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RIP Warrel Dane

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:39 PM (PST)

Editor’s Note: Sorry for posting this late into the night but we have been reeling over here as fans from news that Sanctuary and Nevermore metal legend Warrel Dane has passed away. Thoughts, thanks and condolences to his people. 

Ok, here we go… A shocking blow to the metal world today, metal legend Warrel Dane passed away from a heart attack in Brazil. Dane was known as the singer for SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE. He was in the process of recording his second solo album when he passed.

My introduction to SANCTUARY came in the early 90s. I was a young metalhead in the making and received a mixtape featuring the SANCTUARY classic “Future Tense”. I got both of their albums as quickly as a kid my age could (thinking I was 7/8ish).

NEVERMORE came into my life a bit later on. Remember, these were the days before you could just google search your favorite singers, and see what bands they were in. I think I was about 14 when I picked up a random metal compilation that featured NEVERMORE’s “I Am The Dog”. I even remember listening to it thinking “, This guy sounds like the singer from fucking SANCTUARY”.

I’m sure you could imagine my surprise and excitement to find out it was in fact the same singer. It wasn’t long after that I had picked up each NEVERMORE record that was out at the time. Warrel Dane, thank you for being such a huge part of my life and providing me with a lifetime of music.

I was fortunate enough to see you in person once in 2005 while you were on the first Gigantour. Sadly, the security guy took my camera at the door, so I wasn’t able to get a photo with you that day, but I was able to get a copy of This Godless Endeavor autographed. Hopefully, we can meet again on the other side, be it darkness or light. Much love There were a few quotes that I wanted to share, and I felt that was the best way to end the posting. Some said things much better than I could.

“So much to say but can’t find the words. Just solace in knowing we were friends again at the end of the day and that we enjoyed way more good times together than we did bad.” – Van Williams (NEVERMORE)

“We were good again, but not at the point of us jamming together. He was more dedicated to only music and he knew I had many other worlds to defile. I really wish we could have written again together. I wrote many things he probably would have been surprised by. Actually, I got SERPENT’S KNIGHT [Warrel’s pre- SANCTUARY band] back together in hopes to do a Seattle gig maybe with SANCTUARY after their next CD. He should still be alive. There was still much more in that man to give.” – Brad Poland (SERPENT’S KNIGHT)

“Warrel Dane is up in Heaven leading a legion of “Battle Angels”. I can hear that scream echoing through the clouds.. ‘Fall on your knees and hail to their dawn!’ Rest in Peace my friend” – Sean Peck (DEATH DEALER / CAGE)


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Deep Cuts: Warrel Dane of Sanctuary, Ex-Nevermore

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:46 AM (PST)

With the release of The Year The Sun Died, we got the first SANCTUARY album in 24 years. Hold on, I don’t think you fully understand. 24 YEARS!!! 24 years I had to wait for one of my favorite bands to release a new album… That’s quite a long time for any fan to have to wait. Growing up, I had the 2 SANCTUARY albums, and played them regularly. Warrel Dane’s epic “Rob Halford on helium” styled voice was one of the main reasons I had wanted to become a singer as a kid. Sure, during that 24 years, we had a band called NEVERMORE, another favorite of mine, but it wasn’t the same. The vocals were different, the music was a little more intense, but it was a totally different band altogether.

When asked about my favorite albums of 2014, I had The Year The Sun Died at the top of my list. It was an incredible album well worth the 24 year wait. With nearly 30 years worth of phenomenal metal music, it was damn near impossible to come up with only 3 songs for “Deep Cuts” for either band, let alone both, but that was my mission today, and after much thought, I’ve believe I’ve narrowed it down to the essential three cuts.

For the choices see BELOW.

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Guitar News…to freak out about: Jeff Loomis joins Arch Enemy

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM (PST)

Metal icons ARCH ENEMY are proud to announce that guitar legend Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off November 26, as well as all future tours in 2015.

Jeff Loomis states:”I’m very excited to be playing with Arch Enemy. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in Nevermore. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, Arch Enemy are parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle who states: “With War Eternal I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future.”

USA fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.

Michael Amott (guitars) comments: ”We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!”

”The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY tour dates.

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Jeff Loomis doesn’t rule out reunion with Nevermore

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:54 AM (PST)

Earlier this week, Rock. Nothing But… conducted an interview with former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis, who revealed that he’s open to the possibility of a reunion with the band. He states:

“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.

