Therion - Lemuria
Live from Artmania, 2014
The woman singing is Sandra Laureano, who is the touring replacement for Lori Lewis
Liv Kristine Official has unveiled the title, artwork, release date & tour dates for her upcoming sensational album!
"Vervain" will be released on October 24th in Europe, October 27th in the UK & 4th in the US and promises lots of great melodies, haunting song structures and of course her world-class voice. A rock masterpiece in an incomparable sound, multi-faceted and in every song in another shape between light and darkness.
LIV KRISTINE will also go on an extensive tour together with Kari Rueslåtten and Anneke Van Giersbergen!
"THE SIRENS in concert 2014"
/w Anneke van Giersbergen, Kari Ruslåtten
14.10.2014 DE - Bonn / Harmonie
15.10.2014 FR - Colmar / Le Grillen
16.10.2014 UK - London / Proud
18.10.2014 BE - Wieze / Metal Female Voices Fest
19.10.2014 NL - Oss / De Groene Engel
17.12.2014 NL - Zoetermeer / Boerderij
18.12.2014 DE - Jena / F-Haus
19.12.2014 DE - Nagold / Alte Seminarturnhalle
20.12.2014 FR - Paris / Divan Du Monde
More dates to be announced soon
The Agonist - Ideomotor
Live from Getaway Rock Festival, 2014
The Agonist - Gates of Horn and Ivory (new song)
Live from Getaway Rock Festival, 2014
Within Temptation - Sinead (acoustic)
Live from M’era Luna, 2014
Van Canto and Tarja - Anteroom of Death
Live from Wacken Open Air, 2014
Lacuna Coil rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles from Italy with plenty of North American touring. Their next stateside trek in support of ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ released earlier this year, begins Sept. 16 in Portland, Ore. (dates below). The band is also on the bill for the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Calif. on Sept. 14.
“Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil …and we couldn’t be happier! We will be back in the U.S. and (finally!) Canada again!” exclaims vocalist Cristina Scabbia. “We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road.”
Scabbia continues, “Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you HAVE to share the fun with us!”
In addition to Devil You Know, Starset will support Lacuna Coil on the tour. Subbing for Starset on Oct. 7 and 8 will be tween metal sensations Unlocking the Truth. In addition, Incura will be on the bill for all Canadian shows. Pre-sale tickets are available now at this location.
“There will probably be as much Italian spoken on the tour as English!” says Italian-born guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) of The Devil You Know, who released their debut album ‘The Beauty of Destruction’ in April.
After Lacuna Coil wrap up the North American tour, they head back to Europe for more dates beginning Nov. 6.
Lacuna Coil, Devil You Know and Starset Tour Dates
9/14/14 – Sacramento, Calif. – Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
9/16/14 – Portland, Ore. – Wonder Ballroom
9/17/14 – Boise, Idaho – Knitting Factory
9/19/14 – Spokane, Wash. – Knitting Factory
9/20/14 – Seattle, Wash. – El Corazon
9/21/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue
9/23/14 – Edmonton, Alberta – The Starlite Room
9/24/14 – Calgary, Alberta – Republik
9/25/14 – Regina, Saskatchewan – The Exchange
9/26/14 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – West End Culture Center
9/27/14 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Crocks
9/29/14 – Toronto, Ontario – The Opera House
9/30/14 – London, Ontario – London Music Hall
10/1/14 – Ottawa, Ontario – Mavericks
10/3/14 – Quebec City, Quebec – Le Cercle
10/4/14 – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
10/5/14 – Portland, Maine – The Asylum
10/7/14 – Lancaster, Pa. – Chameleon
10/8/14 – Silver Springs, Md. – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/10/14 – Hartford, Ct. – Webster Theater
10/11/14 – Clifton Park, N.Y. – Upstate Concert Hall
10/12/14 – New York, N.Y. – Gramercy Theatre
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How to begin telling something that you wouldn’t want to have to tell, although you know that the decision you made is the only (at least the only right) one you could make at the moment? I face this dilemma now, and will do my best to find the right words.
For a number of years, I have suffered from occasional but very difficult insomnia, something that has been my unwanted companion during many of our tours, too. I’ve done my best to try to control it or at least to cope with it. Still, we don’t even really know why we need sleep, so unfortunately there’s not much information available on why some of us suffer from sleeplessness. There is no 100% cure for the problem.
During the last month, it has become evident for me that due to my insomnia, I can’t fulfill my duties as a musician in the way that I’d want and with the precision that the music deserves. Thus I have decided to step aside from my duties as the drummer of Nightwish during the recording of the forthcoming album and the subsequent tour. I will still be involved in managing the day-to-day affairs of the band, but the dearest and the most important thing, playing, is, for the time being, not possible. Time will tell what the future holds.
On a personal level, my decision obviously feels indescribably sad. Fortunately, looking at it with some distance, it is “just” part of the constant, inevitable ebb and flow of life. The sad things are part of it as well as the beautiful, unforgettable experiences and adventures that I’ve already had the pleasure to experience in spades. Surely, there will still be many adventures ahead, too.
My good friend Kai Hahto will play drums on the forthcoming album. I’m extremely grateful that he didn’t hesitate for a minute when he decided to help us in this challenging situation. What comes to touring, everything is still open, but we will let you know as soon possible what the line-up will be.
If beginning this was hard, so is ending it. So maybe I will just quote something fitting.
“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot losesomething that you are.”― Eckhart Tolle
Best regards, Jukka Nevalainen / Nightwish
Amy Lee - Aftermath (teaser)
EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee will release a new album, ”Amy Lee Featuring Dave Eggar: Aftermath”, on August 25 via 110 Records, Inc. The disc is a film-score collaboration with Dave Eggar for the movie ”War Story”, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Lee told MTV earlier the year that the music for ”Aftermath” is unlike anything she’s done before. She explained, “It’s going to surprise my fans. It’s not what you’d expect; the film is very dark, very introspective … There are moments of playing, and it’s musical, but there are a lot of moments where Dave and I just built walls of sounds, out of blaring cellos and trombones and synthesizers and harp, all on top of each other. Sort of creating new sounds. It’s not, like, a soundtrack. it’s an atmosphere.”
Lee did write one new song for the film, called ”Push The Button”, about which she said, “It’s very different for me, it’s electronic; I did it all myself.” She added, “This whole process has been really different, and freeing. Doing my band, it’s always been a big deal, a lot of pressure, a lot of hoops to jump through and things to live up to … (this) wasn’t about production and singles and worldwide success, it’s about the integrity of the art piece we’re creating.”
Lee said that she would like to score more films, explaining, “Dave and I were already talking about taking a meeting for another film, and I definitely want to work with him again.”
"Amy Lee Featuring Dave Eggar: Aftermath" track listing:
01. Push The Button
02. White Out (featuring Dave Eggar)
03. Remember To Breathe (featuring Dave Eggar)
04. Dark Water (featuring Malika Zarra)
05. Between Worlds (featuring Dave Eggar)
06. Drifter (featuring Dave Eggar)
07. Can’t Stop What’s Coming (featuring Dave Eggar)
08. Voice In My Head (featuring Dave Eggar)
09. Lockdown (featuring Dave Eggar)
10. After (featuring Dave Eggar)
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