a few notes of interest from the studio this week: 36 Crazyfists - Brock is in Alaska till the New Year, and the rest of the band is in Portland, and all are beginning to write new material for release #3...and the band has a message to relay - "Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, gettin fat and drunk, we are..." Chimaira - the band is in Cleveland writing new music, and word has it they just got a PA for their rehearsal studio. Chimaira will start recording sometime in the New Year. DevilDriver - the band is in the studio right now, at Sonic Ranch in Texas with producer Colin Richardson. Word has it things are going great, and they should wrap up by 12/23. Ill Nino - the band's DVD - Live From The Eye Of The Storm - is out now. And much like many of the bands written about above, Ill Nino is writing new music. Expect them to start recording after the New Year. Machine Head - Live At Brixton...as written earlier today, Machine Head's show this weekend at Brixton in London will be shot for an upcoming DVD. Rock. Soulfly - Max and company started in the studio yesterday, recording out in Arizona. Max will be producing the effort, and the band will be recording till the end of the year. Still Remains - still in Vancouver with producer Garth Richardson, where they started recording their RR debut last month. Things should wrap up come year's end. The Agony Scene - the recording process of The Darkest Red is moving right along. Drums are complete on all 13 tracks recorded (10 or 11 of which will be on the release), and now all the guitar and bass tracks are being worked on..should be done with vocals before Christmas. Trivium - hot damn, Trivium. The mixing of this release is being finished now, and you gonna like. Wednesday 13 - the release is being mastered next week. Expect to hear some new W13 music for the Holiday Season... THIS, is The Production Gospel According To Dave...you have been warned...phase II is upon us...resistance is futile...