ANETTE OLZON: New Video From Former Nightwish Frontwoman Now Playing At Bravewords.com

In celebration of her forthcoming debut solo outing, Shine, former Nightwish frontwoman, ANETTE OLZON, is pleased to unveil the official video for the track “Lies.”

 

Directed by Patrick Ullaeus (Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonata Arctica), the striking visuals perfectly complement the enormous range of OLZON‘s velvety vocal serenades. “‘Lies’ is actually a divorce song,” OLZON elaborates, “When I entered Nightwish, my [now] ex-husband wanted to divorce me. So in the middle of becoming a big singer in a big band and having my dreams fulfilled, I also had to go through a very hard divorce with a little son. I think I needed to write a song about that.” However, a song like that can work on different levels, she agrees. “That thing with Nightwish was also like a divorce, a really hard divorce. It’s always like that when people separate and go in different directions with hurt feelings.”

 

View “Lies,” currently playing at Bravewords.com, at THIS LOCATION.

 

Best known for her time fronting symphonic metal brigade, Nightwish, for five years before fleeing the band in 2012, the Swedish born songstress has established herself as a true apex among female rock singers globally and will continue the trend with Shine. Produced by Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner, co-produced by OLZON alongside Johan Kronlund and mixed by Kronlund, Nicklas Flykt and Ronny Lahti (known for his work with Loreen and Roxette), Shine is a logical next step in OLZON‘s flourishing musical journey, crossing the borders between melancholy and hope; fragility and power.

 

Shine Track Listing:

1. Like A Show Inside My Head
2. Shine
3. Floating
4. Lies
5. Invincible
6. Hear Me
7. Falling
8. Moving Away
9. One Million Faces
10. Watching Me From Afar

 

Shine will be released in North America via Armoury Records, in conjunction with earMusic, on April 8, 2014.

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LACUNA COIL announce retirement of Cris “Pizza” Migliore and Cristiano “CriZ” Mozzati

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Out April 1 In North America

 

Album Track “NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY” Now Streaming

 

Band Set For REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR With SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

 

Tour To Run February 20 – March 20 In North America

 

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Performance Set For April 27

Dear friends,

 

It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today: Our two brothers Cris ‘Pizza’ Migliore and Cristiano ‘CriZ’ Mozzati have decided to retire from LACUNA COIL.

 

Both Pizza and CriZ have had big changes impact their lives recently – we know how stressful and difficult it can be to balance both real life and the life of a professional touring musician, and we have nothing but total respect for their decisions to focus on their families and lives at home.

 

We have such incredible memories of traveling and exploring the world together with Pizza and CriZ, and we want to wish them both all the best as they begin these exciting new chapters in their lives. We will never forget the important roles they played in this band, or the incredible times we shared together. 

 

THANK YOU PIZZA AND CRIZ! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!

 

Cristina, Andrea, Marco, and Maus.

LACUNA COIL

From Pizza: 

 

Dear friends,

 

After over 16 years spent with the LACUNA COIL family, I decided to move on and begin a new chapter in my life. This hasn’t been an easy decision, as you can imagine, but I felt like I needed to change some things around.

 

I’m glad and honored that I’ve had the chance to be able to embark on such an amazing adventure, with such wonderful people as “travel companions”! I will never forget my time in LACUNA COIL and I wish my sister and brothers all the best for whatever the future may bring. 

 

I’m sure you understand! I would also really like to thank every single one of you for showing such amazing love and support for a small band from Milan, Italy, who would’ve never thought would become what it has during these incredible 16 years. Thank you all and enjoy this last record we did with me and CriZ as part of the line-up – it’s some of the best music we’ve done and I’m sure you’ll love it!

 

Keep on rockin’!!

 

Cris ‘Pizza’ Migliore

 

 

From CriZ: 

 

Hey Coilers,

 

As many of you guys and gals know, during this last year lots of very important things happened in my life – something really amazing, and deep enough to make me sit in front of my laptop to write these bittersweet words…

 

I’m leaving my “second family” LACUNA COIL because I need this change in my life… this hasn’t been an easy decision at all and I’ve come to it with pain in my heart, because together we laughed and cried; we fought and gave all our lives to this amazing band. Together we lived the dream for 16 wonderful, intense and unforgettable years. All you guys around the world gave me such positive and sincere vibes and emotions that will stay embedded in my heart for the rest of my life! I want to say thank you Coilers, friends, crew, partners, and people that listen to our music for being such an inspiration for me. To my brothers and sis I’d like to say the following: Never stop to kicking asses, you sure know how to! 

 

The new record is the best thing we’ve done together. I have put all my passion and feelings into it and I’m sure you’ll love it. I’ll never stop playing drums – as we all know, if you were born with rock inside your veins, you’ll die with it… and this is what I will do.

 

Take care and stay Coilers!

 

CriZ

 

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Century Media Records would like to extend a massive thank you to Cris “Pizza” Migliore and Cristiano “CriZ” Mozzati, as they will be missed – ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ marks a new chapter in the ever-evolving history of LACUNA COIL, but the band will not be slowing down. In fact, they are currently packing their bags and gear to begin touring.

LACUNA COIL return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

 

Joining LACUNA COIL on the Revolver HCIHR tour will be drummer Ryan Folden. Fans will already be familiar with Ryan, as he performed live with LACUNA COIL on the majority of the 2012 and 2013 ‘Dark Legacy’ and ‘Dark Adrenaline’ tours.

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is set for releases April 1, 2014 in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) on Century Media Records. The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, Sevendust and Paradise Lost after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

 

Fans can get a taste of ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in the form of the album track “Nothing Stands In Our Way,” recently released via the Century Media Records Soundcloud page:

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/lacuna-coil-nothing-stands/s-ecjkO.

