Video footage of NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis performing the title track of the band's forthcoming album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy", during a guitar clinic on April 7, 2010 in Warsaw, Poland can be viewed below. The CD will be released in Europe on May 31 and in North America on June 8 via Century Media Records.
"The Obsidian Conspiracy" track listing:
01. The Termination Proclamation
02. Your Poison Throne
03. Moonrise (Through Mirrors Of Death)
04. And The Maiden Spoke
05. Emptiness Unobstructed
06. The Blue Marble And The New Soul
07. Without Morals
08. The Day You Built The Wall
09. She Comes In Colors
10. The Obsidian Conspiracy
A four-minute video clip containing audio samples of all 10 tracks that will appear on "The Obsidian Conspiracy" is available below.
The drum tracks for "The Obsidian Conspiracy" were completed in the group's hometown of Seattle with SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers, who previously worked with Dane on the singer's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine". Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD) once again handled mixing duties.
The captivating and dynamic cover art was once again created by the great Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA) and can be viewed below.
NEVERMORE also recorded two cover versions during the sessions: "The Crystal Ship" (THE DOORS) and "Transmission" (THE TEA PARTY)
According to Dane, the song "And The Maiden Spoke" "is going to blow your minds; it's twisted, progressive lunatic fringe riffing with vicious hooklines."
He added: "These songs are full of newfound rage, lyrically and musically. Jeff Loomis has come up with some amazing new riffs that will no doubt please old and new fans alike. Also, I think the combination of Peter and Andy will result in something very, very special."
Jeff Loomis performing "The Obsidian Conspiracy":
"The Obsidian Conspiracy" samples: