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Formed: 1994
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Seattle, Washington is a city well-known for being the rain-ridden suicide capital of the U.S., but to many others, Seattle is known as the epicenter in a dark abyss of emotion that fuels the creative disposition of Nevermore. Joining a variety of musical sub-genres that were never meant to be mutually exclusive, the band successfully emblazoned themselves with a grey aura of enigma that has become their legacy.

Intelligent men who held no preconceived notions of what they should sound like, NEVERMORE launched themselves in 1994 and have never forsaken the histories of their varied backgrounds. Providing a backbone of resilience are ex-members of Sanctuary: the charismatic vocalist Warrel Dane and steadfast bassist Jim Sheppard, who survived their major label experience by the strength of their integrity when the world all-too-willingly embraced the grunge movement. Lending a modern influence to the band’s blueprint was guitarist Jeff Loomis, whose classically trained background added an unmistakable depth to song composition and whose death metal heritage supplied ample vehemence. Drummer Van Williams solidified the nucleus of the band with his undulating, propulsive rhythms. Drawing inspiration from the darker things in life, it became obvious the strain of their collective creation defied categorization.

Nevermore’s impressive self-titled debut - which began their five-year collaboration with internationally renowned producer Neil Kernon of Judas Priest, Queensÿche, and Dokken fame - surfaced in 1995 and landed them a U.S. tour with Death and a European tour with Blind Guardian. The band soon welcomed ex-Monstrosity guitarist Pat O’Brien into the fold and 1996’s In Memory EP soon proved to critics that volatile melody and aggression could be successfully intermixed. But it was The Politics Of Ecstasy (also released in 1996) when Nevermore came into their own by showcasing the higher degrees of their technical musicianship. When Pat O’Brien left to join Cannibal Corpse, the band quickly recruited ex-Forbidden guitarist and long-time friend Tim Calvert who contributed to the songwriting in 1999’s conceptual masterpiece Dreaming Neon Black, a morosely dark and articulately beautiful exploration of the peaks and valleys of human emotion. Puncturing the underground with its sanctity was the bleak storyline that followed a man’s descent into madness and ultimate suicide after the mysterious death of the only woman he loved. Metal Maniacs hailed it as “a concept album that rivals Queensrÿche in its ambitiousness and perhaps even the mighty Iron Maiden in execution.” A rigorous touring schedule through the U.S. with Mercyful Fate and headlining shows in Europe & Australia led Tim Calvert to re-evaluate his commitment to the band, and ultimately he opted to leave.

Forced to return to their original four-member configuration, the band’s resilience and bold resolve to top themselves kicked in as they headed to the desert with new producer Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Testament, Kreator) and to the haunted Village Studios in Texas. The result of their fevered creativity was the extraordinary, ‘must-have’ record of 2000: Dead Heart In A Dead World. Audiences around the world were phenomenally receptive to this infinitely complex musical maze crowned by the massive sounds of Jeff Loomis’ seven-string guitar, Jim Sheppard’s five-string bass, the maelstrom drum work of Van Williams, and the arresting poetic power of Warrel Dane. Metal Maniacs praised it as “a collection of songs that summons forth a boldness that sounds ‘epic’ while never giving in to pomposity. NEVERMORE’s biggest achievement yet.” Outburn Magazine simply called it “perfect.” Throughout the worldwide press that year, the astute, darkened luminosity of Dead Heart dominated “Best Album” lists, and fans in every country celebrated the amazingly emotional balladry and the unforgiving sonic bludgeoning Nevermore masterfully refined. Live, they became known as “The Chaos Bringers” and held audiences of thousands at the Wacken Open Air, Dynamo, and With Full Force festivals in the palms of their hands. The band was constantly on the road, sharing stages with Arch Enemy, In Flames & Shadows Fall, Opeth & Angel Dust, and had their 2001 tour with Savatage cut drastically short by the events of September 11th.

