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SANCTUARY – return to Europe for special festival shows and discuss future plans in new video
On December 13th, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of Sanctuary and Nevermore passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album “Shadow Work”. At that time, Sanctuary had already confirmed and announced a US tour supporting Iced Earth in February/March 2018 and while shocked by Warrel Dane’s passing, decided to turn it into a tribute to his legacy with exceptionally talented Witherfall vocalist Joseph Michael. Performing tracks from 1988’s “Refuge Denied”, 1990’s “Into the Mirror Black” and 2014’s “The Year the Sun Died”, Joseph Michael delivered a stunning performance and received very positive feedback from the fans attending the shows. Remaining founding members Lenny Rutledge (guitars) and Dave Budbill (drums) ultimately made the decision to continue with Sanctuary and new singer Joseph Michael not only as a live act, but also compose and record a new album, which is currently expected to surface in 2020.
Now, the band has confirmed two European festival shows this summer and will tour North America in July performing the entire “Refuge Denied” album as Lenny Rutledge explains:
“Sanctuary are looking forward to playing two special festival shows in Europe this summer in addition to our commemorative “Refuge Denied” dates in the US where we will perform our classic debut album in full. If you’re an old school Sanctuary fan or a fan of classic metal, you don’t what to miss this run of dates! Joseph Michael (Witherfall) is the new singer of Sanctuary and we will be playing songs from all 3 albums but focusing on the earlier material. Come check out the return of Sanctuary!”
Lenny Rutledge and Joseph Michael reveal more about Sanctuary’s future in this new video:
While the new album is still months away, Sanctuary will continue to perform live as Joseph Michael enables the group to do intense old school sets including the soaring vocals and high screams, fans know and love on albums such as “Refuge Denied” and “Into the Mirror Black”. Sometimes, great triumph comes from great tragedy, and this sounds true in regards to Sanctuary!
SANCTUARY live 2019
2019 North American tour - Performing all of “Refuge Denied”!
With special guests: Ghost Ship Octavius
July 11 Atlanta, GA - Basement
July 12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 586
July 13 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
July 14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
July 16 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
July 18 Cincinnati, OH – North Side Yacht Club
July 19 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewery
July 20 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
July 21 Chicago, IL – Reggies
August 16 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom *
August 17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
* only SANCTUARY performing
Tickets and merch available at https://www.sanctuaryofficial.com/home
2019 European festival shows:
25. - 27.07.2019 Brande-Hörnerkichen (DE) Headbangers Open Air
10.08.2019 Kortrijk (BE) Alcatraz Festival
SANCTUARY “Inception” (Remixed & Remastered 1986 Demos) http://smarturl.it/SanctuaryINCEPTION
Also check out:
WARREL DANE “Shadow Work” https://warreldane.lnk.to/ShadowWorkID
WITHERFALL “A Prelude To Sorrow” https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow
WITHERFALL “Vintage – EP” https://witherfallband.lnk.to/vintageID
Hey everyone, here is a simple playthrough video of the song "Communion of the Wicked" Taken from our 2nd album "A Prelude to Sorrow".
The video features both Guitar and Bass, with Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford respectively.
You can stream, download or get related merch here: https://witherfallband.lnk.to/APreludeToSorrow
For Shirts,CDs,Posters,Vinyl and more visit: http://www.witherfall.com/merch
The Witherfall merch table always turns into a party. This was from the Sonata Arctica tour last march. We are offering 25% off at http://www.witherfall.com/merch until May 10th... Watch the video and head on over! Use Code: MERCH
Witherfall are celebrating Record Store day by giving fans 25% off our entire catalog including shirts and other merch items. Click here to browse through our store and use code RSD2019 at checkout for 25% off!
These packages and more are also on sale!
Watch our Tour Video featuring our Helloween's "A Tale that wasn't Right" cover
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Nocturnes and Requiems
A Prelude To Sorrow