CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Nevermore’s This Godless Endeavor Turns 15

While Nevermore never quite broke into the mainstream, they always seemed to be just under the radar ready to make an impression. The band’s signature combination of proggy rhythms, gothic vocals, groovy chugs, extreme drums, and shredding solos seemed to have something for everyone in the Metal sphere, but their eccentric execution also meant they never found belonging in any single demographic. That all seemed like it was poised to change with their sixth album, 2005’s This Godless Endeavor (Century Media Records), which saw them gain greater exposure compared to their earlier efforts and more unanimous acclaim.

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Watch Warrel Dane’s Memorial Service

The music world is still reeling from the loss of Warrel Dane. The Nevermore and Sanctuary vocalist died of an apparent heart attack last month, and left a hole in the scene that no one will be able to fill. Yesterday his band mates, friends, and fans gathered together in Seattle to share their memories of Warrel, and thankfully for those of us who couldn’t make it, the entire service was streamed online. Continue reading

Sanctuary Touring Europe With Overkill

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The 2014 comeback album, The Year The Sun Died, from the legendary Seattle band Sanctuary took the metal world by storm. The four original band members – Warrel Dane (vocals, ex-Nevermore), Lenny Rutledge (guitars), Jim Sheppard (bass, ex-Nevermore) and Dave Budbill (drums) – proved to be still on top of the game with an album that pleased every old fan without sounding old fashioned. Now they will be touring Europe with Overkill and have announced Nick Cordle will be part of their live lineup.

Lenny Rutledge comments:

“Brad Hull has recently parted ways with SANCTUARY. We are excited to welcome Nick Cordle from ARCH ENEMY and ARSIS to the SANCTUARY team. Nick is an amazing musician and we believe he will bring a fresh energy to the line-up. You can see Nick Cordle with SANCTUARY this March touring Europe on the Killfest tour.”

Nick Cordle adds:

“It’ll be a great pleasure to join SANCTUARY on tour in Europe! I’ve admired the band for a long time and ‘The Year The Sun Died’ is a breath of fresh air. It’s a welcome challenge to work up these songs and I’m excited to get moving!”

Mar 03: Underworld – London (UK) (supported by METASOMA and MONUMENT)
Mar 04: Meiers Music Hall Braunschweig (DE) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 05: Hell Raiser – Leipzig (DE) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 06: Kaminwerk – Memmingen (DE) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 07: Komma VZ – Worgl (AT) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 08: Szene – Vienna (AT) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 09: Dom Omladine – Beograd (SRB) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 10: Kino Sisak – Ljubljana (SLO) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 11: Tvornica – Zagreb (HR) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 13: Club 202 – Budapest (HU) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 14: Mega Club – Katowice (PL) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 15: B90 – Gdansk (PL) (supporting OVERKILL
Mar 17: Hedon – Zwolle (NL) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 18: Les Trinitaires – Metz (FR) (supporting OVERKILL)
Mar 20: Eightball Club – Thessaloniki (GR)
Mar 21: Gagarin205 – Athens (GR)
Mar 22 – 24: – Rock Hard Festival – Gelsenkirchen (DE)

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