Rumor confirmed: Blackout Pact to record followup to Hello Sailor. Really.

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Looks like the rumor first floated last week by my cohort Andy Thomas on Mile Hi-Fidelity is true. (Not that I ever doubted you for a minute, man.) The original members of the Blackout Pact are indeed reconvening to record a followup to their stellar 2005 Astro Magnetic debut, Hello Sailor. When the Blackout Pact unceremoniously imploded at the end of 2006 after a show in Vegas, the prospects of the guys playing together again seemed slim -- even slimmer when the members scattered across the globe and Mike Herrera (no relation, as Michael Roberts would say) went on to form Sleeper Horse and began playing out. But it's happening. In January, the band is set to begin recording an EP titled Wolves In the Lazarette, which will be released by Eyeball records this spring, while guitarist Cory Trendler's Tired Owl imprint will press the limited-edition vinyl. Hold on to your hearts and guard your livers. -- Dave Herrera

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