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| January 30, 2009

At BOMBSHELTER RECORDING STUDIO in Park Ridge, Dan Precision, founding member of Rise Against and 88 Fingers Louie, finished the vinyl remaster of Shot Baker‘s Take Control. He originally engineered, mixed, and produced the CD, and Blaise Barton mastered it . . . Precision also worked with gothic metal band Urn; he tracked all of the drums for its next release, Scribings Of A Forgotten Soul (Rotting Corpse), at CHICAGO RECORDING COMPANY in Chicago and will mix and master the CD at Bombshelter.

At CARTERCO RECORDING in Chicago, Jamie Carterco recorded the band Tal National in its hometown of Niamey, Niger. The group had the facility but not the equipment to capture its West African desert rock. Carterco recorded 16 songs during the course of four days at Studio Maibianigaaba, and the mixing will take place at Carterco . . . Carterco has brand-new ATR Magnetics tape available in 1-inch and 1/4-inch. The tape is sold at market price, and there is no fee for renting studio reels . . . I Am The Lorax recorded and mixed an EP . . . Sleeping Creepers tracked some new material . . . Beata Siemaszko recorded an instructional CD . . . Darrick Thompson started a full-length . . . A-Way was in for couple of songs, as was Dbreezy . . . Canyon tracked . . . The Glorious Vapors tracked the majority of its first full length with engineer Jacob Ross . . . Rock And Roll Is Dead tracked drums for an upcoming project with engineer Julio Ibarra.

Chicago hardcore band The Killer worked on its new full-length, Dawn Day Dark, at CLAMP DOWN STUDIO in Chicago. Grant Sutton (Sweet Cobra, Jumpsuit, Party Downers) engineered the album, which is scheduled for a March release via Organized Crime Records. Guitarist Shane Merrill said this about the new material: “Some is more straightforward than the older stuff, some is more complex than the older stuff, and I think we were careful to maintain our sound but just as careful not to sound stale. Some songs are our heaviest songs ever, others are a little bit more adventurous, but it’s definitely raw and crushing at a level I don’t feel we’ve ever attained previously.”

At LINDER AVENUE RECORDING in Roselle, the artist 610 tracked and mixed an upcoming release. Dom Palmisano engineered . . . Michael Riser tracked and mixed additional songs for a spring full-length release. Palmisano produced and engineered the sessions as well.

Nekropsy recently finished recording and mixing Redemption Execution, its debut full-length, at 40 HOUR DEATH STUDIOS in Chicago. The album was produced by Jeremy Barger and Nekropsy, and is set for release in March.

At PLANET10STUDIOS in Palatine, Level5, an all-girl acoustic trio, recorded its debut CD, which should be available next month. The trio is recording original music that will include Frank Lucas on keys, Vince Consolo on drums, Barry Kleiber on bass, and Doug Schoenbeck on guitars; Jim Johnson produced . . . Former UFO guitarist Paul Chapman did a round of rehearsals for his most recent Chicago dates.

At RECORDING ARTIST WORKSHOP in Lake In The Hills, Db (Don Byzcynski) finished engineering an album for SOS and finished engineering and producing Man The Mighty‘s new full-length . . . Josh Feldman finished remixing a full-length album by Develin. The band also decided to start a new full-length with Feldman this month . . . R.A.W. is now full Protools HD.

At STUDIO VMR in Brookfield, Walter Cunningham and Nate Johnson stopped in for a few days to touch up some mixes before they peformed at the inauguration events in Washington D.C. . . . Mojo Hood was in to record songs for its new CD . . . Dave Thompson finished some mixes for a new EP . . . Fred Freeburge recorded a new CD.

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