Schecter Guitar TV
has uploaded video footage of former NEVERMORE
guitarist Jeff Loomis
and Portland, Oregon studio musician Keith Merrow
talking about Schecter
and their new joint project, CONQUERING DYSTOPIA
. Also available is a playthrough video of the CONQUERING DYSTOPIA
song "Ashes Of Lesser Men"
The self-titled debut album from CONQUERING DYSTOPIA
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.
Says CONQUERING DYSTOPIA
: "We feel that we have a very cool and unique band lineup, which will make for a memorable album for the listener."
previously contributed a guest guitar solo to Keith
's second full-length instrumental album, "Awaken The Stone King"
, which came out in January 2011.
According to his official bio, Merrow
's extreme style of guitar playing is a unique blend of traditional metal with a dash of obscurity. In May 2009, he released a self-produced EP titled "Lonestar Transcend"
. The six-song instrumental effort was a compilation of songs that were first heard on Merrow
page, where he posted play-through videos of the songs. Just six months later, in November 2009 came "The Arrival"
, which marked Merrow
's first album that he wrote from start to finish.
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.
"Ashes Of Lesser Men"
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