WITHERFALL release ODE TO DESPAIR acoustic version


WITHERFALL release ODE TO DESPAIR acoustic version

US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL is releasing an alternate arrangement of “Ode to Despair”. The original recording can be found on WITHERFALLs latest album “A Prelude To Sorrow” and is now going to be released as an acoustic version on the “Vintage EP”, which will be out on March 22nd and available during the group’s upcoming European tour.

“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.”

You can listen to “Ode to Despair” here: https://youtu.be/pq0MCWvrz7s

WITHERFALL already released another single from the “Vintage EP”. Watch the official video to their version of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” here: https://youtu.be/lzxZ3DU_CoI


The “Vintage EP” is available for pre-ordering now with WITHERFALL offering an exclusive green “Verdigris” vinyl limited to 200 copies alongside t-shirt bundles. The transparent-magenta “Vintage Pinot Noir” vinyl, limited to 100 copies, is already sold out from Century Media’s European Store.

Black vinyl and the limited hand-numbered CD Digipak as well digital formats are available here: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/vintage

WITHERFALL will be part of Sonata Arctica’s “Acoustic Adventures” tour, which is kicking off on March 13th in Oslo, Norway:



»Acoustic  Adventures«

Presented by Rock Hard, Rocks, musix, Rock It!, metal.de

w/ WITHERFALL (‘Acoustic set’)

13.03. Oslo (NO) Parkteatret

14.03. Stockholm (SE) Södra Teatern

15.03. Malmö (SE) Palladium

16.03. Hamburg (DE) Fabrik

17.03. Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar

19.03. London (UK) Islington  Assembly  Hall

20.03. Haarlem (NL) Patronaat

21.03. Aschaffenburg (DE) Colos-Saal

22.03. Paris (FR) Le  Trabendo

23.03. Lyon (FR) Ninkasi Kao

24.03. Mailand (IT) Teatro Dal Verme

26.03. Pratteln (CH) Z7

27.03. Nürnberg (DE) Hirsch

28.03. Prag (CZ) Roxy

29.03. Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizemann (Club)

30.03. Bochum (DE) Christuskirche

26.04 – 27.04 (exact date tba) WITHERFALL ‘Electric set’ @ Keep It True XXII, Germany

w/ Candlemass, Satan, Agent Steel, Midnight & many others

Booking: www.facebook.com/DragonProductionsOfficial


Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards

Jake Dreyer – Guitars

Anthony Crawford – Bass

Alex Nasla – Keyboards

Steve Bolognese- Drums

Ahmad Dubose-Dawson – Special Guest Percussionist on EU tour







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