Nevermore lose two members
2011-04-21 by zaruyache | 50 Comments

Nevermore guitar player Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have announced their departure from Nevermore. The two recently released a joint statement, saying:

"In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time."

Loomis and Williams had been with the group since their debut self-titled record in 1995.

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Willie
Moderator
April 22nd 2011

15774 Comments


I knew that last album seemed half-assed. Now the only question is who was dictating that direction.

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Alucard125
April 22nd 2011

532 Comments


Loads of people quitting/giving up at the moment...

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 22nd 2011

5607 Comments


Why am i not surprised?

Loomis and Williams must have been really annoyed by the re-launching of Sanctuary, i can't think of another reason for this happening...



I knew that last album seemed half-assed. Now the only question is who was dictating that direction.

It was half-hearted. That's indeed a good question.

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KILL
April 22nd 2011

67023 Comments


god dayum

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Butkuiss
April 22nd 2011

3867 Comments


Heard about this earlier today, and damn. To me, Nevermore was always Loomis and Dane, so this is pretty much a shock. I never listened to The Obsidian Conspiracy all the way through, so I wouldn't know, but still. I wonder the real reasons. Voivod might have it right.

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devouredbymetal
April 22nd 2011

515 Comments


damn it...one of the best bands out there.

BornDeadBuriedAlive
April 22nd 2011

394 Comments


Really didn't see this coming at all.

Don't know how they could go on without Loomis.

MyDearWormwood
April 22nd 2011

225 Comments


lol, Loomis is Nevermore. Should just shut er' down altogether.

XSebbyMcMuffinX
April 22nd 2011

339 Comments


As someone who's been optimistic regarding news like this in bands I like lately... They're done for. It's just not the same without Loomis.

seifer
April 22nd 2011

1006 Comments


this sucks nevermore is one of my fave bands and loomis is a superb guitarist wondering how they gonna manage without him in the band??

hotshotvegetarian
April 22nd 2011

129 Comments


Not good. Both Loomis and Danes' solo efforts showcased great talent with poor songwriting. They really need to be together to make it work.

austin888
April 22nd 2011

330 Comments


Noooooooooo! Without Jeff Loomis, there is no Nevermore! We're doomed!

KILL
April 22nd 2011

67023 Comments


rip

MO
April 22nd 2011

17332 Comments


Just heard about this yesterday, such shit news.

Apparently the promoter who gets my band alot of shows had these guys booked to play in an upcoming gig but Warrel Dane relapsed and now he's back in rehab. Those are the internal struggles mentioned here.

Oh well The Obsidian Conspiracy stunk anyways.

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bloc
April 22nd 2011

34489 Comments


Band is done for.

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Dreamflight
April 22nd 2011

1760 Comments


Dane should focus enterly on Sanctuary from now on. I mean, sure he's an amazing singer and probably the most charismatic Nevermore member, but without Loomis and Williams....it won't be the same for sure.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 22nd 2011

17319 Comments


Sucks but not really surprised. Their last album seemed like they didn't really care anymore. Loomis was the heart of the band so i do believe they, Nevermore, are pretty much done for now.

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Dreamflight
April 22nd 2011

1760 Comments


Yeah, The Obsidian Conspiracy was a big letdown.

Itwasthatwas
April 22nd 2011

728 Comments


no loomis no nevermore
hopefully he joins a better band, i'd like to hear him lend his skills to a project with better songwriting

CrazyFool84
April 22nd 2011

1078 Comments


Hmm...despite not digging the last effort, nor Loomis' soloing outing either, I find it hard to imagine this band going on without him...Obsidian Conspiracy was a poor excuse for a Nevermore album but nothing worth seeing a band fall to pieces over.

FearThyEvil9
April 22nd 2011

11324 Comments


Never got into this band before.

