Chance

Joseph Michael

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Joseph Michael (Witherfall, Sanctuary) Van Williams (ex-Nevermore, Ghost Ship Octavius) Joey Concepcion (Sanctuary, ex-Armageddon, Jasta) Anthony Crawford (Witherfall, Chon, ex Alan Holdsworth) Alex Nasla (Witherfall) Will Wallner (White Wizzard)

“Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Alex Nasla at Harmony Studios West Hollywood, CA”

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Witherfall In Contention for Multiple 2019 Grammy Awards 

The Grammy Awards voting period is in full swing and this season Witherfall is once again in the running! 

This year our #DarkMelodicMetal Opus about our fallen Friend and Drummer Adam Sagan is in contention. 

If you are a voting member click here and login: 
https://www.grammy.com/user 

Like some larger bands (Ghost pictured) we do not have ads in Billboard mag or other trades. Just the support of fans, professionals and the appreciation from #musicians of complex and left of center musical ambition. 

Categories are: 

Witherfall - A Prelude To Sorrow (#76) #AlbumOfTheYear 
https://open.spotify.com/album/6ZPKH5znPzGGpmNt4jNZqi… 

Witherfall - Vintage (#076) #BestMetalPerformance 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlD3-EWGNZA 

Witherfall - Shadows (#381) #BestRockPerformance 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYj1ghVSbF0 

Witherfall - Ode To Despair (#0706) #SongOfTheYear 
Witherfall - Ode To Despair (#1123) #RecordOfTheYear 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_LUai2NYMQ 

PS: Witherfall have officially begun the Pr-Production/Arranging stages of our next record. 
As you may well know a lot of #PinotNoir and #BelvedereVodka gets consumed during these times. To fund our bad habits we are having a special sale: Share this post and go to: 

http://www.witherfall.com/merch 
enter code WITHERFALLGRAMMY 
and get 20% anything at our shop! 

The code expires November 20th the day that the #GrammyNominations are announced.

 

Guitar Giveaway from Witherfall 

Hey everyone! We have some cool stuff today. Our good friend Glenn Fricker is helping us raffle off a signed Jackson Guitar that was used on the latest EP "Vintage". The guitar is signed by Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer, Anthony Crawford, Alex Nasla and Special guest Bruno Valverde (Angra)!

 

To Sign up just click here and follow instructions to enter:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/003fd7b412/

Watch the Hilarious Video Here:

https://youtu.be/XuFW2JnIR_M?t=413

 

 

 

 

Also we are giving a free Witherfall Guitar or Bass pick to anyone that pays shipping. Paypal  $1 to info@witherfall.com

 

Also a New album in the works! We will see you on the road soon!

 

 

 

 

Want This Shit? It is on Sale for $10 RIGHT NOW... Only a few left act fast!

http://www.witherfall.com/merch

 

Former and Current Members of Nevermore, Sanctuary & Witherfall Cover Savatage  

Joseph Michael (Witherfall, Sanctuary) Van Williams (ex-Nevermore, Ghost Ship Octavious), Anthony Crawford 
(Witherfall, Chon), Joey Concepcion (Sanctuary, Jasta), Alex Nasla (Witherfall) and Will Wallner (White Wizzard) 
have collaborated on an epic recreation of the Savatage Song "Chance". The Song includes all of the Vocal insanity 
of the original and more. The song is set for a digital release July 18th, 2019. 

 


Right now Joseph Michael is out with SANCTUARY performing it's 1988 debut album, "Refuge Denied", in its entirety on 
the band's upcoming North American tour. The trek will kick off on July 11 in Atlanta and conclude on August 17 in 
Seattle. Support on the tour will come from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the band featuring former NEVERMORE drummer 
Van Williams. 


"It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce that SANCTUARY are officially continuing on," the group said in a 
statement. 


"This small string of U.S. dates will serve as the starting point of many more things to come. 
"To celebrate the deep history of the band and the connection the fans have with us, we will perform 'Refuge Denied' in its 
entirety, along with other popular songs. Along for this journey, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS will be joining us. 
"2019 will be an exciting year." 
Tour dates: 


Jul. 11 - Atlanta, GA - Basement 
Jul. 12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 
Jul. 13 - Frederick, MD - Cafe 611 
Jul. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar 
Jul. 16 - Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom 
Jul. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse 
Jul. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - North Side Yacht Club 
Jul. 19 - Indianapolis, IN - Black Circle Brewery 
Jul. 20 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary 
Jul. 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggies 
Jul. 27 - HOA Germany 
Aug. 09 - Alcatraz Festival 
Aug. 16 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom 
Aug. 17 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon 
Sept. 04 - Atlanta, GA ProgPower USA 

