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LACUNA COIL Announces European Tour With CELLAR DARLING

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from CELLAR DARLING, the band featuring former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass). Tour dates: Nov. 10 - MT - San Gwann - Aria Complex (LACUNA COIL only) Nov. 11 - D - Andernach - Live Club Nov. 12 - AT - Wörgl - Komma Nov. 13 - RS - Beograd - Dom Omladine Nov. 15 - RO - Bukarest - Quantic Club Nov. 17 - BG - Sofia - Mixtape 5 Nov. 18 - GR - Thessaloniki - Principal Theater Club Nov. 19 - GR - Athens - Piraeus Academy 117 Nov. 22 - CH - Aarburg - Musigburg Nov. 24 - D - Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal Nov. 25 - D - Hellraiser - Leipzig Nov. 26 - D - Weinheim - Café Central Nov. 28 - F - Toulouse - Le Metronum Nov. 29 - E - Zaragoza - CC Delicias Dec. 01 - PO - Lisboa - Lisboa ao Vivo Dec. 02 - PO - Hard Club - Porto Dec. 03 - E - Sevilla - Custom Dec. 04 - E - Murcia - Garaje Dec. 06 - LU - Esch Sur Alzette - Kulturfabrik Dec. 07 - F - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao Dec. 08 - F - Vaureal - Le Forum Dec. 09 - B - Diest - Moonlight Music Hall Dec. 10 - F - Nancy - Chez Paulette Dec. 11 - D - Bochum - Zeche Dec. 13 - F - Angers - La Chabada Dec. 14 - F - Colmar - Le Grillen Dec. 15 - NL - Hengelo - Metropol Dec. 16 - F - Limoges - Festival De Noel LACUNA COIL's Andrea Ferro recently told the Impact metal channel that the band's fans will have to wait at least a couple of years for the follow-up to 2016's "Delirium". "Next year's gonna be twenty years of LACUNA COIL, so first we're preparing some surprises for next year, and then after that maybe we'll start working on a new record," he said. "So I don't think there will be a new record at least until 2019." LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia and Ferro revealed to the Brazilian metal channel Heavy Talk earlier in the year that they were planning "something special" to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut EP. LACUNA COIL will join Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA on the North American leg of the band's "The Ultimate Principle" tour. The month-long September trek marks the band's first U.S. tour dates in over a year, as they continue to support "Delirium". Joining LACUNA COIL and EPICA on "The Ultimate Principle" tour are INSOMNIUM and ELANTRIS. LACUNA COIL in December released a new song called "Naughty Christmas". The front cover and font were all created by bassist Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati. "Delirium" entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 33 with first-week sales of just over 13,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set followed the No. 27-peaking "Broken Crown Halo", which also opened with around 13,000 copies back in 2014. CELLAR DARLING's debut album, "This Is The Sound", which was released on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at New Sound Studio with producer Tommy Vetterli (CORONER, ELUVEITIE).

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LACUNA COIL Announces European Tour With CELLAR DARLING

