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APARTMENT 26 is the band of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler's son Biff. Initially the group was road tested with low key club shows across Britain before scoring a valuable slot on the American 'Ozzfest' dates during 1999. APARTMENT 26's debut album, produced by Ulrich Wild, featured guest spots by FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell on the track 'Void' and BIOHAZARD's Evan Seinfeld on 'Backwards'. Industry promotion for the band would be heavy with the band's music appearing on movie soundtrack albums for both 'Heavy Metal 2' and 'Mission Impossible 2' as well as the cult Playstation video game 'Gekido'. Live work was just as extensive, APARTMENT 26 paying their dues as openers in North America to ROLLINS BAND, POWERMAN 5000, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and FU MANCHU amongst others.

APARTMENT 26's second album 'Detachment' would see production duties handled by Jason Slater and A PERFECT CIRCLE's Troy Van Leeuwen. Drummer Jeremy Colson would bow out just prior to recording, subsequently hooking up with the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and STEVE VAI. APARTMENT 26 recruited drummer Brad Booker from the Jefferson City, Missouri based act STIR as replacement. The band debuted their newest member at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on June 26th as opening act to STONE SOUR.

APARTMENT 26 set about recording a new studio album in November despite still being on the search for a label. By February it was learned 'Music For The Massive' was to emerge on the Atlantic label, its release being projected for January 2004. High profile upfront promotion included APARTMENT 26 landing the support solt to the October / November UK tour by EVANESCENCE. Travelling to the USA the band acted as openers to LIFE OF AGONY's January 2004 dates. Unfortunately, with 'Music For The Massive' failing to sell, Atlantic dropped the band just three months after release. In September the group announced it was calling it quits. Ex-APARTMENT 26 drummer Jeremy Colson joined CIRCUS DIABLO in June 2006.

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