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Nevermore - The Complete Collection Box Set Due In March

Shortly after the tragic loss of singer Warrel Dane, Seattle progressive thrashers Nevermore's complete discography will be available on March 9th, 2018 via Century Media. It's a strictly limited 12 disc box set covering all recordings by the band and includes all albums (some with bonus tracks), EP and live releases, plus an extra disc of rarities and previously unreleased demo and live recordings. Comes with a hand-numbered collector's certificate, 80-page booklet (with lyrics, photos, liner notes) as well as an exclusive poster flag.

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Posted: 22.12.2017 by Bad English | Comments (15)


Nevermore - Warrel Dane Passes Away Of Heart Attack

Terrible news surfaced today for Nevermore and Sanctuary fans as singer Warrel Dane has reportedly passed away in Brazil, according to Brazilian news source UOL. He also had a solo career and was in fact working on a new solo album. He was only 56 years old. Warrel Dane possessed a unique voice, penned thought-provoking lyrics and his music will live on. Rest in peace...

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Posted: 13.12.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (69)


Nevermore - Hope To Release New Album Within Two Years

Things have been pretty quiet on Nevermore's camp. It's only natural after guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams left the band back in 2011, leaving singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard to themselves. Since then, Jeff Loomis has been busy with other projects including his solo work, Conquering Dystopia and now Arch Enemy. Drummer Van Williams has dedicated his time to Ashes Of Ares and Ghost Ship Octavius while Warrel Dane and Jim Sheppard returned with Sanctuary. But now the vocalist claims that he has lyrics for a new Nevermore album, which he hopes to release within the next two years. It's possible but we will have to wait and see.

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Posted: 15.04.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (16)


Nevermore - Jeff Loomis And Van Williams Leave The Band

Guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have announced their departure from Seattle-based progressive thrashers Nevermore. The following announcement was posted on the band's Myspace page:

"In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time."

Loomis and Williams had been with Nevermore since the band's first album, the self-titled Nevermore from 1995. Nevermore recently announced that they would be cancelling their planned tour with Symphony X. No information regarding additional confirmed tour dates is known at this time.

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Posted: 21.04.2011 by Collin | Comments (82)


Nevermore - Pull Out Of N. American Tour

Blabbermouth is reporting that Nevermore have apparently cancelled all of their previously announced North American tour dates. An official statement from the band will be issued shortly. Stay tuned for updates.

The North American tour will still go ahead as planned though, with Symphony X, Powerglove and Blackguard playing all dates. Also Soilwork were already forced to drop off the tour due to an injury of guitarist Peter Wichers.

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Event: Symphony X: North American Tour 2011
Posted: 12.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (10)


Nevermore - Stand-In Bassist Announced

Nevermore has tapped One Undone bassist Dagna Barrera to step in on the ongoing Power Of Metal European tour with Symphony X and Psychotic Waltz.

Dagna Barrera previously played bass in the solo project of Neveremore vocalist Warrel Dane. She will replace Jim Sheppard, who underwent surgery on February 16th to remove a benign brain tumor. Sheppard is said to be on his way to a full recovery.

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Band profile: Nevermore
Event: The Power Of Metal Tour
Posted: 03.03.2011 by Thryce | Comments (12)


Nevermore - Bassist Undergoes Successful Surgery For Benign Brain Tumor

Nevermore bassist Jim Sheppard has undergone successful surgery yesterday (Wednesday, February 16th) to remove a benign brain tumor.

The band posted the following on their Facebook wall: "Jim Sheppard made it through surgery and is in the recovery room already cracking jokes. Great news!"

A benign tumor lacks the ability to metastasize, like moles. However, benign tumors may still produce negative health effects and many types of benign tumors have the potential to become malignant and some types, such as teratoma, are notorious for this.

Sheppard has had health issues in the past, having undergone a procedure in 2006 related to his Crohn's Disease, a condition he's managed for nearly 20 years.

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Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (21)


Psychotic Waltz - Reunited With Original Line-Up, Touring With Nevermore, Symphony X

As you might have heard, cult progressive metal band Psychotic Waltz recently reunited. But now the band issued the news on their Facebook Page that also original guitarist Dan Rock has re-joined the fold, meaning Psychotic Waltz are back in their original setting.

Said the band: "Original guitar player Dan Rock returns. The circle is now complete. Huge thanks to Steve Cox for helping us get this thing back off the ground. We really appreciate everything you have done over the last year. Thank you Brother. We wouldn't be where we are now without your help."

Vocalist Devon Graves (also in Deadsoul Tribe) released the following statement in mid-September: "I am blown away by the response over Psychotic Waltz. I am really looking forward! In the meantime, please don't overlook my other band, The Shadow Theory. We have a new album out this November (October for the US) 2010. This album could be the highpoint of my career (so far). My intention is to be in both bands for the... future. Enjoy The Shadow Theory while Psychotic Waltz writes the new album. You have time."

