Video footage of Warrel Dane's final appearance on Brazilian TV has been posted online and can now be seen below.
On November 30, the SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE frontman was joined by Brazilian guitarists Johnny Moraes and Thiago Oliveira on the show "Sonoridades", which airs on RedeTV! The trio performed acoustically and spoke to presenters Mauricio "Java" and Gabriela Di França about the recordings of Dane's second solo album, "Shadow Work", shows in Brazil, and other topics.
Dane died on Wednesday (December 13) in São Paulo, Brazil at the age of 56. The American musician reportedly had a heart attack during the night and could not be revived.
According to Moraes, Dane had a history of addiction and other health issues. "His health was already very weak because of his diabetes and his problems with alcoholism," he said.
The instrumental parts for Dane's follow-up to 2008's "Praises To The War Machine" solo album were almost completed and he had begun laying down his vocals shortly before his death.
NEVERMORE effectively split up in 2011 when guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from the band due to personal differences with Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Warrel later described NEVERMORE in an interview as "the greatest band that alcohol ever ruined."
SANCTUARY, which reformed in 2010 after an 18-year break, has spent recent years touring in support of its comeback album, 2014's "The Year The Sun Died", as well as 2016's "Inception", an album comprised of presumed lost 1986 studio recordings.
Sonoridades - Warrel Dane
Momento histórico pro Sonoridades e para todos que passaram pelo programa neste dia (30/11). Warrel Dane foi o nosso quarto entrevistado. Um cara interessante, cheio de nuances, manias...mas que na hora que mais se precisou que comparecesse, não só engrandeceu o Sonoridades, como arrepiou todos que estavam no estúdio.
Essa edição - única, rara e singela, tem 40 minutos. O programa todo teve 55 minutos. São estes 40 min que valeram a pena e mostraram o Warrel do jeito que ele deveria ser lembrado. Único, visceral...
Mais uma vez, a equipe Sonoridades gostaria de mandar um abraço apertado e todo nosso carinho aos familiares de Warrel, aos amigos, músicos - Johnny Moraes, Thiago Oliveira, Fabio Carito, Marcus Dotta - ao Tiago Claro, que era produtor dele aqui no país, ao pessoal que estava gravando o álbum - Wagner Meirinho, Roy Z - e aos assessores Luciano Piantonni e Thiago Rahal Mauro. Que o Sol ilumine vocês depois desta tormenta.
Posted by Sonoridades on Friday, December 15, 2017