Paradise Lost does not need an introduction to fans of gothic metal. It has been 25 years of existence for the Yorkshire boys. It has been 25 years with consistent bands members if you do not count the numerous changes on the drum kit. That is a long time for a band to exist and a long time for a band to maintain their own image, develop their own genre and influence several bands. It deserves a celebration and the setting is the Roundhouse in Camden, Sunday the 3rd of November 2013. What better season to celebrate and what better city to wrap up a UK tour that has been embracing the band’s quarter of a century journey.
Not only does Paradise Lost have a back catalogue and a fan base big enough to host an evening on their own, but the band have invited the finest support acts to join them on the anniversary tour.
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Road veterans Megadeth have been very busy lately. Riding the Big 4 wave, master shredder Dave Mustaine and the boys put out new album TH1RT3EN in November 2011 and revived the Gigantour festival with Motorhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil for a North American Tour. Now following a short break, they are back on the road again with Rob Zombie and Lacuna Coil. As a huge Megadeth fan, I feel very fortunate they do so many tours, we have seen them 9 times in the last 2 and a half years! Read the rest of this entry »
Gigantour, the traveling heavy metal festival created by frontman Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, stopped in Calgary Alta., on February 18, 2012 for the third time since the festival’s inception in 2005. This year’s festival also featured England’s metal legends Motorhead, who probably played a large part in selling out the venue. Italy’s Lacuna Coil and Denmark’s Volbeat rounded out the bill and added a bit of diversity. Unfortunately the tour hit one of the worst large venues in Calgary for sound. The Big Four building is a concrete box with large pillars breaking up the sound and view. Surprisingly though, the overall sound for the evening was fairly decent. One great idea someone had was to have the line-up for doors inside the building. Underneath the hall where the bands played, a corral was set up (how fitting for a city known as Cowtown) for fans to line up (get herded) and stay warm.
In support of their new release, Dark Adrenaline , LACUNA COIL will perform an acoustic set and meet-and-greet with their fans at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago on February 10th! Presented by Metal Army America and Unholy Empire, this special night with the band is open to the public and will take place after their performance at Gigantour that night (tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis; you must be 21+ to receive entry into the club). For more information, please visit the official event page here.
If you haven’t heard LACUNA COIL’s Dark Adrenaline yet, be sure to head over to Spin.com now for the exclusive album stream. Having already earned rave reviews from the press, with Outburn avowing, “LACUNA COIL knocks one out of the park with ‘Dark Adrenaline’…it is an album without filler and one for which start to finish spins are mandatory”, this album promises to be yet another gothic-metal classic!
Fans both old and new can purchase Dark Adrenaline in a variety of formats, including standard edition CD and vinyl, Deluxe Edition digipak with a bonus DVD, sticker, poster and guitar pick and as an iTunes LP with expanded packaging, five bonus audio tracks and video. The Metal Club (www.mymetalclub.com) edition features exclusive artwork designed by the band and is limited to 3000 units. The Hastings edition features a bonus 10-track LACUNA COIL sampler, and the Amazon digital edition comes with a free five track sampler.
For true fans of the band, the Darkest Adrenaline box set is also available for purchase. It includes both the Digipak and vinyl versions of the album along with a hardcover photo book, a LACUNA COIL custom syringe pen and ink, a lyric pad, signed lithographs created by the band and more, all housed in a LACUNA COIL medical box. This box set is limited to 500 pieces and is available exclusively through CM Distro (www.cmdistro.com).
As previously announced, LACUNA COIL will support Megadeth on their critically-acclaimed Gigantour around the release of Dark Adrenaline . Gigantour was founded by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in 2005; this run will also feature Motorhead and Volbeat. Please see below for tour dates, which also include a few LACUNA COIL headlining shows.
LACUNA COIL/Gigantour tour dates:
26 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
28 – New York, NY – Theater At Madison Square Garden
29 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Arena
31 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Tavern*
1 – Glen Falls, NY – Glen Falls Civic Center
2 – Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
3 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
5 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre
7 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
8 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
9 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace At Auburn Hills
10 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
12 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
13 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court*
14 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
16 – Saskatoon, SK – Prairieland
17 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
18 – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
20 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
21 – Kent, WA – Showare Center
23 – San Jose, CA – Events Center At San Jose
24 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheater At Universal City
25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
26 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
28 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
1 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
2 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
3 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live At The Moody
Lacuna Coil launched their upcoming album ‘Dark Adrenaline’ tour ‘Darkness rising’ in a small little venue in Nottingham. I however joined them at the jolly old London ULU, London and was majorly impressed, not only with the choice of venue, but the bands set as well as choice of special guests in Straight line stitch and October file!
