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Big Business—bassist/vocalist Jared Warren and drummer Coady Willis —announce plans to unleash their mammoth riffs, furious vocals and blazing drum work to US audiences this summer.

The duo (both of whom also happen to be the newest members of underground super-legends the Melvins) will be touring in support of their second full-length, Here Come the Waterworks.

Big Business tour dates are as follows:

May 31 2007 Primavera Festival Barcelona
Jun 1 2007 Velvet Rimini
Jun 2 2007 Livorno Fortezza
Jun 3 2007 Circolo degli Artisti Rome
Jun 4 2007 Magnolia outdoor stage Milan
Jun 8 2007 El Corazon Seattle, Washington
Jun 9 2007 The Badlander Missoula, Montana
Jun 11 2007 The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs) Fargo, North Dakota
Jun 12 2007 Sokol Underground Omaha, Nebraska
Jun 13 2007 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Jun 14 2007 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 15 2007 The Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jun 16 2007 Little Brother's Columbus, Ohio
Jun 18 2007 The Middle East Cafe—Upstairs Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 2007 The Knitting Factory New York, New York w/ Panthers
Jun 20 2007 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC w/ Panthers
Jun 21 2007 North Star Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Panthers
Jun 22 2007 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland w/ Panthers
Jun 23 2007 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Jun 24 2007 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 25 2007 The Nick Birmingham, Alabama
Jun 26 2007 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jun 28 2007 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jun 29 2007 Juanita's Cantina Little Rock, Arkansas
Jul 1 2007 Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Jul 3 2007 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah

DevilDriver has toiled endlessly to create a metallic masterpiece, partnering up with producer Jason Suecof (Trivum, God Forbid, Chimaira) to hone in on the essence of the band's growing brutality.

Marking their third Roadrunner release, The Last Kind Words focuses on structures and arrangement, painting a sinister yet palatable picture. DevilDriver are currently on the road with black-metal titans, Dimmu Borgir, Unearth and Kataklysm until May 29th, winning over audiences with brooding tenacity. DevilDriver will then launch a month long European tour on June 1st and will also be attending the Metal Hammer awards in London on June 11th.The Last Kind Words is set for release on July 31, 2007 and features 11 tracks of annihilating progression. "We wanted to do something that was different than we did on the first two records, and would stand out," frontman Dez Fafara declares. The Last Kind Words stands out and above, capturing DevilDriver's unique fusion. The forthcoming album was mixed by famed producer, Andy Sneap (Opeth, Exodus, As I Lay Dying, Megadeth), at Backstage Recording Studios in England. The band is also slated to film a music video for their first single, "Not All Who Wander Are Lost."

The Last Kind Words track listing is as follows:

1. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
2. Clouds Over California
3. Bound By The Moon
4. Horn Of Betrayal
5. These Fighting Words
6. Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)
7. Burning Sermon
8. Monsters of the Deep
9. Tirades of Truth
10. When Summoned
11. The Axe Shall Fall

Australia's symphonic/gothic/classical act Virgin Black have announced some of the tour dates for their upcoming North American tour in support of the recently release album Requiem - Mezzo Forte (on The End Records)

The band will tour with labelmates Unexpect in early June, play a few shows in Mexico and then return to the United States to tour with Finland's To/Die/For.

The confirmed dates are as follows:
06/17/07 Sun @ Mac's Bar -Lansing, MI (with Unexpect)
06/18/07 Mon @ The Note -Chicago, IL (with Unexpect)
06/19/07 Tue @ Beachland Tavern -Cleveland, OH (with Unexpect)
06/20/07 Wed @ Funhouse -Toronto, ON (with Unexpect)
06/21/07 Thu @ Sapphire Club -Montreal, QC
06/22/07 Fri @ Cafe Iguana - Monterrey, Mexico
06/23/07 Sat @ Circo Volador - Distrito Federal, Mexico
(w/ TO/DIE/FOR, Shatter Messiah, Epicurean)
06/27/07 Wed @ Jaxx - Springfield, VA
06/28/07 Thu @ Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
06/29/07 Fri @ Breakers Muisc Hall- Atlanta, GA
07/03/07 Tue @ Bonds 007 -San Antonio, TX
07/04/07 Wed @ Redrum - Austin, TX
07/07/07 Sat @ Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
07/08/07 Sun @ The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
07/10/07 Tue @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA
07/14/07 Sat @ The Rock - Maplewood, MN
More dates to be announced!

The band's latest album is part of the Requiem trilogy and will be the first installment (the 2nd of the trilogy) released. The album will be followed later on this year by Requiem – Pianissimo and Requiem – Fortissimo.

About the Requiem trilogy, London says, "Well, I feel like I've become a completely non-functioning part of society over the past two years. Requiem has been the most agonizingly difficult experience I have ever faced. On one side are the logistics of three albums, two and a half hours of music, and financing it all (orchestra included). The other side is the emotional toll; the far too many times I fell in a heap feeling that it would be impossible to succeed and coming oh so close to completely giving up the project. I take many a scar from this process and may never experience this kind of beautiful pain again."