According to his official website, guitarist Steve Smyth has officially parted ways with Nevermore, citing personal and business differences.

"All things find their end eventually, and at this time I wish to make it clear that this was mutually agreed between the band and myself," Steve said in a statement.

"I will continue on with other aspects of my music career, including the upcoming release of The Esseness Project, an all-instrumental album in the vein of progressive rock that is now finished and being prepared for release."

He continued, "After a year and four months of being out of the touring scene due to ill health and then a kidney transplant, I have finally been given a full health clearance by my doctors to go back on the road, and I am now ready to return to the stage.

"I am proud and extremely honored to have been a guest of Uli Jon Roth at his Sky Academy concert series this past weekend, August 24th and 25th , in L.A. What an awesome experience! To jam with one of the greatest, as well as several other incredible guitarists and musicians who have been big influences on my playing over the years, and to make new friends as well, the whole thing was just incredible. Many thanks to Uli for inviting me, it was truly an honor!

"I am now embarking on a six-week of tour of Europe with my friends from the Danish thrash metal band, SPV recording artists Hatesphere, first supporting Behemoth in Poland, and then joining the Dimmu Borgir tour. I have been a fan of Hatesphere and friends with the band since 2003, when they opened for Testament at a festival we played together, and absolutely look forward to getting out with them and together, crushing Europe!"


Source: stevesmyth.com
Band profile: Nevermore
 
Posted: 04.09.2007 by Thought.



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DrunkenFuck - 04.09.2007 at 12:00  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*Tears hitting the keyboard... Then a fist...*
Katatronik - 04.09.2007 at 14:45  
Sad news...
Baz Anderson - 04.09.2007 at 15:43  
I must have seen one of the very last shows with him then.. wow
oh well.. the band will continue and I look forward to their future works
Infurnace - 04.09.2007 at 16:48  
Ah damn, this is really bad.. Steve was one hell of a guitarist, especially with Nevermore. Well, I hope they find an other really good guitarist to replace Steve.
Clintagram - 04.09.2007 at 18:45  
I wonder if Chris Broderick will take over full time duties now?
Lucas - 04.09.2007 at 19:04  
I heard he's good, so I hope so.
foschino - 04.09.2007 at 22:05  
....when two great guitarists collide.....one parts ways
MetalSpider - 04.09.2007 at 23:04  
That really sucks !!! He was definitely a great guitarist and fit in well with Nevermore.

I also wonder if Chris Broderick will take over...he may not have the same stage prescence as Steve but I think Chris is a better guitar player.
BloodTears - 05.09.2007 at 00:50  
Gosh, everyone's spliting up...
Dark Cornatus - 05.09.2007 at 02:35  
Chris Broderick is in Nevermore????? I thought he was in Jag Panzer, did he leave Jag Panzer?
Baz Anderson - 05.09.2007 at 15:03  
Written by Dark Cornatus on 05.09.2007 at 02:35

Chris Broderick is in Nevermore????? I thought he was in Jag Panzer, did he leave Jag Panzer?

no he isn't - people are just speculating
Dark Cornatus - 05.09.2007 at 15:19  
Written by Baz Anderson on 05.09.2007 at 15:03

Written by Dark Cornatus on 05.09.2007 at 02:35

Chris Broderick is in Nevermore????? I thought he was in Jag Panzer, did he leave Jag Panzer?

no he isn't - people are just speculating

Ah fair enough, it just sounded like people were saying he was a part of the band in some way.

Oh i just read hes playing a gig with Nevermore, thats why people are speculating
Thought. - 05.09.2007 at 19:56  
Written by Baz Anderson on 05.09.2007 at 15:03

Written by Dark Cornatus on 05.09.2007 at 02:35

Chris Broderick is in Nevermore????? I thought he was in Jag Panzer, did he leave Jag Panzer?

no he isn't - people are just speculating


with good reason... Chris Broderick of Jag Panzer has filled in many times before for Steve Smyth when his illnesses wouldn't allow him to perform. He is a good friend of the band, and, has assissted them before in the past. Recruiting Broderick would come as no surprise to Nevermore fans.
Opium - 25.01.2008 at 13:55  
I honestly forgot this happened, methinks it was Steve's influence that gave them more of a 'deathy' sound, good riddance anyway. I want to hear something more inspiring from them again, not sludgy (not in the musical subgenre sense) and monotonous.

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