Former Forbidden & Nevermore Guitarist Tim Calvert Dead At 52

Former Forbidden and Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert has sadly passed away at the age of 52. His death follows a battle with an aggressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). R.I.P.

Calvert’s sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins said the following:

“Heaven has gained another 😇 angel, my big bro, Tim Calvert. Tim passed away peacefully, Monday morning, after a long battle with ALS (Tim chose to keep his illness private). Myself, and my husband Bret, (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers) are so honored to have been able to be Tim’s care giver, in our home, for the last 5 months. We are so incredibly thankful to have had this time to spend with Tim. November 7, 1965 – April 30, 2018. Note the dash “-“ in the dates. Life is all about how you live your dash “-“….. And you, my dearest Timothy, did one hell of a bad ass, bang up job, living your dash to its fullest. Well done! Incredible musician 🤘🏼🎸, airline Captain 👨🏻‍✈️ ✈️ , world traveler 🌎 , lover of nature 🐞🌲 and animals 🐶🦇🐱, faithful Oakland Raiders 🏈 & Oakland A’s ⚾️ fan, comedian 😆, and supreme master guru of WW II military/aviation history and memorabilia. I love you, big bro❤️ Cheers, until I see you again 😘🍺”

Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero also commented:

“Beyond sorrow. We just found out Tim Calvert has passed. Some have known he was battling an aggressive form of ALS for a while now. It was all very private as per his wishes.

The greatest songwriter, musician and guitarist I have ever had the pleasure or creating music with has left the building. Tim’s genius will live on forever in the 3 Forbidden records he helped create with us.


Forbidden bassist Matt Camacho added:

“The great Tim Calvert passed away quietly this morning with his family present. It’s so like Tim to request we keep it quiet because he was such a humble soul, I believe he just didn’t want anyone to make a fuss over him.

Everyone who knows Tim is a better person for it. He was the kinda guy who had no enemy and was extremely talented at everything he did. Always really funny, the kind of guy who always had the witty come back and could talk Shit with the best of them, which when living on a tour bus was essential to be able to put band members in their place.

When he joined Forbidden I barely knew how to play, and Bostaph and Locicero didn’t have allot of patience to show me the songs. I would spend many of hours as Tim walked me through all of the painstaking details and putting in his own time making sure I wouldn’t get booted from the band.

Not allot of people know this about Tim, but after he stepped away from Nevermore who was an even bigger band than Forbidden, he went on to become a Pilot and became a Captain at United….what a bad ass Mother Fucker….dude left a legacy of incredible guitar playing and became an expert in a field people spend their whole life trying to achieve.

What a fine job you did Tim Calvert…..Life well lived!!!!!

The Good ones Die Way fucking to Young….This one is gonna be tough to get through”

Ex-Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis also commented:

“Truly a sad day today to learn about the passing of my dear friend and fellow bandmate Tim Calvert. Not just an incredible guitarist and songwriter, but one who followed his love and passion for aviation to become an airline captain. To this day I’m blown away by all of his accomplishments. ALS is a horrible disease and took my friend away far too soon. May you Rest In Peace Tim.”

[via Blabbermouth]

New Nevermore Box Set “The Complete Collection” To Be Released In March

A new box set featuring all of Nevermore’s recorded works, titled “The Complete Collection,” will be released on March 9. You can find all the details for that below. This news comes after the tragic death of frontman Warrel Dane.

Disc 1: “Nevermore” (1995):

01. “What Tomorrow Knows”
02. “C.B.F.”
03. “The Sanity Assassin”
04. “Garden Of Gray”
05. “Sea Of Possibilities”
06. “The Hurting Words”
07. “Timothy Leary”
08. “Godmoney”

Bonus Tracks:

09. “The System’s Failing”
10. “The Dreaming Mind” (Demo 1992)
11. “World Unborn” (Demo 1992)
12. “Chances Three” (Demo 1992)
13. “Utopia” (Demo 1992)

Disc 2: “In Memory” (1996):

01. “Optimist Or Pessimist”
02. “Matricide”
03. “In Memory”
04. “Silent Hedges/Double Dare” (Bauhaus cover)
05. “The Sorrowed Man”

Bonus Tracks:

06. “The Tiananmen Man” (Demo 1996)
07. “The Seven Tongues Of God” (Demo 1996)
08. “Passenger” (Demo 1996)
09. “This Sacrament” (Demo 1996)
10. “42147” (Instrumental Demo 1996)

Disc 3: “The Politics Of Ecstasy” (1996):