Mabbitt
April 22nd 2011

1236 Comments


I was hopin to catch them live at some point...not worth seeing without loomis imo, so there goes that

Motiv3
April 22nd 2011

8405 Comments


what the fuck? i put this news up yesterday and it never got put through by the mods and now a different thread of the same topic gets put through? what the hell.....Anyway, Nevermore are pretty much done imo.

RosaParks
April 22nd 2011

14592 Comments


Loomis is phenomenal. Can't wait to see what he does next

hotshotvegetarian
April 22nd 2011

129 Comments


While loomis is amazing, his solo album is very poorly structured wankery, seemed more like personal experimentation than an instrumental album. I look forward to his future stuff but I'm not gonna get too excited about it unless he finds a solid band.

branflakes911
April 22nd 2011

84 Comments


It was obviously time for this to happen. Maybe it's surprising, but it's better than what would almost certainly have been an epically bad follow up to the altogether pointless Obsidian Conspiracy. If anything they were an album too late.

TheFantasticDangler
April 22nd 2011

1144 Comments


Loomis is one of my favorite guitarists. Nevermore is done for I guess.

Spec
April 22nd 2011

26824 Comments


It's about time tbh.

quartermil
April 22nd 2011

170 Comments


R.I.P nevermore.

Master616
April 22nd 2011

21 Comments


R.I.P nevermore. (2)

quartermil
April 22nd 2011

170 Comments


what pisses me off is that i bought a ticket to a metal fest expecting to see nevermore with loomis ofc!!! wtf am i supposed to do now?

playguitar
April 22nd 2011

36 Comments


They should start a death metal band. I would be really excited.

chug73
April 22nd 2011

628 Comments


Dang.
Here's hoping Williams and loomis join a band with a better singer/someone who can growl. So many nevermore songs sound like piss with singing.
Sucks though, godless endeavor slayed.

Scoot
April 22nd 2011

17477 Comments


Band is over and done with.

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Fieryfenderz
April 23rd 2011

1373 Comments


band is fucked

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Ulsufyring
April 23rd 2011

1725 Comments


Seriously, those two were this entire band. I hope they do something together.

linchpin313
April 23rd 2011

813 Comments


Nevermind

SylentEcho
April 23rd 2011

1570 Comments


Damn Nevermore will soon be never more!? ? That didn't come out right.

what pisses me off is that i bought a ticket to a metal fest expecting to see nevermore with loomis ofc!!! wtf am i supposed to do now?
Sell it to someone who doesn't know. :D


Makemebad35
April 23rd 2011

696 Comments


Damn, this band was so good. Last CD had much lacking which I guess lead to some of this decision. This band can't go on without loomis.

CrypticMorning
April 23rd 2011

56 Comments


Yeah, really not sure what's left of this band without Loomis. Not too upset, I love him as a guitarist but Nevermore as a whole never appealed to me all that much.

FenixZero
April 24th 2011

379 Comments


GG nevermore, I never knew thee nor did I care to.

Ruminations
April 24th 2011

125 Comments


loomis was nevermore

Ovrot
April 24th 2011

10245 Comments


Bad news D:
but on the upside dane should focus more on Sanctuary, whom i always liked better

lak89
April 25th 2011

181 Comments


Loomis and Van Williams were an integral part of the band's sound, I don't see how they can remain as "Nevermore" after this, sure there are many players who can recreate their stuff but it just won't be the same. This is horrible news.

HylianNightmare
April 25th 2011

72 Comments


loomis was the band


scissorlocked
April 26th 2011

3479 Comments


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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2011

5607 Comments


yes, unfortunately........

scissorlocked
April 26th 2011

3479 Comments


worst news after Easter vacations

Im Kinda sad right now, but I think it may be better to split rather than release boring albums...

I'm curious of what Dane will do

Jebull
April 26th 2011

1340 Comments


well then, nevermore just died..

CrackeTheSkull
May 9th 2011

718 Comments


Welcome to the end, my friends.

The sky... has opened.



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