One always says that you can’t rush greatness or perfection, and this couldn’t be more true in the case of metal titans Nevermore, who last released the highly acclaimed ‘This Godless Endeavor’ in 2005. The Seattle quartet have triumphantly returned with the much anticipated new full-length release, ‘The Obsidian Conspiracy’, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career.
The Obsidian Conspiracy was recorded with renowned producer Peter Wichers (who previously worked with Nevermore vocalist Warrel Dane on his solo debut ‘Praises to the War Machine’). Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth) once again handled mixing duties. The album is set for June 8th North American release and May 31st European release.
The captivating and dynamic coverart was once again created by the great Travis Smith (Amorphis, Opeth) and can be viewed now at the video link below.
This quintessential metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, based thrash act Sanctuary in 1991 by Dane and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of Sanctuary) and Mark Arrington on drums. A few years later, Van Williams joined the band (drums). The band has since released six full-length albums, toured the world a number of times and captivated the hearts of metalheads touring with such diverse and major acts ranging from Megadeth, In Flames, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Children of Bodom, among countless others.
I don’t know about you guys but this album is something I’ve been waiting for and wanting for FAR too long!