Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow Raise More Than $15,000 in 24 Hours via Indiegogo (Plus: Alexes Webster and Rudinger Join Band)
In January we learned that ex-Nevermore shredder Jeff Loomis and solo instrumentalist Keith Merrow had plans to team up on a new album — this after the two had worked together quite a bit in the past — which got us very excitebike, since both are absolutely stellar musicians. Now it appears as if that album will be a really real thing: the duo has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its creation, and their goal of $15,000 was reached in less than 24 hours. It’s no Protest the Hero, but that’s pretty fucking impressive!
But wait, there’s more! Conquering Dystopia, as the band will be called, will also feature in its ranks two legendary Alexes: Webster, of Cannibal Corpse bassing fame, and Rudinger, currently playing skins for The Faceless. The Loomis/Merrow team-up would be sweet no matter who else plays with them, but the addition of the two Alexes makes the lineup all kinds of ridiculously good.
While we wait for this album to finished, there’s still plenty of time to pre-order one of several fairly priced packages via Indiegogo, so go on and do it.