Today, US dark melodic Metal act Witherfall is releasing their version of Tom Petty‘s I Won’t Back Down, which is part of the acoustic ‘Vintage’ EP release, out on March 22, 2019.

“During the final writing sessions of ‘A Prelude to Sorrow,’ Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer stumbled upon doing a darker version of I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty. The song was recorded during the ‘Prelude’ sessions at Boogie Tracks Recording Studio (featured in the music video) in Jake Dreyer’s hometown of Panama City, Florida. A few weeks after the record was finished Hurricane Michael, a category 5 and largest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history, came and destroyed Panama City, Mexico Beach and Boogie Tracks Studios. Also destroyed was the dock that was home to many wine-soaked writing sessions for both ‘Nocturnes’ and ‘Prelude.’ The dock can be seen during both Ode to Despair and I Won’t Back Down solo sections. The Before and After is a haunting reminder that nothing is permanent. We hope this song and video serve as a tribute to the Florida Panhandle and the perseverance of the people living there in rebuilding their communities.” – Witherfall

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!

WITHERFALL live:

SONATA ARCTICA

»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 

WITHERFALL is:

Joseph Michael – Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards

Jake Dreyer – Guitars

Anthony Crawford – Bass

Alex Nasla – Keyboards

Steve Bolognese– Drums