This week US dark melodic metal masters WITHERFALL have released “A Prelude to Sorrow”, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems”.

Listen to the album in its entirety HERE.

Watch an unboxing video of “A Prelude To Sorrow” HERE.

On “A Prelude to Sorrow”, main songwriters Joseph Michael (vocals, Sanctuary – live) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) succeeded in perfectly combining the group’s technical proficiency with an appropriate eerie and somber atmosphere, manifesting also in Kristian Wåhlin’s majestic cover painting.

“A Prelude to Sorrow” was mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris. (Sanctuary, Queensryche, Iced Earth)

The album is available as a limited edition digipak, jewel case CD (US only), gatefold 2LP plus poster and etching on side D as well as digital album.

The following limited vinyl colors are available:

400x transparent blue vinyl – only available at

200x clear vinyl – only available at Century Media’s European store

CD/LP plus t-shirt bundles available here:

View all “A Prelude To Sorrow” order options here