Alex Webster to Join Conquering Dystopia with Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow

Alex WebsterHere’s some news that will make death metal fans rejoice: Cannibal Corpse bass legend Alex Webster is teaming up with The Faceless’s Alex Rudinger, Nevermore’s Jeff Loomis and guitarist Keith Merrow on their new project called Conquering Dystopia. The band started as a collaboration between Loomis and Merrow, who got together for a jam session.

“We’ve been talking about it for a while, and it just seems right,” Merrow revealed on his Facebook page. “So, we’ll start writing some new music for that, soon. I’m extremely motivated by the thought of this, and I know that the chemistry between the musical ideas we have will make for a truly amazing album. Be stoked. I’m stoked!”

“Keith asked if I’d like to be a part of the project at the NAMM show earlier this year,” Webster told us. “I said yes right away because I have wanted to play with Jeff Loomis for a while, and I learned shortly afterward that Keith is also a killer guitarist and a great song writer to boot.”

While further details on the project are in the works, Webster also shared that “This will be an instrumental extreme metal project. Somewhat progressive but the emphasis will be on making it HEAVY.”

The band has decided to self-release the yet to be named album and are crowdfunding on IndieGogo. For a taste of what’s to come, check out their pledge video:

We’ll keep you updated with more info as it becomes available.

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  1. The cheesy as fuck background music just makes this.

  2. going to be sick, I cant wait.

  3. Keith totally rocks! Nice guy too. Can’t wait to hear it!

  4. Its insane that two musicians of this calibre have to ask for money to do this, wouldn’t have happened in the 80s.

  5. really excited about this actually.

  6. Doing it on their own. Cutting out the fat/middle man. Nothing wrong with that.

  7. Where is the link to the project? I mean, you write about a project that is woth financing, but post no link to it.

  8. Right now Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow are two of the best guitarists out there.