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February 8, 2007

Iron Butterfly, the 70s acid band best known for the 18 minute epic ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ are about to release their first new album in more than 30years.

The sound of Iron Butterfly was resurrected by NAS on his track ‘Hip-Hop Is Dead’ when he sampled a version of ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ by Incredible Bongo Band. He used the same sample in 2004 on his track ‘Thief’s Theme’.

The song was also used in a Simpson episode when Bart switched the Hymn music in church one day, the organist played the full 18 minutes of the song and then dropped dead. Homer said to Marge “We used to make out to this hymn”.

At the official Iron Butterfly website, the band has announced “Iron Butterfly is anchored by an established stronghold in the music business and rejuvenated with a transfusion of new blood. The new Iron Butterfly promises once again to be fresh, new and innovative with hit songs, and sounds for the new millennium”.

Tour dates are:

2007-02-18 Cypress Garden Adventure Park Winterhaven, Florida
2007-02-22 Capt. Hiram’s Resort Sebastian, Florida
2007-02-24 Wild Adventures Theme Park Valdosta, Georgia
2007-03-15 Hippiefest Newark, NJ
2007-05-19 Psychedelic Daze Festival Lakeland, Florida
2007-06-09 Lake Chelan Bike Rally Lake Chelan, WA
2007-06-16 Brandt’s Harley Davidson Wabash, Indiana
2007-06-19 Goodstock Summerville, WV
2007-06-20 Goodstock Summerville, WV
2007-09-30 Woofstock Eureka, California

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