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KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Tops 'URANIUM' Viewers' Poll

Morgan Lander, vocalist/guitarist of KITTIE, recently won "Uranium"'s (Fuse TV) Viewers' Poll for "Best Female In A Metal/Hardcore Band", beating out the singers from OTEP, ARCH ENEMY, and LACUNA COIL. "I'm shocked and pleasantly surprised that 'Uranium' viewers are still supporting us even though we haven't put out a video in two years," Morgan Lander ...

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FLOWING TEARS Finalize Track Listing For New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Razorbliss", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new ...

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BYZANTINE Name Debut CD

West Virginia's BYZANTINE have set "The Fundamental Component" as the title for their debut album, due on February 10, 2004 through Prosthetic Records. "[At first] we were not going to even name the album," the band write on their web site. "Just let it be our self-titled debut. But, in order to draw distinction from ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Germany

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the following three dates of their European tour: Nov. 19 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA Dec. 15 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Fritz Dec. 19 - Leipzig, GER @ Werk 2 MNEMIC ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On National U.S. Headlining Tour

As the buzz surrounding the Italian sextet LACUNA COIL's latest single "Heaven's A Lie" continues to build at commercial radio, the group prepares to make their much anticipated return to the U.S. After developing a rabid following throughout this past year relentlessly touring with the likes of ANTHRAX, OPETH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, they are ...

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BYZANTINE Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

West Virginia's BYZANTINE have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. Having cut their teeth touring and playing shows with everyone from LAMB OF GOD to NORA to LACUNA COIL, the band will embark on a national run in early January in preparation for the release of their self-titled, self-produced debut, which arrives February 10, 2004. ...

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LACUNA COIL Complete Video For 'Heaven's A Lie'

Italy's LACUNA COIL have just finished filming a new promotional video for their single "Heaven's A Lie" with Revolver Film Company's (www.revolver.se) award-winning director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, TIAMAT, MNEMIC, PASSENGER). LACUNA COIL will kick off another round of American dates on November 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Heaven's A Lie" comes off the group's 2002 ...

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FLOWING TEARS Enter Studio To Record New Album

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS entered Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany in late September to record the follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine", tentatively due in the spring though Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled effort is being produced by Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is the band's first to feature new singer Helen ...

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Report: Over 15,000 People Attend Fitchburg's LOCOBAZOOKA

Matt O'Brien of SentinelandEnterprise.com reports that over 15,000 rock fans crowded the Fitchburg Municipal Airport Sunday (September 28) for Locobazooka, an all-day festival featuring performances by STAIND, SEVENDUST, and Italy's LACUNA COIL, among others. "I thought there'd be more incidences, but it's really calm," acting Airport Manager David Bouvier said near the end of the ...

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POISONBLACK Launch Singer Search

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala (on guitar) and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are currently searching for a new singer in the wake of Leppäluoto's announcement that he will leave the band following their upcoming European tour. Interested parties can send a demo to following address: POISONBLACK ...

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LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER, POISONBLACK To Tour Europe

LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, PASSENGER and POISONBLACK will teaming up for a European club tour this winter. An as-yet-unannounced opener will kick off the proceedings, and will be followed by Finland's POISONBLACK, who feature in their ranks SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala on guitar and CHARON frontman J.P. Leppäluo. Sweden's PASSENGER will add a different favour: Anders ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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DUST TO DUST To Support TYPE O NEGATIVE, LACUNA COIL

Brooklyn rockers DUST TO DUST will be supporting TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL at the following dates: Sep. 15 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C Sep. 16 - The Boathouse - Norfolk, VA Sep. 17 - Crocodile Rocks - Allentown, PA Sep. 19 - L'Amour - Brooklyn, NY As previously reported, DUST TO DUST ...

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LACUNA COIL Go Acoustic: Audio Available

On the eve of their 16-date tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE and 10-show run with ANTHRAX, LACUNA COIL flew in from Milan, Italy into Boston, Massachusetts to perform a never-before-attempted, world debut acoustic set of "Aeon" and "Heaven's A Lie" from their recent release, "Comalies", and "Senzafine" from 2001's "Unleashed Memories" on radio station WAAF ...

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ANTHRAX: More Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have added more dates to their upcoming "Taking The Music Back 2003" tour. As previously reported, support at the shows will come from LAMB OF GOD and E.TOWN CONCRETE on the first leg (July 29 - August 13) and LACUNA COIL and E.TOWN CONCRETE on the second leg (Aug. 14 – Aug. 29). Upcoming ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Seek Vocalist

Relapse recording artists DAYLIGHT DIES are now actively searching for a new vocalist due to current vocalist Guthrie Iddings moving out of state to study. For those not familiar with DAYLIGHT DIES, the band released a debut album, "No Reply"", on Relapse Records (www.relapse.com) in 2003 showcasing their dark emotional melodic approach to death/doom metal, ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE/LACUNA COIL: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 25 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Jul. 26 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT Jul. 28 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY Jul. 30 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, ...

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ANTHRAX: Opening Bands Confirmed

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the group's official web site that LAMB OF GOD and E-TOWN CONCRETE will be the opening bands for the first leg of ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to run between July 29 and August 30. Italy's LACUNA COIL will replace LAMB OF GOD on the ...

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LACUNA COIL Land TYPE O NEGATIVE Support Slot

Italy's LACUNA COIL are strongly rumored to have landed direct-support slot on the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining tour. An official announcement is expected soon. Confirmed TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, ...

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Holland's WALDROCK 2003 Festival Sold Out

For the first time in its 16-year history, Holland's Waldrock festival is completely sold out. 12,000 tickets have been sold for the event, which is set to take place on June 21 in Burgum. The list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: IRON MAIDEN TYPE O NEGATIVE H.I.M. SEPULTURA ...

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OPETH To Perform On Sweden's Channel 4

OPETH will perform two tracks from their latest CD, "Damnation", during a morning-show appearance on Sweden's Channel 4 (TV4) on Wednesday, May 28. OPETH are currently finishing up a month-long U.S. tour with LACUNA COIL. They are scheduled to appear at The Quest in Minneapolis, Minnesota Tuesday night (May 20). ...

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