Lacuna Coil's Cris "Pizza" Migliore and Cristiano "CriZ" Mozzati announce retirement ahead of album release
"Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today: our two brothers Cris 'Pizza' Migliore and Cristiano 'CriZ' Mozzati have decided to retire from Lacuna Coil.
Both Pizza and CriZ have had big changes impact their lives recently - we know how stressful and difficult it can be to balance both real life and the life of a professional touring musician, and we have nothing but total respect for their decisions to focus on their families and lives at home.
We have such incredible memories of traveling and exploring the world together with Pizza and CriZ, and we want to wish them both all the best as they begin these exciting new chapters in their lives. We will never forget the important roles they played in this band, or the incredible times we shared together.
THANK YOU PIZZA AND CRIZ! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!
Cristina, Andrea, Marco, and Maus.
Cris "Pizza" Migliore expresses his thoughts:
“Dear friends, after over 16 years spent with the Lacuna Coil family, I decided to move on and begin a new chapter in my life. This hasn't been an easy decision, as you can imagine, but I felt like I needed to change some things around.
I'm glad and honored that I've had the chance to be able to embark on such an amazing adventure, with such wonderful people as "travel companions"! I will never forget my time in Lacuna Coil and I wish my sister and brothers all the best for whatever the future may bring.
I'm sure you understand! I would also really like to thank every single one of you for showing such amazing love and support for a small band from Milan, Italy, who would've never thought would become what it has during these incredible 16 years. Thank you all and enjoy this last record we did with me and CriZ as part of the line-up - it's some of the best music we've done and I'm sure you'll love it!
Keep on rockin'!!
Cristiano "CriZ" Mozzati adds:
“Hey Coilers, as many of you guys and gals know, during this last year lots of very important things happened in my life - something really amazing, and deep enough to make me sit in front of my laptop to write these bittersweet words...
I'm leaving my "second family" Lacuna Coil because I need this change in my life... this hasn't been an easy decision at all and I've come to it with pain in my heart, because together we laughed and cried; we fought and gave all our lives to this amazing band. Together we lived the dream for 16 wonderful, intense and unforgettable years. All you guys around the world gave me such positive and sincere vibes and emotions that will stay embedded in my heart for the rest of my life! I want to say thank you Coilers, friends, crew, partners, and people that listen to our music for being such an inspiration for me. To my brothers and sis I'd like to say the following: Never stop to kicking asses, you sure know how to!
The new record is the best thing we've done together. I have put all my passion and feelings into it and I'm sure you'll love it. I'll never stop playing drums - as we all know, if you were born with rock inside your veins, you'll die with it... and this is what I will do.
Take care and stay Coilers!
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Century Media Records would like to extend a massive thank you to Cris "Pizza" Migliore and Cristiano "CriZ" Mozzati, as they will be missed – “Broken Crown Halo” marks a new chapter in the ever-evolving history of Lacuna Coil, but the band will not be slowing down. In fact, they are currently packing their bags and gear to begin touring.
Lacuna Coil return to the road to introduce North America to 'Broken Crown Halo' as part of the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour (http://hottestchickstour.com), which launches February 20 and features Lacuna Coil sharing a stage with Sick Puppies, Century Media Records label mates Eyes Set To Kill, and Cilver. Lacuna Coil are currently working on European summer festivals. UK’s Bloodstock is already confirmed, so keep your eyes peeled for more festivals.
“Broken Crown Halo” is set for releases March 31st, 2014 in Europe, Australia / NZ and April 1st, 2014 in North America on Century Media Records. The album is the band's seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to 'Dark Adrenaline', which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Paradise Lost, Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, and Sevendust after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.
Fans can get a taste of 'Broken Crown Halo' in the form of the album track 'Nothing Stands In Our Way', recently released via the Century Media Records Soundcloud page:
BAND FACT: Only two members of the original band line-up are in the current line-up: Francesco Lupi & Daniele Valseriati
Italian progressive metal quintet, Tragodia, have released the second of two in-studio video diaries capturing the inception of their third full-length, "Mythmaker".
