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"Endless Reign," the upcoming new full-length album from Italian technical death metal band Soul Rape will feature a guest appearance by talented guitar player Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore).
Loomis will handle the solo on "Like the Serpent’s Tongue." The release, expected in spring 2015, will be handled by Punishment 18 Records. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Endless Reign
2. Like The Serpent's Tongue
3. Illusion & Sufference
4. Soul Rape
5. Saudade de Morte
6. With My Fingers I've Touched Death
8. Primordial Paradox More...
Jam Track Central is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. JTC invites metal guitarists everywhere to come and explore a host of new features with improved layout and navigation.
There are over 400 metal tracks to choose from featuring artists such as Andy James and Jeff Loomis, plus hundreds more tracks in other genres. You can check out the site and see membership pricing over here. The following press release was also issued:
"Selecting a track from the vast archive, members immediately see clear and accurate TAB and notation scrolling in perfect synchronisation with the audio and video recordings. A marker moves through the music display, and the note currently being played is highlighted with a different colour. Sections can be isolated and looped for intensive study, and the user can choose to view tablature, standard notation or both.
"Also, both the audio and video stream can be sped up or slowed down in real time while maintaining pitch. Guitarists can then practice effectively, gradually raising the speed as they gain fluency. You can seamlessly switch between full performances and backing tracks, and control what you see with the zoom functions. For the most precise analysis, Synthetic Mode allows you to hear a precise MIDI output of just the lead guitar."
Jonny Carpenter, Jam Track Central Manager, said "The new website layout, complete with new features and a new payment gateway, has been designed to make our customers experience even more enjoyable. It is now easier than ever to learn fantastic guitar techniques and solos from the impressive JTC artist roster, and to improve your playing ability what ever genre you are into."
Jeff Loomis, who has been out on tour with Soilwork, has posted the following message online about having equipment stolen from the band's van:
"Last night after our show in St. Louis, our tour van was broken into as we were grabbing a bite to eat before our drive to Dallas. We were parked in a well-lit area in front of the restaurant. In the ten to fifteen minutes that it took for us to order our food and eat, all of our personal items such as laptops, cameras, musical equipment, cell phones, passports and money were stolen.
"We came outside to find the lock on the driver side door popped out of the van, and promptly called the police. A report has been filed and the van was fingerprinted, but the leads don’t seem promising. The police stated that this is apparently a common occurrence in the area. We are all in disbelief, but are very fortunate for everyone to be okay.
"After discussing the situation as a group, we would like to try to continue on with this tour, but to be able to do this, we will need your help. We have all taken a huge hit financially, and we cannot continue on without some sort of support. We have set up a paypal account for any amount of donations to assist us for the duration of the tour.
"Here is the PayPal e-mail to make donations to: JLoomisbanddonation@outlook.com Any and all support will be greatly appreciated. More...
Guitar mastermind Jeff Loomis has teamed up with Guitarworld.com to premiere his newest song "Speak Of Nothing." Check out the track right here.
Featuring vocals from Joe Nurre, the track will be included on the special Tour Edition of "Plains of Oblivion," which will be out on April 16th, 2013 via Century Media Records. In support of his upcoming dates with Soilwork, the tour edition of the album features three bonus tracks. A full list of tour dates can be seen below. The original version of "Plains of Oblivion" was released in April 2012 via Century Media Records. More...
On March 12, 2013 Swedish melodic metal act Soilwork will kick off its world tour in North America, marking the band's first time headlining in this territory in almost three years.
The extensive trek through the U.S. and Canada, "North American Infinity Tour 2013," will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, and Wretched. An updated list of tour dates can be seen below.
Contrary to the tour poster featured below, The Browning will not be on the trek. Check out the band's statement on dropping off the run right here.
"All of us in Soilwork are excited to announce the first of many killer tours to come," said drummer Dirk Verbeuren. "We can't wait to take some of our new songs to the stage, and with two CDs worth of material, picking a set list is gonna be interesting to say the least... We look forward to once again bringing you metal the Soilwork way!" More...
Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:
7 Horns 7 Eyes
3 Inches of Blood
Geoff Tate More...
