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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 one of my very best friends, Jeff Loomis and his band (Joe Nurre, Greg Macklin and Anup Sastry) backstage on April 2nd, 2012 at Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

What a treat it was, had a wonderful time! The guys kicked ass.

Jeff is on tour in support of his 2nd solo release, “Plains Of Oblivion” via Century Media Records, out April 10th in North America, and April 9th in Europe.

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:

Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Slim's - San Francisco

Jeff’s beloved Schecter Sig Guitars!
Jeff Loomis' Schecter Guitars

I was sitting next to Jeff while he warmed up before the gig.
Jeff Loomis warming up before the gig (a)

Joe Nurre warming up.
Joe warming up before the gig

Greg Macklin warming up – he is actually a guitarist!
Greg Macklin warming up before the gig

Jeff Loomis warming up before the gig (b)

Jeff and Greg warming up before the gig

Anup Sastry and Joe warming up.
Anup Sastry and Joe warming up before the gig

Jeff wanted Anup to show me “what huge hands he has!”
Anup's giant hands

This is how the shred magic happens!
Jeff's magic shred hands

Slim’s backstage dressing room door.
Slim's backstage dressing room

Such a sweetheart! We’ve been friends for over 10 years now. I simply adore him.
Jeff smiling for me

Made out like a bandit – my merch haul after the show. Thank you, Jeffy :-)!!!
Jeff Loomis Merch

Jeff Loomis 2012

Jeff Loomis - Plains Of Oblivion

“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

Jeff Loomis “Plains of Oblivion” out April 10th in North America, and April 9th in Europe.

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“Requeim For the Living” playthrough featuring Attila Vörös:

Jeff Loomis performing “Mercurial” featuring Marty Friedman, at EMG TV Studios:

“Surrender” featuring Ihsahn:

“The Ultimatum” playthrough featuring Tony MacAlpine:

“Plains Of Oblivion” album sampler:

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]

[Source: Eluveitie Official Facebook Fan Page]

BOOOOM! Swiss new wave of folk metal superstars ELUVEITIE smashed the charts worldwide with their highly anticipated new effort “Helvetios”!

Also, make sure to catch ELUVEITIE headlining 2012’s installment of the PAGANFEST Tour across Europe!

CH #4
D #27
AT #34
US #143
CA #74

Paganfest 2012 kicks off  in Stuttgart, Germany at LKA Longhorn:

Paganfest 2012

Eluveitie “Havoc” Official Video

Jeff Loomis

[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]

Gigantour 2012 live at San Jose Event Center – San Jose, CA on February 23, 2012

Megadeth – Motorhead – Volbeat – Lacuna Coil

Photos by Ms. A

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Dave (e) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Chris (e) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Dave (d) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Chris (d) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Dave (c) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Chris (c) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Shawn (b) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Dave (b) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Chris (b) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Shawn (a) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth David @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Dave (a) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Megadeth Chris (a) @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Motorhead Phil and Lemmy @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Motorhead @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Motorhead Lemmy @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

Gigantour 2012: Lacuna Coil Cristina @ San Jose Event Center - San Jose, CA

MEGADETH AND ROB ZOMBIE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING TOUR

TREK KICKS OFF MAY 11; INCLUDES HIGH-PROFILE ROCK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AND WRAPS MAY 26 AT ROCKLAHOMA

Megadeth

Metal heavyweights MEGADETH and ROB ZOMBIE have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek–which marks the first time the two bands have toured together–kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. A list of confirmed dates is below. For additional information on purchasing tickets, visit www.megadeth.com.

The tour will come on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews have poured in for the festival, which also features MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 also marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH– MUSTAINE, drummer SHAWN DROVER, guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK and bassist DAVID ELLEFSON–also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

This will be ROB ZOMBIE’s first concert tour since last summer’s “Hell on Earth” co-headline trek with Slayer. ZOMBIE spent last fall and winter shooting his sixth feature film, “The Lords of Salem” that he wrote and directed and is making with the producers of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. With principal photography completed, the film is currently in post-production. Never one to play it safe, ZOMBIE–with guitarist JOHN 5, bassist PIGGY D and GINGER FISH on drum–will bring his legendary stage show out in full force on these dates.

With more dates to be added, check out MEGADETH and ROB ZOMBIE in the following cities:

DATE – CITY – VENUE

5/11 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

5/12 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

5/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

5/18 Grand Rapids, MI – The Deltaplex

5/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

5/22 La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center

5/24 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Center

5/25 Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena

5/26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

[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.

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