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LACUNA COIL begin working on new album:

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 


KILL DEVIL HILL to release new cd October 29th:

KILL DEVIL HILL are proud to announce the October 29 release of ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ in North America. Featuring PANTERA bassist REX BROWN, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer VINNY APPICE, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer DEWEY BRAGG and acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON, KILL DEVIL HILL will make their Century Media Records debut with the release. 

Says REX BROWN of ‘REVOLUTION RISE’: “This new KILL DEVIL HILL record is definitely one of my favorite moments of my career – it’s got balls, great melodies, awesome guitar riffing and a low end that’ll set your ass on fire! The album far exceeds our wildest expectations and we can’t wait to take this music out on the road and share it with all of our friends and fans. Buckle your seat belts, we’re all in for one hell of a ride!” 

 

KILL DEVIL HILL will celebrate their sophomore release with an October 29 CD release party and performance at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The band will tour this fall to promote the release, with more details to follow in the coming weeks. 

  

‘REVOLUTION RISE’ was produced by KILL DEVIL HILL and Jeff Pilson, and mixed by Jay Ruston [STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX]. The album features artwork by Sam Shearon, who has also worked with ROB ZOMBIE, IRON MAIDEN and FEAR FACTORY, to name just a few.


Butcher Babies newest video showing at Revolver Mag

BUTCHER BABIES have partnered with REVOLVERMAG.COM to premiere “Magnolia Blvd,” the first music video from the band’s debut album ‘GOLIATH’. The band offered fans a sneak peek of the clip Sept. 4,  during a live YouNow video chat (archived here) before unveiling the clip Sept. 5. Watch “Magnolia Blvd” here:

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-butcher-babies-premiere-new-music-video-magnolia-blvd.html

The video was directed by Daniel Gomez [EYES SET TO KILL, BUCKCHERRY] and produced by Los Angeles-based Marco De Molina and his Veva Entertainment Company. A behind-the-scenes making of the video can be seen here 

 

Hailed as the breakout band on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the BUTCHER BABIES will be direct support for punk and metal legend DANZIG on his upcoming October tour (complete itinerary below), and will be taking their incendiary live show to the high seas in January 2014, when they join FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, IN THIS MOMENT, LACUNA COIL, DEVICE, SEVENDUST and more on the SHIPROCKED cruise.

 

The final leg of the DANZIG 25th Anniversary tour launches October 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and will feature BUTCHER BABIES in direct support, with openers A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH (featuring members of TYPE O NEGATIVE and LIFE OF AGONY) and TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, as well as a special MISFITS set featuring DANZIG’s former MISFITS bandmate Doyle. The tour will be a highlight of the 20th annual Rock And Shock convention October 19 in Worcester, MA, with OTEP, NEW YEARS DAY and STOLEN BABIES also added to that day’s lineup.


Quebec, Canada’s Death Metal Band INSURRECTION Announce release of 3rd studio album:

 Assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English, Gatineau, QC death metal band INSURRECTION has blended its calculated technicality to create a signature mixture of merciless death metal that has emerged from the prominent Canadian scene. Growing, modulating and mutating into a machine of an aural onslaught since their conception in 2003 by founding members Martin Samson and Stef Jomphe, the band is officially unleashing their first crowd funded and third full length album ‘Prototype’ produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) on October 15th via Canadian label Galy Records. The album is the follow up to 2010′s ‘Fracture’, a dark prophecy of unforgivable times and a brutal soundtrack to the fall of man and 2009′s ‘Prologue’, which gave first life to the band’s monstrosity.

Vocalist Stef Jomphe comments:  “We’re really proud to finally bring Prototype to the masses. It represents the next step for Insurrection, trying out different ways to present our own sound, exploring different angles and methods! This is the result of several years of hard work along with amazing support from our fans and friends whom without, none of this would’ve been possible! Enjoy Prototype, you made it happen!”

The first single from the release ‘Checkmate’ is now streaming at the following links.

 

Youtube: http://youtu.be/493Dlp60cUg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/insurrectionmetal/checkmate


EYES SET TO KILL have released a new music video:

Phoenix Arizona rockers EYES SET TO KILL have just released their new music video for the first single “Infected” from the forthcoming album MASKS.  The song is a battering guitar driven groove that gives way to a soaring refrain from front woman Alexia Rodriguez. It’s an unforgettable and unshakable introduction to the next phase of EYES SET TO KILL. The video captures the story and emotion of the song perfectly. Our friends at Revolver Magazine have the exclusive premiere.

 

 

Check it out here:

 

http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=52078 


New Cd coming from ENTOMBED:

Together with MORBID, TREBLINKA/TIAMAT, GRAVE and DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED belongs to the earliest group of bands that forged the trademark Swedish death metal sound. Formed under the name NIHILIST in 1987, ENTOMBED was influenced by such diverse acts as AUTOPSY, MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, KISS and others, resulting in the band’s unique “death ‘n’ roll” style. After inspiring thousands of artists with their signature brand of metal over the years, the legends have now returned with their 10th studio album, Back To The Front, which promises to be a new ENTOMBED classic!

 

Due out October 28th in Europe and October 29th in North America, Back To The Front will be the band’s Century Media debut.

 

ENTOMBED’s L-G Petrov (vocals) comments:  “After almost 7 years of studio absence we are back with a new album called ‘Back To The Front’ ready to blow metalheads away around this world! Feels great to announce this deal with Century Media! Can’t wait to let you all be a part of it!”

 

Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R, Century Media Records Europe) comments: “I first saw ENTOMBED in 1992 on the Gods Of Grind tour and was blown away by their merciless sound that was even back then more than just death metal. Over 20 years later they still kick ass and we are more than proud to finally welcome them to the CM family. Cheers!”

 

Featuring cover artwork by Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, VADER, etc.), Back To The Front was recorded and mixed at Studio Bohus (ABBA, EUROPE) in Kungalv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR). From the morbid, pissed-off lyrics to the de-tuned, massive riffs to L-G Petrov’s titanic roar, Back To The Front is a bone-crushing opus that will surely please fans of the band’s classics, Wolverine Blues, DCLXVI: To Ride Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth and Morning Star. For more ENTOMBED news and the first preview of Back To The Front (coming soon!), please visit: https://www.facebook.com/entombedofficial