On March 12th, 2013, Swedish melodic metal maestros Soilwork will kick-off their world tour in North America – their first time headlining in this territory in almost three years. The 54-show trek through the U.S. and Canada will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched.
“With [the new album] The Living Infinite nearing completion, all of us in Soilwork are excited to announce the first of many killer tours to come!” states drummer Dirk Verbeuren. “We can’t wait to take some of our new songs to the stage and with two CDs worth of material, picking a set list is gonna be interesting to say the least… We look forward to once again bringing you metal the Soilwork way!”
Soilwork has been toiling away and burning the midnight oil in the studio with producer Jens Bogren recording "The Living Infinite," the follow-up to 2010 release "The Panic Broadcast." The Soilworkers are planning not just one CD , but two, as "The Living Infinite" will be a double album and will mark the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson.
North American headlining tour dates for Soilwork are: More...
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user Soralella71, of Jeff Loomis performing "Miles of Machines" live at Audio in Brighton, UK on October 21st. Check out the clip in the player below. "Miles of Machines" comes off the "Zero Order Phase" album (reviewed here).
Jeff Loomis is proud to reveal his brand new song "A Liar's Chain." The song was recorded with his touring lineup consisting of young talents Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums), and Greg Macklin (bass). You can check out the song via Metal Hammer Germany or in the player below.
Jeff comments: "A Liar's Chain is the first of three songs that I recorded with my band to officially debut online. We started playing it live on our last US run and it seemed to go over really well with fans. I had so much fun recording 'Surrender' with Ihsahn on vocals for my last solo album that I wanted to do more songs like that. Joe Nurre, who has been playing guitar in my band for the last year or so, has a pretty killer death metal voice, so I thought it would be perfect to do some more stuff like this with him as well as the rest of the guys.
"I'm really looking forward to getting over to Europe again. I have so much fun there. The Euroblast tour and festival has some amazing musicians on it, which is going to be really special for me as well, as I love watching and hearing great bands play. We're going to be playing 'A Liar's Chain' as well as one other new song with Joe singing. I look forward to seeing everyone there."
Jeff Loomis' second solo album "Plains Of Oblivion" was released in April 2012 via Century Media Records. The album was produced by Aaron Smith (7 Horns 7 Eyes) and features cover artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design. Right now Jeff Loomis is on his Australian Clinic Tour to present his new Schecter JLV7 signature guitar model (see dates below). The Euroblast tour with label mates Monuments (UK), Vildhjarta (Sweden), and Stealing Axion (US) starts October 17th. More...
Footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user shredfast666, of Jeff Loomis performing at a Cairns guitar clinic. Check out the clips below.
Jeff Loomis toured throughout the summer in support of new solo album "Plains Of Oblivion." To see more of Jeff's guitar prowess, check out a playthrough video of the song "Mercurial" right here.
Guitarist Jeff Loomis will be entering the recording studio this week to record three new songs. According to touring guitarist and vocalist Joe Nurre, “Jeff and I have collaborated musically on 2 of the songs, and I have lyrics and vocals written for the 3rd.”
Touring drummer Anup Sastry will be playing the drums, and producer Aaron Smith will be recording and mixing. Apparently, Loomis will be going back to his roots. The former Nevermore guitarist played in a few death metal bands when he previously resided in Wisconsin as a teenager. “The vocals will be more aggressive and death metal-type.” Nurre explained.
There are plans to release the recordings digitally sometime in July, with samples of songs to be available beforehand.
Nurre added, “We will be playing some of these songs on our upcoming tour with The Contortionist. Jeff starts tracking on Tuesday.”
Details on the upcoming tour dates with The Contortionist, Chimp Spanner, and 7 Horns 7 Eyes can be found at this location.
The Contortionist has announced a headlining tour with Jeff Loomis presented by Metalsucks, with additional sponsorship from Royal Family Clothing and Guitar World Magazine. Kicking off in Indianapolis, IN, dates will run through July and August (dates available below, more to be announced soon). Support will come from Chimp Spanner and 7 Horns 7 Eyes.
