Jeff Loomis On A NEVERMORE Reunion: "It's Quite Possible"
Last we heard regarding a possible Nevermore reunion was vocalist Warrel Dane saying there's pretty much no way it'll happen, though he'd consider doing a reunion without guitarist Jeff Loomis. Both those stories ran in 2016, and so far this year the topic actually hasn't come up. Jeff Loomis has been busy as hell with Arch Enemy and Dane has Sanctuary, so it makes sense nobody's really been talking about it.
Well, until Ultimate Guitar asked. According to Loomis, the possibility of a reunion isn't currently on the table due to everyone being on their own schedules, though he's absolutely open to the idea. He also says Nevermore ended on a pretty sour note, and that he'd really like to sit down with Dane in person and talk things out.
"I only have good things to say about everybody in the band and [drummer] Van Williams is one of my best friends. I still talk to Warrel [Dane, vocals] sometimes. He's now doing Sanctuary again which is awesome.
"It was a really good 18 years that we had – an amazing run. Unfortunately things ended in a really bad, sour way. There was a lot of drinking going on in the band and I think that was the final nail in the coffin as to why the band actually broke up. It wasn't a very good breakup at all. It was very difficult. When you spend 18 years together with a bunch of dudes, it's kind of alike a marriage in a way, when something like that breaks up, it's heartbreaking. It was a real bummer.
"Maybe one day, I would really like to be able to talk to Warrel again face to face and sit down and talk through all of our problems that we had and stuff like that. Time is a healer and life is short. So hopefully one of these days we will be able to sit down and talk out some of our differences, just as friends, even. That would be great.
"But at the moment, everybody is doing something else and that's great, bless them for whatever they want to do. I'm in Arch Enemy now and I guess the chapter is closed for Nevermore for now and another chapter has opened up in my life. I'll never say no to anything – I'll always give something a shot. And if the timing is right, maybe one day we'll do a couple more songs or maybe an album even, who knows? It's quite possible."
The final Nevermore album was The Obsidian Conspiracy in 2010, and before that was 2005's This Godless Endeavor. So it's not like Nevermore hasn't had periods of studio inactivity before… but still, wouldn't having one more really awesome album to cap things off be amazing?