Arch Enemy Part Ways With Nick Cordle, Replace Him With Jeff Loomis (Ex-Nevermore)


Ex-Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis has joined Arch Enemy, replacing Nick Cordle in the lineup. Loomis commented on his new role in the band:

“I’m very excited to be playing with Arch Enemy. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in Nevermore. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”

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Cordle himself said of his departure:

“With “War Eternal” I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future.”

Cordle‘s departure has made for a unique opportunity for the group, with Christopher Amott temporarily returning to the fold for the rest of the groups ongoing American headlining tour. Arch Enemy mastermind Michael Amott said of the whole situation:

“We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!

The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the War Eternal‘ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

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