Guitarist Jeff Loomis of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE kicked off his Schecter Guitars-sponsored clinic tour last month in Serbia and Greece. Jeff performed classic NEVERMORE songs as well as music from his solo album, "Zero Order Phase", which came out in 2008 via Century Media Records.
Video footage of Loomis' March 29, 2011 clinic in Vercelli, Italy can be viewed in two parts below.
Jeff will make an appearance at the at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2011 fair on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He will take part in signing sessions at 13:00 CET and 16:00 CET at the Schecter booth.
Jeff is the lead guitar player and main songwriter of NEVERMORE, a band that has certainly made its mark on modern music by forging a unique sound that fuses different forms of metal that has given birth to an authentic and very influential style. His solo CD, "Zero Order Phase", took the #4 spot in a April 2009 Guitar World magazine's readers' poll in the "Best Shred Album Of The Year" category — a notable accomplishment when you consider the top three vote-getters, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. Jeff has become one of his generation's most recognizable guitarists and the source of many of the last decade's best riffs.
Jeff's complex shredding has been a central part of the progressive power guitar scene since 1992 and is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring riffs modern metal has ever heard. Nearly every aspiring musician who has been listening to metal for the past 10 years or so has undoubtedly had the pleasure of hearing Jeff Loomis' progressive and technically superior playing. "Jeff epitomizes the very essence of modern guitar playing; there is a huge fan base that has waited a long time for this type of product from him," stated Joe Palombo, Executive Director of Rock House.
Loomis' solo album, "Zero Order Phase", was released in September 2008 through Century Media Records.