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.
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.
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
, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
, SIX FEET UNDER
The recording lineup for "Conquering Dystopia"
is completed by Alex Webster
) on bass and Alex Rudinger
) on drums.
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.
'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 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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