SHADOWS FALL to Open for KORN in Connecticut; Play at Bonnaroo

SHADOWS FALL have announced two new shows to their itinerary. The band will be supporting KORN on Friday May 22 in Wallingford, CT and will also be playing this year’s Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee this June.

The SHADOWS FALL/KORN show will be presented by WCCC radio on May 22 at the Chevrolet Theater in Wallingford, CT. Tickets are $39.50 and are on sale this Friday starting at 10AM. They can be purchased from Live Nation or by calling 877-598-8689.

The date for the SHADOWS FALL Bonnaroo performance is TBA. The festival runs from June 11-14 in Manchester TN. For information go to www.bonnaroo.com.

Vocalist Brian Fair commented on the upcoming gigs:

SHADOWS FALL is very happy to announce that we will be playing our only show in the local area on May 22 with KORN in Wallingford, CT. The event is being sponsored by our friends at WCCC, a radio station that has always supported SHADOWS FALL and countless other local bands. We will be busting out some new tunes from our upcoming album so be sure to come on down and rip it up with us.

“And what?! SHADOWS FALL on a festival with Bruce Springsteen and Snoop Dogg?! Hells yeah! I could not be more excited to have been invited to play at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. I love sharing the stage with such a diverse group of bands and bringing a little metal to the proceedings. SHADOWS FALL will be representing the heavier side of music, along with our friends in DOWN and DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN among others. Personally, I get to relive my dirty hippy days and rock out to PHISH for the first time in years, haha! Come on down, and help us start the largest circle pit in the history of this festival!”

4/11/09 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
4/30/09 – Manila – Pulp Summer Slam
5/22/09 – Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theater
6/11-6/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival (exact date TBC)
6/25/09 – Anchorage, AK – Chilkkoot Charlies
6/29/09 – Anchorage, AK – Club Millennium

KING DIAMOND Receives Grammy Nomination for “Best Metal Performance”

Metal Blade is both very proud and excited to announce that KING DIAMOND has received a Grammy Nomination for Best Metal Performance for the track “Never Ending Hill” off their latest album Give me Your Soul…Please.

King comments on his bands nomination:
“It’s a great honor to be picked as a nominee; it’s totally shocking and unexpected. We do feel as a band that this is the best album we have ever done. Hopefully there will be many more albums and tours to come. We feel that we have at least another good 10 years in us! This nomination is a testament to our legion of loyal fans and our thanks go out to them for the endless support and all of the kind words.”

Metal Blade owner and CEO Brian Slagel comments on having two bands nominated for this years Grammy’s:

“All of us at Metal Blade Records are extremely honored to have 2 of our artists, AS I LAY DYING and KING DIAMOND, nominated for Grammy awards. They both truly deserve this honor for the great artistry they have accomplished on these tremendous releases.”

KING DIAMOND’s Give me Your Soul…Please was released on June 26th 2007 and came in at #174 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart!

Complete List of Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance:
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Nothing Left
AS I LAY DYING
Track from: An Ocean Between Us
Metal Blade Records

Never Ending Hill
KING DIAMOND
Track from: Give me Your Soul…Please
Metal Blade Records

Aesthetics of Hate
MACHINE HEAD
Track from: The Blackening
Roadrunner Records

Redemption
SHADOWS FALL
Track from: Threads Of Life
Atlantic

Final Six
SLAYER
Track from: Christ Illusion
American Recording/Columbia

SHADOWS FALL – Threads of Life

SHADOWS FALL have come a long way since their humble beginnings, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums, graced the Billboard charts, garnered a Grammy nomination, played on Ozzfest‘s main-stage, signed to a major label, and worked with producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER, STONE SOUR, RUSH). Threads of Life, their first for Atlantic Records, is a thrash-fest that portends a band staying true to their roots despite all the success, acclaim, and being on a major label. The riff-tastic affair is a blend of old ANTHRAX, a touch of IRON MAIDEN, and new school metalcore. Guitarists Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand are impressive from the onset as is drummer Jason Bittner. Donais and Bachand serve up some scorching fretwork while Bittner keeps hella busy pounding about–certainly a thrash-worthy foundation. Besides the crisp production, the performance of those guys gives the album (and band) a touch of promise. In the past, the band were plagued by rather poor and juvenile arranging and songwriting, but they have made some strides in that department. Riffs are no longer such a jigsaw mess (but variation and dynamics still leave a bit to be desired). Ultimately, SHADOWS FALL are still doomed by vocalist Brian Fair‘s mostly throwaway vocals. His atonal “clean” singing is horrific enough at times to make the hair on a cat stand up, while his “scream” singing is pretty one-dimensional in range and character. While SHADOWS FALL have come a long way, they still have long way to go if they want to take their music to the next level. Until then, they’ll still be just an overrated quintet from Springfield, Massachusetts. (Atlantic Records)

