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To some, the name Apollo signifies the son of zeus, best known as the Greek god of sunlight. To others, it brings to mind NASA's fabled space exploration program that included 6 landings on the lunar surface. To rock fans, though, Apollo will soon have a new meaning - the fourth album from LA power trio NEBULA, whose cosmic cocktail of heavy riffs, electric blues & psychedelic space rock has earned the band international (and dare we say, universal!) acclaim. Formed in 1997 after vocalist/guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano left desert rock pioneers Fu Manchu, NEBULA initially built up a strong following through 2 acclaimed full-lengths on Sub Pop Records along with 3 notable EP's, touring with the likes of Nashville Pussy, Mudhoney, Corrosion of Conformity and The Hellacopters along the way. In 2003, the bands third album, Atomic Ritual, served as the flagship release for Liquor & Poker Music; it earned mainstream acclaim from the likes of, Blender, Magnet & Entertainment weekly and was supported by several nationwide tours with artists as diverse as Mastodon, The Bellrays, Local H & Clutch. With Apollo Liquor & Poker comes full circle. Produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Misfits) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (The Mars Volta, Franz Ferdinand), and recorded mostly at Hollywood Sound Recorders (System Of A Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the album sees the addition of new bassist Tom Davies. Since finishing basic tracks, the band has already done one nationwide tour (including a CMJ showcase), as well as high profile hometown gigs at ESPN's X-Games and the annual Sunset Junction festival. Expect continued touring throughout 2006. Combining the combustibility of the sun with the mysticism of the moon, Apollo lives up to its name, no matter your preferred definition, and reaffirms NEBULA's reputation as one of rocks brightest stars - in this galaxy or any other.