Warrel Dane (born March 7, 1969) is the former lead singer of the progressive metal band Nevermore. He is a natural baritone, and is now the singer of the metal band Sanctuary, who have recently reformed.
Dane was trained for five years as an opera singer and utilizes a very broad vocal range (between five and six octaves according to Warrel's teacher, though these claims have never been backed), 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 Sanctuary, there are instances where he utilizes it in Nevermore as well.
Dane, along with bassist Jim Sheppard, is a certified chef and formerly owned a restaurant in Seattle. As reflected in his songwriting, Warrel is critical of religion and government and has expressed mixed feelings toward the advancement of technology.