TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD axeman Steve Smyth will reportedly be filling the vacant second guitarist slot in NEVERMORE during the latter's upcoming European tour and Vans Warped dates. Smyth will be replacing Curran Murphy, who resigned from his position as NEVERMORE's touring guitarist in order to join Canada's ANNIHILATOR and continue work on his own AGGRESSION CORE project.As previously reported, NEVERMORE have patched up their differences with Century Media Records and are in the process of inking a brand new deal with the label. The first release under the new contract will be the band's next studio CD, entitled Enemies Of Reality, which is due to be recorded later in the year with producer Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB). An early 2003 release is expected.