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You may or may not remember an awesome prog/thrash metal band by the name of Nevermore, that broke up back in 2011. Their album, The Godless Endeavor, proved that you can make good groove metal that doesn’t need to sound bland, or boring. Not only that, but showed a huge amount of technical skill from the band. Now, however, they have broken up, and the band members have moved on.


One such member, Jeff Loomis, a very talented guitarist, has found a new home now; with Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy. The band has parted ways with their former guitarist, Nick Cordle, and Loomis will join the band for their European tour, along with all of their future tours in 2015. For what’s left of the North American tour, ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott will fill in. In an official statement from Jeff Loomis, he said


”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!”

While, at the same time Michael Amott had some pretty nice things to say in return:


“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!"

So, if you want to see Jeff Loomis tear up some great stuff with Arch Enemy, you’ll have to wail until next year. The bands next show in North America will be January 22nd to January 26th for Miami’s 70,000 Tons of Metal fest. Lesson being, start packing for your metal-filled vacation to Florida. Winter is coming.


Here are the full tour dates:

11/18 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights * 
11/19 Joliet, IL – Mojoes *
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection *

11/21 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre *

11/22 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts *

11/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *

11/26 Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur *

11/27 Istres, France - L'Usine *

11/28 Barcelona, Spain  - Razzmatazz *

11/29 Madrid Spain - La Riviera *

12/01 Toulouse, France - Le Bikini *

12/02 Paris, France - Le Bataclan *

12/04 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 *

12/05 Ludwigsburg, Germany - MHP Arena *

12/06 Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle *

12/07 Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage *

12/08 Hamburg, Germany - Docks *

12/09 Berlin, Germany - Huxleys *

12/11 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof *

12/12 Geiselwind, Germany - Eventhall *

12/13 München, Germany - Tonhalle *

12/14 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 *

12/16 Birmingham, UK - Institute *

12/17 Bristol, UK - O2 Academy *

12/18 London, UK - The Forum *

12/19 Manchester, UK - Academy *

12/20 Dublin, Ireland - Academy *

12/21 Glasgow, UK - QMU *

12/22 Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy *

01/22-26 Miami, FL - 70,000 Tons Of Metal

01/29 Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret

01/30 Mexico City, Mexico - Jose Cuervo Salón

02/01 Bogota, Colombia - Coliseo el Salitre

02/03 Santiago, Chile - Club Blondie

02/04 Antofagasta, Chile - Rock & Soccer

02/06 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador

02/07 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Carioca Club

02/08 Curitiba, Brazil - Music Hall

02/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Flores

02/12 Quito, Ecuador - Plaza de toros Belmonte

05/02 Kopervik, Norway - Karmoygeddon Festival

06/04 Geiselwind, Germany - Out & Loud Festival