North Carolina's sludge pillagers WEEDEATER have been forced to postpone the recording sessions for their new album after the band's vocalist/bassist, "Dixie" Dave Collins, "shot his big toe off whilst cleaning his favorite shotgun" this past weekend, according to a posting on the group's MySpace page. Collins states, "It wasn't my intention to shoot off my big toe. This really fucking sucks and the pain is unbearable."Collins' doctors have advised that he is to be bedridden for the next few weeks during his recovery. As a result, WEEDEATER's previously announced recording session with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, PIXIES) at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, Illinois "will now have to be postponed until after the March/April 'nine-toe' tour," according to the band. For a list of upcoming WEEDEATER shows, visit the group's MySpace page. WEEDEATER's third album, "God Luck And Good Speed", was released in 2007 on Southern Lord Recordings; a deluxe double LP version came out in 2009. With the exception of one song ("Alone"), the entire LP was recorded at Albini's Electrical Audio. Remaining true to WEEDEATER tradition, the album art was provided by Arik Roper.