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Shadows Fall's 'Redemption' Video Posted Online
March 27, 2007
Shadows Fall's video for the band's new single, "Redemption", has been posted online at this location. Tomorrow, Shadows Fall will be the featured band on MTV2's "The Drop". In addition, "Redemption" — directed by Zach Merck (Blue October, Hinder, Converge) — will be seen on an upcoming installment of Fuse's Friday night metalfest, "Uranium".

Due on April 3, Shadows Fall's new album, 'Threads of Life', was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver). "Redemption" is already lighting a fire at radio, reaching #1 at Metal Radio on the Mediaguide Metal Specialty Tracks while also scoring major play at Active Rock.

Shadows Fall is currently on the road as part of the annual Jägermeister Music Tour. The multi-artist bill sees the critically acclaimed metal outfit sharing the stage with Stone Sour and Lacuna Coil.
 
 
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Lacuna Coil Teams Up With Ovation For Acoustic In-Stores
March 23, 2007
Lacuna Coil and Ovation Guitars have teamed up to present a series of free acoustic clinic mini-performances, which will take place at guitar stores across the U.S. throughout the Jagermeister tour. This is something unique and exclusive that the band wanted to do in order to give back something special to their devoted fanbase throughout the country.

Cristiano Migliore (guitars) states, “We’re totally excited and looking forward to playing all these acoustic shows. It gives us the chance to perform in a different way, creating a more personal and unique atmosphere that you won’t find at our normal concerts. It was definitely challenging to rearrange our songs into acoustic versions, but we’re really happy with the results and hope you’ll enjoy listening to them as much as we did writing them.”

“Having Lacuna Coil team up with Ovation for these in-store acoustic performances is a great way to showcase our guitars in the hands of real pros,” says Rick Hall, product manager for Ovation Guitars. “But the biggest winners are the fans, who get a free show and a chance to meet the band by just showing up at the stores! Thanks to Lacuna Coil and their management for all their enthusiasm and support.”

Lacuna Coil are currently gearing up for their first U.S. run of 2007 as part of the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour alongside Stone Sour and Shadows Fall. The trek, which kicks off on Friday and runs through early May, is the group's fourth U.S. run in support of their 'Karmacode' album. They will be swapping out the direct support slot with Shadows Fall in certain markets.

Ovation Acoustic In Store Performances/Signings
*All have 4PM start time unless otherwise noted

03/24 Music Center - Kenosha, WI
04/03 Falcetti Music - Enfield, CT
04/04 Daddy's - Boston, MA
04/07 Russo's - Hamilton, NJ (3PM Start Time)
04/10 Rocketeria - Olney, MD
04/12 Ken Stanton Music - Marietta, GA
04/21 Milano Music - Mesa, AZ
04/22 Guitar Trader – San Diego, CA
04/25 West L.A. Music - Santa Monica, CA
04/26 Guitars Etc. – Tucson, AZ
04/27 Grandma's Music - Albuquerque, NM
04/28 Guitars, Etc. – Longmont, CO
05/02 Dietze Music - Omaha, NE

In Stores
04/07 In-Store Signing – Relapse Records - Philadelphia – 5PM Start Time
05/01 In-Store Acoustic Performance/Signing – Vintage Vinyl – St. Louis, MO – (Start Time TBA)
 
 
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Dave Mustaine Comments On New Version Of 'A Tout Le Monde'
March 5, 2007
According to RattleheadHQ.com, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed that the first single off the group's upcoming 'United Abominations' album will be a re-recorded version of the band's 'Youthanasia' classic "A Tout Le Monde". The 2007 version is a duet with Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia and is said to be more uptempo than the original 1994 version. It also features an extended solo.

Commented Mustaine: "[The original "A Tout Le Monde"] video was banned, the single was shelved, and without [the fans'] loving support of a truly beautiful song it would have died. MTV banned it because they said it was a 'song about suicide,' as did many people, but why would the line 'I'd love to stay with you all' be in there? It would need to say something like 'I want to die,' right? And I had a manager at the time that was told, along with me, by MTV not to use director Wayne Isham because we had used him too much; odd request, but I heard them loud and clear. Of course, management didn't listen and tried to slip it into MTV under a pseudonym and MTV flipped. They are/were pissed at me for something I didn't do and I would be OK if it was something I did, but I told the manager, and David Ellefson [ex-Megadeth bassist] can attest to this, NOT to use Wayne. Their solution was to ban the $300,000-plus video, and radio in America was following MTV very closely at the time — still do to an extent — and did not play the single. The song was left at the altar. I got sent a bill. Then after the [college] shooting in Montreal [in 2006], where someone tried tying this song into that horrific act, I knew it was time to follow something that had been haunting me from the start of that song: I could not allow myself to accept the failure of my music because of someone else. I will take the heat, I am well forged by now, so there is yesterday's news.

"But there was something else: I'd wanted to hear that song as a duet, since it truly was a song of love. But the person had to be perfect; had to be angelic. I decided, and I have sang "A Tout Le Monde" again with Cristina Scabbia because she is that person. I had Lisa Marie Presley confirmed, as well as two other attempts, but Cristina was the obvious choice for our metal community. The song was sped up a little, like it was supposed to be on 'Youthanasia' before all the tempos were turned down. It has a 50% longer solo of original Glen Drover lead guitar blending into the original [Marty] Friedman solo, and launching off of that at the end of the solo taking it up a little bit more.

"So, now that leaves us with what to do with this song. Well, its intention was only to soothe my wounds, and it was meant to be a 'B-side' for Japan, but that didn’t happen, as you will no doubt read. The song was finished and turned in to the record company and the radio department and everyone, including people that have heard the song before, are saying, 'This is the single for America!' There was excitement and a buzz, and they ALL agreed on this, which is a feat in itself when you have some many creative people in one place at any given time.

