Moonspell Cancel North American Tour With Swallow The Sun & Witherfall

Moonspell have cancelled their upcoming North American tour with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall. The trek was unable to move forward due to “unsolvable logistic and transportation problems.”

The band commented:

“Dear North- American fans.

We have no other option than to cancel our American Fullmoon tour with Swallow the Sun and Witherfall that would start August 25th in NY and end September 19th in Boston.

Unsolvable logistic and transportation problems are the cause behind this cancellation.

Together with our agency, Moonspell and STS management tried all the options available but we have no other solution than cancelling.

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for all the trouble caused.

We are already working on a North-American tour for 2023. Will keep you posted.

Please contact your ticket provider for reimbursements.

See you under better circumstances, under the spell!

Note: Moonspell will play Candelabrum Metal Fest ,Léon, Mexico as a stand alone show on September 3rd.”

Witherfall Premiere New Video For Radio Edit Of “…And They All Blew Away”

Witherfall have premiered a new video for a radio edit of their song “…And They All Blew Away.” You can check that out below. The full version of the track appears on the band’s new album “Curse Of Autumn,” which was released today (March 5). The group commented:

“So, this is a total edit of this song. For those who dare, there is a 15+ minute version on the record that is by far the most progressive thing Witherfall has ever written and features an incredible drum performance by the legendary Marco Minnemann as well as an amazing display of eclectic bass techniques by Anthony Crawford. Going into the songwriting of Curse Of Autumn, we always want to try and outdo ourselves with certain tracks and this goal was to write a song that took the listener on an unparalleled musical journey. This abridged version is set to cinema by UnholyRoman and is shrouded in mystery much like the meaning of the song. For those that dare, the full version can be found via the link in the description.”

Witherfall Premiere “The River” Video

Witherfall have premiered a new video for their new song “The River.” This track is from the band’s new album “Curse Of Autumn,” which will be released on March 5. The group commented:

“‘The River’ is a song about singer Joseph Michael’s deceased father. It refers to the family fishing spot up near Thousand Islands by the Canadian border of New York State. During the recording, tears were shed… Hopefully this song honors JM’s father appropriately. R.I.P., Kenneth Martin Furney.”

Witherfall Premiere “The Other Side Of Fear” Video

Witherfall have premiered a new video for their new song “The Other Side Of Fear.” This track is from the band’s new album “Curse Of Autumn,” which will be released on March 5. The group commented:

“‘The Other Side Of Fear’ video is a nightmare-scape starring Cig Neutron, Rannie Rodil, and Sin Twisted. Cig Neuron and his team managed to capture the core themes of the song. The video highlights the lyrical panic and anxious, fear-driven delivery of the music. The video is unsettling, creative, and definitely NSFW. This song is the oldest track on this record. Joseph had the title and basic melody and theme. The music was written around it, usually at the end of each writing session. The piece was initially started during the ‘A Prelude to Sorrow’ sessions, where the verses and chorus were complete. As we progressed with the writing of ‘A Prelude To Sorrow,’ it became apparent we were writing a rock opera about Adam Sagan and ‘The Other Side of Fear’ did not really fit thematically. The song was finished in Las Vegas after a debaucherously ridiculous evening.”

Witherfall Premiere “As I Lie Awake” Video

Witherfall have premiered a new video for their new song “As I Lie Awake.” This track is from the band’s new album “Curse Of Autumn,” which will be released on March 5.

The group commented:

“‘As I Lie Awake’ is the catchiest Witherfall song to date. It was created with much arguing and loud, drunken chicanery. Early on, the band and producer Jon Schaffer agreed that this should be the lead single. Zev Deans, who had directed Ghost’s ‘Dance Macabre,’ was enlisted for the job and the video for ‘As I Lie Awake’ features a great Lost Boys-styled treatment. Thanks again to Duff’s in Brooklyn. We didn’t mean to spill blood and wine on your carpet…”

Deans added:

“When Joseph sent me the song, it immediately transported me to an era when both heavy metal and horror movies were all about sex, blood, and ultimately, a good time. Movies like The Lost Boys were in the movie theaters and long-format music videos like ‘Thriller’ were on MTV.”

