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Lacuna Coil Score Highest Billboard Entry Ever
May 3, 2009
Italy’s greatest musical export, Lacuna Coil, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, 'Shallow Life', and have undoubtedly proven that they are one of hard rock’s most revered artists as the album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This impressive position marks the band’s highest Billboard chart entry, as well as the highest Billboard debut in the history of Century Media Records. The disc also scored impressive chart entries across the world, most notably at #2 on the UK rock charts. The new effort was recorded with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) at the famed NRG Studios in Los Angeles.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) comments: “Thank you, thank you and thank you all! After its first week in the stores, 'Shallow Life' entered The Billboard 200 chart at #16 and we are absolutely thrilled. Most of all, we couldn't be happier about the fact that you (Our Fans) have supported us and our work, once again. It's been a beautiful journey, together we have shared the same passions for 10 years and this is another goal we have reached and are celebrating together with you all out there. Thank you for being part of the Lacuna Coil family and see you all on the road soon. Rock on!”

Lacuna Coil recently completed a stunning new video for the Active Rock smash hit “Spellbound” that was shot in their hometown of Milan, Italy at the world famous Dolce & Gabbana nightclub Gold. The clip was directed by Saku, produced by Apnea Film and wardrobe was also provided by Dolce & Gabbana. Check it out below.

Lacuna Coil are heading into the final weeks of the “Music As A Weapon IV” tour alongside hard rock titans Disturbed and metalcore stalwarts Killswitch Engage, crisscrossing the U.S. before finishing May 16th. The 38-city “Music As A Weapon IV” fest marked the group’s first run of North America in almost two years.

Feel free to visit the newly revamped www.myspace.com/lacunacoil to view their complete touring itinerary.
 
 
 
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Chimaira Streaming New Album Online
April 16, 2009
Chimaira have confirmed that their crushing new album, 'The Infection', will be streaming in its entirety exclusively on MySpace starting April 16, nearly a full week before the album hits streets on April 21! 'The Infection' will be streaming on April 16 and 17 on the band’s official MySpace page.

Chimaira is currently playing the Music As A Weapon tour with Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, and Lacuna Coil to support their upcoming new release, 'The Infection'. The album streets April 21 on Ferret Music; which is also the same date the band’s special Golden Ticket contest begins. Fans have the chance to win a signature ESP guitar and more. The Golden Tickets are randomly placed in the band’s special box set (see photo below), which is available for purchase here. As previously announced, the box set is specially encased in a metal briefcase and features an assortment of goodies, from a laminate and flag, to a USB with bonus tracks, and more!

Music as a Weapon IV Festival:
w/ Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, and Lacuna Coil:
4/15 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
4/17 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
4/18 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
4/20 - Erie, PA - Erie Civic Center
4/21 - Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard
4/22 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
4/24 - Fayetteville, NC - Crown Coliseum
4/25 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
4/27 - Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
4/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Center
4/30 - Battle Creek, MI - Kellogg Arena
5/02 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
5/03 - Cleveland, OH - The Wolstein Center @ Cleveland State
5/05 - Columbus, OH - Value City Arena
5/06 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
5/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
5/09 - Des Moines, IA – Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
5/10 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
5/12 - Lacrosse, WI - Lacrosse Center
5/13 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
5/15 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
5/16 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
5/17- Green Bay, WI - Resch Center

Chimaira off-dates:
4/19 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Suicide Silence)
4/26 - Richmond, VA - The National (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)
5/01 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere’s (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)
5/11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)

For more info on Chimaira, visit any of the following: www.spread-the-infection.com, www.myspace.com/chimaira, or www.ferretstyle.com/store.
 
