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LACUNA COIL's 'Karmacode' Headed For Top 20 U.S. Debut?

According to Hits Daily Double, first-day reports from retailers across the United States indicate that LACUNA COIL's "Karmacode" album will sell between 30,000 and 40,000 copies in its first week of release, which could very well put them in the teens or low twenties in next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The band's 2002 album ...

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KORN, DEFTONES, ROB ZOMBIE, SEVENDUST 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: KORN, MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS Venue: Cricket Arena City/State: Charlotte, N.C. Date: March 22, 2006 Gross Sales: $236,131 Attendance: 6,596 Capacity: 6,596 Artist/Event: KORN, MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS Venue: Veterans Memorial Arena City/State: Jacksonville, Fla. Date: March 21, ...

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OZZFEST 2006: New Kick-Off Date Announced

The Ozzfest 2006 organizers have announced a new kick-off date for this year's festival tour: June 29 at the White River Ampitheater in Auburn, Washington — two days earlier than the previous start date of July 1 in San Francisco, California. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the June 29 Ozzfest opening-night lineup will include a ...

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Karmacode - LACUNA COIL

LACUNA COIL's slower, more raw and goth-inflected sound on its earlier records has been replaced by an expansive and definitely American-influenced style on its fourth full-length album, "Karmacode". Strings, multi-tracked vocals, a large and polished production and Middle Eastern flavorings all contribute to making this the band's most ambitious project yet. But with a lot ...

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GOAT HORN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Canadian metallers GOAT HORN have parted ways with drummer Steelrider. Commented bassist/vocalist Jason Decay: "Steelrider has left the band due to a leg condition that has been bothering him for a year and a half. We have a session drummer right now, but we are looking for a permanent replacement. We'll probably wait untill we ...

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BUCKCHERRY, LACUNA COIL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearances

BUCKCHERRY and LACUNA COIL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, April 10. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check ...

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EVERGREY Enter Swedish Album Chart At No. 6

Sweden's EVERGREY have entered the national album chart in their home country at position No. 6 with their latest CD, "Monday Morning Apocalypse". View the entire chart at this location. In other news, EVERGREY will be undertaking a short Swedish tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 14 - Helsingborg, SWE ...

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LACUNA COIL To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Italy's LACUNA COIL will be appearing as special, in-studio guests on this weekend's edition of "Headbanger's Ball", airing this Saturday, April 1 on MTV2. The band will be talking with host Jamey Jasta in addition to premiering their new video, "Our Truth". Check local listings for times in your time zone. As previously reported, LACUNA ...

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TRISTANIA: European Support Acts Announced

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA will be support by MACHINE MEN, TURISAS, DERANGED and MORGANA LEFAY on their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. Sep. 10 - Paris, FRA @ TBA Sep. 11 - Essen, GER @ TBA Sep. 12 - Berlin, GER @ TBA Sep. 13 - ...

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OZZFEST 2006: New 'Mystery Band' Slot Added To Second Stage

Ozzfest.com has added a "mystery band" slot to the "Monster Energy" second stage at this year's Ozzfest. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE (10 dates only) SYSTEM OF A DOWN DISTURBED TBA** HATEBREED LACUNA COIL **Major main-stage band (rumored to be AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to be announced on May ...

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TRISTANIA Begin Recording New Album, Schedule Headlining Tour

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late August via SPV Records. A headlining tour will follow in September. Tentative dates are as follows: Sep. 10 - Paris, FRA @ TBA Sep. 11 - ...

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Metal Musicians On 'Headbanger's Ball': Then And Now

To celebrate the release of the third installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge" (due on April 11 via Roadrunner Records), some of the participants have got together to answer questions on their relationship with the MTV series and compilation. Question: Were you a fan of the original ...

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Audio Interview With Former EXODUS Bassist MICHAEL BUTLER Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 50 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This jam-packed anniversary special contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with AMERICAN HEARTBREAK/ex-EXODUS bassist Michael Butler, Keavin Wiggins of antiMusic.com, and voice-over artist Gary. Topics include Butler's "Rock and Roll Geek Show" podcast, Adam Curry, Gibson musical instruments, GUNS N' ROSES, Ozzfest, ...

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LACUNA COIL: Acoustic Performances/Signing Sessions Announced

Italy's LACUNA COIL have lined up the following acoustic performances and in-store signings during the coming weeks: Saturday, April 8: Borders #554 4718 N. Broadway Ave Chicago, IL 60640 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Acoustic set (3 songs); signing to follow acoustic set Store #: (773) 334-7338 / Fax (773) 334-8354 Sunday, April 9: Borders ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman Has No Interest In Pursuing Solo Career

Mick Stingley of Metal Edge magazine recently conducted an interview with LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia for the cover story of the magazine's May 2006 issue, available on the stands now. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Edge: What is your opinion about "Karmacode"? Cristina: "I'm totally, totally excited! Of course, every band, ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Decides Against Peforming New Single On 'Jay Leno'

Contrary to previously published reports, ROB ZOMBIE will NOT be performing his new single "Foxy Foxy" on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". Instead, he will be debuting a new song from his upcoming "Educated Horses" album, entitled "The American Witch". "Since you've all heard 'Foxy Foxy' I thought a new song would be ...

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