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Withering Soul

Formed: 1999
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Withering Soul News

Below is our complete Withering Soul news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Withering Soul Paints An "Adverse Portrait"

Haunted melodic black metal band Withering Soul will release "Adverse Portrait" on June 9th via Mortal Music. This is the third full-length from the Chicago band and follows 2011 release "No Closure."

The album, which features guest vocals from Steve Sagala (ex-Enforsaken) on “No Longer Within," was engineered and mixed by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound, and mastered by Dennis Israel at Clintworks Audio. Cover art was handled by Pierre-Alain D of 3mmi Design. The album's track listing is:

01. Vestige
02. No Longer Within
03. The Dreadful Echo
04. Awakening
05. Hour Of Obstinacy
06. Hex Illusion
07. Shadow Path
08. In Abscence More...

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Withering Soul Recording New Album

Chicago extreme metal act Withering Soul has officially entered the studio to track the follow up to 2011's "No Closure." The new album has yet to be named, but is projected to see a release next year. The band has begun recording the drums with Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound.

Krystofer (guitarist) commented on the upcoming album: "We happen to have about 7-8 songs written that just require some minor revision and keyboard arrangements. The next album will definitely have much of the same feel as 'No Closure,' but with more solid song structure and a few new surprises. The music is very moody, dark and enigmatic at times, with sporadic bursts of aggression. As with our previous efforts, we plan to take our time in working on this album, yet at the same time, there will be a much quicker turn around on this release."

Withering Soul can also be seen performing at this years 5th annual Metal Mergence, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Reggie's in Chicago. The festival is much like a heavy metal conference, featuring graphic artists, record label & booking reps, and live bands.

You can listen to Withering Soul's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Withering Soul Signs To Mortal Music

Chicago's Withering Soul has announced a record deal with Mortal Music for the release of "No Closure" on March 8th, 2011. "No Closure" was recorded and mixed by Chris Wisco (Novembers Doom, Michael Angelo Batio, Lazurus A.D.) at Belle City Sound (Racine, WI), and mastered at The Cutting Room (Sweden). Withering Soul commented on the album:

"As an attempt to characterize, the music may be described as a combination of symphonic black metal and melodic death metal...with some gothic overtones thrown in as well. Featuring carefully crafted songs full of interesting changes and climactic phrasings, the band delivers a mature sound that is not normally achieved on a first release. Also, as an underlying blue print, the band draws on influences from some of the finest in Scandinavian black metal before venturing off and establishing their own style. Throughout the album, you will find sinister yet majestic clean vocal melodies, catchy rhythms, and a haunting vibe that would make for an amazing soundtrack to a classic horror novel. As a special treat, guest backing vocals have been provided by Melissa Ferlaak (Echoterra/Visions of Atlantis/Aesma Daeva) on the songs 'Lifeless They Lie' and 'Unquiet.'"

The single "Tides of the Accursed" from the new album can be heard through this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Night of the Revenant
2. Phantasmal Chaos Divinity
3. The Sequitor
4. Tides of the Accursed
5. Possession of Deception - Part II
6. Sadistic Redress
7. Manifest Transparency
8. Lifeless they Lie
9. Unquiet
10. Requiem of Sorrow

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Track Listing Announced For Running Wild Tribute

Chicago black metallers Withering Soul have issued the following statement about the final track list for the upcoming Running Wild tribute album:

"The final track-listing for 'ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild', scheduled to be released in fall 2009 via Remedy Records, is as follows:

01. POWERWOLF - Riding The Storm
02. FATE - Soul Vampires
03. ORDEN OGAN - The Battle Of Waterloo
04. ESENIA - Resurrection
05. 5TH SONIC BRIGADE - Angel Of Mercy
06. SATANOCHIO - Siberian Winter
07. DEADLOCK feat. Jürg Theiler - When Time Runs Out
08. SKILTRON - Ballad Of William Kidd
09. MOTORJESUS - The Rivalry
10. SUIDAKRA feat. Axel Römer & Matthias Zimmer - Marooned
11. THUNDERSTORM feat. Preacher - Welcome To Hell
12. WITHERING SOUL - Firebreather
13. WARHEAD - Faceless
14. WILD KNIGHT - Tsar

01. JOSÉ JUAN GALLEGO - Draw The Line
02. MAGICA - Victory
03. CHINCHILLA - Conquistadores
04. HELLISH WAR - Return Of The Gods
05. OVERTURES - Pirate Song
06. BURNING POINT feat. Majk Moti - Gods Of Iron '09
07. CUSTARD - Under Jolly Roger
08. SEVEN SEAS - Detonator
09. HALOR - Little Big Horn
10. THUNDERBLAST - Timeriders
11. CRYSTAL VIPER - Libertalia
12. EVERTALE - Blazon Stone
13. WINTERS DAWN - Into The Fire
14. HEAVENLY - Masquerade
15. SOLEMNITY - Dr. Horror
16. WITCHTRAP - Victim Of States Power
17. RAVAGE - Fight The Fire Of Hate

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Withering Soul To Appear On Running Wild Tribute

Chicago black metallers Withering Soul have issued the following statement about appearing on a Running Wild tribute album:

"Withering Soul in conjunction with Jens Pohl, Jörn Rüter of Remedy Records and Tim Anders of Pitch Black Productions are proud to announce that Withering Soul will be recording a track on a new tribute album dedicated to Germany’s legendary pirate-themed metal band, Running Wild.