 

The band will also be appearing on MONSTER ENERGY’S WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE festival, where they perform April 27 alongside ROB ZOMBIE, KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and more. The two-day festival, held April 26-27 along the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, FL, will also feature headliners AVENGED SEVENFOLD and THE CULT. For more information, please visit www.welcometorockvillefestival.com.

 

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Track Listing:

  1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
  2. Zombies
  3. Hostage To The Light
  4. Victims
  5. Die & Rise
  6. I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)
  7. Cybersleep
  8. Infection
  9. I Burn In You
  10. In The End I Feel Alive
  11. On Cold Day
LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

Revolver Hottest Chicks In Rock Tour admat

REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR 

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 

(with Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more)  

APRIL

27: Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park

LACUNA COIL premiere “Nothing Stands In Our Way” from ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’

LACUNA COIL Premiere “NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY”

From New Studio Album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Out April 1 In North America

 

Band Set For REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR With SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

 

Tour To Run February 20 – March 20 In North America

 

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Performance Set For April 27

LACUNA COIL are giving fans a first taste of their upcoming new studio album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in the form of the album track “Nothing Stands In Our Way,” which the band released today via the Century Media Records Soundcloud page:

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/lacuna-coil-nothing-stands/s-ecjkO

“Through everyday battles, against all odds, we stand united and don’t look back. We go on against crashing economies, heartbreaks and lifelong obstacles. We learn from our mistakes and nothing can stop us. We fear nothing and we are determined as musicians and as human beings,” say LACUNA COIL about “Nothing Stands In Our Way.”

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is set for releases April 1, 2014 in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) on Century Media Records. The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, Sevendust and Paradise Lost after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

 

LACUNA COIL return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

 

The band will also be appearing on MONSTER ENERGY’S WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE festival, where they perform April 27 alongside ROB ZOMBIE, KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and more. The two-day festival, held April 26-27 along the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, FL, will also feature headliners AVENGED SEVENFOLD and THE CULT. For more information, please visit www.welcometorockvillefestival.com.

 

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Track Listing:

  1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
  2. Zombies
  3. Hostage To The Light
  4. Victims
  5. Die & Rise
  6. I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)
  7. Cybersleep
  8. Infection
  9. I Burn In You
  10. In The End I Feel Alive
  11. On Cold Day
LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

Revolver Hottest Chicks In Rock Tour admat

REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR 

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 

(with Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more)  

APRIL

27: Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park

LACUNA COIL unveil ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ album cover and track listing

LACUNA COIL are proud to unveil the album cover and track listing to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’, their new studio album due April 1, 2014 in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) on Century Media Records. The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, Sevendust and Paradise Lost after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

 

‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ Track Listing:

  1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
  2. Zombies
  3. Hostage To The Light
  4. Victims
  5. Die & Rise
  6. I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)
  7. Cybersleep
  8. Infection
  9. I Burn In You
  10. In The End I Feel Alive
  11. On Cold Day

 

The band had this to say about the album artwork: “We are fighting for a kingdom and a crown that is not what it seems to be, one that in reality represents the moment of confusion we’re living in, and the very fragile situation we’re facing every day.” 

 

LACUNA COIL return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

 

Lacuna Coil_promo_2014

 

LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

Revolver Hottest Chicks In Rock Tour admat

REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR 

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues

LACUNA COIL are (L-R in picture above):

Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati – drums

Marco “Maki” Coti-Zelati – bass

Andrea Ferro – vocals

Cristina Scabbia – vocals

Marco “Maus” Biazzi – guitar

Cristiano “Pizza” Migliore – guitar

LACUNA COIL announce release of ‘Broken Crown Halo’; Revolver tour

LACUNA COIL are proud to announce the April 1, 2014 release of their new studio album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand). The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat and Sevendust after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

 

The band will return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

 

LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

Revolver Hottest Chicks In Rock Tour admat

REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR 

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues

The REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK Tour Featuring SICK PUPPIES, LACUNA COIL, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

Five of the Hottest Women in Rock Hit Your Town this Winter

Kicking Off on February 20th in Wilmington, NC!

 

Get Up Close and Intimate – Exclusive VIP Packs Available for Purchase Now!

The country may be suffering from unprecedented sub-zero conditions, but the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour is back and ready to bring the heat this winter! The world’s first and only heavy metal and hard rock tour featuring today’s hottest female-driven artists is back and set to stop in 20 U.S. markets this February and March. Headlining the tour is Los Angeles-via-Australia’s Billboard-chart topping rockers Sick Puppies, Italian melodic metal front-runners Lacuna Coil, Arizona rock/metal outfitEyes Set To Kill, and New York rock newcomers Cilver.

 

The REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour is sponsored by High River Sauces, LP Media Consulting, Outerloop Management, Capitol Records, Century Media Records, Drill Down Entertainment, ReverbNation, Live Nation, House of Blues, and Vivogig.

 

Want an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at your local REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour stop? Special, exclusive VIP packages are available beginning today at www.hottestchickstour.com. Two tiers (Premium/Platinum) of VIP packages are available, with very limited Platinum packages (two per band, per show) being made available which include the opportunity to stand side stage! All packages receive a one-year subscription to REVOLVER MAGAZINE, along with some other limited edition merchandise.

 

Keep an eye and ear out for upcoming details pertaining to the Women In Rock Battle of the Bands, powered by ReverbNation, coming next week! Also, keep a look out for Vivogigs Fan Photo Contest!