"Imagine my surpise, and my sense of being vindicated, and then the shock and concern about you [the fans] not understanding (which apparently you don't), let alone the indifferent public, which is now the primary target, since you have already heard it and it was supposed to be a simple 'B-side,' and the haters who will undoubtedly hate. On one hand it worked, and on the other, I have to explain myself, which I don't like.

But it gets stranger.

"Now "A Tout Le Monde" has a new life and people are reacting, but there is concern about, as I was told, 'the guy in Arkansas that calls the song 'A Toot Lay Monday.' I said, 'I say the pronounciation in the song,' but it was suggested to me, to help the public to discover this classic you all know and most love (and some don't want tampered with) to add a subtitle.

"I said, 'huh?' The moments after that were inconsequential, and I just found myself agreeing because there were worse things I had to fix at the time, and I had to pick which thing I was going to give my attention to at 'crunch time.'

"So, in an effort to make things easier for the DJs, and remember this is just for radio, there has been a subtitle added to 'ATLM' ala "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)" for the album and the single has been called "Set Me Free (A Tout Le Monde)" for radio by Roadrunner.

"You have gotten "Sleepwalker", we posted "Gears of War", and everyone seems to have heard "Washington Is Next!", and I think we are doing pretty good.

"All I can say is, just trust me on this one. Again, it was meant to be a 'B-side' and with all of the professionals over at Roadrunner, I think they really may be right and they may have a real surprise for you.

"We shoot the video for this song on the 8th of this month [March] before I leave for Vancouver, and Cristina shoots her part on the 9th.

"Thank you to the guys in Lacuna Coil for supporting Cristina in doing this, and to you Ms. Scabbia, you were fantastic!"
 
 
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Lacuna Coil Prepare For Jager Tour, Announce Headline Tour
March 5, 2007
Lacuna Coil are currently gearing up for their first U.S. run of 2007 as part of the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour alongside Stone Sour and Shadows Fall. The trek, which kicks off on March 23rd and runs through early May, is the group's fourth U.S. run in support of their 'Karmacode' album. They will be swapping out the direct support slot with Shadows Fall in certain markets in addition to performing a handful of off-date shows together.

Lacuna Coil will immediately follow up this tour with their own headlining North America run with shows in both the U.S. and Canada, which will focus on markets they are not able to hit on the Stone Sour tour. The direct support for this trek will feature either Within Temptation or The Gathering. Stolen Babies and labelmates In This Moment will occupy the other support slots. Additional headlining dates will be added soon. Check out Lacuna Coil's MySpace page for new updates.

The group has prepared different setlists for each tour, so die-hard fans should not miss out on either event. The Jägermeister Music Tour also coincides with the launch of their new single for the track "Within Me." This is the fourth single from 'Karmacode', and a new video for the track will be shot in Italy this week.

Lacuna Coil wrapped up 2006 with a U.S. tour as direct support to In Flames, with The Sword and Seemless in the support slots. This was preceded by a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black tour alongside the legendary Danzig, labelmates The Haunted, Belphegor and Asesino. Other numerous highlights of the past year include a main stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with Rob Zombie, a performance on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single, "Our Truth."

Lacuna Coil Tourdates:

W/Stone Sour, Shadows Fall (* denotes shows with Lacuna Coil as direct support)

03/23 Myth Nightclub - St. Paul, MN* (also w/Brand New Sin)
03/24 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI (also w/Brand New Sin)
03/25 Lifestyles Pavilion - Columbus, OH*
03/27 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
03/28 Murat Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN*
03/29 Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN (No Stone Sour)
03/30 State Theatre - Detroit, MI
03/31 The Dome - Niagara Falls, NY*
04/01 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH*
04/02 Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY (No Stone Sour)
04/03 Chevrolet Theatre - Wallingford, CT
04/04 Avalon - Boston, MA
04/06 Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY
04/07 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
04/09 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH*
04/10 Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
04/11 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC (No Stone Sour)
04/12 The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA*
04/13 House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC*
04/14 House of Blues - Orlando, FL
04/16 Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX*
04/17 Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX*
04/18 Lonestar Pavilion @ Sunset Station - San Antonio, TX
04/20 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV*
04/21 Celebrity Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
04/22 House of Blues - San Diego, CA*
04/24 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
04/25 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA*
04/26 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ (No Stone Sour)
04/27 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM (No Stone Sour)
04/28 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
04/30 Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
05/01 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO*
05/02 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
05/04 Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA*

w/Within Temptation, In This Moment, Stolen Babies

05/07 Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
05/09 Blue Cats - Knoxville, TN

w/The Gathering, In This Moment, Stolen Babies

05/16 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
05/18 Mr. Small's Theatre - Millvale, PA
05/19 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
05/22 The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
05/25 Winwoodie Lounge - Edmonton, AB
05/26 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
 
 
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Lacuna Coil To Kick Off U.S. Headliner In May
March 2, 2007
Lacuna Coil will embark on a North American headlining tour in May. Opening the shows will be In This Moment and Stolen Babies. The direct-support slot will apparently be split between Within Temptaion (first half of the tour) and The Gathering (second half). Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

May 07 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall (w/ Within Temptation)
May 17 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (w/ The Gathering)

After completing work on their next video for the song "Within Me" in early March, the band will embark on the latest instalment of the Jägermeister Music Tour alongside Stone Sour and Shadows Fall. The trek, which kicks off on March 23 and runs through early May, is the group's fourth U.S. run in support of the 'Karmacode' album. This summer Lacuna Coil will make select festival appearances in Europe.
 
 
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