And it seems like their support slot on the upcoming Power of Metal Tour is now official too! All five original members will embark on said European tour early next year as support of Nevermore and Symphony X on the following dates:

Feb. 25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Feb. 26 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
Feb. 27 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 28 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Mar. 01 - Toulouse, France - Phare
Mar. 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
Mar. 04 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Mar. 05 - Florence, Italy - Viper
Mar. 06 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Mar. 07 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Mar. 08 - Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
Mar. 10 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
Mar. 11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Mar. 12 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
Mar. 13 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
Mar. 14 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Mar. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Mar. 17 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Mar. 18 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Mar. 19 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - O13
Mar. 20 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Melkweg

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Event: The Power Of Metal Tour
Posted: 05.10.2010 by Thryce | Comments (17)


Nevermore - New Video Online

"Emptiness Unobstructed", the new video from US metallers Nevermore, can be viewed at this location. The clip, which was filmed during the band's May 18, 2010 concert at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England, was directed by Nigel Crane.

"Emptiness Unobstructed" comes off the band's latest album, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which was released on May 2010 via Century Media Records.

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Posted: 15.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)


Nevermore - N. American Tour With Warbringer, Hatesphere

Nevermore just revealed the dates for their North American headlining tour. The band will tour with Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere. Dates are below.

Just in case you're one of the five persons on the planet that don't know Nevermore have a new album out, The Obsidian Conspiracy, click here for the details.

23.09.2010 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
24.09.2010 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
25.09.2010 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
26.09.2010 - San Fransisco, CA - Slim's
28.09.2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
30.09.2010 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
01.10.2010 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
02.10.2010 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s Bar
03.10.2010 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
05.10.2010 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
06.10.2010 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
07.10.2010 - FT. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
08.10.2010 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
09.10.2010 - Houston, TX - Numbers
11.10.2010 - Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging
13.10.2010 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
14.10.2010 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
15.10.2010 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
16.10.2010 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
17.10.2010 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
19.10.2010 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
20.10.2010 - Montreal, QC - FouFounes
21.10.2010 - London, ON - Music Hall
22.10.2010 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
23.10.2010 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
25.10.2010 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Nightclub
26.10.2010 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
27.10.2010 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
29.10.2010 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
30.10.2010 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
31.10.2010 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
01.11.2010 - Winnpeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
02.11.2010 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
04.11.2010 - Calgary, AL - The Republik
05.11.2010 - Edmonton, AL - Pawn Shop

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Event: Nevermore: N. American Tour
Posted: 02.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (12)


Nevermore - More Album Details Revealed

The Obsidian Conspiracy, the long-awaited new album from Nevermore, will be released in Europe on May 31 and in North America on June 8 via Century Media Records. Another teaser video has been revealed too - the previous one can be found here. Watch the clip below.

The Obsidian Conspiracy cover art] tracklist:

01. The Termination Proclamation
02. Your Poison Throne
03. Moonrise (Through Mirrors Of Death)
04. And The Maiden Spoke
05. Emptiness Unobstructed
06. The Blue Marble And The New Soul
07. Without Morals
08. The Day You Built The Wall
09. She Comes In Colors
10. The Obsidian Conspiracy


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Posted: 13.04.2010 by *!* | Comments (18)


Nevermore - New Album In June

Original news, posted on 10.03.2010

Century Media Records has set a June 8 North American release date for The Obsidian Conspiracy, the long-awaited new album from Seattle metallers Nevermore.

The drum tracks for The Obsidian Conspiracy were completed in the group's hometown of Seattle with Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers, who previously worked with Dane on the singer's solo debut, Praises To The War Machine. Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Machine Head) once again handled mixing duties.

The following songs (among others) were laid down during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2005's This Godless Endeavor:

Emptiness Unobstructed
Without Morals
And The Maiden Spoke
Termination Proclamation
The Obsidian Conspiracy
The Blue Marble and the New Soul
She Comes in Colors
The Day You Built The Wall
Poison Throne
Beautiful Mistake
The Crystal Ship (The Doors cover)
Transmission (The Tea Party cover)

According to Dane, the song "And The Maiden Spoke" "is going to blow your minds; it's twisted, progressive lunatic fringe riffing with vicious hooklines." He added: "These songs are full of newfound rage, lyrically and musically. Jeff Loomis has come up with some amazing new riffs that will no doubt please old and new fans alike. Also, I think the combination of Peter and Andy will result in something very, very special."

UPDATE

Nevermore have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming The Obsidian Conspiracy. The cover art was once again created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Amorphis), and can be viewed here.

