choose from as I decided to break the rules and expand to a Top 20 best metal albums of 2018 instead of 10. If you read through it all, you will discover a diverse set of honorable mentions at the end followed by an awesome playlist. Personally, 2018 has […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/15 Tenacious D laughs up the charts

Posted by on November 15, 2018

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. With the week we’ve had so far involving the bizarre story behind the “band,” Threatin, we needed a few laughs. Thanks to Tenacious D’s new album Post-Apocalypto taking over the charts, it reminds us about […]

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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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Witherfall to release ‘A Prelude To Sorrow’ in November

Posted by on August 30, 2018

Witherfall, the project featuring Iced Earth guitarist Jake Dreyer and vocalist Joseph Michael have announced their second album A Prelude To Sorrow will be released on November 2nd via Century Media. Michael has been busy this year as he recently replaced the late Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane for the band’s scheduled tour  and possibly could […]

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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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Spotify playlist: Witherfall’s favorite supergroups

Posted by on February 2, 2017

Witherfall, whose debut album Nocturnes and Requiems is out on February 10th, has a classic heavy sound to it that suggests the band has been around for longer than 2013, which is when the project first officially formed. Former White Wizzard members Joseph Michael and Jake Dryer got together with drummer Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into […]

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New & Noteworthy, December 16th – Grand Finale

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Well, friends, this is the end of an era. This will be the final New & Noteworthy of what has been an absolutely mind-blowing 2016. However, there is additional significance to today’s column, because this will be the final New & Noteworthy that I am writing for Metal Insider. More on that later. Because it […]

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White Empress/Witherfall drummer Adam Sagan loses battle with cancer

Posted by on December 6, 2016

  For over a year, White Empress/Witherfall drummer, Adam Sagan has been battling with cancer after being diagnosed with a T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Sagan fought hard as he received chemotherapy in hopes for a healthy conquering. Sadly, after a rough long journey, he  lost the battle yesterday. Hearts have been pouring out on both White […]

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