Nevermet / Bio

Spawned from a conversation on the Ronnie James Dio Forum, a recording project like no other was born. Bringing Classic Metal into the twenty first century, a group of talented musicians embarked on a mission to record what will be the first of many songs. This project
however has a twist. Most recording projects usually start with a band whos members have played together for a while eventually writing songs and going into a studio to record those songs. Often studio musicians who do not know the band can be hired to come in and help in
the recording process. This project is unlike either of those scenarios. The members of Nevermet are exactly what the name implies. The members have only talked online. In fact Guitarist Jonathan Crosby lives in Oregon, Vocalist Al Diamond Phillips, originally from Detroit, lives in Cleveland Ohio, and Bassist David Raymer, originally from California, now lives in Holland. The Band has also featured Drummers Travis Dollarhide from Oregon, Ian Donnelly from Michigan, and is currently working with Scott Connor from California. The group set out to do something that seemed impossible, write and record music without ever playing
together, and only knowing each other by their screen names used on the Dio forum. Alitivity, GuitarGod, and D-Man did just that all while keeping members of the forum posted through a thread called long distance recording documenting every little detail of the recording process..
Each audio track was sent via email and mixed in two separate locations, hoping for the best mix The end result produced the song Run Away and more are on the way. The group even included the forum members in on the name for the project. In another thread members were allowed to vote on several name ideas, with Nevermet coming out on top. The impact of the project is already being felt, on Monday June 25, 2007 a small radio station, 101. in Pendalton Oregon started playing the song Run Away in an unfinished format. Since songs from Nevermet have been played on multiple stations around the globe. Nevermet released their debut album Virtual Insanity, July 10th 2012 on the Birthday of Ronnie James Dio

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Band Members
Al Diamond Phillips, David Raymer, Jonathan Crosby, Scott Connor
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Metal / Power Metal

Contact Info

Medina, OH

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