Jeff Loomis Premieres New Song Featuring Ihsahn
Jeff Loomis has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to premiere his new song “Surrender” featuring Ihsahn of black metal band Emperor. “Surrender” appears on the upcoming album, Plains Of Oblivion that will be out on April 10 in North America and April 9 in Europe. The track was featured on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated radio show this past weekend, and is now available on Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog.
“Surrender” can be heard here.
Jeff Loomis is honored to have Ihsahn as a guest on the record: “At first I thought Christine Rhoades would be the only guest singer on the record, but then this one song started coming together, it’s pretty brutal. I’ve always wanted to do really, really heavy music and after hearing this, both Aaron and myself thought we needed some crazy, sick singer on it. We just sat around tossing names out for a bit, nothing really was sticking and then Aaron says, ‘I got it … Ihsahn’ and it was one of those moments where you knew that was the answer all along, it just hadn’t been unlocked in your mind yet. Anyway, a few short emails back and forth and we had his vocal track in. It came out amazing. I can’t wait for you to hear it. Ihsahn, thanks again, it’s an honor to have you on my record.”
Ihsahn added: “I was both surprised and honored when Jeff asked me to sing on one of the songs for his upcoming album. He sent me a killer track, so it was easy to get inspiration for both words and vocal ideas, and I think it came out really well. Jeff is an amazing musician and I’m really looking forward to hearing the final album. Also, in the collaborative spirit, I got him to lay down a solo for my own new album.”
A video teaser was released last week with audio snippets from every song off of Plains Of Oblivion. The teaser can be seen here.
In support of the release, Jeff Loomis will be on tour with Protest The Hero, Periphery, and The Safety Fire.
Sun/Mar-25 – CHICAGO IL – Bottom Lounge
Mon/Mar-26 – LAWRENCE KS – Granada
Tue/Mar-27 – DALLAS TX – Trees
Wed/Mar-28 – HOUSTON TX – Warehouse Live
Fri/Mar-30 – ALBUQUERQUE NM – Sunshine
Sat/Mar-31 – PHOENIX AZ – Club Red
Sun/Apr-01 -LOS ANGELES CA – Key Club
Mon/Apr-02 – SAN FRANCISCO CA – Slim’s
Tue/Apr-03 – PORTLAND OR – The Branx
Wed/Apr-04 – SEATTLE WA – Studio Seven
Fri/Apr-06 – SALT LAKE CITY UT – In The Venue
Sat/Apr-07 – DENVER CO – Summit
Mon/Apr-09 – ST LOUIS MO – Pops
Tue/Apr-10 – MILWAUKEE WI – The Rave II
Wed/Apr-11 – DETROIT MI – Magic Stick
Thu/Apr-12 – COLUMBUS OH – The Outland Ballroom
Fri/Apr-13 – CLEVELAND OH – Grog Shop
Sat/Apr-14 – BALTIMORE MD – Sonar
Mon/Apr-16 – ATLANTA GA – Masquerade
Tue/Apr-17 – ORLANDO FL – The Social
Wed/Apr-18 – RALEIGH NC – Lincoln Theater
Fri/Apr-20 – NEW YORK NY – Gramercy
Sun/Apr-22 – PHILADELPHIA PA – Trocadero