This is the last Interview that our drummer Adam Sagan gave before passing away in Decemeber. Thank you for reading, JM.
The band would like all to know the following, "Nocturnes And Requiems" is dedicated to the life of Adam Sagan who passed on December 7, 2016 during the final stages of production.
"This, as we know, is the last piece of work that Adam contributed and played on. Adams talent, passion and personality is woven throughout every part of this record as he was easily 1/3 of the creative force. "Nocturnes and Requiems" was a name that Adam eerily came up with one evening when we were figuring out album titles would not have sounded the way it does now without his immense contribution on and off the drums. Adam, we love you and it's a tragedy that you were not able to see this release. You will always and forever be a member of Witherfall. Rest In Peace man."
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members
JOSEPH MICHAEL: Witherfall is a Dark Melodic Metal band based out of Los Angeles. Our Drummer Adam Sagan who just recently passed away from complications of Lymphoma was living in Minneapolis. Jake Dreyer and I met playing for a NWOBHM artist on Earache Records. We had great chemistry during live shows as well as hanging out talking about music theory and other musical nuances that get left out of the normal “Heavy Metal” conversations.
2. What's the origin of the bands name?
ADAM SAGAN: We had a different name early on, and the band wasn't entirely on the same page in that regard. For legal reasons we actually had to drop it, which worked out perfectly in the end.
JOSEPH MICHAEL: Yeah, Adam hated the original name... One night Jake and I were texting and passing back and forth names. Wither is one of my favorite words. I believe Jake added the Fall and I think it took a few days for me to embrace it. The name reflects the fact that life is very fragile and everything is in a constant state of Wither and falling.
JAKE DREYER: The Other name was Midnight Silhouette, which Joseph and I liked but Adam hated it. Though someone else thought it was a good name before we did so we had to give it up. The last thing we wanted to do was start our project off with a cease and desist letter. .... READ MORE AT NATALIES WORLD.
Witherfall have set up a special memorial page for Adam, fans and fellow musicians can post directly on it. Go ahead and leave any funny stories or whatever you like Here.
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