On September 28, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with guitarist Jeff Loomis of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE at the Key CLub in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below.
NEVERMORE has just kicked off its first North American headlining tour in almost three years. The trek, which runs through November 5, also features WARBRINGER and HATESPHERE in the support slots.
"The Obsidian Conspiracy", the new album from NEVERMORE, sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 134 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
NEVERMORE's previous album, "This Godless Endeavor", opened with 5,000 units back in August 2005.
NEVERMORE has tapped a "very talented" Hungarian guitar player by the name of Attila Voros to play second guitar on the band's current tour.
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 Warrel 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 captivating and dynamic cover art was created by the great Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA) .