There will be a special event at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA on Friday, September 13!

Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton.

 The Battle of San Bernardino

Jeff Loomis Band photos at Slim’s – San Francisco, CA on April 5, 2013

Got some fun shots of the guys backstage, but wasn’t aggressive about getting live ones (my camera is kinda lame). If I can salvage a few, I will add them to the gallery later. This is what I have for now. Enjoy!

Jeff Loomis Band Live photos at Slim’s – San Francisco, CA on April 2, 2012

Jeff Loomis Band is:

* Jeff Loomis – Guitars
* Joe Nurre (SHADED ENMITY) – Vocals, Guitar
* Greg Macklin (SYSTEM DIVIDE, ORDINANCE) – Bass
* Anup Sastry (INTERVALS, SKYHARBOR) – Drums

Photo Gallery:

Jeff Loomis live (a) @ Slim's

Joe Nurre live (a) @ Slim's

Greg Macklin live @ Slim's

Anup Sastry live @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis Band live (a) @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis live (b) @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis and Greg Macklin live @ Slim's

Joe Nurre live (b) @ Slim's

Jeff Loomis Band live (b) @ Slim's (b)

Jeff Loomis live (c) @ Slim's

See Jeff Loomis on tour:

Protest The Hero–Periphery–Jeff Loomis-The Safety Fire–Today I Caught The Plague

[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral Photography; Flyer by Ms. A]

Hanging with my lil’ bro Jason Becker, family, and friends at the Steve Morse show on January 24th, 2012 (Slim’s – San Francisco, CA)

Photo Gallery:

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (1)

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (2)

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (3)

Steve Morse gig @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA (4)

Steve Morse and Jason Becker @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

Gretchen Menn and Jason Becker @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

Steve Morse,  Jason Becker, and Gary Becker @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

Gary Becker and Eric Johnson @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA

The World Premiere Screening of the “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet” documentary will take place at the Cinequest Film Festival on Saturday, March 3rd at 6:30pm. The screening will be held in San Jose, California at the San Jose Repertory Theatre.

Photos by Ms. A

[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral Photography; Flyer by Ms. A]

Via Blabbermouth:

Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis has been added to the 24-date, coast-to-coast U.S. tour with PROTEST THE HERO, PERIPHERY, THE SAFETY FIRE and TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE.

Jeff has revealed the quality players he’s enlisted to accompany him on the stage:

* Joe Nurre (SHADED ENMITY) – Guitar
* Gregory Macklin (SYSTEM DIVIDE, ORDINANCE) – Bass
* Anup Sastry (INTERVALS, SKYHARBOR) – Drums

Says Loomis: “My good friend, Joe Nurre from up here in Seattle, will be playing guitar with me out on this run with PROTEST THE HERO and PERIPHERY. Some of you might have seen him play with NEVERMORE on the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise last year.

“I was lucky enough to find this killer drummer online. His name is Anup Sastry, I’ve seen him do these perfect drum covers on his YouTube page. I reached out and learned he plays in a few great bands as well. You should check out all the stuff he’s done.

“Anup is based out in the D.C. area and brought in a friend of his, Greg Macklin, to do bass. Those guys are going to be getting together out there to start practicing the set. Joe and I will do the same over here and then a couple weeks before the tour, Joe and I will fly over Maryland and we’ll all rehearse until we get things perfect.

“I can’t wait to get out there and start playing live again. See you soon.”

The dates are as follows:

Mar. 25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Mar. 26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
Mar. 27 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Mar. 28 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Mar. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
Mar. 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Apr. 01 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Apr. 02 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Apr. 03 – Portland, OR – The Branx
Apr. 04 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Apr. 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Apr. 07 – Denver, CO – Summit
Apr. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Pops
Apr. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Apr. 11 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Apr. 12 – Columbus, OH – The Outland Ballroom
Apr. 13 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Apr. 14 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Apr. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 17 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Apr. 18 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
Apr. 20 – New York, NY – Gramercy
Apr. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

Jeff Loomis has set “Plains Of Oblivion” as the title of his sophomore solo album, to be 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.

