Warrel Dane: Praises To The War Machine-2008.

Warrel Dane (born Warrel George Baker; March 7, 1961 – December 13, 2017)[1] was an American musician who was the lead singer for the metal bands Sanctuary and Nevermore. He was a natural baritone;[2] though he was known for his high-pitched vocals with Serpent’s Knight and on the first two Sanctuary albums, later in his career, Dane became more notable for his distinctively deep, dramatic voice.

Dane was trained for five years as an opera singer and utilized a very broad vocal range, spanning from notes as low as the G♯ below low C, or G♯1, to notes as high as the B♭ below soprano C, or B♭5. While his high head voice style vocals were much more prominent in the older Sanctuary albums, there were instances where he utilized it in Nevermore as well. Sanctuary’s 2014 comeback album The Year the Sun Died includes these higher passages on three songs. Dane provided the voice of Candynose Twinskins in the musical comedy Metalocalypse on Adult Swim.

Dane’s first ever solo record, Praises to the War Machine was released May 13, 2008, on Century Media Records. He was working on a second album at the time of his death.[3] It was going to be different than the first solo effort: “Some of it is just brutally heavy”, Dane remarked.[4]

In March 2016, the title was revealed to be Shadow Work [5] The recording session was originally planned for October 2016.[6]


Praises to the War Machine / The PremonitionSplit2008 
Praises to the War MachineFull-length2008
Disconnection SystemSingle2018 
As Fast as the OthersSingle2018 
Shadow WorkFull-length2018


Warrel DaneVocals (2007-2017)
(R.I.P. 2017) See also: ex-Nevermore, ex-Sanctuary, ex-Serpent’s Knight, ex-Warhed
Fabio CaritoBass (2017)
See also: Addicted to PainPastoreSuprema, ex-Ravenland (live), Instincted, ex-Furia Inc., ex-Shadowside
Marcus DottaDrums (2017)
See also: Addicted to PainVikramLeather (live), ex-Hatematter, ex-Tiago Della Vega (live), ex-Thram
Johnny MoraesGuitars (2017)
See also: Hevilan
Thiago OliveiraGuitars (2017)
See also: Addicted to PainSeventh Seal, ex-A Season in Hell

Past Members:

Dirk VerbeurenDrums (2007)
See also: Abyssal VortexAkromaBent SeaBrave the ColdCadaverFreyaGeodaHesperaMegadethPhaze IPulse of NebulaeThe Project Hate MCMXCIXTronosVeturWithered MoonDevin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Kill Division, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-At the Gates (live), ex-Jeff Loomis (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-7th Circle, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Phazm, ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
Peter WichersGuitars, Bass (2007)
See also: ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, King Fighter, Tone Assassins, ex-I Legion, ex-Soilwork, ex-Killswitch Engage (live), ex-Inferior Breed
Matt WicklundGuitars, Bass (2007)
See also: Ghost Ship Octavius, ex-God Forbid, ex-Himsa, ex-Sol Negro, ex-Armageddon

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