"The album to be entitled 'ReUnation – A Tribute To Running Wild' is set to be released in the fall of 2009 by the well-known Hamburg-based label Remedy Records. The album will be released as a limited 2-CD set for the price of a normal CD.

"Running Wild released their first record 'Gates To Purgatory' in 1984 and has since released twelve additional albums. The band recently announced that this years Wacken Open Air Festival would be the band’s last live performance of their career.

"Commented Jens Pohl, the webmaster for German Metal-Legends Running Wild: 'This album will not be just an ordinary tribute to anyone, this is going to be a farewell gift to one of the most influential bands in Heavy Metal, paying homage to Rock'n'Rolf as a musician and - due to the current situation - to many of his latest songs but not solely. I am really happy, proud and grateful at the same time that this tribute album features some legends as well as some of the most promising and uprising Heavy Rock- and Metal-Acts you should not miss! My deepest appreciation to everyone being involved. Thanks.'"

The complete track listing - in alphabetical order - is as follows: More...

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Withering Soul Cancels Show Due To Injury

Chicago black metal band, Withering Soul, in conjunction with Pitch Black Productions has announced that Withering Soul will be canceling their May 2nd show in Mount Prospect, IL due to an injury to drummer, Marek. Marek’s injuries are only minor and he will return to his drum kit shortly.

According to a press release, this is the first show the band has ever cancelled and Withering Soul wants their fans to know that they did not make this decision lightly and that all possible options were taken into consideration. Withering Soul has never canceled a show in the past and even finished a set back in August of 2008 alongside Finntroll (Finland) after an injury that occurred on stage at Mokena’s Pearl Room. This prior injury was not the fault of the management or staff of The Pearl Room. More...

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Withering Soul Post "Fallen Release" Online

WITHERING SOUL post the following update on their Myspace page:
"Greetings ghouls and friends,
We have posted the song "Fallen Release" of our 2004 debut: Apparitions of the Surreal.

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Withering Soul Post New Song Online

Chicago black metallers, Withering Soul, post the following update on their myspace page regarding the addition of a new song:

"This is the first song that we have chosen to release from our upcoming LP, "Beyond the Veil of Mortality". The album is in it's final mixing stages and the overall result is nothing short of intense! "Tides of the Accursed" turned out to be a good collective preview of what can be expected on the new release. There will still be a great amount of diversity in song structures and moodiness in the Withering Soul tradition. As an epic piece, this track definitely takes it up a notch! There will be much more to come....enjoy everyone!"


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Withering Soul Post New Song Samples Online

Chicago black metal band, Withering Soul, have posted 'Manifest Transparency' off the album 'Beyond the Veil of Mortality' on their myspace page.

Withering Soul also have a live video of the song Leave Again on Youtube. More...

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Morgana Lefay, Agent Steel On Chicago Powerfest

Swedish metallers MORGANA LEFAY and California's AGENT STEEL have just been confirmed for Chicago Powerfest 2006. Due to an overwhelming response stemming from both last year's Powerfest performance and the success of their latest release, "Grand Materia", MORGANA LEFAY has been invited to return for a repeat performance. The last remaining band (headliner) will be announced in the next week or two, with additional ticket and event details to follow.

Chicago Powerfest, the fourth annual metal fest featuring both veteran and up-and-coming bands from various sub-genres of metal, will take place on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at Mr. Kelley's Music Box in Chicago Heights, IL. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are ELDRITCH, BIOMECHANICAL, ION VEIN, TWELFTH GATE, GRACEPOINT, MIRROR BLACK and WITHERING SOUL.

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Lineup For Chicago Powerfest 2006 Announced

Chicago Powerfest 2006, the 4th annual metal fest featuring both veteran and up-and-coming bands from various sub-genres of metal, will take place on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th at Mr. Kelley's Music Box in
Chicago Heights, IL.

Due to the gaining momentum that the Chicago Powerfest has seen since it's beginning, the fest is moving to a brand new, much larger (600-700 capacity) venue in 2006, and will also be open to an 18+ audience, instead
of its previous 21+ restriction.

To date, confirmed bands include: More...

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