“Plains Of Oblivion” track listing:

01. Mercurial (feat. Marty Friedman)
02. The Ultimatum (feat. Tony MacAlpine)
03. Escape Velocity
04. Tragedy And Harmony (feat. Christine Rhoades)
05. Requiem For The Living (feat. Attila Voros)
06. Continuum Drift (feat. Chris Poland)
07. Surrender (feat. Ihsahn)
08. Chosen Time (feat. Christine Rhoades)
09. Rapture
10. Sibylline Origin

After Jeff’s departure from NEVERMORE and the release of his solo debut — 2008’s “Zero Order Phase” — fans have been craving a new album. With a number of influential musicians appearing on the upcoming release, Loomis is more than ready to deliver.

Jeff was the lead guitar player and main songwriter of NEVERMORE, a band that has certainly made its mark on modern music by forging a unique sound that fuses different forms of metal that has given birth to an authentic and very influential style. His solo CD, “Zero Order Phase”, took the #4 spot in a April 2009 Guitar World magazine’s readers’ poll in the “Best Shred Album Of The Year” category — a notable accomplishment when you consider the top three vote-getters, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. Jeff has become one of his generation’s most recognizable guitarists and the source of many of the last decade’s best riffs.

Jeff’s complex shredding has been a central part of the progressive power guitar scene since 1992 and is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring riffs modern metal has ever heard. Nearly every aspiring musician who has been listening to metal for the past 10 years or so has undoubtedly had the pleasure of hearing Jeff Loomis’ progressive and technically superior playing.

Loomis’ first solo album, “Zero Order Phase”, was released in September 2008 through Century Media Records.

[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral Photography; Flyer by Ms. A]

Protest The Hero – Periphery – Jeff Loomis
The Safety Fire – Today I Caught The Plague

Tour Dates 2 0 1 2

Sun/Mar-25 – CHICAGO IL – Bottom Lounge

Mon/Mar-26 – LAWRENCE KS – Granada

Tue/Mar-27 – DALLAS TX – Trees

Wed/Mar-28 – HOUSTON TX – Warehouse Live

Fri/Mar-30 – ALBUQUERQUE NM – Sunshine

Sat/Mar-31 – PHOENIX AZ – Club Red

Sun/Apr-01 -LOS ANGELES CA – Key Club

Mon/Apr-02 – SAN FRANCISCO CA – Slim’s

Tue/Apr-03 – PORTLAND OR – The Branx

Wed/Apr-04 – SEATTLE WA – Studio Seven

Fri/Apr-06 – SALT LAKE CITY UT – In The Venue

Sat/Apr-07 – DENVER CO – Summit

Mon/Apr-09 – ST LOUIS MO – Pops

Tue/Apr-10 – MILWAUKEE WI – The Rave II

Wed/Apr-11 – DETROIT MI – Magic Stick

Thu/Apr-12 – COLUMBUS OH – The Outland Ballroom

Fri/Apr-13 – CLEVELAND OH – Grog Shop

Sat/Apr-14 – BALTIMORE MD – Sonar

Mon/Apr-16 – ATLANTA GA – Masquerade

Tue/Apr-17 – ORLANDO FL – The Social

Wed/Apr-18 – RALEIGH NC – Lincoln Theater

Fri/Apr-20 – NEW YORK NY – Gramercy

Sun/Apr-22 – PHILADELPHIA PA – Trocadero

[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral Photography]

Chris Poland

FRI 01/20/11:

Alva’s Showroom, San Pedro, CA (OHM:/PolCat Double Billing) for advance tickets

SAT 01/21/11:

Winter NAMM 2012 Appearances, Anaheim, CA
Eminence Speakers Live Performance Demo/Signing (2 pm) (Chris and Pag)
Yamaha Guitars Signing (3 pm) (Chris and Pag)