Release dates:

Germany: May 28, 2010
Europe: May 31, 2010
North America: June 8, 2010


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Posted: 26.03.2010 by *!* | Comments (28)


Nevermore - To Enter Studio In August

From the Nevermore Myspace:

Seattle metallers Nevermore will enter the studio in August with producer (and Soilwork guitarist) Peter Wichers (who previously worked with Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane on Dane's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine") to begin recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2005's "This Godless Endeavor", tentatively due in early 2010 via Century Media Records. Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Machine Head) will once again be handling mixing duties.

Commented Dane: "These songs are full of newfound rage, lyrically and musically. Jeff Loomis has come up with some amazing new riffs that will no doubt please old and new fans alike. Also, I think the combination of Peter and Andy will result in something very, very special."

Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Emptiness Unobstructed" and "Without Morals".

Nevemore's "The Year Of The Voyager" DVD last year entered the German DVD chart at position No. 82.

"The Year Of The Voyager" was released in North America on November 25, 2008 via Century Media. The set covers the "This Godless Endeavor" touring cycle, starting with amazing live footage from the U.S. Gigantour 2005, the Metal Mania festival 2006 in Poland, the Wacken Open Air festival in 2006 in Germany and the main DVD show recorded at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany on October 11, 2006. Bonus material includes two songs from Century Media USA 10th Anniversary Party 2001, all promo videos and an interview with singer Warrel Dane which was recorded at the Roax Film Studios in Berlin in the spring of 2008.

For continuing updates on the progress of the upcoming Nevermore album "The Obsidian Conspiracy," fans can follow at Twitter.

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Posted: 10.06.2009 by Balls of Jericho | Comments (22)


Nevermore - DVD Trailer Online

A seven-minute trailer for "The Year Of The Voyager", the upcoming DVD from Nevermore, was posted online at this location.

"The Year Of The Voyager" will be released in Europe on October 20, 2008 via Century Media. More information about this DVD was previously reported here.

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Posted: 24.09.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (11)


Nevermore - DVD Update

Nevermore will release their long-awaited new DVD, "The Year Of The Voyager", in Europe on October 20, 2008 via Century Media. The set covers the "This Godless Endeavor" touring cycle, starting with amazing live footage from the U.S. Gigantour 2005, the Metal Mania festival 2006 in Poland, the Wacken Open Air festival in 2006 in Germany and the main DVD show recorded at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany on October 11, 2006. Bonus material includes two songs from Century Media USA 10th Anniversary Party 2001, all promo videos and an interview with singer Warrel Dane which was recorded at the Roax Film Studios in Berlin in the spring of 2008.

"The Year Of The Voyager" will be released as a limited-edition 2DVD+2CD, standard 2DVD, standard 2CD and limited 3LP (the latter two containing the audio from the main show in Bochum only).

As the main show of this DVD was filmed in the German town Bochum, a world premiere of the DVD will be held at the Metropolis Cinema in Bochum on September 15, 2008, which will include a personal introduction and exclusive signing session with Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane and guitarist Jeff Loomis. A release party, including screening of the DVD and special giveaways, will take place on October 11, 2008 at the Rockcafe Halford in Berlin. The entrance is free.

"The Year Of The Voyager" cover art] tracklisting:

DVD1:

Main Show - Live at the Zeche Bochum, Germany, October 11, 2006:

01. Intro
02. Final Product
03. My Acid Words
04. What Tomorrow Knows/Garden Of Grey
05. Next In Line
06. Enemies Of Reality
07. I, Voyager
08. The Politics Of Ecstasy
09. The River Dragon Has Come
10. I Am The Dog
11. Dreaming Neon Black
12. Matricide
13. Dead Heart In A Dead World
14. Noumenon (from tape)
15. Inside Four Walls
16. The Learning
17. Sentient
18. Narcosynthesis
19. The Heart Collector
20. Born
21. This Godless Endeavor

Audio sound: 2.0 and 5.1 mixed by Andy Sneap

DVD2:

* Gigantour - Live at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada, September 2, 2005:

01. Born
02. Enemies Of Reality

* Metal Mania Festival - Live at the Spodek, Katowice, Poland, March 4, 2006:

01. Final Product
02. The Heart Collector
03. Enemies Of Reality
04. The Seven Tongues Of God

* Wacken - Live at the Wacken Open Air, Germany, August 4, 2006:

01. Final Product
02. Narcosynthesis
03. Engines Of Hate
04. Born

Bonus Material:

* Century Media USA 10th Anniversary Party - Live at The Roxy, Los Angeles, September 28, 2001:

01. Engines Of Hate

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Posted: 05.09.2008 by -Soulreaper- | Comments (18)