For two years, Nevermore’s superbly crafted and complicated versatility has been brooding. Thanks to the assistance of Queensrÿche/Dokken producer Kelly Gray, we are once again invited into the band’s dark subconscious with 2003’s Enemies Of Reality. Warrel Dane’s visceral, clarion calls leads the band to more limitless heights armed with the indestructible backbone of drummer Van Williams and bassist Jim Sheppard while venom, foreboding, and poignant despair continue to be born from the hands of Jeff Loomis within the confines of one song. The title track pummels you with its ferocity and cerebral aggression; “Never Purify” is a forlorn lament of the dismal reality we’ve surrounded ourselves in; and the emotionally evocative “Who Decides” exudes the insightfully mature observations through hindsight of a life lived in extremes.

Latest Nevermore News

Below is our complete Nevermore news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Powerglove Announces New Tour Dates

Powerglove has announced new 2011 tour dates with Symphony X, Nevermore, Soilwork, and Blackguard as well as a couple of festival dates. Tour dates follow.

The band has also posted a North American tour diary from their tours with Arsis, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall and more. The video is comprised of band-shot and fan footage. Check it out below:

Here are the latest Powerglove tour dates: More...

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Thaurorod Announces Nummirock Appearance

Thaurorod has been confirmed to play the mid-summer metal festival Nummirock, which is set to take place from June 23rd - 25th, 2011. Other confirmed artists at Nummirock include The Haunted, Legion of the Damned, Amorphis, Eluveitie, Before the Dawn, Teräsbetoni, Norther, and more. For more information on the festival, head over to this location.

In just a few days Thaurord also starts the Power of Metal tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, and Mercenary. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Nevermore Bassist To Undergo Surgery Today

Nevermore bass player Jim Sheppard will be undergoing surgery today to remove a benign brain tumor. Vocalist Warrel Dane posted the following message on his Twitter account earlier: "Please, all metalhead brothers and sisters, send your positive energy for our brother."

Stay tuned for further information on this story. Nevermore also recently announced several upcoming tour dates in Australia. You can check out details on the upcoming shows in June at this location.

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Video Report Available

Metalinjection.net has posted a video report from the 70,000 tons of metal festival. You can check out the footage from the cruise in the clip below.


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Nevermore To Tour Australia

Seattle progressive metal act Nevermore has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headine tour of Australia. The tour is in support of the band's latest album "The Obsidian Conspiracy." You can ivew the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

June 09 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, Australia
June 10 - Billboard, Melbourne, Australia
June 11 - Manning Bar, Sydney, Australia
June 12 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Australia
June 13 - Rosemount, Perth, Australia

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Thaurorod Comments On Power Of Metal Tour

Thaurorod will be embarking on the "Power of Metal" tour alongside Symphony X, Nevermore, Pyschotic Waltz, and Mercenary. You can check out the trailer for the tour at this location Thaurorod also commented on the tour:

"We are absolutely excited to hit the road together with these amazing bands! As you might know our line up have changed after our last tour we did with Sabaton and Alestorm. Our previous vocalist have been replaced with Italian gentleman Michele Luppi(ex-Vision Divine). We are sure to rock all 21 stages of Power of Metal tour like never before with this amazing front man!"

Thaurorod will also play the following warm up show with Terasbetoni:

12.02.2011 FIN - Oulu, Club Teatria (W/TERÄSBETONI)

The "Power of Metal" dates are as follows:

25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Power Of Metal Tour Trailer Posted Online

Rock The Nation has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Power of Metal" tour, which can be viewed below. Rock the Nation also commented:

"Under the promising banner 'Power of Metal,' Rock The Nation presents a double-headliner tour, which keeps the hearts of all metal-lovers pounding higher. Friends of pure, melodic, progressive and even traditional as well as modern metal-sounds can raise their fists up for triumph, finally they get their well-deserved load of metallic virtuosity. A view on the line-up breaks the camels back: Power of Metal brings you an exclusive package of the metal high-class-league. Following artists will show their musical power: Symphony X, Nevermore, Psychotic Waltz, Mercenary, Thaurorod."