 
 
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Lacuna Coil Premiere Video For 'Spellbound'
March 30, 2009
Italy’s greatest musical export, Lacuna Coil, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, 'Shallow Life', which is set for an April 21st North American release. The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) at the famed NRG Studios in Los Angeles. The group recently completed a stunning new video for the Active Rock smash hit “Spellbound” that was shot in their hometown of Milan, Italy at http://www.dolcegabbanagold.com/. The clip was directed by Saku, produced by Apnea Film and wardrobe was provided by Dolce & Gabbana. Check out the video at this location.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) comments: “Hello to all the rockers out there. We're currently in Denver on the ‘Music as a Weapon IV’ tour and we're having a great time. It's just amazing for us to be able to test some of the new songs in front of so many new people and to see such great reactions.

“We had a great time shooting the video for ‘Spellbound’ and it also marks our first time working with acclaimed Italian director Saku in a location that's really peculiar. It was filmed in a very fashionable place: the restaurant ‘Gold’ located in Milan, Italy, which owned by the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana, who kindly gave us the permission to film over there! The location provides the perfect atmosphere to express the ‘Shallow Life’ theme. Everything is really shiny and ‘bling bling’ and the band is performing in the middle of a golden room full of mirrors and giant chandeliers.

“The story is rounded out by some actors that are interpreting different aspects of being under a spell of something: the girl obsessed by her weight and look, the guy who wants to be a superman, the politician etc. We can't wait for you guys to see it and give us your impressions on the new album. See you all soon.”

An incredible, specially priced 'Shallow Life' pre-order package is now exclusively available through CMDistro.com and this is a must for all diehard fans. The limited number package includes the 'Shallow Life' CD, an 8x10 glossy band photo, a guitar pick, 'Shallow Life' cover sticker and a choice between a Lacuna Coil necklace or belt buckle. NOTE: All materials included are exclusive to this pre-order and can’t be found anywhere else. Be sure to head on over to this location now as supplies are limited.

Fans can now also rejoice as Lacuna Coil are performing some new material on this spring’s “Music As A Weapon IV” festival. Lacuna Coil joins such hard rock titans as Disturbed and Killswitch Engage crisscrossing the U.S. before finishing May 16th. The 38-city “Music As A Weapon IV” fest marks the group’s first run of North America in almost two years. Feel free to visit the newly revamped www.myspace.com/lacunacoil to view their complete touring itinerary.
 
 
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Chimaira Announce Golden Ticket Contest
March 26, 2009
Cleveland's modern metal titans, Chimaira, have announced the Golden Ticket contest, which will give fans the chance to win a signature ESP guitar, a copy of Guitar Hero World Tour w/guitar, or a trip to see the annual Christmas show live in the band’s hometown! Each prize will be assigned a ticket to be randomly placed in three of the previously announced Chimaira box sets, which are available for purchase at this location. The box set will be available on April 21, and there will only be 600 box sets produced, with the band signing the first 100! Check out the photo below.

Additionally, the laminate included in the box set will provide a website link that Chimaira will update regularly. Fans can expect exclusive video and other surprises from the band to come!

Chimaira box set features include:
- Metal Briefcase packaging
- Chimaira Infection Logo Flag
- CD/DVD Edition of The Infection (featuring the bonus track "Revenge" and a "Making of" DVD)
- "Syringe" USB in metal box featuring the bonus tracks "Convictions" and "Warpath", The Infection demos, Wallpapers, Buddy Icons and more
- Pick Pack (featuring signature picks of all guitarists)
- Booklet (featuring never before seen photos of the band in studio)
- Laminate (with exclusive website link)

Chimaira is currently playing the Music As A Weapon tour with Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, and Lacuna Coil to support their upcoming new release, 'The Infection'. The album streets April 21 on Ferret Music. Tour dates are listed below.

