NEVERMORE's Cover Of OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Revelation (Mother Earth)' Posted Online

NEVERMORE's cover of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Revelation (Mother Earth)" has been posted at this location. The track was originally recorded during the "This Godless Endeavor" sessions but the vocals weren't completed in time to have the song included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of the CD (as was the plan at one point).

In a July 2005 interview with Metal-Rules.com, guitarist Jeff Loomis stated about the song, "Initially it was going to go on the new record but the record is already goddamn 60 minutes long so we didnt wanna add anything more to it since we thought it was a perfect time." Asked if the members of the band were big fans of late OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads, Jeff replied, "Yeah, we are, and so is Andy Sneap [producer] and, of course, so is Steve [Smyth, then-NEVERMORE guitarist]. This time we didnt do it like the JUDAS PRIEST thing or the SIMON AND GARFUNKEL thing, we did it exactly as on the record. It's amazing how close it sounds to the original with all the acoustics and everything. It's kinda funny because a long time ago when Andy saw Ozzy live with Randy Rhoads he got one of Randy's guitar picks and we actually used it during the recording process of the song. . . [The solo in the song] is killer, it's totally awesome! We all split the solo up in three different sections so I play one part of it, Steve plays a partof it, and actually Andy plays the end of it."

NEVERMORE members Warrel Dane (vocals) and Jeff Loomis (guitar) were the featured guests on "Metal Shop" on Seattle's KISW 99.9 FM on July 28, 2007. The program is available for streaming: Hour 1, Hour 2, Hour 3. (Note: Warrel and Jeff appear during the last two hours.)

NEVERMORE has begun the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2005's "This Godless Endeavor", tentatively due next year via Century Media Records. "Jeff just gave me a new song to work on and it fucking crushes!" Dane said in late June. "Since all [the songs for my upcoming solo album] have been pretty much finished for some time, I'm working hard on the new NEVERMORE stuff, and man, Jeff is kicking some major ass!"

Watch professionally filmed video footage of NEVEMORE performing the song "Enemies of Reality" at the Wacken Open Air festival:

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