ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist John 5 to Release New Solo Album

Out of the dark passages of John 5’s mind comes this mind-blowing, sinister guitar instrumental. The Devil Knows My Name is his third solo album, due out on April 3rd, 2007, which features guest guitar solo’s from two legendary guitarists – Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson with newer legend in-the-making, Jim Root (SLIPKNOT). Keeping time are ZOMBIE band-mates, Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Piggy D. (bass). The album was recorded in the middle of night where John 5 would lay down his leads. This is the only album where all leads were doubled – an instrumental feat that is rarely taken on by the best of the guitar players.

The Devil Knows My Name melds around clues, quotes and references of serial killers, wielding an eerie tone for those who dare to enter the world of John 5’s mind. “I wanted a different tone to the instrumental with twisted imagery of sounds,” explains John 5. “Utilizing serial killers came to light for this project while looking at their crimes and how distorted their minds work.”

Not all is sinister on The Devil Knows My Name but there are tunnels to the past greats. John 5 shreds-out his version of GUNS N’ ROSES “Welcome to the Jungle” and Chet Atkins “Young Thing.” “I chose ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ for the one reason – when I was becoming successful it was easy to stay in the nest back home, then I saw the video and that made me get up and go to Hollywood.” “Welcome to the Jungle” will be the first release off the album and is hitting the airwaves soon.

John 5 has created a worldwide following as a widely respected guitarist with such platinum artists as MARILYN MANSON, David Lee Roth, Rob Halford and now an integral member of ROB ZOMBIE. John 5’s eclectic influences combine for a truly unique guitar oriented record that once again sets new standards in the genre.

LACUNA COIL Announce U.S. Tour; Launch New Single and Video

Due to overwhelming demand, LACUNA COIL will return to the U.S. this November as direct support to DANZIG as part of the next incarnation of his highly successful Blackest of The Black tour. This is the group’s third U.S. run in support of Karmacode, their highly praised new album and will wrap up a highly successful year, which saw numerous highlights such as a main stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with ROB ZOMBIE, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single with the track “Our Truth.”

The band says, “We initially planned to headline the U.S. this fall, but DANZIG made us an offer we couldn’t refuse, so we postponed our headlining plans until January. We can’t wait to return to America with another true legend.”

This tour also coincides with the launch of the group’s new single for the track, “Closer,” the third single from Karmacode. The radio mix and edit of “Closer” was done by Brian Malouf (MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, PEARL JAM), and the captivating video for the track, completed by the directorial team Fort Awesome (who also shot the group’s acclaimed “Our Truth” clip) can be viewed here.

Furthermore, LACUNA COIL has been nominated for the “Best Italian Act” award at the MTV European Music Awards 2006. Fans are invited to vote at (choose the “Italian Act” category and click “vota”). Do not try to vote more than once as your IP address will be recognized and your vote will be nullified.