Milan, Italy – Century Media Records is proud to announce the return of international goth metal stars Lacuna Coil; their sixth studio album DARK ADRENALINE is now scheduled for release in North America on January 24th, 2012. Produced by the acclaimed Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Bullet For My Valentine), DARK ADRENALINE promises to deliver the melodic, sensual, metallic rush for which the band has come to be known.
The album will be available in Canada (distributed by EMI) in several configurations including; regular CD jewelcase, deluxe CD+DVD digipak, and limited edition 12” vinyl. (Please see below for the album’s track listing.)
Of the new album, Lacuna Coil’s sultry co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia commented, “As some of you know, the release for DARK ADRENALINE was postponed a bit…and this made me even more nervous because I had to wait even more to spit it out! I am so thrilled I can finally say something about this album – ha! I simply love it. I feel this is the best work we have ever done, and it absolutely captures the essence of who we are. The atmosphere of the record will make a lot of old-school fans very happy, and the newer fans will enjoy the vibrant energy and the dark blood running through the songs. I really believe the DARK ADRENALINE will wake you up. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to enjoy the trip!”
The video for the album’s first single “Trip The Darkness” can now be seen online. Directed by the Sitcom Soldiers (Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout), the visually stunning performance video invites viewers to step into a world of alternate reality.
To kick off the touring cycle for Dark Adrenaline, Lacuna Coil will support Megadeth on their critically-acclaimed Gigantour. Gigantour was founded by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in 2005; this run will also feature Motorhead and Volbeat. Please see below for Canadian Gigantour dates.
For more than a decade, Italy’s Lacuna Coil has been a fixture in the international metal scene, gracing the covers of countless hard rock and metal publications worldwide. With five full-length albums, two EPs, various singles and a DVD to their credit, the band has sold upwards of 800,000 units in the United States alone and is well-established on Active Rock radio. Melding seductive vocals with a modern, electronica-inspired metal sound, Lacuna Coil has wowed audiences as headliners the world over, and as featured guests on Ozzfest, as well as on all of the major European festivals such as Download and Graspop. Lacuna Coil, whose moniker translates to “empty spiral’ in English, is: Cristina Scabbia (female vocals), Andrea Ferro (male vocals), Cristiano Migliore (guitar), Marco Biazzi (guitar), Marco Coti Zelati (bass) and Cristiano Mozzati (drums/percussion).
DARK ADRENALINE track listing:
1. Trip The Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
6. End of Time
7. I Don’t Believe in Tomorrow
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
12. My Spirit
Canadian Gigantour dates:
1 Glen Falls, NY Glen Falls Civic Center
2 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
3 Montreal ,QC Bell Centre
5 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
7 Oshawa, ON General Motors Centre
8 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
16 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland
17 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
18 Calgary, AB Big 4 Building
20 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
MEGADETH are excited to re-launch, for the first time since 2008, their critically acclaimed package festival, Gigantour. The multi-artist bill – with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL, all personally picked by Dave Mustaine – will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. Gigantour was founded by Mustaine in 2005 and was last in North America in May 2008.
The first Gigantour 2012 dates announced are:
26 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
27 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
28 – Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
29 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA
1 – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY
2 – Colisee Pepsi – Quebec City, QC
3 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
5 – K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON
7 – General Motors Centre – Oshawa, ON
8 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON
9 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
10 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
14 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
16 – Prairieland – Saskatoon, SK
17 – Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
18 – Big 4 Building – Calgary, AB
20 – Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre – Abbotsford, BC
21 – Showare Center – Kent, WA
23 – Event Center at San Jose State University – San Jose, CA
24 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA
25 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
26 – Tingley Coliseum – Albuquerque, NM
28 – The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
Tickets for the Quebec City and Montreal dates go on sale Saturday, November 5th at 12 noon, available at:
Bell Centre Box Office
By phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1 877 668-8269
Order online: evenko.ca
Ticket prices: $63 / $68 / $73 (taxes and service fees included)
For other ticket information visit Ticketmaster. More dates to be announced soon.
Gigantour is a chance to, as Mustaine says, tour with like-minded artists “that play heavy music in a high-energy environment,” with a fan-friendly ticket price. He founded the tour in 2005 and invited such artists as ANTHRAX, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, STATIC-X, and IN FLAMES to join Megadeth. For Lacuna Coil, Gigantour 2012 marks a return to the tour, as they performed on the 2007 Australian tour; the Italian heavy metal group’s singer Cristina Scabbia also appeared on Megadeth’ 2007 re-recording of their song, ‘A Tout Le Monde’.
After one too many overcrowded festivals *cough*Wacken*cough* Ray and I keep a lookout for small or medium sized festivals to combine with sightseeing holidays, preferably in countries not yet travelled. So when the lineup for Graspop Metal Meeting 2011 was announced, we had our next destination.