 

 

The REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Dates:

2/20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea

2/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

2/22 – Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards and Backroom

2/23 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

2/26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

2/27 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

2/28 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

3/01 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

3/02 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

3/05 – Broussard, LA @ The Station

3/06 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/07 – Austin, TX @ Club Infest

3/08 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

3/10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

3/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

3/14 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory

3/15 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

3/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

3/20 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

 

 

“I am so excited to be involved in the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour and cannot wait to see the other female-powered bands. I’m inspired and I can’t wait to see you all out there!” – Emma Anzai, Sick Puppies

 

“We are so thrilled to be on-board the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour – again! It was a blast when we did it a few years ago, and it’s going to be even better this time! We are absolutely ready to tear every stage apart with our new (and old) songs, and have a fantastic time with you all. The party is almost ready to begin… and you’re all invited!” – Cristina Scabbia, Lacuna Coil

 

“I am really excited to be rockin’ the same stage as my fellow female rockers in Sick PuppiesLacuna Coil, and Cilver. Being a part of theREVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour this year is definitely going to be a highlight of 2014!  I hope we can inspire more women to go after their dreams, because without dreams we have no future.” –Alexia Rodriguez, Eyes Set To Kill

 

“We are very excited about the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour! It’s so rare and powerful to be a part of a tour that features some of the best acts out there. It’s just a bonus that all of the bands have a woman on stage. Cilver is excited to bring our show and our new music to all of you great and passionate music lovers! We’re gonna have a lot of fun! Man, I can’t wait! It’s gonna be a blast.” – Uliana,Cilver

 

 

Los Angeles via Australia modern rock trio Sick Puppies slammed into the scene in 2006 with their groundbreaking “Free Hugs,” video, which has garnered more than 40 million views on YouTube to date. The video, which accompanied the band’s song “All The Same,” earned Sick Puppiesexposure on Oprah, Jay Leno, “60 Minutes” and CNN. It also propelled “All the Same” into a top requested single at commercial radio stations across North America. Years before YouTube, Sick Puppies were winning prestigious commendations, including “Best Song” from Triple J Unearthed, and “Best Live Performance” from the Australian Live Music Awards. The Australian edition of Rolling Stone even called Sick Puppies “the most dynamic new band in the country.” This past year saw the release of their most recent album, Connect (via Capitol Records), which garnered the band an impressive #17 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart. With infectious tunes, a jaw-dropping stage show and equal doses of hits and hugs, Sick Puppies are striking a blow against the horde of faceless modern rock bands that are virtually all the same.

 

Moving and powerful, mysterious and serpentine, the music of Lacuna Coilhas always been somewhat of a mystery to nail down. Too brawny to be gothic, yet too melodic to be purely metal, the band has carved a path all its own with their unique sound and undeniable songwriting prowess. Fans are in store for a real treat this time around, as the band will debut songs from their newly recorded album; the Jay Baumgardner produced Broken Crown Halo, which is set for an April 1 release date through Century Media Records.

 

Eyes Set To Kill have been providing fans with an outlet for their aggression since they first emerged from Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. Since then, they have amassed over 1.3 million Facebook likes, covered USA Today, and landed on Alternative Press’s coveted “100 Bands You Need to Know List”. On the road, they’ve developed into a veritable whirlwind, sharing stages with everyone from Papa Roach to Black Veil Brides. They’ve crossed the globe four times on tour and even headlined a festival in Jakarta in front of 8,000-plus fans. Their new album Masks is out now via Century Media Records, produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

 

Emerging from the New York, NY rock scene, Cilver, fronted by Uliana, one of the 2014 Revolver’s Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock, is quickly making a name for themselves. With their debut single, “In My Head”, which features Bumblefoot of Guns n’ Roses, the band has garnered attention from Revolver Magzine, Metal Insider, Blabbermouth, and many other sites. “In My Head” has also been the “Flavor Of The Week” on Music Choice TV and has been getting spins on Sirius XM Octane, along with dozens of other national radio stations. Cilver’s debut EP, “In My Head” will be independently released onJanuary 21. Check out their video and single at www.cilverband.com.

 

 

For more information on the REVOLVER Hottest Chicks in Hard Rocktour and this year’s amazing line-up, visit the links below:

 

BANDS:

www.sickpuppies.com

www.lacunacoil.it

www.facebook.com/eyessettokill

www.facebook.com/cilver 

 

TOUR:

www.hottestchickstour.com

www.facebook.com/HottestChicksTour

www.twitter.com/hcihrtour

www.instagram.com/hcihrtour

 

REVOLVER MAGAZINE:

www.revolvermag.com

 

PARADISE LOST premieres new track, “Our Saviour 2013”

Today, gothic-doom metallers PARADISE LOST and Decibel Magazine.com have teamed-up to premiere the band’s newly recorded track, “Our Saviour 2013”, taken from their upcoming album, Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities). Due out on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America), Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir (http://www.metastazis.com), who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on this compilation are previously released rarities– except the new track “Loneliness Remains,” and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013.” These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10″ vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies), which can be pre-ordered here .

To hear “Our Saviour 2013”, head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive stream: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-paradise-lost-our-saviour-2013/

For another preview of Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), be sure to check out the previously released track, “Gothic 2013“.

Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) track-listing:

1. Loneliness Remains*

2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)

3. Ending Through Changes

4. The Last Fallen Saviour

5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)

6. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)

7. Cardinal Zero

8. Back On Disaster

9. Sons Of Perdition

10. Godless

11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)

12. Silent Heart

13. Gothic 2013*

14. Our Saviour 2013*

*=tracks that appear on the limited 10″

PARADISE LOST is also pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire Viva Emptiness album at all shows). See below for all upcoming tour dates.

