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[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral]

A few words from Jeff Loomis on Jason Becker, 3/02/12

As time gets closer to my tour starting at the end of this month, I’ve been thinking a lot about Jason Becker and his new movie/documentary “Not Dead Yet.”

I won’t be able to attend, but would like to wish Jason and his family all the best for the premiere tomorrow evening.

Jason, thank you for your inspiration over all these years, and most of all, thank you for being you!

You’re the best and always will be.

– Jeff Loomis

Jeff Loomis - Plains Of Oblivion

Jeff Loomis has released a guitar playthrough video for the track “The Ultimatum”. Featuring guest soloist Tony MacAlpine, “The Ultimatum” is the first track to be revealed off the forthcoming album, Plains of Oblivion that will be out on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe.

Pre-Orders for the new album Plains of Oblivion have just launched and are now available exclusively through CMDistro. A limited supply of pre-order packages including a CD, t-shirt and guitar pick are available for $22.

“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

For U.S./Canada Pre-Orders:

Jeff Loomis - Plains Of Oblivion

See Jeff Loomis on tour this Spring 2012:

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

[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral Photography; Flyer 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]

Jeff Loomis  to release new album “Plains of Oblivion” in April 2012; Reveals track listing & album artwork

After releasing a handful of updates and teasers, JEFF LOOMIS fans have been dying to know when they can expect the ex-Nevermore guitar prodigy’s forthcoming album. It is with much excitement that JEFF LOOMIS finally reveals the details of his highly anticipated sophomore effort entitled “Plains Of Oblivion”. The new album will be released on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe via Century Media Records.

The ten track effort will be produced by Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes) and is some of JEFF LOOMIS’ best work yet. The full track listing for “Plains of Oblivion” can be seen below.  JEFF LOOMIS teamed up with Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (www.rain-song.co.uk) to create the intriguing artwork. Marks is most well-known for his previous work with All Shall Perish, The End and Xerath.

“Plains Of Oblivion” track listing:

01 Mercurial (featuring Marty Friedman)

02 The Ultimatum (featuring Tony MacAlpine)

03 Escape Velocity

04 Tragedy And Harmony (featuring Christine Rhoades)

05 Requiem For The Living (featuring Attila Voros)

06 Continuum Drift (featuring Chris Poland)

07 Surrender (featuring Ihsahn)

08 Chosen Time (featuring Christine Rhoades)

09 Rapture

10 Sibylline Origin

For more information on JEFF LOOMIS, please visit:

www.jeffloomis.com
www.facebook.com/jeffloomisfans

Century Media Records online:

http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia
http://gplus.to/centurymedia

Century Media webshop:

http://www.cmdistro.com

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING!

Saturday, March 3rd – San Jose, California

The world premiere of the documentary film ‘Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet’, will be taking 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. Jason will be there along with his family and friends.

Tickets will be available from the Cinequest website http://www.cinequest.org from Wednesday, February 1st.  Tickets are very limited and we expect the screening to sell out fast so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the premiere of Jason’s film with him and his family.

‘Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet’
Saturday, March 3rd 2012
6:30pm

San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA
95113

http://www.cinequest.org

Guitarist Daniele Gottardo and Adagio’s Stéphan Forté’s ‘post NAMM 2012′ visit with Jason Becker

Photo Gallery:

Daniele Gottardo preparing to play for Jason Becker

Daniele Gottardo playing for Jason Becker (1)

Daniele Gottardo playing for Jason Becker (2)

Daniele Gottardo playing for Jason Becker (3)

Daniele Gottardo playing for Jason Becker (4)

Daniele Gottardo playing for Jason Becker (5)

Daniele Gottardo and Lorenzo Altieri with Jason Becker

Daniele Gottardo with Jason Becker

Stéphan Forté playing one of Jason Becker's prized guitars (1)

Stéphan Forté playing one of Jason Becker's prized guitars (2)

Stéphan Forté playing for Jason Becker (1)

Stéphan Forté playing for Jason Becker (2)

Stéphan Forté playing for Jason Becker (3)

Stéphan Forté with Jason Becker (1)

Stéphan Forté with Jason Becker (2)

Stéphan Forté (w/ Mike Blackburn) playing for Jason Becker (4)

Stéphan Forté playing for Jason Becker (5)

[Photos by Ms. A]

Jeff Loomis

Jeff Loomis Reveals Guest Vocalist on Upcoming Album

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2012

Legendary guitarist JEFF LOOMIS has been in the studio the last few months working on his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, to be released later this year.  Since entering the studio, LOOMIS has revealed a number of notable guests that will be appearing on the release and now, LOOMIS announces the newest special guest: IHSAHN, formerly of Norwegian black metal band EMPEROR and current solo artist.  JEFF LOOMIS updates:

I know most of you are aware that Christine Rhoades is doing some vocals on my album. At first I thought she’d be the only guest singer on the record but then this one song started coming together, it’s pretty brutal. I’ve always wanted to do really, really heavy music and after hearing this, both Aaron and myself thought we needed some crazy, sick singer on it. We just sat around tossing names out for a bit, nothing really was sticking and then Aaron says, ‘I got it… Ihsahn’ and it was one of those moments where you knew that was the answer all along, it just hadn’t been unlocked in your mind yet. Anyway, a few short e-mails back and forth and we had his vocal track in. It came out amazing. I can’t wait for you to hear it. Ihsahn, thanks again, it’s an honor to have you on my record.”

The new album will be produced by Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes), and fans should keep their eyes peeled for previews of developing songs, studio updates and additional details.

For more information on JEFF LOOMIS, please visit:

www.jeffloomis.com
www.facebook.com/jeffloomisfans
www.centurymedia.com

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