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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, scheduled to take place on June 21 in Burgum, Holland. Other artists set to appear at the event include IRON MAIDEN, MADBALL, STRATOVARIUS, LACUNA COIL, ANNIHILATOR, HATEBREED, H.I.M., MURDERDOLLS, CLAWFINGER, TYPE O NEGATIVE, and PETER PAN SPEEDROCK. ...

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DANZIG: 'Blackest' Touring Lineup Confirmed

DANZIG have confirmed the group's lineup for the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, which is set to consist of two dates in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. DANZIG's lineup for the two shows will consist of the following: Glenn Danzig – vocals Tommy Victor (PRONG) – guitar Johnny ...

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ANTHRAX's BENANTE: 'The Europeans Love The New Shit'

ANTHRAX have confirmed the following North American tour dates during May: May 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (w/ MINISTRY) May 07 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) May 09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) May 11 - Montreal @ The Medley (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) May 13 - Mt. Clemens, ...

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DANZIG Announce New Bassist

DANZIG have announced the addition of former DEADLIGHTS/NOTHINGFACE bassist Jerry Montano to the group's lineup. Montano replaces former D-GENERATION four-stringer Howie Pyro, who played with the band during their most recent European tour. DANZIG will headline the "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour in early May alongside SUPERJOINT RITUAL, NILE, OPETH, LACUNA COIL and BEHEMOTH. ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are the latest addition to the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, set to take place in early May. The revamped lineup for "Blackest of The Black" now looks as follows: DANZIG SUPERJOINT RITUAL NILE OPETH LACUNA COIL BEHEMOTH Other groups are expected to be announced soon. Confirmed dates so ...

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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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