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This quintessential power metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, USA-based thrash act Sanctuary in 1991 by Warrel Dane (vocals) and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of Sanctuary) and Van Williams (drums). Nevermores stated intention was to make technical yet melodic power metal. After recording 24 demo tracks with producer Neil Kernon, the band was signed by Century Media, with the demo tracks making up the bulk of their 1995 self-titled debut. The album hinted at the work of Dane and Sheppards former incarnation, but also demonstrated progressive leanings and vision. High profile tours followed, with Blind Guardian in Europe and Death in the USA, with Nevermore recruiting guitarist Pat OBrien to beef up their live sound. The In Memory EP featured two Bauhaus covers alongside reworked originals, and helped keep Nevermores profile high while they wrote...