Radio Appearance
PolCat in studio interview/ ticket giveaway
(Mark Torres, 90.7 FM KPFK @10 pm;

SUN 01/22/11:

Salvador’s Jazz Suite, Los Angeles, CA (PolCat Billing) for advance tickets

Coroner Show Dates 2012

I updated the Coroner Official Site.  Here is the Coroner Year-End Update, 2012:

Dear friends,

2011 is over and we want to thank you, our friends and fans, for your overwhelming response to our reunion concerts.  We cannot find the words to express the appreciation we have for all of you.

The response to our first 2011 show at Les Docks in Lausanne gave us the kick-start we needed and has carried us through to our most recent shows in Greece. We’ve been blown away by the fans everywhere!

Thanks to every single one of you who came to our concerts!  We hope you had as good of a time as we did! Thanks to all of the mags who wrote about us and also to the radio stations, and those who worked on our online shows!  A special thanks to all the other bands that shared the stage with us!

We would also like to thank all the promoters and their staffs for doing the maximum to provide an excellent concert. You made it possible!!!

Our special thanks go out to Guenther and Rock the Nation, Laurence Vinclair at Les Docks in Lausanne, Ryan Taylor and Evan at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Ben Barbaud at Hellfest Clisson, Vicky Gregory at Bloodstock Open-air UK, Sascha Plecic and Gage from La Cueva in Thun, Jessie Pythoud for ScarKrows Bar Le Locle, Alfonso Siegrist, Patrik Grau, Tony Bolli and everybody at Plaza Club, Zurich, Andrea Bernini, Rock Hard Festival in Milano, Tomek at Club Studio Krakow, George Daron, Winter Masters of Rock Zlin, Anto and everybody from Rock Cult Bari, Harry Katinakis and friends in Athens and Mihalis Kalogerakis, Konstantine and Lena and everybody at Eight Ball Club in Thessaloniki.

At each venue we found many helping hands and outstanding people who are not listed by name here. Thank you all so much…

Without the best crew in the world we would have been completely lost. You guys did an awesome job and we hope you will be with us on the road till the very last show!!!

Martin Zeller (FOH), Dänu Michel (Lights), Sebastian “Raps” Reiber (FOH / Monitors), Nina Vetterli-Treml, Ben Chételat, Rui Pinto and Dimitris (Guitars), and Nico Müller (Drums). Welcome to the team, Ken Karnig and Melanie Schiegg.


Lu Cubello, our main dude who was with us almost the whole way from 1988 till 2011.  Lu is leaving us after our last concert this year to fully concentrate on his job and family.  We’re gonna miss you maximum bro. And never forget!

Daniel Stössel, our “fourth“ member! Thank you so much not just for the great sounds coming from your magic organ but also for documenting all the shows with your 46 cams. We can’t wait to see the result!

Last but not least our manager Oliver Macchi and ILT Music! You connected us to the world! It’s fucking great to have the chance to work with you again! And we would also like to thank Edy Vetterli for the bookkeeping.

You would not be able to read this, if there was not a CORONER REUNION PAGE…

So thank you Marc Rinderknecht (Website), Laurie Sato (Webhosting/Promotion), Nina Vetterli-Treml (Web Content) and Marcel “Games” Bruderer (Band Pics).

There will be a few more chances to see you at one of our upcoming shows. We have plans to add a couple more songs to our set list, but we’re not quite sure yet which ones. We’ll continue to film all the shows and hopefully put together a nice documentary, which will also include rare footage from the early days. Plus, we’re going to add tons of private photos to the homepage taken from the past to the present.

Keep on writing your comments, posting your recordings on YouTube, covering our songs!

So again, thank you all so much for remembering Coroner. Best wishes for the most happy and exciting year 2012.


Marky, Ron and Tommy

Edited by John “Vlad” Holback
(Thank you much again for coming to MDF and for your great help with this!!!)

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