Recorded this Spring at Elfo Studio in Piacenza with producer Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb) and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City by UE Nastasi (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Paradise Lost), on "Mythmaker", Tragodia employ their skilled songwriting tactics and creates their most challenging album yet, the record unloading a wealth of brilliant musicianship with nearly fifty minutes of new material.
Watch "Mythmaker" come to life with the newest video diary, RIGHT HERE, and if you missed it, catch the first installment of the series, HERE. Also watch the band's lyric video for "A Temple In Time" HERE.
Italian metal label Kolony Records will release Mythmaker in North America on November 5th.
Lifeforce Records are proud to announce the signing of Italy's finest modern metal / metalcore act Ready, Set, Fall to the Lifeforce Records roster! The band's Lifeforce Records debut "Memento" is set to be released in February 2014!
If you are into outstanding melodies, striking choruses and a modern-style heavy sound, you have to listen to Ready, Set, Fall This Italian band combines Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability. “Memento” marks the first full length album and Lifeforce debut for this band which came together in Genoa in 2010.
Some of the Ready, Set, Fall members have roots within the (pop) punk genre (Where Everything is, The Last Banned). Others paid their dues being part of metalcore and metal-acts such as Blood, Sweat And No Tears, Aspasia, and Living Corpse. With forming Ready, Set, Fall the Italians brought together their wide range of influences and predilections for the best elements of the Scandinavian and American heavy music scene.
Listening to “Memento” you cannot avoid to think of Soilwork, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, or All That Remains. This is exactly what Ready, Set, Fall want to achieve, without just copying those established acts. The quintet is driven by its internalization of modern-style metal, being played without any boundaries or restrictions. Enjoy!
'LABYRINTH' video clip, taken off the forthcoming album
Ready, Set, Fall on tour with Forgotten Tears
2.10.2013 - ZAGREB / Pogon [HRV]
3.10.2013 - SARAJEVO / Club Ag [BIH]
4.10.2013 - BELGRADE / Club Fest [SRB]
5.10.2013 - BUCHAREST / Question Mark [ROU]
6.10.2013 - ODESSA / Ogni [UKR]
7.10.2013 - SIMFEROPOL / MARLBORO [UKR]
8.10.2013 - KHARKOV / Churchill [UKR]
10.10.2013 - PLZEN / Jekyll and Hide [CZE]
11.10.2013 - BUDAPEST / Venue TBA [HUN]
12.10.2013 - KRIZEVCI PRI SUTOMORJU / The Yolo Place [SLO]
13.10.2013 - VIENNA / The Shelter [AUT]
18.10.2013 - CONEGLIANO / ApartamÈnto Hoffman [IT]
03.02.2014 - CH-Pratteln / Gallery
04.02.2014 - D-Frankfurt / Nachtleben
05.02.2014 - D-Dortmund / FZW
06.02.2014 - D-Köln / Underground
08.02.2014 - D-Hamburg / Logo
09.02.2014 - D-Berlin / Comet
10.02.2014 - D-München / Feierwerk
11.02.2014 - A-Wien / B72
Cancrena have uploaded one of the bands new full length songs from their latest album "Hidden Depravity", released on 16th November, 2012 via logic(il)logic Records. “Serpent Skin” is available for streaming on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpycNofvRzI&feature=youtu.be.
In other news
On 18th March, 2013, the awaited Nightglow debut album "We Rise" will be released by logic(il)logic Records and distributed by Andromeda Dischi.
The track list is as follows:
1. We Rise
2. Time Lord
3. Between Heaven & Hell
4. Evil Dust
5. Shine Of Life
7. Don't Cry
8. End Of Time
The album, whose artowrk was made by Alessandro Conti, was recorded at Digitallcube in Modena.
A short video teaser by Michael Gardenia can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZMqIh9ack4.
Red Cat Records is very proud to announce the brand new partnership with Acid Brains and the incoming release of their fourth full length “Maybe” in September 2012. The album was recorded at by Gherardo Monti and Giacomo Luporini, mixed by Gherardo Monti (Larione10-Fi, Decibel Recording studio) and mastered by Tommy Bianchi (Marlene Kuntz, Piero Pelù) at White Sound Mastering studio (Firenze, Italy).
