Guitarist Jeff Loomis and effects pedal manufacturer Pro Tone Pedals have joined forces to create an overdrive pedal designed to operate under the highest of gain situations.
The Jeff Loomis Signature Overdrive is an extension of Pro Tone’s flagship pedal – the Dead Horse Overdrive. Assembled by hand in the USA, Jeff’s pedal features custom artwork from “Mister-Sam” Shearon, true hardwire bypass operation, durable construction, and the traditional volume, tone, and gain controls with the addition of abass contour switch. The stand-out feature unique to the Jeff Loomis Overdrive is its bass filtering toggle switch allowing users to select the low frequency response between 339 Hz and 72 Hz. This allows the tone-stack to cover the full frequency range of a typical 7 string guitar rather than the bass cutting sweep found in most overdrives.
The Jeff Loomis Signature Overdrive is a limited edition of only 200, and will be available in 2 colors: Green and Blue… only 100 of each color will be produced. The first 50 orders will come autographed by Jeff.
The Jeff Loomis Limited Edition Overdrive will be available exclusively at www.protonepedals.com for $229 USD. Shipping begins April 6th.
Jeff burst onto the scene with his furious guitar work in the genre blending Nevermore, followed by a string of critically acclaimed solo releases, the instrumental supergroup Conquering Dystopia, and is now currently headlining shows all over the world as the newest addition to the metal juggernaut Arch Enemy.
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Arch Enemy welcomes Jeff Loomis as their new guitarist!
Metal icons ARCH ENEMY are proud to announce that guitar legend Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off November 26, as well as all future tours in 2015.
Jeff Loomis states:
”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!”
After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, Arch Enemy are parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle who states: “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.”
USA fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.
Michael Amott (guitars) comments: ”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!”
See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY tour dates.
ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
ARCH ENEMY – live in Europe with KREATOR
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK
ARCH ENEMY – live 2015
Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
Jan. 29, 2015 – Teatro Estudio Cavaret – Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan. 30, 2015 – Jose Cuervo Salón – Mexico City, Mexico
Feb. 01, 2015 – Coliseo el Salitre Bogota, Colombia
Feb. 03, 2015 – Club Blondie Santiago, Chile
Feb. 04, 2015 – Rock & Soccer Antofagasta, Chile
Feb. 06, 2015 – Circo Voador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Feb. 07, 2015 – Carioca Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb. 08, 2015 – Music Hall – Curitiba, Brazil
Feb. 10, 2015 – El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb. 12, 2015 – Plaza de toros Belmonte – Quito, Ecuador
May. 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway
Jun. 04, 2015 – Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind, Germany
An exclusive, transparent red ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7” (limited to 500 copies) is available at all North American shows; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support. To hear ARCH ENEMY’s side of this special release, head over to Revolver Mag.com for the band’s rendition of the classic “Breaking The Law”:
ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7″ track-listing:
Side A (ARCH ENEMY)
1. Breaking The Law (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
Side B (KREATOR)
1. Iron Destiny
ARCH ENEMY is spending the rest of 2014 (and beyond) touring the world in support of War Eternal, which was hailed as the band’s “strongest album in years” (DECIBEL MAGAZINE). To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes (http://smarturl.it/wareternalITUNES) or AmazonMP3 (http://smarturl.it/wareternalAMAZON) for a digital copy with a bonus track; a variety of physical formats is also available at CM Distro (http://smarturl.it/wareternalCMD) and your local retailer.
For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the following previously released videos:
–“War Eternal” music video: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
–“As The Pages Burn” lyric video: http://youtu.be/9lXuZHkOoH8
–“You Will Know My Name” music video: http://youtu.be/3Y-J7sBT_no
–“No More Regrets” music video: http://youtu.be/tc-p93x5rPQ
–“As The Pages Burn” live @ Masters of Rock 2014: http://youtu.be/IKrXeRDLbMg
ARCH ENEMY online: