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News Round-Up: Lacuna Coil Tour, Amaranthe New Album, Bloodstock Streaming & More

There's been so much news today that we have to squeeze it into one huge post. So without further ado:


Lacuna Coil have announced further dates for their Broken Crown Halo world tour - this time in the US and Canada. They will be supported on all dates by Devil You Know (led by Howard Jones, previously of Killswitch Engage) and at various shows by Starset, Incura or Unlocking The Truth.

Dates are as follows:

Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
Sept 16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sept 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sept 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sept 23 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sept 24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
Sept 25 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center
Sept 27 - Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks
Sept 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Sept 30 - London, ONT @ London Music Hall
Oct 1 - Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
Oct 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 5 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Oct 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Oct 8 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct 11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 12 - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

Starset (US, "cinematic rock") will be playing from September 23rd to October 12th, excluding October 7th and 8th.

Incura (Canada, symphonic metal/hard rock) will be joining on all Canadian dates.

Unlocking The Truth (US, metal/metalcore) will support on October 7th and 8th. 

Tickets will be available soon - check the band's official website for links.


Sweden's poptastic melodic metallers Amaranthe have revealed the title, cover art, tracklisting and release date for their upcoming album. Massive Addictive will be released on the 21st of October by Spinefarm Records. The band have described the album as "an exercise in dynamics" that "that refuses to play by any sort of genre-specific, prescribed rules." 

They promise tunes so incredible catchy that they will "take up residency in your brain for hours after you've turned the music off" - sounds like the Amaranthe we all know and love.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. "Dynamite"
2. "Drop Dead Cynical"
3. "Trinity"
4. "Massive Addictive"
5. "Digital World"
6. "True"
7. "Unreal"
8. "Over and Done"
9. "Danger Zone"
10. "Skyline"
11. "An Ordinary Abnormality"
12. "Exhale"

Check the band's official Facebook for more details.


Bloodstock Festival (UK) will be streaming a variety of bands' sets live on Dailymotion this weekend. The bands chosen include two symphonic metal acts: Floor Jansen's ReVamp on Sunday and symphonic black metal masters Dimmu Borgir on Friday.

Head to http://bit.ly/BloodstockLive to watch.


Evanescence's Amy Lee posted the following teaser on her Facebook page today:

The album consists of music composed by Amy and Dave Eggar for the movie War Story. It's available to pre-order now for a release on August 25th.


Many of you will have seen the sad news earlier on the blog that Jukka Nevalainen has been forced to take a break from Nightwish, due to suffering from chronic insomnia. Jukka released both a written statement and a video where the members of the band expressed their support for him. Now Troy Donockley, the band's multi-instrumentalist (and token English bloke) has given us his reaction to Jukka's news on his Facebook.

Troy was in North Yorkshire when his friend Jukka recorded his video statement, but says..

"Although I was deeply despondent at the prospect of us doing ANYTHING without our beloved Jukka, he has cheered me up with his selfless and optimistic approach to this awful situation. He will 'fix' himself soon, and I know he will return in triumph to his rightful place as the engine driver of this wondrous Nightwish vehicle. So, lets give a big round of applause to our very brilliant friend Kai who is stepping in to keep things alive and moving forward..."

And that's all the news for today (phew). If you have a moment, why not vote on the Nightwish poll in the sidebar?


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