01. “The Seven Tongues Of God”
02. “This Sacrament”
03. “Next In Line”
04. “Passenger”
05. “The Politics Of Ecstasy”
06. “Lost”
07. “The Tiananmen Man”
08. “Precognition”
09. “42147”
10. “The Learning”

Disc 4: “Dreaming Neon Blac” (1999):

01. “Ophidian”
02. “Beyond Within”
03. “The Death Of Passion”
04. “I Am The Dog”
05. “Dreaming Neon Black”
06. “Deconstruction”
07. “The Fault Of The Flesh”
08. “The Lotus Eaters”
09. “Poison Godmachine”
10. “All Play Dead”
11. “Cenotaph”
12. “No More Will”
13. “Forever”

Disc 5: “Dead Heart In A Dead World” (2000):

01. “Narcosynthesis”
02. “We Disintegrate”
03. “Inside Four Walls”
04. “Evolution 169”
05. “The River Dragon Has Come”
06. “The Heart Collector”
07. “Engines Of Hate”
08. “The Sound Of Silence” (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
09. “Insignificant”
10. “Believe In Nothing”
11. “Dead Heart In A Dead World”

Disc 6: “Enemies Of Reality” (2003):

01. “Enemies Of Reality”
02. “Ambivalent”
03. “Never Purify”
04. “Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday”
05. “I, Voyager”
06. “Create The Infinite”
07. “Who Decides”
08. “Noumenon”

Disc 7: “Enemies Of Reality Remix & Remastered” (2005):

01. “Enemies Of Reality”
02. “Ambivalent”
03. “Never Purify”
04. “Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday”
05. “I, Voyager”
06. “Create The Infinite”
07. “Who Decides”
08. “Noumenon”
09. “Seed Awakening”

Disc 8: “This Godless Endeavor” (2005):

01. “Born”
02. “Final Product”
03. “My Acid Words”
04. “Bittersweet Feast”
05. “Sentient 6”
06. “Medicated Nation”
07. “The Holocaust Of Thought”
08. “Sell My Heart For Stones”
09. “The Psalm Of Lydia”
10. “A Future Uncertain”
11. “This Godless Endeavor”

Disc 9: “The Year Of The Voyager” (2008):

CD 1:

01. “Final Product”
02. “My Acid Words”
03. “What Tomorrow Knows/Garden Of Grey”
04. “Next In Line”
05. “Enemies Of Reality”
06. “I, Voyager”
07. “The Politics Of Ecstasy”
08. “The River Dragon Has Come”
09. “I Am The Dog”
10. “Dreaming Neon Black”

Disc 10: Live Album:

CD 2 :

01. “Matricide”
02. “Dead Heart In A Dead World”
03. “Inside Four Walls”
04. “The Learning”
05. “Sentient 6”
06. “Narcosynthesis”
07. “The Heart Collector”
08. “Born”
09. “This Godless Endeavor”

Disc 11: “The Obsidian Conspiracy” (2010):

01. “The Termination Proclamation”
02. “Your Poison Throne”
03. “Moonrise (Through Mirrors Of Death)”
04. “And The Maiden Spoke”
05. “Emptiness Unobstructed”
06. “The Blue Marble And The New Soul”
07. “Without Morals”
08. “The Day You Built The Wall”
09. “She Comes In Colors”
10. “The Obsidian Conspiracy”

Disc 12: “Rarities & Demos“:

01. “Temptation” (The Tea Party cover) (“The Obsidian Conspiracy” session)
02. “The Purist’s Drug” (Japan bonus track) (“The Obsidian Conspiracy” session)
03. “Crystal Ship” (The Doors cover) (“The Obsidian Conspiracy” session)
04. “All The Cowards Hide” (Japan bonus track) (“Dead Heart In A Dead World” sessions)
05. “Chances Three” (Japan bonus track) (“Dead Heart In A Dead World” sessions)
06. “Love Bites” (Judas Priest cover) (“The Politics Of Ecstasy” sessions)
07 – “Termination Proclamation” (Live in London 2010) (previously unreleased)
08. “Your Poison Throne” (Live in London 2010) (previously unreleased)
09. “Emptiness Unobstructed” (Live in London 2010) (previously unreleased)
10. “The Obsidian Conspiracy” (Live in London 2010) (previously unreleased)
11 – “Dead Heart In A Dead World” (Demo 2000) (previously unreleased)
12. “We Disintegrate” (Demo 2000) (previously unreleased)
13. “Insignificant” (Demo 2000) (previously unreleased)
14. “Engines Of Hate” (Instrumental Demo 2000) (previously unreleased)
15. “Acoustic Instrumental” (Demo 2000) (previously unreleased)