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Jeff Loomis – “Plains of Oblivion” art and track listing

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM (PST)

Ex-Nevermore and better than you guitarist Jeff Loomis is set to release his second solo album, Plains of Oblivion, on April 10th via Century Media. The new recording features several guest spots, including Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) and Ihsahn. Production is credited to Aaron Smith and artwork to Colin Marks.

Click here for track listing and artwork.

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Funny Metal Shit Monday: Shred Like the Master

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:48 AM (PST)

A good Monday to all you Metal Rioters out there and welcome to another edition of Funny Metal Shit Mondays. The place where you come to get your metal fix and laugh away the dreariness that is the dreaded Monday.

Today’s Funny Metal Shit Monday is in memory of the recent break-up of the mighty Nevermore and presented to you by Jeff Loomis in hopes that someday you may be able to “Shred like za’ Masta!” Get your shred on here.

And don’t forget to vote on the worst metal break-up ever.

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Jeff Loomis and Van Williams Leave Nevermore

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM (PST)

Nevermore guitar player Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have announced their departure from the group. Both had been with Nevermore since the band’s first album, 1995’s self titled, “Nevermore.” The two have released a joint statement:

“In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time.”

The band also recently cancelled their upcoming tour dates with Symphony.

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Nevermore cancel all North American tour dates

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 4:00 PM (PST)

In an announcement made by Century Media Records earlier today, it was made clear that Seattle-based progressive metal band, Nevermore, has backed out of their upcoming North American tour with Symphony X, Blackguard and Powerglove. Century Media Records, had the following to say:

It is with great regret that we notify Nevermore fans that the band has withdrawn from their upcoming North American tour. The tour will continue as planned with Symphony X, Powerglove and Blackguard. An official statement from the band will be issued soon. Thanks, as always, for supporting Nevermore and Century Media.

Stay posted at for further updates.

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Nevermore announce Dagna Barrera as touring bassist

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 4:44 PM (PST)

Nevermore‘s Jim Shepard underwent brain surgery in February for a benign brain tumor, leaving a void before the band headed on a European trek. The Seattle natives have chosen One Undone’s Dagna Barrera to fill that gap until Shepard can return. She has previously worked on vocalist Warrel Dane’s solo project.

Jim Shepard has left the band due to medical reasons before, but has managed to reclaim his spot once healthy. The band is currently touring in support of their latest album “The Obsidian Conspiracy,” released last year by Century Media.

The band’s current “Power Of Metal” European tour features  Symphony X, Psychotic Waltz , Mercenary and Thaurorod.

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Sepultura and Nevermore confirmed for “Wild Metal Fest” in Cancun, MX

Posted by Tommy on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM (PST)

Legendary Brazilian Thrashers Sepultura and Progressive Metal/Heavy Metal act Nevermore have been confirmed for Mexico’s “Wild Metal Fest.” The festival, taking play June 2-5th in Cancun, will also feature D.R.I., Blood Red Throne, Here Comes The Kraken, and more.

Sepultura’s previous Album “A-Lex” was their eleventh studio album and was released January 2009 by Steamhammer Records. Their new album will be released on Nuclear Blast.

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Nevermore announce Australian tour dates

Posted by Tommy on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM (PST)

Pacific Northwest Progressive Metal/Heavy Metal act Nevermore have announced a handful of June tour dates in the land down under. Click here to see in which Aussie town they’ll be and when they’ll be there.

The band’s latest album “The Obsidian Conspiracy” was released in June via Century Media.

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Symphony X New Live Videos Posted

Posted by Christine on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8:32 AM (PST)

Drummer Jason Rullo of the progressive metal band Symphony X has uploaded three new videos on YouTube.

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Symphony X are currently recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2007’s “Paradise Lost”, which has sold over 60,000 copies in North America.

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Symphony X Announce North American Headline Tour

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM (PST)

New Jersey’s Symphony X have announced their headlining North American tour featuring Nevermore, Soilwork, Powerglove, and Blackguard. The tour will start in Philadelphia on April 21st in Philadelphia.

 Click here for a list of tour dates.

Symphony X are currently recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to their seventh studio album, 2007’s Paradise Lost, which has currently sold over 60,000 copies in North America.

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