Reunited ’80s metallers SANCTUARY – which feature current NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard – are currently working on material for a new album due out later this year/early 2012.
“Nevermore is not dead,” Dane exclaimed in a recent Twitter update. “Sanctuary is just the focus now and oh holy shit when you hear you will know why. Serious Lenny (Rutledge; guitar) is writing some amazing thrash it’s gonna cut your brains in half. A major Sanctuary announcement coming in the next few days…”
Nevermore parted ways with guitar player Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams in April. In a statement the pair wrote: “In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time.”