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” UK Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA

Oct. 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk)

Oct. 31st – Glasgow – ABC (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Nov. 1st – Manchester – Ritz (http://www.kililive.com)

Nov. 3rd – London – Roundhouse (http://www.kililive.com)

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” EU Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA

Nov. 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik

Nov. 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X

Nov. 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal

Nov. 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot

Nov. 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht

Nov. 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

Nov. 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena

Nov. 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl

PARADISE LOST online:

http://www.paradiselost.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial

http://twitter.com/officialpl

LACUNA COIL recording new album with Jay Baumgardner

LACUNA COIL have officially begun work on their upcoming new studio album, the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline,’ which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour North America not only as headliners, but also on support runs with MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD and VOLBEAT, then SEVENDUST and COAL CHAMBER.

 

Joining LACUNA COIL in Italy to record the album is acclaimed producer Jay Baumgardner, whose credits include P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, OTHERWISE and more.

 

Says frontwoman Cristina Scabbia of the new album: “I am so excited to work on new stuff… I am sure a lot of people will be mesmerized by the cinematic vibe of the new album that’s underway. I’m very happy to have the chance to work with Jay. Not only is he a pro in what he does, but I am just loving the fact we are going to experiment with new sounds and are getting a different point of view about our art. We’re swamped with the music already… LACUNA COIL is back baby!!!”

 

Adds frontman Andrea Ferro: “We met Jay a few years ago in L.A. and had a really positive feeling about him, as he has produced and mixed some of my favourite records and some very relevant rock/metal albums. We have decided to work with him, because he has the ability to work together with the band towards a common vision without driving the band away from their sound.  In the studio there is the right energy that allows common people to achieve uncommon results!”

The band plans on completing the recording process before embarking on the upcoming “Tragic Illusion Tour” in Europe, which will celebrate Paradise Lost’s 25th anniversary as a band. The tour kicks off October 30 in Wolverhampton, UK, and concludes November 13 in Solothurn, Switzerland.

 

From January 26-30, 2014, LACUNA COIL will set sail on the SHIPROCKED cruise out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. They will join a lineup that includes FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, DEVICE, SEVENDUST, Century Media label mates IN THIS MOMENT, BUTCHER BABIES and many more.

 

LACUNA COIL online:

www.lacunacoil.it

facebook.com/lacunacoil

myspace.com/lacunacoil

twitter.com/lacuna_coil

www.emptyspiral.net

Century Media Records announces “Noize N The Hood” parking lot sale featuring appearances by WATAIN, BONDED BY BLOOD, and more

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On Saturday, June 15th, Century Media Records’ Los Angeles office will host a parking lot sale from 12-4PM with hundreds of titles from their warehouse on-sale for reduced price. With discounts on everything ranging from AT THE GATES, DEICIDE, MARDUK, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WHITE WIZZARD, MORBID ANGEL, GAMMA BOMB, MUNICIPAL WASTE, DEATH WOLF and more, there’s sure to be something for every metal fan at this special event. Free posters, stickers, and exclusive items such as DEVIN TOWNSEND and LACUNA COIL box sets, MARDUK 7″s, DEATH WOLF and DARK TRANQUILLITY LP’s will also be given away.

Aptly named “Noize N The Hood”, this sale will also feature performances by the legendary HIRAX and local thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD, in addition to artist signings by WATAIN front-man Erik Danielsson and members of WINDS OF PLAGUE, BUTCHER BABIES, WHITE WIZZARD, among others. Signings will begin at 12:30PM (WATAIN’s Erik will be signing from 1:45-2:45PM, in-between BONDED BY BLOOD’s and HIRAX’s performances), so be sure to get to the ‘hood early! Century Media Records’ USA office is located at:

Century Media Records

2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.

Hawthorne, CA 90250

Various vendors and food trucks will be present at “Noize N The Hood”, including (but not limited to) Monster Energy, Warlord Clothing, Lock & Shock, Western Evil, To Die For Clothing, and Whipped, Baked & Sprinkled.

For full event details, please visit: http://smarturl.it/noizeinthehood615

Founded in 1988, Century Media Records is one of the leading independent labels in the music industry, boasting a roster that spans almost every sub-genre within heavy metal and hard rock, and a massive back catalog that includes some of the genre’s most legendary acts. The label is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with new releases from QUEENSRYCHE, BUTCHER BABIES, WATAIN, EYES SET TO KILL and BUCKCHERRY, among many other soon-to-be classics. For more information about Century Media, please visit: http://www.centurymedia.com/

“Noize N The Hood” event page:

http://smarturl.it/noizeinthehood615

 

Century Media Records online:

http://www.centurymedia.com/

 

WATAIN online:

http://http://www.facebook.com/watainofficial

 

HIRAX online:

http://www.blackdevilrecords.com/

 

BONDED BY BLOOD online:

http://www.facebook.com/officialbondedbyblood

 

WHITE WIZZARD online:

http://http://www.facebook.com/WhiteWizzard

 

WINDS OF PLAGUE online:

http://http://www.facebook.com/windsofplague

 

BUTCHER BABIES online:
http://www.facebook.com/ButcherBabiesMusic

 

Century Media artists announce South by Southwest appearances

Italy’s LACUNA COIL, Fort Worth-based duo PINKISH BLACK, and ambient blackened doom metallers VATTNET VISKAR will be appearing at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. See below for all performance information:

Wednesday, March 13th

VATTNET VISKAR

2PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase

12:00AM: Hoeks Death Metal Pizza

PINKISH BLACK

3PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase

9:30PM: Six Lounge, Metal Wreckage showcase w/ ALOL, JUNIUS and more

Friday, March 15

LACUNA COIL

12:50AM: Dirty Dog Bar

Saturday, March 16th

PINKISH BLACK

9:30PM: The North Door, Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ PALLBEARER, JOHN BAIZLEY and more

SXSW offers festival-goers a unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. For more information about SXSW, please visit: http://sxsw.com

LACUNA COIL has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, Dark Adrenaline, and is spending the first quarter of 2013 on the road with SEVENDUST and COAL CHAMBER in North America. Released in January 2012 via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, sold nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single, “Trip The Darkness.”