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from CELLAR DARLING, the band featuring former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass). Tour dates: Nov. 10 - MT - San Gwann - Aria Complex (LACUNA COIL only) Nov. 11 - D - Andernach - Live Club Nov. 12 - AT - Wörgl - Komma Nov. 13 - RS - Beograd - Dom Omladine Nov. 15 - RO - Bukarest - Quantic Club Nov. 17 - BG - Sofia - Mixtape 5 Nov. 18 - GR - Thessaloniki - Principal Theater Club Nov. 19 - GR - Athens - Piraeus Academy 117 Nov. 22 - CH - Aarburg - Musigburg Nov. 24 - D - Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal Nov. 25 - D - Hellraiser - Leipzig Nov. 26 - D - Weinheim - Café Central Nov. 28 - F - Toulouse - Le Metronum Nov. 29 - E - Zaragoza - CC Delicias Dec. 01 - PO - Lisboa - Lisboa ao Vivo Dec. 02 - PO - Hard Club - Porto Dec. 03 - E - Sevilla - Custom Dec. 04 - E - Murcia - Garaje Dec. 06 - LU - Esch Sur Alzette - Kulturfabrik Dec. 07 - F - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao Dec. 08 - F - Vaureal - Le Forum Dec. 09 - B - Diest - Moonlight Music Hall Dec. 10 - F - Nancy - Chez Paulette Dec. 11 - D - Bochum - Zeche Dec. 13 - F - Angers - La Chabada Dec. 14 - F - Colmar - Le Grillen Dec. 15 - NL - Hengelo - Metropol Dec. 16 - F - Limoges - Festival De Noel LACUNA COIL's Andrea Ferro recently told the Impact metal channel that the band's fans will have to wait at least a couple of years for the follow-up to 2016's "Delirium". "Next year's gonna be twenty years of LACUNA COIL, so first we're preparing some surprises for next year, and then after that maybe we'll start working on a new record," he said. "So I don't think there will be a new record at least until 2019." LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia and Ferro revealed to the Brazilian metal channel Heavy Talk earlier in the year that they were planning "something special" to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut EP. LACUNA COIL will join Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA on the North American leg of the band's "The Ultimate Principle" tour. The month-long September trek marks the band's first U.S. tour dates in over a year, as they continue to support "Delirium". Joining LACUNA COIL and EPICA on "The Ultimate Principle" tour are INSOMNIUM and ELANTRIS. LACUNA COIL in December released a new song called "Naughty Christmas". The front cover and font were all created by bassist Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati. "Delirium" entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 33 with first-week sales of just over 13,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set followed the No. 27-peaking "Broken Crown Halo", which also opened with around 13,000 copies back in 2014. CELLAR DARLING's debut album, "This Is The Sound", which was released on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at New Sound Studio with producer Tommy Vetterli (CORONER, ELUVEITIE).

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: ‘Collide’ Video Premiere

"Collide", the new video from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's long-awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV", which will be released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is the band's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". Just like its three predecessors, "BCCIV" was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, JOURNEY and THE BLACK CROWES has made him one of the hottest producers that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009, is the group's unofficial ‘fifth member’. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is an earth-shattering combination of American and British rock influences — a bona fide super group that conveys to the world a simple but important message: classic rock is alive and well, and in good hands in the 21st century. Their communion together forms something that is greater than the sum of its parts, creating a legacy being cemented within the halls of music history. The initiative for the new album came from Joe Bonamassa, who contacted the band in 2016 to see if they would be up for going back into the studio to write and record a fourth album. Says Joe: "I just felt the time was right for BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION to go back into the studio and write and record a new album. When I contacted Glenn, Derek and Jason, they immediately agreed to give it shot. The timing was right." During October 2016, when news first broke about the band getting back together, things on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, started blowing up and fan reaction was overwhelming. It was clear to see that BCC fans were hungry for another album. "BCCIV" is destined to become one of the biggest hard rock albums of 2017. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's inception took place when frontman and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa fused their styles on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center's King Of The Blues event. With the help and guidance of producer Kevin Shirley, they further added to their rock lineage by recruiting drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Taking their name from the industrial area in Britain, and the birthplace of both Hughes and Bonham, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION released their self-titled debut album in 2010, and with that, unleashed their brand of take-no-prisoners hard rock to a world thirsting for music with substance. Following the release of another two studio albums, 2011's well-received "Black Country Communion 2" and 2012's equally impressive "Afterglow", plus a smoldering live CD released in 2011, "Live Over Europe", the band has firmly established themselves as one of hard rock's premier acts. The band took a hiatus in 2013 and focused on their successful solo careers. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION has cultivated a reputation not only as amazing songwriters, but as a powerful live act, is only exceeded by their dedication to their craft, and a willingness to challenge and motivate each other to make the best music they can. Now, seven years on from its inception, Bonamassa feels the time is right to bring the original BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION lineup back for album No. 4. "We had around four months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves," comments Glenn Hughes. "All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums. However, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the 'Aferglow' album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound. If you're looking for a folk album, this ain't the one." The band assembled to record "BCCIV" at Cave Studios in Los Angeles in December 2016. The album was mixed at Cave Studios in Sydney in March 2017. The songs on "BCCIV" will appeal to all fans of high quality hard rock, also those that admire singers of distinction. Hughes is not known as The Voice of Rock for nothing. In terms of content, "BCCIV" expands upon the progression that took place between the first three albums. With an abundance of heavy riffs, undeniable hooks, melodic flair and infectious choruses, "BCCIV" is a spectacular album that gets bigger and bolder with repeated spins. "I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call." explains Hughes. All songs on the new album were co-written by Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa. Glenn wrote all the lyrics on the album except for the song "The Last Song For My Resting Place", which was written by Joe. "BCCIV" track listing: 01. Collide (4:07) 02. Over My Head (4:06) 03. The Last Song For My Resting Place (7:57) 04. Sway (5:24) 05. The Cove (7:11) 06. The Crow (6:00) 07. Wanderlust (8:18) 08. Love Remains (4:53) 09. Awake (4:42) 10. When The Morning Comes (7:56) 11. With You I Go (bonus track on vinyl edition only) The first single taken from the new album will be "Collide". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION has announced two exclusive concerts in Europe during January 2018 to support of "BCCIV". The band will play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday, January 2 and London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday, January 4. These will be the only two concerts the band will play in Europe.

