QUITE a few notes of interest from the studio this week: 36 Crazyfists - as you know, the recording of their sophomore effort - A Snow Capped Romance - is complete. A few mix tweaks are currently happening. A partially mastered advance CD will be made shortly. There is going to be eleven tracks on this album...and if not mistaken, there are two other tracks from these sessions floating around. Road Ragers - Chimaira, Ill Nino, Spineshank - These three bands are currently touring Europe together, Road Rage 2003. Did You Know? The show at Hof ter Lo in Antwerp, Belgium (10.05) was recorded (video & audio). No definitive plans as of yet for where/when this footage will surface, but there are a couple irons in the fire... Dirty Americans - c'mon now, what do you REALLY know about REAL rock-n-roll? For $3.99 you can own the bible on it (in the form of this band's ...kiss 'em all goodbye EP on sale at TOWER). One of the tracks on said EP is a song called "Strange Generation." Currently, there is talk around these parts about doing of video fer that there song. Though, if such the video happens, it will probably not be until early next year. Killswitch Engage - in one week's time, they will official be touring on the first ever MTV 2 Headbangers Ball Tour, a tri-headline bill between them, Lamb Of God, and Shadows Fall. Though all such prep needed for touring is going on, the band is also writing and getting ready to record their follow-up to Alive Or Just Breathing. Expect them to be hitting the studio come early December, or thereabout. Red Tape - their debut album is complete, in the can, done. The title of the album, Radioactivist...and expect this explosive display of pure punk power to come your way in early 2004. The point of this update? Ahh, yes, the artwork for this bad boy is being done right NOW. Slipknot - it's real. Slipknot is in Cali right now recording a new album. The whole band - all nine members - living together, and recording where they are living. The man himself behind The Production Gospel According To Dave made a trip to the west coast just last week, and could not stop saying enough good things upon his return. The focus. The fire. The band should be cutting guitars this week. Rick Rubin is producing this beast, and recording should be complete before the end of the year. Soulfly - word is they will be done recording 9 new songs by the end of this month...then Max will be heading to Serbia to record more. "They are motorin'," tells the man behind The Production Gospel According To Dave. More info to follow shortly... THIS, is The Production Gospel According To Dave...you have been warned...phase II is upon us...resistance is futile...