Witherfall Won’t Back Down from covering Tom Petty
As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, US dark melodic metal act Witherfall will release the EP “Vintage” on March 22nd, 2019, available during the upcoming acoustic tour with Sonata Arctica. The EP contains acoustic renditions of Witherfall tracks along with covers of Helloween’s ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’ and Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’. The video for the latter can now be viewed here.
“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.