PINKISH BLACK has finished recording their upcoming album and Century Media debut, set tentatively for a spring release. Featuring no stringed instruments, the duo relies on aura and raw emotions to obtain their unique heaviness.

Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, VATTNET VISKAR is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of US black metal acts with their self-titled EP, which was named one of the best metal albums of 2012 by Pitchfork.com, Stereogum.com, and countless others.

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY Launches Spotify App

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is proud to announce the launch of its official Spotify app offering over 20 million Spotify users access to tons of entertaining and informative features from the most successful and fascinating acts in metal, prog, rock, punk and hardcore.

One of the app’s primary features are playlists which are continuously updated by both artist and label contributors. Some of the first playlists to be spotlighted are by Anders Friden (In Flames), Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Bleed From Within. Check out playlists to see who inspired your favorite artists and who they’re currently listening to.

For fans that are more genre inclined, each label from THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is featured with its own section. Each label will list brand-new releases, news pieces, tour dates and offer shopping capabilities directly from CMDistro.

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY consists of primary rock and metal label Century Media Records (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy), prog leaders Inside Out Music (Devin Townsend, Steve Hackett, Riverside, Transatlantic), alt prog label SuperBall Music (Trail Of Dead, Dredg) and punk rock specialists People Like You Records (Broilers, Mad Sin).

So, check out our new label app and enjoy the diversity and quality of our artists and labels in the best possible way on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/app/metalofthecentury

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY online:
http://www.centurymedia.com

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AVATAR DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SMELLS LIKE A FREAKSHOW”

Swedish visual masterminds AVATAR have unveiled their latest video for “Smells Like A Freakshow” today exclusively at LOUDWIRE.COM…

Frontman Johannes Eckerström adds his own words about the new video:

“The video illustrates inner conflict in an explicit manner, using abuse of unjust power in different contexts. The lyrical themes of downfall, embracing of decadence and failed attempts to escape are pointed out by the fact that ultimately the bad guys win.”

The band kicks off their very first U.S. tour supporting LACUNA COIL and SEVENDUST with an intimate performance at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on Wednesday January 30th.

1/30 New York, NY*
Webster Hall (studio)

2/1 Greenville, SC
Handlebar

2/2 Winston-Salem, NC
Ziggy’s

2/3 Jacksonville, NC
Hooligans

2/5 Lancaster, PA
Chameleon Club

2/6 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concert Hall

2/7 Portland, ME
The Asylum

2/8 Allentown, PA
Crocodile Rock

2/9 Lynchburg, VA
Phase 2

2/10 Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works

2/12 Fayetteville, AR
George’s Majestic Lounge

2/14 Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

2/15 Broussard, LA
The Station

2/16 Beaumont, TX
Dixie Dance Hall

2/17 Little Rock, AR
Revolution! Music Room

2/19 Springfield, IL
Boondocks

2/21 Bloomington, IL
The Castle Theatre

2/22 South Bend, IN
Club Fever

2/23 Flint, MI*
Machine Shop

2/27 Green Bay, WI*
Phatheadz Bar

3/1 Denver, CO*
Moon Room

3/2 Colorado Springs, CO*
The Black Sheep

3/5 SLC, UT*
Burt’s Tiki Lounge

3/7 Boise, ID*
Knitting Factory

3/8 Spokane, WA*
Knitting Factory

3/9 Seattle, WA*
El Corazon

* = headline dates

STOLEN BABIES Joins Select Dates on Upcoming COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST Tour

North American Tour with TURISAS and FIREWIND kicks off Sunday, February 3rd in Atlanta, GA

New Album ‘Naught’ in Stores NOW

Vote for Gil Sharone in the Modern Drummer 2013 Readers Poll HERE

STOLEN BABIES is gearing up for a busy touring season! The band is pleased to announce that they will be joining Coal Chamber, Sevendust, and Lacuna Coil on their upcoming North American tour for select east coast dates. STOLEN BABIES will join the tour on April 13th in Toronto, ON and will stick with the tour through the closing date in Dallas, TX on April 28th.

STOLEN BABIES will also be hitting select east coast markets from March 22nd-30th with World/Inferno Friendship Society. Rasputina will join two dates on that short tour as well.

STOLEN BABIES recently announced several North American tour dates with Turisas and Firewind. STOLEN BABIES will appear on the tour from February 3rd in Atlanta, GA through February 21st in Oakland, CA.

See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and stay tuned for more dates being announced soon.

