Nonpoint guitarist Andy Goldman will be hitting the studio shortly to do some pre-production work with Sunset Black for their upcoming Belier Bros./MCA debut. If all goes according to plan, the band will hit the studio with Goldman in the producers chair to begin tracking in mid-April. Nonpoint's new album "Development" is currently slated for a June 25th release through MCA.
Team Sleep, the side project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, are rumored to be opening some of Sparta's upcoming west coast dates in May. No official decision has been reached as of yet though.
Tear From The Jaw
Four dates for the impending Poison The Well/Glassjaw co-headlining tour have been announced and are as follows:
May 16th Pomona, CA - Glass House
May 19th Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk May 20th Modesto, CA - State Theatre May 23rd Seattle, WA - Graceland
Glassjaw's upcoming new album "Worship And Tribute" is due out on July 09th through I AM/Warner.
On The Lamb
Lamb Of God are currently taking a short break in order to focus on writing new material for their next album. At present, the band have 7 rough song skeletons completed and are expected to hit the studio to begin tracking sometime in the coming months. Band drummer Chris Adler recently commented on the new material and the bands writing process stating:
"We want to spend the time making sure the next record is everything we want it to be. Every time we write, we push ourselves over our own limits. We aren't interested in rehashing the same CD, finishing songs in the studio or taking 5 minutes to write some sing-songy crap for MTV. Our next album will be a purposeful testament to the ability of the five members in this band to push each other beyond any and all current limitations. We are going to work very hard not to dissapoint ourselves, or you. It will be pure American metal at it's very best."
In the meantime, the group have announced a handful of tentative dates, they are as follows:
April 06th Worcester, MA - The Palladium (New England Metalfest)
April 07th Syracuse, NY - Liquids (Feat. Poison The Well, Throwdown, American Nightmare, Eighteen Visions, Hopesfall, Love Is Red)
May 24th Providence, RI - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 25th Albany, NY - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 26th Boston, MA - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 30th Richmond, VA - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 31st Washington, DC - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
June 01st Philadelphia, PA - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
June 02nd New Jersey - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
Rack' Em Up
Jerry Cantrell and Nickelback will hit the road together on a tour dubbed The Road To The Rackhouse from May 13th through till July 07th. A full listing of dates and venues for the trek will be announced shortly.
The Closest Single
Vex Red are tentatively eyeing the track "The Closest" as the next U.K. single from their latest album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire". The effort is due out stateside on July 02nd through I AM/Virgin. In the meantime, the band will embark on a U.S. trek with Glassjaw shortly, at present the only known date for the tour is as follows:
May 15th West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour (Feat. Recover)
Papa Don't Cover
Incubus, minus band frontman Brandon Boyd, are planning to team up with Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne to record a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" together in the near future. The track will be produced by Ozzy's son Jack and will show up on the forthcoming soundtrack to MTV's "The Osbournes" show.
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