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Lacuna Coil Interview

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil have released the new album Broken Crown Halo. It's the Italian band's seventh studio effort. I spoke with vocalist Andrea Ferro about the album and working with producer Jay Baumgardner, the recent exit of two longtime band members, chart expectations, social media and other topics.

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New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/22/14)

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Next week's release calendar is packed, but this week was a bit lighter. We still managed to find more than a dozen new albums to review, including releases from Black Tar Prophet, Creinium, Eskhaton, Ghoul, Gunpowder Gray, Krokus, Pet Slimmers of the Year, Skelethal, Skinfather and Winger.

New Heavy Album Reviews (week of 4/22/14)

Recent Full Heavy Metal Album Reviews:
Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves
Death - Leprosy Re-Release
Lord Mantis - Death Mask
Whitechapel - Our Endless War

(album cover courtesy The End Records)

New Heavy Metal Album Releases: April 22, 2014

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

April 22, 2014
Andromeda - Shock (Southern Brigade)
Black Tar Prophet - Deafen (Domestic Genocide)
Creinium - Project Utopia (Inverse)
Eskhaton - Worship Death (Chaos)
Ghoul - Hang 10 EP (Tankcrimes)
Gunpowder Gray - Gunpowder Gray (Boris)
Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara (Art of Propaganda)
Joe Satriani - The Complete Studio Recordings (Legacy)
Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom Live: From Da House Of Rust (The End)
Skelethal - Deathmanicvs Revelation EP (Iron Bonehead)
Skinfather - None Will Mourn (Streetcleaner)
Stuka Party - Schmeiser Smasher (Hammerheart)
Wild - En Tierra Hostil (Sliptrick)
Winger - Better Days Comin' (Frontiers)
Wrong - Pessimistic Outcomes (Xtreem)

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell Interview

Monday April 21, 2014

They have one of the more unique names in metal, and Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell have unleashed their second full-length, Check 'em Before You Wreck 'em. We checked in with vocalist/guitarist Johnny Gorilla, who gives us the scoop on the band's background, the writing and recording of the new record, his musical background, tour plans and other topics.

Read the complete Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell Interview

(photo courtesy Rise Above Records)

2014 Mayhem Festival Tour Dates

Sunday April 20, 2014

The 2014 edition of the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks off July 5 in San Bernardino, Calfornia. Here's the lineup for this year's trek:

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium

Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage: Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, King 810

Sumerian Records/Headbang For The Highway Stage: Body Count featuring Ice-T, Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Headbang Local Winner

Victory Records Stage: Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, Erimha

Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour Dates:
7/05 -- San Bernardino, Calif. -- San Manuel Amphitheater
7/06 -- Mountain View, Calif. -- Shoreline Amphitheater
7/08 -- Auburn, Wash. -- White River Amphitheatre
7/09 -- Nampa, Idaho -- Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/11 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Isleta Amphitheatre
7/14 -- Denver, Colo. -- Red Rocks Amphitheater
7/16 -- Maryland Heights, Mo. -- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/17 -- Clarkston, Mich. -- DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/18 -- Milwaukee, Wisc. -- Eagle's Ballroom
7/19 -- Noblesville, Ind. -- Klipsch Music Center
7/20 -- Tinley Park, Ill. -- First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/22 -- Mansfield, Mass. -- Xfinity Center
7/23 -- Saratoga, N.Y. -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/25 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/26 -- Burgettstown, Pa. -- First Niagara Pavilion
7/27 -- Hartford, Conn. -- Xfinity Theatre
7/29 -- Darien Center, N.Y. -- Darien Lake
7/30 -- Wantagh, N.Y. -- Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
8/01 -- Camden, N.J. -- Susquehanna Bank Center
8/02 -- Scranton, Pa. -- The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
8/03 -- Bristow, Va. -- Jiffy Lube Live
8/05 -- Atlanta, Ga. -- Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/07 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheatre
8/09 -- Dallas, Texas -- Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/10 -- The Woodlands, Texas -- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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