“I’m actually just focusing on the first two instrumental records that I’ve put out. A lot of good things came from Nevemore, and I wouldn’t be here playing music today if wasn’t for Nevermore. But, I think every book has it’s ending, and when one chapter closes, another one opens up. So, it’s kind of an end of an era for me, regarding Nevermore. I’m starting off fresh doing my own thing now, so really I’m just playing the music that I’m writing for my project. Kind of putting Nevermore aside. 18 years in a band is a long time my friend. (laughter) It had to have its ending. I kind of just wanted to start a new musical direction with my life. I’m not saying that Nevermore will never get back together or do some sort of reunion, or a festival kind of thing in the near future, but at this given moment in time, it’s just kind of set aside. We’ll see what happens in the future.”
Nevermore have been on hiatus since Loomis and drummer Van Williams left the band in April of last year. Since then, Loomis released his own solo album Plains of Oblivion last January while singer Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard are focusing on the reunion of Sanctuary, which once featured Loomis on guitar.