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NEVERMORE Guitarist Jeff Loomis Says Reunion "Not Feasible" Without Warrel Dane

Warrel Dane died in 2017.


With the exception of their debut self-titled 1995 album, Nevermore at its core was always vocalist Warrel Dane, guitarist Jeff Loomis, bassist Jim Sheppard, and drummer Van Williams. Nevermore existed between 1991 and 2011, and despite some flare-ups of reunion rumors, never managed to reunite after they broke up. Then Dane died in 2017 and that was basically the final end of Nevermore.

Now in a new interview with Metal Master Kingdom, Loomis confirms that has no interest in resurrecting Nevermore now that they can't get back together as the four aforementioned musicians.

"It's one of those things where I think Nevermore had such a special sound and it was simply because of all the musicians that were in that at the time. Van, me, Warrel, Jim. We had numerous different guitarists in the band throughout the years. We had Chris Broderick, we had Tim Calvert, who sadly passed away. A lot of good players. Steve Smyth, Curran Murphy. All these guys were a part of Nevermore in the past. Honestly, in my vision, it's important that you move on in your life. I really would like to remember the spirit and the attitude that we had as a band with the music and just move on from there. Because without Warrel, it's just not feasible, in my mind. [He is] sadly missed. He was one of my best friends. Things like that happen and it's a very sad situation. It really was. But we have the music to remember it all by."

Loomis adds "Lots of good times, lots of good memories, but like I said earlier, you have to move on in your life and do other stuff. Now I'm focusing on Arch Enemy and my solo career as an instrumental artist and here we are now." Loomis joined Arch Enemy in 2014 to replace guitarist Nick Cordle.

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