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Neuraxis To Tour With Sepultura

Brazilian/American thrashers Sepultura will return to North America for a headlining tour next April/May in support of the band's upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut. Joining them will be Belphegor, Keep of Kalessin, Hate, Neuraxis, and Bonded By Blood. Starting May 23rd, Seattle's Nevermore will replace Belphegor to finish out the tour.

"We are very happy to play once again in the U.S., especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages," commented Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser. "We're also excited to start working with our new label, Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner.

"We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we're going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!"

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Sepultura Announces North American Tour

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America next April in support of their forthcoming new studio album, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records next year. Joining them on the tour will be Belphegor, Keep Of Kalessin, Hate and Bonded By Blood, though as of May 23rd, Belphegor will be replaced by Nevermore.

"We are very happy to play once again in the US, especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages,” commented guitarist Andreas Kisser. “We’re also excited to start working with our new label Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner. We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we’re going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Symphony X Announces Tour With Nevermore, Soilwork

New Jersey's progressive metal act Symphony X has announced the dates for its North American headlining tour in April/May 2011. Support on the tour will come from Seattle's progressive thrash act Nevermore, Sweden's melodic death metal veterans Soilwork, Boston's Powerglove and Montreal's Blackguard. The trek will launch on April 21 in Philadelphia and wrap on May 22 in West Springfield, Virginia.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 21 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 22 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
Apr. 23 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Apr. 25 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
Apr. 26 - Salle Albert Rosseau - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
Apr. 27 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
Apr. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 30 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
May 01 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
May 02 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
May 04 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
May 06 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
May 07 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
May 08 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 10 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
May 11 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
May 13 - Trees - Dallas, TX
May 14 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
May 15 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
May 17 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
May 18 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 19 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
May 20 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
May 21 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
May 22 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA

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Nevermore Guitarist Posts DVD Trailer Online

Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis has posted a trailer for his forthcoming instructional DVD. The two disc DVD set is titled "Extreme Lead Guitar: Dissonant Scales & Arpeggios."

You can view the trailer below:

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Nevermore Announces Vancouver Signing Session

Seattle progressive power metallers Nevermore has announced an exclusive signing session set to take place on November 6, 2010 between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band will be performing later that night as part of Scrape Records' "Unlucky 13th Anniversary Celebration" alongside Warbringer and Blackguard. Admission to the signing is free and tickets for the concert are available only through the Scrape Records website.

Scrape Records opened its doors on November 1, 1997 and is the only all-metal specialty store in the pacific northwest. Scrape Records has also held in store signings with Opeth, Testament, Amon Amarth, Strapping Young Lad, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Cryptopsy, Soilwork and many more as well as releasing a compilation CD featuring Vancouver metal talent.

Scrape Records is located at:
323 East Broadway,
Vancouver, BC
V5T 1W5
Canada

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Nevermore Changes Texas Show Venue

Nevermore has announced the band's previously scheduled show tonight (Friday, October 8th, 2010) is being moved from the Scout Bar to the BackStage Live in San Antonio, Texas. The other upcoming Nevermore tour dates are as follows:

10/9 2010 Numbers Night Club Houston, TX
10/11 2010 Emo's Annex Austin, TX
10/13 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
10/14 2010 Volume 11 Tavern Raleigh, NC
10/15 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, VA
10/16 2010 The Palladium Worcester, MA
10/17 2010 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
10/19 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
10/20 2010 Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, QC, CANADA
10/21 2010 London Music Hall London, ON, CANADA
10/22 2010 Opera House Toronto, ON, CANADA
10/23 2010 Peabody's Downunder Cleveland, OH
10/23 2010 Peabody's Concert Club Cleveland, OH
10/25 2010 Diesel Club Lounge Pittsburgh, PA
10/26 2010 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
10/27 2010 Blondies Detroit, MI
10/29 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
10/30 2010 The Rave Bar Milwaukee, WI
10/31 2010 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
11/1 2010 Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
11/2 2010 The Exchange Regina, SK, CANADA
11/5 2010 Pawn Shop Edmonton, AB, CANADA
11/6 2010 The Red Room Vancouver, BC, CANADA

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Cirrha Niva To Appear In Metal Calendar

Cirrha Niva has issued the following announcement about appearing in the upcoming 2011 Mindview Magazine calendar.