STOLEN BABIES
with TURISAS, FIREWIND
2/3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Downstairs
2/4 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
2/5 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/6 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/7 – Worcester, MA @ Upstairs @ The Palladium
2/8 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
2/9 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
2/10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
2/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder
2/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
2/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2/18 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
2/20 – Portland, OR @ Branx
2/21 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

with WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
3/22 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
3/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/26 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
3/27 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/29 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (with RASPUTINA)
3/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (with RASPUTINA)

with COAL CHAMBER, SEVENDUST and LACUNA COIL
4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
4/14 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
4/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
4/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
4/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom
4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom

STOLEN BABIES released their new album in October, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

LACUNA COIL to Join COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST on North American Tour

Italy’s LACUNA COIL recently announced they would return to the states in February for a US tour with Sevendust. The band is pleased to announce that they will continue touring in the US throughout March and April when they join the COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST tour kicking off on March 28th. A full list of dates is below.

LACUNA COIL has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE. Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single “Trip The Darkness.” The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.

Tour Dates w/ Sevendust:
02/02/13 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
02/03/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 – Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 – Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

Tour Dates w/ Coal Chamber, Sevendust:
03/28/13 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
03/29/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live
03/30/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
03/31/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
04/02/13 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/03/13 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
04/04/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
04/05/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
04/06/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
04/08/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
04/09/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
04/11/13 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
04/12/13 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
04/13/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (*No Sevendust)
04/14/13 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
04/16/13 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/17/13 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
04/18/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04/19/13 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
04/20/13 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
04/22/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
04/23/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fimore Charlotte
04/24/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
04/26/13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
04/27/13 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
04/28/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom

COAL CHAMBER Announces Co-Headliner with SEVENDUST, Featuring Special Guests LACUNA COIL

Marking their first U.S. live performances in over 10 years, 90’s alt-metal band COAL CHAMBER is pleased to announce that they are back in action and kicking off a co-headline tour with Sevendust this spring. The tour will also feature special guests Lacuna Coil as direct support on each date, as well as Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies opening on either half of the run (see the split below). See below for a full listing of North American tour dates.

Each member of COAL CHAMBER had words to share about the announcement.

“I’m STOKED to be bringing COAL CHAMBER back to the United States,” exclaims vocalist Dez Fafara. “These shows are going to fucking rule! The line-up is perfect! Hope to see you all there!”

“The past has fuelled the fire to bring COAL CHAMBER back stronger than ever,” adds drummer Mike Cox. “I couldn’t be more excited to tour the states on an amazing tour. HERE WE GO!”

“I’m really excited and grateful to be a part of such an awesome bill! We will be slaying it across America and the world,” adds guitarist Meegs Rascón.

Bassist Chela Rhea Harper states, “America is where COAL CHAMBER started; where the music first came to life. The entire experience in Australia and South America has been so surreal up until this point, and to be able to continue this adventure on the band’s home soil is an honor. The support from all has been tremendous.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18th! See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and stay tuned for more ticketing information.

COAL CHAMBER with Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies:
3/28 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
3/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live*
3/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
3/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
4/2 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
4/3 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion*
4/4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
4/5 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s*
4/6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*
4/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights*
4/9 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*
4/11 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s*
4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s*
4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy**
4/14 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater**
4/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**
4/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater**
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory**
4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
4/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**
4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!**
4/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore**
4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**
4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom**
4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater**
4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom**

*feat. Candlelight Red
**feat. Stolen Babies

LACUNA COIL Premieres New Music Video for “End Of Time” with XL Magazine Italy

As special holiday treat for fans, Italy’s LACUNA COIL has released their new music video for “End Of Time.”  The video was produced by K48 and directed by the Italian director Saku, who had worked with the band for previous videos such as “Spellbound” and “I Won’t Tell You”. He also directed the mini-movies that were featured on the bonus-DVD included on the limited editions of the band’s current album DARK ADRENALINE.

 

For the premiere of the clip LACUNA COIL and Century Media Records has teamed up with the online outlet of the Italy’s XL Magazine, the biggest monthly magazine for music and entertainment in Italy. Check out the music video for “End Of Time” by clicking here: http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2012/12/12/esclusiva-xl-lacuna-coil-end-of-time/

 

LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be touring the US in February 2013 with SEVENDUST.  A full list of dates can be seen below.

 

The band has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE.  Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single “Trip The Darkness.”  The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.

 

Tour Dates with Sevendust:

02/02/13 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

02/03/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans

02/05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

02/06/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

02/07/13 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum

02/08/13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

02/09/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2

02/10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

02/12/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

02/14/13 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

02/15/13 – Broussard, LA @ The Station

02/16/13 – Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall

02/17/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room

02/19/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks

02/21/13 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

02/22/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

02/23/13 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

 

For more information on LACUNA COIL visit:

http://www.lacunacoil.it

http://www.facebook.com/lacunacoil

http://www.centurymedia.com

AVATAR TO SUPPORT SEVENDUST AND LACUNA COIL THIS FEBRUARY

AVATAR, the band that brought you the gut wrenching side show video for “Black Waltz” and the visually dazzling video for “Torn Apart” will support SEVENDUST and LACUNA COIL this winter. This is the very first time the band will play the US, dates will stretch up and down the east coast. drummer John Alfredsson adds his own words:

“It feels truly amazing to get the opportunity to make our first strike in the US with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. 2013 will be the year of Avatar in the states and we are excited to bring the madness to you!”

