Joseph Michael


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Vocalist/Musician/Songwriter/Producer Century Media/Sony Music Recording Artists Witherfall and Sanctuary Also Taking on a few DEDICATED vocal students

Joseph Michael is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, sight-reader, and record label owner currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Born on December 26, 1979 in Utica, New York, Michael presently fronts Los Angeles-based progressive dark metal outfit Witherfall, Seattle-based technical metal group Sanctuary, and Los Angeles-based thrash metal-gothic music hybrid Midnight Reign. Apart from his schedule fronting internationally recognized metal acts, Michael also privately teaches music theory and application, as well as voice, to aspiring musicians and songwriters. Privately, Michael enjoys sushi, red wine, and airport lounges. He’s related to former Black Sabbath/Rainbow/Dio singer, the legendary Ronnie James Dio and renowned Bewitched actress Agnes Moorehead.

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  • English

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  1. Review by Jimmie H.

    It is always an honor and pleasure to work with Joseph, not only because his top performance for the songs, but also for his passion, professional standard and kindness. Before met him, I never expect someone would made such great contribution to the songs with his powerful and creative vocals. Much appreciated for everything, Joseph, I'm looking forward to work with you for more songs in the future. Many thanks!

Interview with Joseph Michael

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: New Sanctuary and Witherfall albums

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. because you can.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Dark Melodic Strange

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: Soaring vocals with big hooks.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: Depends on The Project

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have everything i need in house for a professional recording. I also work in satellite locations in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: Mostly Vocal recordings and songwriting but i also do production work.

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Neuman and AKG mics with Avalon preamps
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