In what has been an extremely shocking turn of events, Jeff Loomis and Van Williams, Nevermore’s guitarist and drummer respectively have announced their departure from the band. Loomis and Williams who had been with Nevermore since the band’s first album, 1995’s self titled, Nevermore, have shaken fans all over the world with this announcement, fans really begin to wonder what the future holds for this iconic band. Jeff and Van have however issued a statement.
“In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time.”
With K.K. Downing’s retirement barely digested, it seems like the metal world is falling apart. I sincerely hope the band carries on with the power and the greatness of legendary frontman Warrel Dane, though musicians at the level of Jeff and Van are practically impossible to replace. Looks like a future uncertain, indeed.