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Jeff Loomis to Release Solo Album Recorded at Fastback Studios.

Jeff Loomis, former lead guitarist for progressive metal band Nevermore, recently recorded tracks for his much-anticipated solo record Plains of Oblivion at Seattle’s Fastback Studios. Produced by Aaron Smith, the 10-track recording is slated for an early April release by Century Media Records, and is already being hailed as some of Loomis’ best work to date.

Loomis has been joined by a number of additional metal heavyweights, including Chris Poland and Marty Friedman (Megadeth), guitar soloist Tony MacAlpine, and vocalist Christine Rhoades, among others, who contributed to several of the tracks on the record.

Jeff Loomis is widely known in the metal scene for his shredding on 7-string guitar. He has also designed his own signature axe, manufactured by Schecter: the Jeff Loomis C7 FR, equipped with EMG 707 pickups and Floyd Rose tremolo. Plains of Oblivion is the second solo effort by Loomis, and the first since his departure from Nevermore last year. The album is scheduled to drop on April 10 in the United States. Meanwhile, Loomis has recently announced new tour dates this spring with Protest the Hero, Periphery and The Safety Fire.

Fastback Studios has been in business for 10 years, and is a mentor studio for the Recording Connection Audio Institute in the Seattle area.


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An independent musician and a Recording Connection graduate, Jonathan Trask has maintained a relationship with the Recording Connection as a freelance writer, occasionally providing and maintaining web content for the school, among other things. Jonathan currently functions as a correspondent between the Recording Connection and its various mentor studios around the world, keeping track of exciting recording projects, newsworthy items, and occasionally interviewing mentors and students. A classic rock buff, Jonathan's personal favorites include The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys waterskiing and fishing on one of the many lakes within driving distance of his home near Minneapolis, MN. He also continues to write and record music, and is currently working on an instrumental album.

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