Drummer Van Williams and guitarist Jeff Loomis have announced their departure from Nevermore. Both players have been in the band since the band's self-titled debut in 1995. In a joint press release, they issued the following statement:

"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."

Nevermore recently canceled their planned US tour with Symphony X. No information on further tour dates has been given at this time.

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