21:07 - 3rdWorld Can't remember any black elements there really but my memory is quite vague except the fact that I didn't like it a lot. Not sure why, maybe it was a bit of middleground between brutality and something else.
21:01 - !J.O.O.E.! I think you're thinking of a different record. The EP is some pretty dense blackened death. Less varied than the album, but focuses more on crushing, foreboding atmospheres.
20:59 - 3rdWorld Kinda looks awful so I'll leave it at that, hehe. Damn fine album really, that ep on the other hand sounded somewhat prog melodeath-y or whatever. Didn't enjoy it much, thats why didn't rec it. :P
20:55 - !J.O.O.E.! The big one on the bottom left? Looks like planet sex-toy to me :P
20:54 - 3rdWorld Pretty sure thats a star, not a planet. =P
20:52 - !J.O.O.E.! That was the one I was asked to review. Was good, but found the drums overbearing. That artwork is better than the original one they had, but looks kinda cack up close. Also one of the planets looks like a fleshlight, so...
20:49 - 3rdWorld Don't remember much how it sounded but I didn't enjoy it much I guess. Definitely prefer this to that, and this version of the cover art too. [link]
Hang on to your hat! Sorry for the double Arch Enemy news today but the band just announced that guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off on November 26th, as well as all future tours in 2015. What? Yes, it's happening apparently. The band didn't really reveal what happened with Nick Cordle and why he left.
Jeff Loomis revealed on the latest Summer NAMM 2014 that he's going to start writing songs for his next solo album next month. He plans to be in the studio for it as early as this coming fall. It should be his last one within his contract with Century Media. Maybe after that we can expect the next Conquering Dystopia record. In the video below, he discussed his latest signature model from OG Schecter, as well as plans for the next months. Check it out.
At the beginning of the year, Keith Merrow and Jeff Loomis announced that they would record an album together. Now they have launched a special Indiegogo campaign to help get things going with their new project Conquering Dystopia. Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow teamed up to write the project's debut album together, and Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) will be on bass guitar, and Alex Rudinger (The Faceless) will be on drums.
Recently, Jeff Loomis and his band's tour van was broken into in St. Louis and personal items such as laptops, cameras, musical equipment, cell phones, passports and money were stolen. The band has since then set up a PayPal account (JLoomisbanddonation@outlook.com) for any amount of donations to assist them for the duration of the tour with Soilwork and now also launched an Indiegogo campaign to support their recovery fund.
American guitarist Jeff Loomis has premiered a brand new song online, "Speak Of Nothing". This song features vocals from Joe Nurre, and will be included on the special Tour Edition of Plains Of Oblivion which will be out on April 16th, 2013 via Century Media Records. You can listen to the song over here.
Guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis has released the brand-new song "A Liar's Chain", which was recorded with his touring line-up consisting of the young talents Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums) and Greg Macklin (bass). You can listen to the song here or on the Soundcloud player below.
American guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) has announced that he will headline the first ever Euroblast Tour 2012, which is scheduled for October/November. Support on the trek will come from Monuments, Vildhjarta and Stealing Axion. He will be supporting his latest solo release Plains Of Oblivion.
Plains Of Oblivion, the brand new solo album from American guitarist Jeff Loomis is currently streaming online in its entirety at this location. The album was released on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported here.
"Chosen Time", another single off Jeff Loomis' upcoming new album Plains Of Oblivion is streaming exclusively at Guitarworld.com. "Chosen Time" is one of two tracks on the album that feature the vocal talents of Christine Rhoades.
"Surrender", a brand new song from American guitarist Jeff Loomis has premiered exclusively and is currently streaming online at Decibel Magazine. The song is taken from Jeff Loomis' second solo album titled Plains Of Oblivion, due out on April 9th in Europe and one day later in the US via Century Media, and it features Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan on vocals. More album details here.
American guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis has released a video teaser for his forthcoming second album Plains Of Oblivion, which hits stores on April 9th in Europe and one day later in the US via Century Media. The teaser features audio snippets from every song off the new album and you can listen to it below. More album details were previously reported here.
American guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) has released a new video playing the track "The Ultimatum", which is the first track revealed from his new album Plains Of Oblivion, to be released on April 9th in Europe and one day later in the US via Century Media Records. The song features guest soloist Tony MacAlpine and you can watch the video below. More album details were previously reported here.
Legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis has been in the studio the last few months working on his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, to be released later this year. Since entering the studio, Loomis has revealed a number of notable guests that will be appearing on the release and now, Loomis announces the newest special guest: Ihsahn, formerly of Norwegian black metal band Emperor and current solo artist.