Posts Tagged “Jeff Loomis”

Session conducted an interview with former NEVERMORE and current CONQUERING DYSTOPIA guitarist Jeff Loomis at this year’s Musikmesse fair, which was held March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

Loomis redesigned his main Schecter signature signature-series JL-7 black seven-string electric guitar for 2014. It includes increased access and playability, lighter weight, thinner neck, Hipshot hardtail and new tones from the EMG 57/66 set.

CONQUERING DYSTOPIA is the project featuring Jeff Loomis and Portland, Oregon studio musician Keith Merrow. The group’s self-titled debut album was mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER).

The recording lineup for “Conquering Dystopia” is completed by Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE) on bass and Alex Rudinger (THE FACELESS) on drums.

Loomis previously contributed a guest guitar solo to Keith‘s second full-length instrumental album, “Awaken The Stone King”, which came out in January 2011.

The special tour edition of Loomis‘ latest album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, was released on April 16, 2013 via Century Media Records.

“Plains Of Oblivion – Tour Edition” features three bonus tracks, in addition to the original “Plains Of Oblivion” disc that was released in 2012.

Loomis‘s second solo album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 179 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Plains Of Oblivion” was released on April 10, 2012 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, who has previously worked with ALL SHALL PERISH, THE END and XERATH.

Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Their replacements have not yet been announced.

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Seattle metal band SHADED ENMITY has released a song called “And Life Was Great…” featuring Warrel Dane (NEVERMORE, SANCTUARY) on lead vocals. The track, which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES, JEFF LOOMIS, INTO THE FLOOD) at Envisage Audio, is exclusively available for download on Bandcamp.

“And Life Was Great…” was laid down during the sessions for SHADED ENMITY‘s most recent release, “Forsaken And Forgotten”, which came out in June. The album is currently available via iTunes, Bandcamp and various other digital music providers.

SHADED ENMITY plans to press a limited-edition digipack version of “Forsaken And Forgotten” which will also include the single “And Life Was Great…” featuring Dane.

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In the one-and-a-half-minute video below, former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis shares his top tips for being on tour. The clip was shot on March 25 in Joliet, Illinois.

The special tour edition of Loomis‘ latest album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, was released on April 16 via Century Media Records.

“Plains Of Oblivion – Tour Edition” features three bonus tracks, in addition to the original “Plains Of Oblivion” disc that was released last year.

Loomis‘s second solo album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 179 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Plains Of Oblivion” was released on April 10, 2012 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, who has previously worked with ALL SHALL PERISH, THE END and XERATH.

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Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis performed at the Schecter Guitarfest this past Saturday, September 14 in Valparaiso, Chile. Fan-filmed video video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

The special tour edition of Loomis‘ latest album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, was released on April 16 via Century Media Records.

“Plains Of Oblivion – Tour Edition” features three bonus tracks, in addition to the original “Plains Of Oblivion” disc that was released last year.

Loomis‘s second solo album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 179 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Plains Of Oblivion” was released on April 10, 2012 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, who has previously worked with ALL SHALL PERISH, THE END and XERATH.

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Madcap Music Review ‘s John Golden conducted an interview with former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis on April 6 at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

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This is what happens when three shredders get together to try out new equipment. According to Merrow, "we spontaneously wrote and recorded the one in a couple hours. It's fun to just let loose and jam!"

The post JEFF LOOMIS, KEITH MERROW, OLA ENGLUND New Jam appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Quality video footage of former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis’ May 4 performance at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio can be seen below.

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Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis has released the following statement:

“On April 22nd in Corpus Christi, Texas, I got the very sad news of my father’s passing right before we were about to perform.

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Ex-Nevermore axeman’s band was robbed between St. Louis and Dallass.

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Groovey of Groovey.tv conducted an interview with Jeff Loomis before the former NEVERMORE guitarist’s April 12 concert at Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado.

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