"Hi People, we are one of the twelve bands that are selected for the new 2011 calendar of Mindview Magazine. Some of the other bands are Nevermore, Paradise Lost, Epica, Alestorm and Sabaton.

"This calendar will be for sale within a few weeks and it will be available at the website of the Belgium magazine Mindview and at Large Popmerchandising. All profits are donated to a Crohn's disease fund. Oh, we are the December band."

You can also check out Cirrha Niva's music via this location.

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Nevermore Adds Vancouver Show

Nevermore has checked in with the following brief announcement about adding on a Vancouver tour date:

"Nevermore will now be ending their North American tour in Vancouver, BC Canada on Saturday, November 6th at The Red Room as part of Scrape Records 'Unlucky' 13th Anniversary celebrations alongside Warbringer and Blackguard. Tickets for the new date are on sale now, only at Scrape Records (604.877.1676) or online at Scrape records."

The upcoming Nevermore tour dates are as follows: More...

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Nevermore To Tour Europe With Symphony X

Nevermore and Symphony X have announced dates for their co-headlining European tour. Support on the tour will come from reformed progressive metal act Psychotic Waltz.

Symphony X/Nevermore European tour dates:
Feb. 25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Feb. 26 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
Feb. 27 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 28 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Mar. 01 - Toulouse, France - Phare
Mar. 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
Mar. 04 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Mar. 05 - Florence, Italy - Viper
Mar. 06 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Mar. 07 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Mar. 08 - Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
Mar. 10 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
Mar. 11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Mar. 12 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
Mar. 13 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
Mar. 14 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Mar. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Mar. 17 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Mar. 18 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Mar. 19 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - O13
Mar. 20 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Melkweg

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Watch Nevermore Perform "Beyond Within" Live

MetalAssault.com has posted a live video of Nevermore performing their song "Beyond Within" from the "Dreaming Neon Black" album with Christine Rhoades introducing it on vocals. This was part of their gig at the Key Club in Hollywood on September 28th 2010. The video was shot by Aniruddh Andrew Bansal. Watch the video below:

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Mutiny Within Drops Out of Nevermore Tour

Mutiny Within, who recently parted ways with drummer Bill Fore, will pull out of the upcoming Nevermore tour as they seek for a replacement drummer:

"We're sorry to say that despite our best efforts, our plans to hit the road with Nevermore this month have sadly fallen through. As many of you know, we have been looking forward to being a part of this tour and seeing all of our fans again. However, we feel that in order to deliver our best performance every night, our search for a full time drummer has to take priority. Instead of hitting the road with a temporary member again, we want to take the time to properly audition and rehearse.

"We did have another drummer lined up to accompany us on this tour, but due to a slow visa process, rehearsal time was cut to an unworkable amount. Mutiny Within is not a 5 piece band and we need to find our 6th member to bring you guys what you deserve. We're so sorry to anybody who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, but we cannot tour without a drummer. We know people will be upset and we apologize, but know that nobody will be more upset about this than we are. On a positive note, this gives us the time to work on brand new songs, which we've been looking forward to doing for some time.

"If anybody knows a suitable drummer or you are yourself, then please contact us at mwdrumauditions@gmail.com. We hope you all understand this and will continue to support us. Keep checking back for further updates, thanks everyone. MW"

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Blackguard Added to Nevermore Tour

Blackguard has now been added to the upcoming Nevermore North American tour after the Kamelot tour fell through. The Nevermore tour also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.

Here are the tour dates: More...

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Nevermore To Play Thrash Domination

Nevermore and Sanctuary are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of Japan's Thrash Domination, which is set to take place on September 18th and 19th at Club Citta. The other confirmed acts include Overkill, Exodus, Outrage, and Agent Steel. Additional details on the Thrash Domination shows can be found at this location.

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