Witherfall Premiere New Song “The Last Scar”

Witherfall have premiered a new song titled “The Last Scar.” This track is from the band’s new album “Curse Of Autumn,” which is expected to be released in March 2021. The group commented:

“This is a nice a happy one… heavily inspired by an evening on tour in the Czech Republic. Quite possibly one of the most aggressive Witherfall songs and certainly a test of stamina for instrumentalists and voices. During the recording Our producer Jon Schaffer really put us to the test on getting these final takes. Both Witherfall and our team at Century Media felt this song would be the perfect way to introduce our latest offspring ‘Curse of Autumn’. Like any other Witherfall record this one is quite the storm. This is but the first gust of wind…”

Witherfall Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Helloween’s “A Tale That Wasn’t Right”

Witherfall have premiered a new video for their cover of Helloween’s “A Tale That Wasn’t Right.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Vintage,” which will be released on March 22. That effort will feature covers, acoustic tracks, and more.

The group commented:

“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 as support for 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.”

Witherfall Stream Acoustic Version Of “Ode To Despair”

Witherfall are streaming an acoustic version of “Ode To Despair.” This version of the track is from the band’s new EP “Vintage,” which will be released on March 22.

The group commented:

“Being invited as special guests on Sonata Arctica’s Acoustic Adventures tour we knew we had to re-imagine some of our songs to realize the vibe of the tour. Our partners at Century Media came up with a brilliant idea of recording a few of these and including them on the upcoming Vintage EP. Being our most successful single to date ‘Ode To Despair’ was the first one thought of. The track was recorded in a split session bookending a tour of Japan with Kamelot. Vocals and guitars were literally followed by a 5am flight to the Far East, then after the tour we headed straight from the airport to the studio. This is also the first song to incorporate new keyboardist; Alex Nasla. We also had the privilege of working with James “Timbali” Cornwell (Earth Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson) who provided the percussion that really makes this track standout.”

Witherfall Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Witherfall have premiered a new video for their cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Vintage,” which will be released on March 22. That effort will feature covers, acoustic tracks, and more.

The group commented:

“During the final writing sessions of “A Prelude to Sorrow”, Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer stumbled upon doing a darker version of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. The song was recorded during the Prelude Sessions at Boogie Tracks Recording studio (featured in the music video) in Jake Dreyer’s hometown of Panama City, Florida. A few weeks after the record was finished Hurricane Michael, a category 5 and largest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history came and destroyed Panama City, Mexico Beach and Boogie Tracks Studios. Also destroyed was the dock that was home to many wine soaked writing sessions for both Nocturnes and Prelude. The dock can be seen during both “Ode To Despair” and “I Won’t Back Down” solo sections. The Before and After is a haunting reminder that nothing is permanent. We hope this song and video serve as a tribute to the Florida Panhandle and the perseverance of the people living there in rebuilding their communities.”

Witherfall To Release “Vintage” EP

Witherfall have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Vintage” on March 22. The effort will feature covers, acoustic tracks, and more. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“Vintage” Track Listing:

01. “Vintage Medley” (“Vintage I”, “Nobody Sleeps Here…”, and “Vintage II”)
02. “A Tale That Wasn’t Right” (Helloween cover)
03. “Ode To Despair” (acoustic)
04. “The Long Walk Home (December)”
05. “I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty cover)
06. “Vintage” (album version)

The band commented:

“During the sessions for A Prelude To Sorrow, two cover songs were recorded that showed a different side of Witherfall, originally intended to be bonus tracks. A dark and somber version of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with vocals recorded with Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row) and an epic version of the Helloween classic ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’. With the announcement of the Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures tour, it was decided to release these covers along with a few acoustic renditions of favorite Witherfall tracks.

Along with new keyboardist Alex Nasla and session percussionist James “Timbali” Cornwell (Smokey Robinson, Earth Wind & Fire ), Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford retreated to Harmony Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA (Adele, Miley Cyrus) armed with acoustic guitars and bottles of wine to start working on acoustic arrangements for the tour. The sessions were fruitful and two acoustic versions of past Witherfall songs were recorded: a medley of ‘Vintage’ and ‘Nobody Sleeps Here…’ (originally on “Nocturnes and Requiems”) and an alternate arrangement of ‘Ode to Despair’. Instead of keeping these as secrets and finally making the rare ‘The Long Walk Home (December)’ also available to an audience outside of Japan, the Vintage EP offers a collection of music that shows another dimension of the Witherfall sound.”