Download the Song HERE:


Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82wrBg39TSs&feature=youtu.be 
 

 

Joseph Michael(WItherfall) To Perform Entire Refuge Denied Album with Sancutary 

 

Photo by Neil Lim Sang

 

SANCTUARY – return to Europe for special festival shows and discuss future plans in new video

 

On December 13th, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of Sanctuary and Nevermore passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album “Shadow Work”. At that time, Sanctuary had already confirmed and announced a US tour supporting Iced Earth in February/March 2018 and while shocked by Warrel Dane’s passing, decided to turn it into a tribute to his legacy with exceptionally talented Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael. Performing tracks from 1988’s “Refuge Denied”, 1990’s “Into the Mirror Black” and 2014’s “The Year the Sun Died”, Joseph Michael delivered a stunning performance and received very positive feedback from the fans attending the shows. Remaining founding members Lenny Rutledge (guitars) and Dave Budbill (drums) ultimately made the decision to continue with Sanctuary and new singer Joseph Michael not only as a live act, but also compose and record a new album, which is currently expected to surface in 2020.

 

Now, the band has confirmed two European festival shows this summer and will tour North America in July performing the entire “Refuge Denied” album as Lenny Rutledge explains:

 

“Sanctuary are looking forward to playing two special festival shows in Europe this summer in addition to our commemorative “Refuge Denied” dates in the US where we will perform our classic debut album in full. If you’re an old school Sanctuary fan or a fan of classic metal, you don’t what to miss this run of dates! Joseph Michael (Witherfall) is the new singer of Sanctuary and we will be playing songs from all 3 albums but focusing on the earlier material. Come check out the return of Sanctuary!”

 

Lenny Rutledge and Joseph Michael reveal more about Sanctuary’s future in this new video:

https://youtu.be/GNIVfSiOENA

 

 

While the new album is still months away, Sanctuary will continue to perform live as Joseph Michael enables the group to do intense old school sets including the soaring vocals and high screams, fans know and love on albums such as “Refuge Denied” and “Into the Mirror Black”. Sometimes, great triumph comes from great tragedy, and this sounds true in regards to Sanctuary!

 

 

SANCTUARY live 2019

2019 North American tour - Performing all of “Refuge Denied”!

With special guests: Ghost Ship Octavius

July 11 Atlanta, GA - Basement

July 12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 586

July 13 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611

July 14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar

July 16 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom

July 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse

July 18 Cincinnati, OH – North Side Yacht Club

July 19 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewery

July 20 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary

July 21 Chicago, IL – Reggies

August 16 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom *

August 17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *

* only SANCTUARY performing

 

Tickets and merch available at https://www.sanctuaryofficial.com/home

 

2019 European festival shows:

25. - 27.07.2019 Brande-Hörnerkichen (DE) Headbangers Open Air        

10.08.2019 Kortrijk (BE) Alcatraz Festival

 

Latest release:

SANCTUARY “Inception” (Remixed & Remastered 1986 Demos) http://smarturl.it/SanctuaryINCEPTION  

 

Also check out:

WARREL DANE “Shadow Work” https://warreldane.lnk.to/ShadowWorkID

WITHERFALL “A Prelude To Sorrow” https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow

WITHERFALL “Vintage – EP” https://witherfallband.lnk.to/vintageID

 

 

Sanctuary to Perform Refuge Denied in Full  

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce that Sanctuary are officially continuing on. This small string of US dates will serve as the starting point of many more things to come. To celebrate the deep history of the band and the connection the fans have with us, we will perform Refuge Denied in its entirety, along with other popular songs. Along for this journey, Ghost Ship Octavius (Van Williams former Nevermore) will be joining us. 2019 will be an exciting year.

For Show Tickets and Merch (We have new sizes in on shirts) VIsit http://www.SanctuaryOfficial.com

 

Sanctuary Lineup:

Joseph Michael (Witherfall) - Vocals

Lenny Rutledge - Guitar

Dave Budbill - Drums

George Hernandez - Bass

Joey Concepcion (Arch Enemy-Live) - Guitar

Happy New Years  

Happy New Years from all of us in WItherfall, we have exciting news to share with you within the next  two weeks!

Here is a discount code good until the morning for 20% off  enter NEWYEAR at checkout

Joseph Michael(WItherfall) Official Vocalist of Sanctuary 

Sanctuary founding guitarist/songwriter gives an interview with Decibel Magazine regarding the future of Sanctuary and new Vocalist Joseph Michael..

 

https://bit.ly/2SOaEJY

 

Watch a clip from the Iced Earth/Sanctuary tour earlier this year...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTBeW1-x3X0&start_radio=1&list=RDcTBeW1-x3X0&t=5

 

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