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POISONBLACK Frontman Talks About Upcoming CD

POISONBLACK was founded by Ville Laihiala, the voice of the legendary, but now sadly defunct SENTENCED, the founders of melancholy-driven Finnish rock that had a string of No. 1 singles and gold albums in Finland. POISONBLACK, however, was never meant to be just a project. "I have my heart and soul in POISONBLACK," Laihiala stated ...

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GOD FORBID Guitarist Issues Post-Tour Update

GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official MySpace profile: "We did a month of touring in the States in May-June with ILL NINO, SILENT CIVILIAN, BLEED THE SKY, and EYES OF FIRE. We had a great time with all the guys on this tour. It was certainly a ...

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LACUNA COIL Announce OZZFEST 'Off' Dates

LACUNA COIL will make their much-anticipated return to the U.S. on June 29 as part of this year's Ozzfest main stage lineup. The massive summer trek will also coincide with the release of the new single, "Enjoy the Silence" (DEPECHE MODE cover), which will impact commercial radio on July 11. The video for the track, ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Comments On 'Nocturnal Mourning' Tour

Portugal's #1 heavy metal export MOONSPELL are preparing to embark on their first headlining tour in five years. Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro fondly recalls, "Last time we headlined was late 2001, after the release of 'Darkness and Hope'. The support band was LACUNA COIL on their very first American experience. We can't wait to get back ...

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DRAGONFORCE: More OZZFEST 'Off' Dates Announced

U.K. power metallers DRAGONFORCE have confirmed the following U.S. headlining shows during Ozzfest "off" days (all shows with support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME except noted otherwise): Jun. 30 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall Jul. 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep Jul. 12 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On U.K. Headlining Tour In October

Italian Rock sensations LACUNA COIL have announced they will be heading back to the U.K. for a headlining tour this fall, in support of their new album "Karmacode". Since the release of "Karmacode" in April of this year LACUNA COIL have already made their mark on the music world, with worldwide critical acclaim for "Karmacode", ...

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MACBETH To Headline Lebanon's ROCK NATION Festival

Italian female-fronted gothic metallers MACBETH have been confirmed as the headliners of the Rock Nation festival, set to take place July 1 in Beirut, Lebanon. In other news, a video clip of MACBETH performing the song "Crepuscularia" (Agony In Red Minor) on their Malae Artes tour in Mexico has been posted online at

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KERRANG! Magazine Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Alyson Fixter of the U.K.'s Press Gazette recently conducted an interview with Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan — who took over the editorship a year ago — about the magazine's 25th anniversary, which is celebrated in this week's issue, dated, gloriously, 06.06.06. With AC/DC's Angus Young on the cover, as he was on the ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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THE CULT, THE DARKNESS, SOULFLY, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GUNS N' ROSES, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: May 12, 14-15, 17, 2006 Gross Sales: $739,668 Attendance: 12,872 Capacity: 12,872 Artist/Event: AVENGED SEVENFOLD Venue: Cobo Arena City/State: Detroit, Mich. ...

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FIREWIND Complete Work On 'Falling To Pieces' Video

FIREWIND have completed work on the video for their new single, "Falling to Pieces", with acclaimed Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR). The clip was shot at the Revolver Ranch in Sweden and on the streets of New York City. "Falling to Pieces" will be released as a single ...

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MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES: First Dates Announced

MOONSPELL, KATATONIA and DAYLIGHT DIES will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 22 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House As previously reported, MOONSPELL's latest CD, "Memorial", recently entered the Portuguese album ...

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TOOL, ROB ZOMBIE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: TOOL Venue: Auditorium Theatre City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: May 13, 2006 Gross Sales: $214,133 Attendance: 3,726 Capacity: 3,726 Artist/Event: TOOL Venue: Memorial Hall City/State: Kansas City, Kan. Date: May 11, 2006 Gross Sales: $168,036 Attendance: 3,025 ...

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LACUNA COIL And MUSIC CHOICE Join Forces

LACUNA COIL and Music Choice, the leading multi-platform music network, have joined forces to bring you exclusive material that no hard rock/metal fan will want to miss. LACUNA COIL recently hit the state of the art Music Choice studios in New York City to record a live version of their hit single "Our Truth", which ...

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DOWN Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) revealed during the band's appearance at the Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. on Wednesday (May 24) that they have been confirmed for this year's Download festival, set to take place June 9-11 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Other bands scheduled to perform include METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, THE ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA ...

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GODYVA: New Album Samples Posted Online

Italian gothic metal sensations GODYVA will be releasing the new full-length CD, entitled "In Good and Evil", on June 6 through SorceryStudios Media Group. GODYVA — who have been likened to EVANESCENCE, LACUNA COIL and NIGHTWISH — recorded the follow-up to their acclaimed "Advent" EP (2002) at Jolly Roger Studios and mixed it at the ...

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