Warrel Dane

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Warrel Dane
Warrel Dane (Live 2005).jpg
Warrel Dane live with Nevermore, 2005
Background information
Birth name Warrel G. Baker
Also known as Warrel Dane
Born (1969-03-07) March 7, 1969 (age 45)[1]
Origin Seattle, Washington, US
Genres Heavy metal, power metal, progressive metal, thrash metal
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1983–present
Labels Century Media
Associated acts Serpent's Knight, Sanctuary, Nevermore
Website www.warreldane.com
www.nevermore.tv

Warrel Dane (born March 7, 1969) is the former lead singer of the progressive metal band Nevermore. He is a natural baritone,[2] and is now the singer of the metal band Sanctuary, who have recently reformed.[3]

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.

He cites Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Doors as his musical influences[4] and Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson as his main vocal inspirations.[5]

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.

Dane's first ever solo record, Praises to the War Machine was released May 13, 2008 on Century Media Records.

Discography[edit]

Serpents Knight[edit]

  • Released From the Crypt (1983)
  • Silent Knight...of Myth and Destiny (2010)(Disc one vocals)

Sanctuary[edit]

Behemoth[edit]

Solo[edit]

Nevermore[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Copyright Office, Public Catalog". USCO. 
  2. ^ Hasbrouck, Greg. "INTERVIEW with Warrel Dane - conducted by Greg Hasbrouck, 2011". Progpower USA. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ Hill, Gary. "Biography: Warrel Dane". Allmusic. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Warrel Dane interview". metal.de. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Warrel Dane interview". metal-rules.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014.