Jeff Loomis comments on joining 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!"
Nick Cordle comments on departing from the band: "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."
Michael comments on Christopher stepping in, Nick leaving and working with Jeff Loomis: "We all wish Nick the vety best in his new endeavours 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!"
All of us here at Metal Master Kingdom would also like to wish Nick the very best in his future, and we look forward to hearing more music from him, but at the same time, we're also really excited to know that Jeff Loomis is the new guitarist. Knowing how mind-blowing of a guitarist Jeff is, we can't wait to hear what he will add to future Arch Enemy records. See all of the band's remaining 2014 tour dates down below.
Remaining North American dates w/Kreator (w/Christopher Amott on guitar)
Nov 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Nov 19 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Nov 20 - Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
Nov 21 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Nov 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Nov 23 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
European co-headline tour with Kreator
*w/Sodom and Vader
Nov 26 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Nov 27 - Istres, France - L'Usine
Nov 28 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 1
Nov 29 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Wow! This is unexpected. Arch Enemy have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle, but are you ready for this? They have announced that Jeff Loomis is their new guitarist, who will be joining the band to kick off their upcoming European co-headline tour with Kreator as well as being a part of Arch Enemy moving forward. In the meantime though, fans will get to witness the band's partial reunion with Michael Amott's brother and former Arch Enemy guitarist, Christopher Amott, who has stepped in to help the band finish its remaining North American co-headline tour with Kreator. I had the privilege of catching the show at the recent Toronto stop, and it was an incredible show.
Dec 01 - Toulouse, France - Le Bikini
Dec 02 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
Dec 04 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 *
Dec 05 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - MHP Arena *
Dec 06 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle *
Dec 07 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage *
Dec 08 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks * (SOLD OUT)
Dec 09 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley's *
Dec 10 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer *
Dec 11 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
Dec 12 - Geiselwind, Germany - Eventhall *
Dec 13 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle * (SOLD OUT)
Dec 14 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 *
Dec 16 - Leamington, England - Assembly Rooms
Dec 17 - Bristol, England - Academy
Dec 18 - London, England - Forum
Dec 19 - Manchester, England - Academy
Dec 20 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
Dec 21 - Glasgow, Scotland - QMU
Dec 22 - Newcastle, England - Academy