Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis took part in a meet-and-greet and guitar clinic on November 16 at Doremusic in Istanbul, Turkey during the Euroblast tour with MONUMENTS, VILDHJARTA and STEALING AXION. Check out the footage below.
Loomis recently released a brand-new song, “A Liar’s Chain”, recorded with his touring band consisting of Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums) and Greg Macklin (bass).
Commented Jeff: “‘A Liar’s Chain’ is the first of three songs that I recorded with my band to officially debut online. We started playing it live on our last U.S. run and it seemed to go over really well with fans.
“I had so much fun recording ‘Surrender’ with Ihsahn [ex-EMPEROR] on vocals for my last solo album that I wanted to do more songs like that.
“Joe Nurre, who has been playing guitar in my band for the last year or so, has a pretty killer death metal voice, so I thought it would be perfect to do some more stuff like this with him as well as the rest of the guys.”
Loomis‘s second solo album, “Plains Of Oblivion”, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 179 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Plains Of Oblivion” was released on April 10 in North America (one day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Aaron Smith (7 HORNS 7 EYES) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, who has previously worked with ALL SHALL PERISH, THE END and XERATH.