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MESHUGGAH Off 'Blackest' Tour, LACUNA COIL Jump On

More changes have been made to the lineup for the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, set to take place in early May. Sweden's MESHUGGAH, who were previously said to be participating in the package, have now dropped off the event and have been replaced by OPETH (as first reported here earlier today) and ...

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YAKUZA Added To The OPETH/LACUNA COIL Tour

The Chicago based experimental quartet YAKUZA have just been added to the first half of the OPETH/LACUNA COIL tour that will begin May 1 is Seattle, Washington. Garnering high accolades from the broad spectrum of the rock media for their Century Media debut, "Way of The Dead", YAKUZA can play to crowds as diverse as ...

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BEYOND THE EMBRACE Added To OPETH/LACUNA COIL Tour

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have been added to the last half of the OPETH/LACUNA COIL North American tour kicking off the beginning of May 2003. The band will join the tour on May 14 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and play until the end of the tour. This tour will also ...

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OPETH, LACUNA COIL To Team Up For North American Tour

Sweden's OPETH will embark on a three-week headlining tour of North America during May. Support at all dates will come from Italy's LACUNA COIL. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 01 - Graceland - Seattle, WA May 02 - Roseland - Portland, OR May 04 - Canes Bar & Grill - San Diego, CA May ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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SENTENCED To Take Break, Begin Work On New Album

Finland's SENTENCED have announced that they will be taking a "creative" break while guitarist Sami Lopakka tends to his newborn child. However, it looks like the break won't be a long one as the band are planning to enter the studio in the fall/winter to begin recording their next album for a spring 2004 release. ...

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TIAMAT, LACUNA COIL Team Up For Greek Tour

Sweden's TIAMAT and Italy's LACUNA COIL will team up for a two-date Greek tour in late February/early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 28 – Athens, GRE @ TBA Mar. 01 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ TBA In other news, TIAMAT will play a special show in Tel-Aviv, Israel in late April to celebrate the ...

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LACUNA COIL Line Up European Dates

Italian gothic metal combo LACUNA COIL have lined up the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 15 – Cesena, ITA @ Vidia Feb. 22 – Bergamo, ITA @ Motion Feb. 28 – Athens, GRE @ TBA Mar. 01 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ TBA Mar. 06 – Milano, ITA @ Transilvania Live Mar. 07 - Bassano ...

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IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, ANTHRAX Euro Tour A No-Go

Contrary to a posting on the SHADOWS FALL web site (which has since been removed), there is no truth to the rumor that IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, ANTHRAX and SHADOWS FALL are planning a European together. In an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a spokesperson for Direct Management — who handle IN FLAMES and LACUNA COIL, among ...

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LACUNA COIL Tour Cancellation: The Official Statement

LACUNA COIL have officially dropped off the forthcoming North American tour with OPETH and PARADISE LOST (as first reported here last night). The following is an official statement from the group's label, Century Media Records, regarding the cancellation: "Italy's LACUNA COIL will regretfully be unable to participate on the upcoming '4 Absent Friends' ...

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LACUNA COIL Off OPETH/PARADISE LOST Tour!

Italian gothic metal combo LACUNA COIL are reportedly on the verge of dropping off the upcoming OPETH/PARADISE LOST North American tour. "I don't know if they are off the whole tour or not," a spokesperson for the group's label, Century Media Records, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Monday night. "I do know that there was a major immigration ...

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OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST: The Complete Itinerary

The complete itinerary for the "4 Absent Friends Tour", featuring OPETH, LACUNA COIL, PARADISE LOST and TAPPING THE VEIN, has been released. Presented by Guitar World, the trek — named after a track on OPETH's recent album "Deliverance" — will feature the Swedish band in the headlining slot, with main support coming from LACUNA COIL. ...

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SLAYER Drummer Lines Up PHILM Gigs

PHILM, the new project featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler, and bassist Juan Perez (both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE), have lined up the following gigs during February: Feb. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Feb. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory The band, who were previously known as SHRINE OF COIL, ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO To Perform With Side Project

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will reportedly be performing with his side project PHILM at Club Ibiza in Whittier, California on Thursday, November 7. Formerly known as SHRINE OF COIL, PHILM include in their ranks vocalist/guitarist Gerry Nestler and bassist Juan Perez, both from L.A.'s CIVIL DEFIANCE. The band's music has previously been described by Lombardo ...

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LACUNA COIL's London Gig Gets Upgraded

Due to exceptional ticket demand, Italy's LACUNA COIL have had their forthcoming UK show moved from the Mean Fiddler to the London Astoria. The band are currently enjoying rave reviews for their new album Comalies and are looking forward to returning to the UK for a one-off show at the London Astoria on October 31st, ...

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SHIVA Ink Deal With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has signed Orange County, California-based SHIVA. Formed out of the ashes of cult atmospheric metalists MINDROT, SHIVA are said to be making "unconventional music for a conventional world, writing heavy, pulsating, ethereal songs that are unique to the current heavy music scene," according to an official press release. "This diversity has landed ...

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SENTENCED, LACUNA COIL: More European Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming SENTENCED European headlining tour, which will feature LACUNA COIL in the opening slot. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Oct. 30 – Lille, FRA @ Le Splendid Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Nov. 01 – Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Nov. 02 – Haarlem, ...

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SENTENCED, LACUNA COIL Team Up For German Tour

SENTENCED and LACUNA COIL will team up for a German tour during November. The confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 04 – Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Nov. 18 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Nov. 20 - Frankfurt, GER @ Batschkapp Nov. 21 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Nov. 22 - Hamburg, GER @ ...

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SUTURE Hard At Work On Debut Full-Length CD

Louisiana's "sickest death metal act" SUTURE are hard at work recording their debut full-length CD, now entitled Carnivorous Urge To Kill, for a summer release through Deepsend Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Torn From Mortal Coil 02. Deconstructing Anatomy 03. Blood Soaked 04. Indulgence of the Flesh (Still ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Make DVD Debut, Record Swedish Gig

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY had their recent performance in Paris, France filmed by D-Side magazine for inclusion on a compilation DVD with live performances from La Locomotive. An early 2003 release is expected. In other news, the band's show in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 12th was recorded by The Swedish National Radio and will be ...

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