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BYZANTINE Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

West Virginia's BYZANTINE have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. Having cut their teeth touring and playing shows with everyone from LAMB OF GOD to NORA to LACUNA COIL, the band will embark on a national run in early January in preparation for the release of their self-titled, self-produced debut, which arrives February 10, 2004. ...

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LACUNA COIL Complete Video For 'Heaven's A Lie'

Italy's LACUNA COIL have just finished filming a new promotional video for their single "Heaven's A Lie" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, TIAMAT, MNEMIC, PASSENGER). LACUNA COIL will kick off another round of American dates on November 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Heaven's A Lie" comes off the group's 2002 ...

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FLOWING TEARS Enter Studio To Record New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany in late September to record the follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine", tentatively due in the spring though Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort is being produced by Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new singer Helen ...

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Report: Over 15,000 People Attend Fitchburg's LOCOBAZOOKA

Matt O'Brien of SentinelandEnterprise.com reports that over 15,000 rock fans crowded the Fitchburg Municipal Airport Sunday (September 28) for Locobazooka, an all-day festival featuring performances by STAIND, SEVENDUST, and Italy's LACUNA COIL, among others. "I thought there'd be more incidences, but it's really calm," acting Airport Manager David Bouvier said near the end of the ...

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POISONBLACK Launch Singer Search

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala (on guitar) and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are currently searching for a new singer in the wake of Leppäluoto's announcement that he will leave the band following their upcoming European tour. Interested parties can send a demo to following address: POISONBLACK ...

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LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER, POISONBLACK To Tour Europe

LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER and POISONBLACK will teaming up for a European club tour this winter. An as-yet-unannounced opener will kick off the proceedings, and will be followed by Finland's POISONBLACK, who feature in their ranks SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala on guitar and CHARON frontman J.P. Leppäluo. Sweden's PASSENGER will add a different favour: Anders ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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DUST TO DUST To Support TYPE O NEGATIVE, LACUNA COIL

Brooklyn rockers DUST TO DUST will be supporting TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL at the following dates: Sep. 15 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C Sep. 16 - The Boathouse - Norfolk, VA Sep. 17 - Crocodile Rocks - Allentown, PA Sep. 19 - L'Amour - Brooklyn, NY As previously reported, DUST TO DUST ...

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LACUNA COIL Go Acoustic: Audio Available

On the eve of their 16-date tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE and 10-show run with ANTHRAX, LACUNA COIL flew in from Milan, Italy into Boston, Massachusetts to perform a never-before-attempted, world debut acoustic set of "Aeon" and "Heaven's A Lie" from their recent release, "Comalies", and "Senzafine" from 2001's "Unleashed Memories" on radio station WAAF ...

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ANTHRAX: More Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have added more dates to their upcoming "Taking The Music Back 2003" tour. As previously reported, support at the shows will come from LAMB OF GOD and E.TOWN CONCRETE on the first leg (July 29 - August 13) and LACUNA COIL and E.TOWN CONCRETE on the second leg (Aug. 14 – Aug. 29). Upcoming ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Seek Vocalist

Relapse recording artists DAYLIGHT DIES are now actively searching for a new vocalist due to current vocalist Guthrie Iddings moving out of state to study. For those not familiar with DAYLIGHT DIES, the band released a debut album, "No Reply"", on Relapse Records (www.relapse.com) in 2003 showcasing their dark emotional melodic approach to death/doom metal, ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE/LACUNA COIL: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 25 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Jul. 26 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT Jul. 28 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY Jul. 30 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, ...

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ANTHRAX: Opening Bands Confirmed

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the group's official web site that LAMB OF GOD and E-TOWN CONCRETE will be the opening bands for the first leg of ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to run between July 29 and August 30. Italy's LACUNA COIL will replace LAMB OF GOD on the ...

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LACUNA COIL Land TYPE O NEGATIVE Support Slot

Italy's LACUNA COIL are strongly rumored to have landed direct-support slot on the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining tour. An official announcement is expected soon. Confirmed TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, ...

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Holland's WALDROCK 2003 Festival Sold Out

For the first time in its 16-year history, Holland's Waldrock festival is completely sold out. 12,000 tickets have been sold for the event, which is set to take place on June 21 in Burgum. The list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: IRON MAIDEN TYPE O NEGATIVE H.I.M. SEPULTURA ...

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OPETH To Perform On Sweden's Channel 4

OPETH will perform two tracks from their latest CD, "Damnation", during a morning-show appearance on Sweden's Channel 4 (TV4) on Wednesday, May 28. OPETH are currently finishing up a month-long U.S. tour with LACUNA COIL. They are scheduled to appear at The Quest in Minneapolis, Minnesota Tuesday night (May 20). ...

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LACUNA COIL Explain Detroit Cancellation

LACUNA COIL were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance with OPETH in Detroit, Michigan Sunday night (May 18) after their bus broke down en route to the gig. "LACUNA COIL would like to apologize to all their fans in Detroit, MI for being unable to play their show on the 18th of May," reads the ...

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LITHIUM Confirmed For Germany's M'ERA LUNA Festival

Sweden's LITHIUM, who feature in their ranks former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, have been confirmed to appear at the M'era Luna festival in Hildersheim, Germany on Sunday, August 10. Also set to perform at the event are NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPTATION, APOCALYPTICA, KILLING JOKE, and LACUNA COIL, among others. For more information, visit the ...

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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: Set Times Announced

The complete running order and set times have been announced for the "Blackest Of The Black" tour — a phenomenal multi-genre bill which includes Poland's BEHEMOTH, Italy's LACUNA COIL, NILE from the U.S., Sweden's OPETH, the U.S.' SUPERJOINT RITUAL, and headliners DANZIG. The following information applies to the two shows taking place on Friday, May ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Name New Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have set "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in July through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy", which was recorded earlier this spring, is ...

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DANZIG Announces Hollywood In-Store

DANZIG mainman and namesake will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on May 1 to sign advance copies of the group's brand new DVD, "Archive De La Morte", which is set to receive a nationwide release on May 6. Glenn will be signing autographs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ...

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BILLY MILANO Says JOHN BUSH Is Incapable Of Laughing At The Joke

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a response to ANTHRAX singer John Bush's characterization of Milano as someone who "has a lot of problems to work out," saying that Bush is incapable of laughing at the joke and insisting that the part-time ARMORED SAINT frontman doesn't "understand the dynamics" of Billy's ...

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DANZIG Finalize DVD Track Listing

DANZIG have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Archive De La Morte", due on May 6. It is as follows: 01. Dirty Black Summer 02. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance I) 03. Dirty Black Summer (unedited performance II) 04. How the Gods Kill (unedited performance) 05. How the Gods Kill (R Version) 06. ...

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