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: ‘Collide’ Video Premiere

"Collide", the new video from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's long-awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV", which will be released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is the band's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". Just like its three predecessors, "BCCIV" was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, JOURNEY and THE BLACK CROWES has made him one of the hottest producers that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009, is the group's unofficial ‘fifth member’. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is an earth-shattering combination of American and British rock influences — a bona fide super group that conveys to the world a simple but important message: classic rock is alive and well, and in good hands in the 21st century. Their communion together forms something that is greater than the sum of its parts, creating a legacy being cemented within the halls of music history. The initiative for the new album came from Joe Bonamassa, who contacted the band in 2016 to see if they would be up for going back into the studio to write and record a fourth album. Says Joe: "I just felt the time was right for BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION to go back into the studio and write and record a new album. When I contacted Glenn, Derek and Jason, they immediately agreed to give it shot. The timing was right." During October 2016, when news first broke about the band getting back together, things on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, started blowing up and fan reaction was overwhelming. It was clear to see that BCC fans were hungry for another album. "BCCIV" is destined to become one of the biggest hard rock albums of 2017. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's inception took place when frontman and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa fused their styles on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center's King Of The Blues event. With the help and guidance of producer Kevin Shirley, they further added to their rock lineage by recruiting drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Taking their name from the industrial area in Britain, and the birthplace of both Hughes and Bonham, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION released their self-titled debut album in 2010, and with that, unleashed their brand of take-no-prisoners hard rock to a world thirsting for music with substance. Following the release of another two studio albums, 2011's well-received "Black Country Communion 2" and 2012's equally impressive "Afterglow", plus a smoldering live CD released in 2011, "Live Over Europe", the band has firmly established themselves as one of hard rock's premier acts. The band took a hiatus in 2013 and focused on their successful solo careers. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION has cultivated a reputation not only as amazing songwriters, but as a powerful live act, is only exceeded by their dedication to their craft, and a willingness to challenge and motivate each other to make the best music they can. Now, seven years on from its inception, Bonamassa feels the time is right to bring the original BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION lineup back for album No. 4. "We had around four months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves," comments Glenn Hughes. "All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums. However, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the 'Aferglow' album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound. If you're looking for a folk album, this ain't the one." The band assembled to record "BCCIV" at Cave Studios in Los Angeles in December 2016. The album was mixed at Cave Studios in Sydney in March 2017. The songs on "BCCIV" will appeal to all fans of high quality hard rock, also those that admire singers of distinction. Hughes is not known as The Voice of Rock for nothing. In terms of content, "BCCIV" expands upon the progression that took place between the first three albums. With an abundance of heavy riffs, undeniable hooks, melodic flair and infectious choruses, "BCCIV" is a spectacular album that gets bigger and bolder with repeated spins. "I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call." explains Hughes. All songs on the new album were co-written by Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa. Glenn wrote all the lyrics on the album except for the song "The Last Song For My Resting Place", which was written by Joe. "BCCIV" track listing: 01. Collide (4:07) 02. Over My Head (4:06) 03. The Last Song For My Resting Place (7:57) 04. Sway (5:24) 05. The Cove (7:11) 06. The Crow (6:00) 07. Wanderlust (8:18) 08. Love Remains (4:53) 09. Awake (4:42) 10. When The Morning Comes (7:56) 11. With You I Go (bonus track on vinyl edition only) The first single taken from the new album will be "Collide". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION has announced two exclusive concerts in Europe during January 2018 to support of "BCCIV". The band will play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday, January 2 and London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday, January 4. These will be the only two concerts the band will play in Europe.

