Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit Witherfall proudly presents their newest musical endeavor "Insidious". The song marks the band's first new music since critically-acclaimed album Curse Of Autumn, which was released in 2020 and saw Witherfall entering the Top 20 of the official German Album Charts as well as admirable positions in Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums and the Billboard 100 chart.
With "Insidious" the band lead by Joseph Michael (vocals) and Jake Dreyer (guitars) opens up a fresh chapter and offers a first glimpse of what to expect from their upcoming fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2024.
"After a crazy writing and recording spree that had us crisscrossing the USA and working in five different states. We present to you perhaps the most involved Witherfall production to date", says the band. "'Insidious' is the first single from our 4th full length album. The song was birthed at four in the morning under a foggy full moon in a stream of consciousness with the central theme and musical landscape written/improvised in a single take. The contrasting consonance and dissonance in the composition takes listeners on a decent into madness. The song was recorded with all analog instruments and was Co-Produced by Zeuss. The video produced by both Bradley Cooper and Cig Neutron represents the pervasive malaise and general sense of division in our current culture. We wish we could say no puppets were harmed during the making of this video..."
Watch the video for "Insidious" here
While yet untitled, The USA version Witherfall's fourth studio album is already up for pre-order. Be one of the first people in the world to secure your personal copy of it and receive a free surprise gift with it: https://www.witherfall.com/soundspresale
Witherfall was formed in Los Angeles in 2013. Joseph Michael (also of Sanctuary fame) and Jake Dreyer (ex-Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards) built their new band around drummer Adam Sagan (RIP) and accomplished bassist Anthony Crawford (Allan Holdsworth, CHON). Since then, the group have released three highly regarded albums: Nocturnes and Requiems (2017), A Prelude to Sorrow (2018), and Curse of Autumn (2021) and an ep Vintage (2019). Not one to cut corners, Witherfall enlisted famed drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson) on Curse of Autumn, ensuring the foundations of singles “As I Lie Awake,” “The Other Side of Fear,” and “The River” were second to none. On the upcoming album, Minnemann returns to the fold with an album-only appearance, while drummer Chris Tsaganeas (Wax Owls) and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Hirschfeld (Willie Nelson) Witherfall’s newest permanent members.
Every Witherfall album is a defining moment. From the moment Nocturnes and Requiems thundered across metaldom to the group’s wine endeavors (Tempest Red Blend) with Charlie & Echo Winery, their video collaboration with Cig Neutron (Devil’s Workshop) on “The Other Side of Fear,” a beer partnership with Adroit Theory Brewing Company (Shadows Black IPA), and custom Funko Pop set, Michael and Dreyer have made Witherfall their mission. The journey to this point hasn’t been without toil and upheaval. Determination, however, is the key.
guitarist/songwriter Jake Dreyer
vocalist/songwriter Joseph Michael
bassist Anthony Crawford
drummer Marco Minnemann (recording only)
drummer/percussionist Chris Tsaganeas
keyboardist Gerry Hirschfeld
DeathWave Records was created by Witherfall headmen Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer as a vehicle for their music and other projects. Look for more exciting and trailblazing releases from DeathWave Records in the future.
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