Nevermore Nearly Broke Up Five Years Ago


Perish the thought! What kind of a world would this be without Nevermore in it? A world not worth living in, if you ask me. I mean, I have extolled the virtues of guitarist Jeff Loomis’ solo album before, so I guess — in a way — Nevermore calling it quits would lead to more solo Loomis. Still, if we could have both, that would be better.

In a new interview with Guitar World, Jeff says that the band nearly threw in the towel after 2005’s This Godless Endeavor. I can’t believe it. “We came really close to breaking up after we finished touring for This Godless Endeavor. We couldn’t stand to look at each other anymore. We definitely needed some time away to regroup.”

That’s why it took five years for their new one, The Obsidian Conspiracy, to make its way into stores. The band recorded the album on a lake in North Carolina.

“It was a different approach for us,” Loomis tells Guitar World. “There was nothing around there for miles. For me, it was almost too isolated. It was really hot and a little overwhelming, and there was nowhere to escape to. But it was okay, because I just did all my guitar parts, then flew home.”

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