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TRIVIUM And ARCH ENEMY To Join Forces For North American Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

TRIVIUM (pictured) and ARCH ENEMY have announced plans for a co-headlining tour across North America this fall. Featuring support from English metalcore outfit WHILE SHE SLEEPS and New Jersey deathcore act FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, the trek will kick off on ...

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COLDPLAY’s CHRIS MARTIN Pays Tribute To CHESTER BENNINGTON With Moving Piano Cover of ‘Crawling’

During COLDPLAY's concert on Tuesday (August 1) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, frontman Chris Martin sat down at the piano and playing a stripped-down version of LINKIN PARK's "Crawling", the Grammy-winning hit off the latter group'...

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IMMOLATION Announces ‘Atonement Europe Tour 2017’

New York death metallers IMMOLATION will embark on a European headlining tour in September. Support will come from MELECHESH and AZARATH. The dates are as follows: Sep. 07 - D - Munich - Backstage Sep. 08 – CH - Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival Sep. 09 - F - Paris - Fall of Summer Festival Sep. 10 - B - Roeselare - De Verlichte Geest Sep. 11 - D - Oberhausen - Helvete Sep. 13 - [to be confirmed] Sep. 14 - [to be confirmed] Sep. 15 - I - Brescia - Corcolo Colony Sep. 16 - I - San Dona di Piave - Revolver Club Sep. 17 - SRB - Belgrade - Dom Omladine Sep. 18 - RO - Bucharest - Fabrica Sep. 19 - RO - Cluj-Napoca - Flying Circus Sep. 20 - H - Budapest - Dürer Kert Sep. 21 - SK - Bratislava - Randal Club Sep. 22 - CZ - Prague - Nová Chmelnice Sep. 23 - SK - Kosice - Collosseum Sep. 24 - CZ - Ostrava - Barrak Sep. 26 - PL - Krakow - ZetPeTe Sep. 27 - PL - Wroclaw - Pralnia Sep. 28 - PL - Gdynia - Ucho Sep. 29 - PL - Warsaw - Proxima Sep. 30 - S - Hultsfred - Mörkaste Småland* * IMMOLATION only IMMOLATION's new album, "Atonement", was released on February 24 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrook, New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION). Cover art was created by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN), along with additional artwork by the very talented Zbigniew Bielak (GHOST, ENSLAVED, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN). Comments IMMOLATION vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan: "'Atonement' is a very dark and haunting album, both musically and lyrically, commenting on the darker side of humanity and the world today. Each song on this album is unique in its own way, offering the listener a wide range of dark and sinister passages that I think really hone in on all the elements that make this band what it is. "The sound of this record is exactly what we were hoping for, and we feel the production really gives these songs that massive sound and dark sinister feel they needed. Zack and Paul really nailed it with this one and made our tenth album our best-sounding record to date." IMMOLATION is: Ross Dolan - bass/vocals Robert Vigna - guitar Steve Shalaty - Drums Alex Bouks - guitar

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TYKETTO To Release ‘Live From Milan 2017’ In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release TYKETTO's "Live From Milan 2017" on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and MP3 (audio only) on October 13. TYKETTO singer Danny Vaughn says: "It's been 25 years in the making. From the beginning, our goal was to always put on the ...

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