The Contortionist will also be featured on a handful of dates in this year's Summer Slaughter tour. The band will release new record "Intrinsic" on July 17th, 2012 via eOne/Good Fight Music.
"On 'Intrinsic', we've found ourselves focusing on the songwriting as well as the new textures and melody we're striving for. Each song has its own identity and flow, but the album is fun to listen through in order cause of the conceptual ties," says vocalist / keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter.
The upcoming tour dates from The Contortionist are as follows: More...
Target Audience Magazine has posted a new video interview online with Jeff Loomis, conducted on April 14th, 2012. Check out the video in the player below.
Jeff Loomis just released his new solo album "Plains of Oblivion," and has been on the road supporting the release with The Safety Fire and Periphery. He still has the following shows remaining:
Fri/Apr-20 - NEW YORK NY - Gramercy
Sun/Apr-22 - PHILADELPHIA PA - Trocadero
A playthrough video has been posted online of Jeff Loomis and Joe Nurre (Shaded Enmity) playing the song "Mercurial" from the new Jeff Loomis album "Plains of Oblivion," released earlier this month. Check out the video below.
The album's track listing is as follows:
2. The Ultimatum
3. Escape Velocity
4. Tragedy and Harmony
5. Requiem for the Living
6. Continuum Drift
8. Chosen Time
10. Sibylline Origin
Jeff Loomis is releasing his new solo album "Plains Of Oblivion" on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe. The entire release is now available for streaming online through AOL Music at this location. The track listing is as follows:
2. The Ultimatum
3. Escape Velocity
4. Tragedy and Harmony
5. Requiem for the Living
6. Continuum Drift
8. Chosen Time
10. Sibylline Origin More...
Jeff Loomis will be releasing the new album "Plains Of Oblivion" on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe. He has now teamed up with Guitarworld.com to reveal another new song from the album. Head over to this location to check out the new song "Chosen Time."
The previously posted song "Surrender," featuring solo artist Ihsahn, can also still be heard via Decibel Magazine.
Jeff Loomis is currently on tour with Protest the Hero, Periphery, and The Safety Fire. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...
Candlelight Records today confirms June 19th as the North American release date for "Eremita," the anticipated fourth album from Norwegian-born vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. Recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebo, Sweden.
Alongside Ihsahn, the album features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh). The album’s packaging has been created by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz. A teaser trailer for the album can be found below. More...
Fan-filmed footage (courtesy of metalcowgirl34) has been posted online of Jeff Loomis performing material from his new album "Plains of Oblivion" during his current tour with Protest the Hero, Periphery, and The Safety Fire. Check out the clip of "Mercurial" below, performed live on March 25th in Chicago, IL at the Bottom Lounge.
"Plains Of Oblivion" is due out on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe. Jeff Loomis still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Jeff Loomis has released a guitar playthrough video for the track "Requiem For The Living," which can be viewed below. Featuring guest soloist Attila Voros, "Requiem For The Living" can be found on the forthcoming album, "Plains Of Oblivion," due out on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe.
The track "Surrender," featuring solo artist Ihsahn, was recently premiered and can be heard via Decibel Magazine here. A video teaser for "Plains Of Oblivion," featuring snippets of every song, can be seen at this location.
In support of the release, Jeff Loomis will be on tour with Protest the Hero, Periphery, and The Safety Fire. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...
Jeff Loomis has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to premiere his new song "Surrender" featuring Ihsahn of black metal band Emperor. "Surrender" appears on the upcoming album "Plains Of Oblivion" that will be out on April 10 in North America and April 9 in Europe.
The track was featured on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio show this past weekend, and is now available on Decibel Magazine's Deciblog.
Jeff Loomis is honored to have Ihsahn as a guest on the record: "At first I thought Christine Rhoades would 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 emails 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."
Ihsahn added: "I was both surprised and honored when Jeff asked me to sing on one of the songs for his upcoming album. He sent me a killer track, so it was easy to get inspiration for both words and vocal ideas, and I think it came out really well. Jeff is an amazing musician and I'm really looking forward to hearing the final album. Also, in the collaborative spirit, I got him to lay down a solo for my own new album."