Melodic death metal heroes Arch Enemy have just announced that they have appointed shred deity Jeff Loomis as their new lead guitarist. You can read a statement from Loomis about this below:
“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!”
The band’s chief songwriter, Michael Amott, also had the following to say:
“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!”
The band’s latest album, ‘War Eternal’, is out now via Century Media Records.