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Dave Grohl’s directorial debut, Sound City, is set to premiere at Sundance. It will follow with a theatrical bow in February of next year. The film is a doc about Sound City, the Van Nuys, Calif. recording studio. Grohl was inspired to make the film when he purchased the Neve 8028 recording console, built in 1972, from the studio. Besides that, his personal connection to Sound City began in 1991 when Nirvana recorded Nevermind there. So he has serious history with the location.

Now, about that console? Well, it was so inspiring to Grohl since it is considered to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment and has been used to capture such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns N’ Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica and more.

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Every Time I Die will tour this winter with The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundreth and No Bragging Rights. Dates for the February-launching trek are available at this link.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, Masters of Reality frontman Chris Goss and album cover artist/drummer John Leamy will perform live and sign copies of the limited edition re-release of Master of Reality’s classic debut and live albums. The event will be held at the new Delicious Vinyl Record Shop on Sunset Boulevard. And at 10PM that night, Goss and co. will perform an intimate live set at The 3 Clubs in Hollywood.

These performances celebrate Delicious Vinyl’s release of a Master of Reality double-disc pack combining their 1988 self-titled debut album along with 1997′s How High the Moon: Live At The Viper Room. The reissue combo comes with a fold-out poster and new liner notes, and is also available on premium-grade double-LP vinyl at this link.

Originally signed by Rick Rubin to Def Jam, Masters of Reality are a totemic heavy rock band whose blues-wise weight positioned them as heirs to Cream and Led Zeppelin. MOR’s 1988 debut album, deemed “an all-out attack on diminished senses” by UK publication NME, has long been regarded as a high point in the mystical rock continuum.

Masters of Reality’s formidable frontman Chris Goss is the godfather of the California desert rock scene, having produced multiple albums by Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. Album cover artist John Leamy currently mans the drum throne of Masters of Reality.

Watch Master of Reality’s ‘Domino’ Video

This Saturday, Dec. 8, will mark eight years since we lost Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell to a senseless, onstage shooting in Ohio. We always take the time to pause and remember Dime, who was one-of-a-kind. In honor of his memory, take a look at this exhaustive and comprehensive collection of artists talking about their love for the band he played guitar in, and recalling when they first heard the band. The likes of Korn, Slayer, Slipknot, Mastodon, Gojira and more, participated and offered their thoughts on a legendary band. [ARTISTdirect]

Canadian progressive metal legends Voivod have posted an EPK for their new album Target Earth, which lands in North America on Jan. 22. It’s their thirteenth album, so they have reason to ramp up excitement. Most bands don’t get to their third album, much less thirteenth! Check out this behind-the-scenes footage, along with an exclusive interview with Away (Michel Langevin) and Chewy (Daniel Mongrain) about the making the new opus.

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