The band released their newest record, “Black Waltz” earlier this year to much critical acclaim. Such accoldates incldue:

“No song sounds the same from start to end, each one is a stylistic roller coaster ride!” – Metal Hammer

“Black Walt’s comparative musical style and spare production, which in turn brings a fresh, raw immediacy to these 10 stellar songs.” – Outburn Magazine 8/10

“Avatar’s schizophrenic musical leanings demonstrate an electronic pulse bolstered with strong songwriting and a keen sense of adventure, making Black Waltz a diverse listening experience running the gamut of the metal spectrum.” – hailsandhorns.com

“The content seemingly rebounds off genres like a helpless pinball, but when it hits a bumper cap, it hits that cap with everything it’s got and that kind of commitment to the cause is a rare commodity.” 4/5 thenewreview.net

“They have pieced together a really broad-sounding metal album.” – visionthenet.com

AVATAR is: Johannes Eckerström (vocals), Jonas Jarlsby (guitars), Tim Öhrström (guitars), Henrik Sandelin (bass), John Alfredsson – (drums)

Tour Dates

2/1 Greenville, SC
Handlebar

2/2 Winston-Salem, NC
Ziggy’s

2/3 Jacksonville, NC
Hooligans

2/5 Lancaster, PA
Chameleon Club

2/6 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concert Hall

2/7 Portland, ME
The Asylum

2/8 Allentown, PA
Crocodile Rock

2/9 Lynchburg, VA
Phase 2

2/10 Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works

2/12 Fayetteville, AR
George’s Majestic Lounge

2/14 Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

2/15 Broussard, LA
The Station

2/16 Beaumont, TX
Dixie Dance Hall

2/17 Little Rock, AR
Revolution! Music Room

2/19 Springfield, IL
Boondocks

2/21 Bloomington, IL
The Castle Theatre

2/22 South Bend, IN
Club Fever

LACUNA COIL to Embark on 2013 US Tour with Sevendust

Italy’s LACUNA COIL is proud to announce that they will visit the US in early 2013 in their first tour of the New Year. The band will head out with SEVENDUST on a 17-date run throughout the month of February. The tour kicks off on February 2, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC and tickets for the tour go on-sale Friday, November 30, 2012. Fans should check their local ticketing outlets for information on how to purchase tickets.

LACUNA COIL has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album, DARK ADRENALINE. Released earlier this year via Century Media Records, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling nearly 20,000 units in its first week, and spawned the crushing first single “Trip The Darkness.” The band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the US alone and with six full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD under their belt; LACUNA COIL maintains their prominent role in the modern rock scene.

Tour Dates:
02/02/13 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
02/03/13 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 – Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 – Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

Label Releases Retrospective Playlist Containing Over 750 Songs

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS has teamed up with RDIO to make their entire music catalogue available to listeners. The CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS label page can be seen here: http://www.rdio.com/label/Century_Media/

To celebrate, CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS is currently spotlighted on RDIO and has launched a retrospective playlist of over 750 hand-picked songs that have been released since the label’s inception in 1988. Tracks include the early years, landmark albums first licensed in the US and new favorites. The playlist also includes tracks that were released through Century Black and Olympic. Listen here:
http://www.rdio.com/people/CenturyMedia/playlists/1326019/Century_Media_Retrospective/

In addition, CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS has collectively selected their top 10 albums, which can be seen below:

Eyehategod – Take As Needed for Pain
Suicide Silence – The Cleansing
Shadows Fall – The War Within
Lacuna Coil – Comalies
Strapping Young Lad – Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing
Stuck Mojo – Pigwalk
Tiamat – Wildhoney
Arch Enemy – Doomsday Machine
In This Moment – Blood
Moonspell – Irreligious

LACUNA COIL Launches Social Network with Mobile Backstage

Italian sextet LACUNA COIL ha launched their own social network / fan community via Mobile Backstage. Fans around the world will be able to connect with the band and other fans in real time, share photos, videos and audio, get the latest updates, invite friends and follow LACUNA COIL on the road.

The application is available via the band’s website and Facebook and through iPhone and Android smart phones. Join the community here and connect with LACUNA COIL and other fans during their upcoming “Dark Legacy” European tour that is kicking off this weekend.

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/app/lacuna-coil-mobile-backstage/id564778173
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilebackstage.lacunacoil

In support of their latest album, DARK ADRENALINE, the special “Dark Legacy” shows will feature a set of more than two hours, with material spanning all of LACUNA COIL’s albums. LACUNA COIL front-woman Cristina Scabbia commented, “The Dark Legacy tour is a dream come true! This tour will present the history of LACUNA COIL, melding old fans with a new generation of Coilers. The Dark Legacy set will offer both the electric and acoustic vibe and absolute melodic epicness!” Front-man Andrea Ferro added, “We wanted to give our fans a special present for LACUNA COIL’s fifteenth anniversary and that was the inspiration for the Dark Legacy tour. The Dark Legacy show will be very special, with a lot of our history in a surprise-filled set. You won’t want to miss it!”

“Dark Legacy” European Tour Dates:
20.10.2012 (BE) Wieze – Metal Female Voices Fest
22.10.2012 (GB) Norwich – Waterfront
23.10.2012 (GB) Wolverhampton – Wulfren Hall
25.10.2012 (GB) Glasgow – Garage
26.10.2012 (GB) Manchester – Academy 2
28.10.2012 (GB) London – Koko
29.10.2012 (FR) Paris – L’Alhambra
31.10.2012 (NL) Amsterdam – Melkweg
01.11.2012 (BE) Torhout – Club De B
03.11.2012 (DE) Bochum – Matrix
04.11.2012 (DE) Hamburg – Knust
06.11.2012 (DE) Augsburg – Kantine
07.11.2012 (DE) Frankfurt – Batschkapp
09.11.2012 (DE) Leipzig – Anker
10.11.2012 (DE) Berlin – C-Club
12.11.2012 (NO) Oslo – John Dee
13.11.2012 (SE) Stockholm – Gota Kallare
15.11.2012 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
17.11.2012 (CZ) Prague – Futurum
19.11.2012 (PL) Warsaw – Proxima
20.11.2012 (SK) Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
21.11.2012 (AT) Vienna – Flex
23.11.2012 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
24.11.2012 (IT) Gualtieri (RE) – Tempo Rock Club
25.11.2012 (IT) Trezzo Sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club