The new album “Maybe” moves between rock, grunge, the stoner, punk and alternative in general, but willing to try a more modern sound, "different," and of being influenced by more and more contamination (from post punk / metal to dark, brit from the noise to "pop"): the intention is to "entertain" the listener and to reverse some cliché by now fed up a bit 'all!
Naughty Whisper will be releasing via SG Records their new album, 'Addicted To Decadence', on July 27th! To give fans a preview of this upcoming release, the band has now posted an album teaser trailer. The album was produced by Arnold Lindberg (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar, Evergrey) and features Jimmie Strimell (Dead By April).The Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Italian band
You can listen to the album teaser on SG Records official YouTube channel.
Link to the news on SG Records website:
Addicted To Decadence - Naughty Whisper
Genre: Heavy Metal
Release date: 27/7/2012
Aborym will enter the studio in October to record their sixth album, the follow-up to"Psychogrotesque". The new album will be released in early 2013 through Agonia Records. Title, track-list, guests and tons of important details about the new release will be revealed soon.Veteran Italian Industrial Black Metallers
The band is also working on a special song in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first 20 years of the band's career, an assembly of riffs, ideas, lyrics, loops, grooves sent by fans. Furthermore, a big fan-wall poster is under construction, with hundreds of photos from the fans. You’ll find all the infos and restrictions on sending audio and visual material inside the fan area section on their main website.
GENRE: METALCORE / HARDCORE
This is a new initiative set out by the Global Metal Apocalypse team in attempt to exploit and promote fresh underground unsigned talent to the masses. Every so often (possibly weekly) an unsigned band will be plucked out of the abyss and showcased, and so for this week it is Shake Well Before from Italy.
"This Butterfly Is A Dragon" the word of this Italian stallion was soon spread. After a few important concerts (sharing the stage with bands like Adept, Hand To Hand, Hopes Die Last, Post Offense, More Than A Thousand, The Dead Lay Waiting and many more) the quintet won a regional contest as the "best young band" in 2009. In the same year the band went on to record their very first self-produced EP called "Rational Painkillers Pills" during a trip in Munich,Germany and all 500 copies were sold.Shake Well Before is a Metalcore / Hardcore band from Italy which formed in 2008. The project started with the recording of their first 3-track promo. With the video
Through a few line-up changes the band changed their style as well and had a rebirth. The first serious single "Watching Jersey Shore" has been out since october 2011 was recorded by Marco Mantovani (Hopes Die Last) as a taster to the EP. The EP called "Goliath" was recorded at the Fusix Studio by Andrea Fusini, well-known to the Italian music scene and released on March 2012. "Insomnia" was the first single taken of the EP with a video directed by Andrea Larosa on youtube which can be viewed here. Right now the band is promoting "Goliath" and working on brand new stuff!
Forgotten Tomb are to announce that their seventh album (called '...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil') will be released in Autumn via Agonia Records. The album called will consist of 7 songs, currently being recorded at Elfo Studio in Italy. Finnish Finnvox Studios(Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, HIM) will take care of mastering.Black/Doom Metallers
Their official DVD is scheduled for a release date of 2013. It will include 2 concerts alongside bonus & backstage material, bootleg recordings, interviews and other extras. The first show will feature the full performance at Kings Of Black Metal Festival 2012 in Germany. The second movie will be shot during the upcoming live dates, including several European festivals (Rockcult, Hellfest, Extremefest, Under The Black Sun, Barther Open Air).
11-05-2012 - Factoría de So, Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)
12-05-2012 - Excalibur Metal, Madrid (Spain)
18-05-2012 - La Romandie, Lausanne (Switzerland)
03-06-2012 - RockCult Festival, Bari (Italy)
08-06-2012 - Revolver Club, San Dona Di Piave [VE] (Italy)
15-06-2012 - Hibou Centro Giovani, Chatillon [AO] (Italy)
17-06-2012 - Hellfest Open Air, Clisson (France)
22-06-2012 - Le Brin De Zinc, Chambery (France)
05-07-2012 - Extremefest Open Air, St. Pölten (Austria)
06-07-2012 - Extremefest Open Air, Hünxe (Germany)
07-07-2012 - Under The Black Sun Festival, Börnicke (Germany)
18-08-2012 - Barther Open Air, Barth (Germany)