Chimaira on the Music as a Weapon Tour:
w/ Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, and Lacuna Coil:
3/25 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
3/28 - Glendale, AZ - Jobbing.com Arena
3/29 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Auditorium
3/31 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre
4/01 - Wichita, KS - Hartman Arena
4/03 - Bossier City, LA - Centurytel Center
4/04 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest Amphitheater
4/05 - New Orleans, LA - Uno Lakefront Arena
4/07 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
4/08 - Atlanta, GA – The Arena @ Gwinnett Center
4/11 - Orlando, FL - Amway Arena
4/13 - Charlotte, NC – Cricket Arena
4/14 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
4/15 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
4/17 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
4/18 - Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center
4/20 - Erie, PA - Erie Civic Center
4/21 - Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard
4/22 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
4/24 - Fayetteville, NC - Crown Coliseum
4/25 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
4/27 - Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
4/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Center
4/30 - Battle Creek, MI - Kellogg Arena
5/02 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
5/03 - Cleveland, OH - The Wolstein Center @ Cleveland State
5/05 - Columbus, OH - Value City Arena
5/06 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
5/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
5/09 - Des Moines, IA – Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
5/10 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
5/12 - Lacrosse, WI - Lacrosse Center
5/13 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
5/15 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
5/16 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
5/17- Green Bay, WI - Resch Center

Chimaira off-dates:
3/27 - Farmington, NM - Gators (w/ Spineshank)
3/30 – Lubbock, TX – The Pavilion (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)
4/09 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium (w/ Suffocation, Whitechapel, Veil of Maya)
4/10 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)
4/19 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Suicide Silence)
4/26 - Richmond, VA - The National (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)
5/01 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere’s (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)
5/11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall (w/ Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil)

For more information on Chimaira, visit www.spread-the-infection.com, or www.myspace.com/chimaira.
 
 
 
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Lacuna Coil Prepare To Hit The Road, Pre-Orders Available
March 19, 2009
Italy’s greatest musical export, Lacuna Coil, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, 'Shallow Life', which is set for an April 21st North American release. The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) at the famed NRG Studios in Los Angeles. This new effort is another huge step forward in the band’s continuous evolution and marks their first full-length since 2006’s 'Karmacode' and promises to be well worth the wait.

An incredible, specially priced 'Shallow Life' pre-order package is now exclusively available through www.CMDistro.com and this is a must for all diehard fans. The limited number package includes the 'Shallow Life' CD, an 8x10 glossy band photo, a guitar pick, shallow life cover sticker and a choice between a Lacuna Coil necklace or belt buckle. NOTE: All materials included are exclusive to this pre-order and can’t be found anywhere else. Be sure to click on the here now as supplies are limited.

Fans can now also rejoice as Lacuna Coil are looking to debut some new material on this spring’s “Music As A Weapon IV” festival. Lacuna Coil join hard rock titans as Disturbed and Metalcore titans Killswitch Engage on the road beginning March 20th, crisscrossing the U.S. before finishing May 16th. The 38-city “Music As A Weapon IV” fest marks the group’s first run of North America in almost two years. Feel free to visit the newly revamped www.myspace.com/lacunacoil to stream the amazing new single “Spellbound” and to view their complete touring itinerary.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) states: “'Shallow Life' is a natural metamorphosis from within the band; we explored different musical territories while maintaining our own style. A mix of old and new, fast and slow and light and dark. The album production is incredibly powerful and has a beautiful purity to it. Hopefully listeners will feel the same sort of connection that we have to these songs. It would be great to think that we have produced songs that will make anybody either think, smile or cry. 'Shallow Life' has forced us to challenge ourselves. It represents the way we see ourselves in the days we live in through truth, love and lies.”

Andrea Ferro (male vocals) adds: “We are thrilled to be involved in what will surely be an amazing tour, a great event of rock n' roll culture! We're really happy to get back on the road in the U.S. after a long time. The new songs in the rehearsal room sound awesome and we're looking forward to play some for you. We hope to see you all soon.”

There is no better indication that greatness can be achieved through a resilient work ethic than with Lacuna Coil, whose aggressive touring and extensive critical praise have now poised them for mainstream domination. The group initially left their mark on the hard rock scene in 2004 with their acclaimed album, 'Comalies', which opened several opportunities for them that were previously thought unattainable for an Italian band, such as two highly successful commercial radio campaigns alongside a breakthrough Ozzfest appearance resulting in over 500,000 copies sold worldwide with over a quarter of a million in the U.S. alone.
 
 
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