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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Paladin Shares Nevermore Tribute EP For the Anniversary of Warrel Dane’s Death

Trad Metallers Paladin released a three-track tribute to Nevermore today entitled Anamnesis which is streaming now via Spotify. The release coincides with the two-year anniversary of Warrel Dane’s death from a heart attack. Their recent debut album, Ascension, doesn’t hide the Atlanta-based band’s deep love of all things 1980’s thrash and 1990’s melodic death metal – with Nevermore at the forefront. Nevermore broke up in 2011, and hopes for a reunion ended when vocalist Warrel Dane died in 2017 while Dane was living in Brazil working on a solo album. Continue reading

Sanctuary Teases New Album, Tour Kicking Off Next Week

Sanctuary kicks off their new tour dates next week with Ghost Ship Octavius, seeing the band performing all of “Refuge Denied”, continuing to pay tribute to late singer Warrel Dane. The band has teased their new album, with artwork and a promise of new music coming soon.  Continue reading

Sanctuary Announce Future Plans for Recording and Touring

Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge and new vocalist Joseph Michael speak about the future of the band and 2019 live shows. Moving forward with the project they are protecting and sharing the legacy of late singer Warrel Dane who passed away late in 2017 and are planning to make new music as well. Continue reading

Warrel Dane – Shadow Work

Words like “distinctive” and “legendary” are bandied around far too frequently at bands and artists with no discernible legacy, or real impact on any scene. With both Sanctuary and Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane helped impart a genuine influence on both the Thrash Metal and Heavy Metal landscapes, before his tragic passing away from a heart attack in December 2017 while recording Shadow Work (Century Media). Continue reading

October 26th 2018 New Music Releases

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Details And Release Date For Warrel Dane’s Final Recordings Revealed

When Warrel Dane of Sanctuary and Nevermore passed away on December 13th 2017, if left a hole in our community that has not healed. His label Century Media has now announced Shadow Work, the final recordings Dane made, as he was preparing a second solo album. He had teamed up with Brazilian musicians Johnny Moraes (guitar), Thiago Oliveira (guitar), Fabio Carito (bass) and Marcus Dotta (drums) as his touring band and ultimately this successful collaboration led to plans for a new studio album. Recordings for Shadow Work, the follow-up to 2008’s Praises to the War Machine, started in fall 2017 at Orra Meu Studio, São Paulo, and Travis Smith commenced to create the artwork following a concept and ideas previously discussed with Warrel. Shadow Work will release on 26th of October 2018.  Continue reading

Sanctuary Announce Farewell Tour with Witherfall’s Joseph Michael

Following the unfortunate loss of Warrel Dane, Sanctuary has announced that their tour with Iced Earth will go forth as planned. Continue reading