A couple notes to let you know what is going on, recording wise: Sepultura - final touch ups are currently being done to the NATION lp at Sterling Sound here in NYC. The complete, polished, shiny master should be ready 01/30. Street date for NATION is 03/20. Fear Factory - just an FYI here for all you collectors, but in addition to the limited edition Digi version of DIGIMORTAL and the jewel box release, there is also going to be an enhanced cd sampler version, available for sale in Europe only. Details on exact track listing has yet to be decided, but it will include the video for 'Linchpin' as well some additional b-sides. DIGIMORTAL street date is 04/24. Slipknot - they started in the studio earlier this week, with producer Ross Robinson, laying down tracks for the follow up to their 1999 self titled debut. The band looks to finish laying down the music around the end of February. Machine Head - a producer has been locked down for the SUPERCHARGER recording, and Johnny K is his name. The band will most likely hit the studio come early March. Ill Nino - the band is back at work laying down tracks for their debut release. Yes, back to Showplace Studios in lovely New Jersey! (just a side note, but Keith Richards actually finished recording his new solo LP last week at the same studio) Tracking for all songs should be completed by the end of next week. Street date is tentatively scheduled for 06/05. Nickelback - as you should be well aware, they are still on the road...just as they have been since the release of THE STATE back in March of last year. We are looking to get them in the studio come Spring...they will most likely record in Vancouver. Deicide - yes, DEICIDE! As written previously, they are in Florida writing new material for their 7th studio lp on Roadrunner. No dates have been put in stone, but we are looking to possibly get this 7th recording out this fall. Coal Chamber - well, January has come and almost gone, but they have still yet to hit the studio. The whole band is still in L.A. writing and rehearsing new material together for their 3rd lp. Once dates get attached to the project, we'll let you know.