Official Century Media Records Press Release:
Moon, autumn atmosphere, fog in the woods, vampires and an evil storyteller… if you are a fan of 80s horror cinema you will be impressed by the new Witherfall video!
The band presents “As I Lie Awake“, second excerpt from the new album “Curse Of Autumn,” watch the video below:
The video was directed by Zen Deans (Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, Danzel Curry, St. Vincent). “Curse Of Autumn” will be released on March 5, 2021 on Century Media Records, preorder will be announced in the coming days.
The artwork is once again the work of the legendary Kristian Wåhlin and is the fourth in the band’s discography.
The album was produced by Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards) for Ravencraft Productions, Joseph Michael (vocals and keyboards; also member of Sanctuary) and Jake Dreyer (guitar; Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards) while the recording and mastering was handled by Jim Morris (Savatage, Iced Earth, Kamelot, Death) and Tom Morris.
After most Witherfall songs were written with just an acoustic guitar, pen and paper and copious amounts of red wine, it was the group effort of the full production team that made a difference.
“Jon Schaffer and Jim Morris really brought a lot of energy to these sessions”, Michael comments.
Witherfall comments: “’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. Director 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 Duffs in Brooklyn, we didn’t mean to spill blood and wine on your carpet …“
Director Zev Deans about the video: “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.“
Joseph Michael / Vocals, Keyboards (also in Sanctuary)
Jake Dreyer / Acoustic and Electric Guitars (also in Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards)
Anthony Crawford / Bass (Chon, Shalmor, Allan Holdsworth, Justin Timberlake, Kirk Whalum…)
Marco Minnemann / Drums (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess, Necrophagist…)
Alex Nasla / Live Keyboards