some current notes of interest from the studio this week: 36 Crazyfists - they start pre-production of their sophomore Roadrunner release on May 1st up in Portland with producer James Wisner. The recording of this beast will take place in Florida come mid-May. Where in Florida? Nobody really knows just yet...rumor has it somewhere near Tampa Bay. Chimaira - ahhh, Did You Know? Japanese version of The Impossibility Of Reason will be same as the U.S. release, but will contain one most honorable bonus track, "Army Of Me." The UK version of this release will also be containing most honorable bonus track. All releases will be simultaneous (May 12th or 13th, pending on where you live). Coal Chamber - track listing for the upcoming b-sides album Giving The Devil His Due is almost complete, may have fully confirmed listing as soon as this week. In fact, Dez is scheduled to hit the studio to record vocals for an unfinished track from the Chamber Music sessions later this week. Deathride - speaking of Dez, he and the rest of new project Deathride are still out in L.A. sharing one hotel room whilst recording their debut effort. Ross Hogarth (Coal Chamber Dark Days) is producing, and last week was spent on guitars. Vocals should happen this week. Dirty Americans - "dude, this band fuckin' kicks ass," tells the man behind The Production Gospel According To Dave, listening to the D-Am rough mixes at his desk whilst enlightening us with this update. In fact, rough mixes of the full album are in and currently making the rounds for approvals. "They fuckin' rock..." doubleDrive - on Tuesday (4/29) their debut album hits the streets (4/28 if you live outside of the U.S.)...and speaking of living outside of the U.S., there is a Japanese version of this release - same as the U.S. version ceptin' it contains two most honorable bonus tracks, "Fed Up" and "Big Shove 2"..."Big Shove 2" being one second longer than original version (among other changes). Ether Seeds - debut album scheduled to hit streets on June 17th. Ahhh, will be Japanese version of this too. Once again, same as U.S. version but with two most honorable bonus tracks, "Remedy" and "Stalker's Love Song." goneblind - debut full length is basically complete. It's all mixed, and should be mastered later this week here in NYC with George Marino. Title of the album, Channels Of Communication. Ill Nino - currently in a studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer Bob Marlette. Drum tracks are done. Recording officially started on April 15th, and could quite well be complete prior to Memorial Day weekend. Nickelback - they are officially in the studio, and that's a fact. 4 to 5 songs fully complete, some mixing to start this week. Band is producing the new album, Randy Staub (not ex-Mets ballplayer Rusty) is mixing. Red Tape - the boys outta Sacto, Cali started recording their newest propaganda last week out at NRG studios in L.A. Yes, they are officially recording. And they should be officially finished recording by the end of May. Spineshank - album has been mastered. Album is complete. In fact, advance copies of the CD - Self Destructive Pattern - should be in come early May (July 15 release date). Type O Negative - their upcoming Life Is Killing Me album is being mastered today (4/28). There will be no special Japanese version of this album. Press release from Japan office on this front reads, "ahhh, Peter Steele already bonus, so big...don't need no bonus tracks." Of course, that last line was written in jest, and no such press release exists. BUT, everything else you read was true. THIS, is The Production Gospel According to Dave...Phase II is upon us...you have been warned...resistance is futile...