For more information on LACUNA COIL visit:
www.lacunacoil.it
www.facebook.com/lacunacoil

THE CENTURY FAMILY and the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION Team Up for Halloween Sale

THE CENTURY FAMILY and the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION have teamed up to launch a Halloween sale. Throughout the entire month of October, thirteen albums under The Century Family’s umbrella will be for sale here. For every album sold, The Century Family will donate $0.50 to the Keep A Breast Foundation to support their cause against breast cancer. Below is the list of albums involved in the sale:

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “TAO Of The Dead”
Arch Enemy – “Khaos Legions”
Blaqk Audio – “Bright Black Heaven”
Fozzy – “Sin And Bones”
In This Moment – “Blood”
Iwrestledabearonce – “Ruining It For Everybody”
Lacuna Coil – “Dark Adrenaline”
Matt Skiba & The Sekrets – “Babylon”
Otherwise – “True Love Never Dies”
Rise To Remain – “City Of Vultures”
Suicide Silence – “Black Crown”
The Agonist – “Prisoners”
Vampires Everywhere! – “Hellbound & Heartless”

In addition to having select albums on sale, The Century Family also has a limited number of t-shirts available via CM Distro. 100% of the proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

For many of the artists participating, they are not only supporting a good cause, but supporting something close to them. The Keep A Breast Foundation has posted videos of those artists talking about their personal experiences with breast cancer or cancer in general.

Megadeth and Zombie Will Continue Co-Headlining Tour

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Megadeth and Rob Zombie rocked Stage AE in Pittsburgh last week and will continue to do so throughout the U.S. and Europe. MPAPPHOTO was there to capture the pure energy of the show and has joined Pittsburgh Music Magazine as a collaborator.

Metal icons MEGADETH are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26. A list of confirmed dates is below. For additional information on purchasing tickets, visit www.megadeth.com.

Prior to the show, the New York Times proclaimed that “the speed pioneers Megadeth have the decibels to fill the grandiose PNC” and the New York Daily News said, “At last year’s faceoff with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, the band led by Dave Mustaine offered a set that did both their sub-genre and legacy proud (5/10/12).”

In a review of the first show, Tris McCall of the Newark, NJ Star-Ledger said, “While most of the band’s peers have either slowed down, broken up or switched to a more profitable style, Megadeth presses on, hard and fast as ever. Mustaine is a study in perseverance–and professionalism, too: He recently had to re-learn how to play guitar after suffering nerve damage in his arm. That trauma has left no mark on him–his solos, sometimes taken in harmony with sideman Chris Broderick, are as dextrous, and rapid-fire, as ever (5/13/12).” Theexaminer.com added, “The musicians ripped and shredded their way through riffs and solos with machine-like precision, yet somehow projecting an earnest passion through the notes that speaks to the raw emotion of Mustaine’s songwriting (5/13/12).”

After their tour with ROB ZOMBIE wraps at Rocklahoma, MEGADETH–singer/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE, bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, drummer SHAWN DROVER and guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK–will head to Europe for shows in Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland, then in September will head to South America for concerts in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

A newly released video for the group’s next single “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)” can be seen now.. The video is a heavy metal tour de force, depicting youth angst turned violent, resulting in an apocalyptic finale.

The current tour comes on the heels of MEGADETH’s critically acclaimed return of the traveling festival GIGANTOUR, created and curated by frontman DAVE MUSTAINE. Rave reviews poured in for the festival, which also featured MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL. “The return of Gigantour, a nicely curated package tour of heavy metal bands, is just one more step in a great run underway by Megadeth,” wrote the Boston Globe. “It was a smart and well-paced show, one that illuminated metal’s various angles (1/31/12).”

2011 marked the release of MEGADETH’s 13th album, the appropriately titled Th1rt3en. Released November 1 on Roadrunner Records, the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. The album also landed on international charts including Top 10 placements in Argentina, Finland, Korea and Japan. MEGADETH also received their tenth Grammy nomination for this project, earning a “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” nomination for their single “Public Enemy #1.” The “Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Performance” category was, eerily, category #13.

Check out MEGADETH in the following cities:

DATE CITY VENUE
5/22 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
5/31 Dessau, Germany Metalfest @ Airfield
6/1 Jaworzno, Poland Metalfest @ Zalew Sosina
6/2 Mining, Austria Metalfest @ Castle Mamling
6/3 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska
6/5 Zadar, Croatia Metalfest @ Zadar Beach
6/6 Milan, Italy Metalfest @ Alcatraz Club
6/7 St. Goarshausen, Germany Metalfest @ Loreley
6/8 Plzen, Czech Republic Metalfest @ Amphitheater Lochotin
6/10 Leicestershire, England Download Festival
6/12 London, England Electric Ballroom
6/13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier
6/14 Heerlen, Netherlands Parkstad Limburg Theater
6/15 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/17 Bucharest, Romania Ost Fest @ Romexpo
6/19 Istanbul, Turkey Hi-Voltage Festival
6/20 Athens, Greece Iera Oldos
6/22 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks
6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting @ Festival Dessel
6/25 Moscow, Russia Stadium Live
6/27 Vilinius, Lithuania Teatro Arena
6/28 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café
6/29 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Festival @ Sulvilhati
9/7 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
9/14 Buenos Aires, Argentina Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
9/16 Cordoba, Argentina Orfeo
9/19 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
9/21 Guadalajara, Mexico Arena VFG