Sounds of the Underground Limited Edition CD/DVD Set Out June 19

This summer’s Third Annual Hot Topic Presents: Sounds of the Underground Tour 2007 is set to kick of July 6th in Dallas, TX. And on June 19th, Hot Topic will be carrying, exclusively, the Sounds of the Underground tour compilation, a limited edition 2 CD and 1 DVD set. The set, which will be available for $9.99, will include 31 songs and 15 videos from all the bands on the tour (and additional bands from the labels involved with the tour). Only 10,000 copies are being produced. Here is the complete compilation tracklisting:

CD 1:
1. GWAR – ‘Eighth Lock
2. SHADOWS FALL – ‘Failure Of The Devout
3. CHIMAIRA – ‘Resurrection
4. EVERY TIME I DIE – ‘The New Black
5. JOB FOR A COWBOY – ‘Embedded
6. NECRO – ‘The Pre-Fix For Death
7. DARKEST HOUR – ‘Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)
8. AMON AMARTH – ‘Runes To My Memory
9. THE ACACIA STRAIN – ‘4×4
10. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – ‘HTML Rulz Dood
11. HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW – ‘Mall-Nutrition
12. THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU – ‘Sleeping With The Fishes, See?
13. GOATWHORE – ‘Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult
14. THIS IS HELL – ‘Permanence
15. 2CENTS – ‘The Wedding Dress

CD 2 (Additional music from the labels that brought you SOTU):
1. THROWDOWN – ‘Holy Roller
2. A LIFE ONCE LOST – ‘Firewater Joyride
3. BENEATH THE MASSACRE – ‘Modern Age Slavery
4. NORA – ‘Save Yourself
5. CELLADOR – ‘Never Again
6. SINCE THE FLOOD – ‘Strength
7. ANTERIOR – ‘The Silent Divide
8. IT DIES TODAY – ‘Reignite The Fires
9. AUTUMN – ‘My New Time
10. MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER – ‘Death Is An Alcoholic
11. POISON THE WELL – ‘Letter Thing
12. WALLS OF JERICHO – ‘And Hope To Die
13. SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY – ‘Honey I’ve Never Had Sex That Wasn’t Awkward
14. SKELETONWITCH – ‘Beyond The Permafrost‘ (Demo)
15. THE MINOR TIMES – ‘Casket City Lights
16. THE HUMAN ABSTRACT – ‘Vela, Together We Await The Storm

Sights of the Underground DVD:
1. GWAR – ‘Eighth Lock
2. SHADOWS FALL – ‘Redemption
3. CHIMAIRA – ‘Resurrection’ from ‘Resurrection
4. EVERY TIME I DIE – ‘The New Black
5. NECRO – ‘Beautiful Music For You To Die To
6. DARKEST HOUR – ‘Sound The Surrender
7. AMON AMARTH – ‘Cry Of The Blackbirds
8. THE ACACIA STRAIN – ‘Angry Mob Justice
9. THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU – ‘Like A Cat
10. GOATWHORE – ‘Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult
11. THIS IS HELL – ‘The Polygraph Cheaters
12. 2CENTS – ‘The Wedding Dress
13. KYLESA – ‘Hollow Severer
14. TERROR – ‘Lost
15. MISERY SIGNALS – ‘The Failsafe

For more details including tour dates, visit the official Sounds of the Underground website: http://www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com/

SHADOWS FALL to Co-Headline Sounds of the Underground

SHADOWS FALL have been added to the third-annual Sounds of the Underground tour as alternatinv co-headliners with CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, and alongside main headliners GWAR.

SHADOWS FALL vocalist, Brian Fair comments, “It is going to be another summer of insanity for the boys in SHADOWS FALL and we couldn’t be more stoked. Not only are we looking forward to partying with our friends in DARKEST HOUR, EVERY TIME I DIE, CHIMAIRA and GWAR, but also to check out some killer music at one of the summers most diverse festival tours. We are planning on playing a set that will include songs from the early days of SHADOWS FALL up to our new album, Threads of Life, and leaving a wake of devastation behind. So bust out the sunscreen, put the beers on ice and get ready to rock cuz the SHADS are coming back to town”.

Other groups on this year’s Sounds of the Underground include: JOB FOR A COWBOY, NECRO, DARKEST HOUR, AMON AMARTH, THE ACACIA STRAIN, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW, THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU, GOATWHORE, THIS IS HELL, and 2 CENTS.

There will also be a handful of special area appearances. TESTAMENT will play before GWAR at the Starland Ballroom on July 14 in New Jersey. MUSHROOMHEAD will close the show in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio on July 21 and will also perform as special guests in Columbus on July 22, Chicago on July 23, and Minneapolis on July 24. The legendary SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will close shows in San Jose, California on August 3, Irvine, California on August 4, and Mesa, Arizona on August 5. LAMB OF GOD will headline a recently added date on August 11 in Louisville, Kentucky and will be joined by special guests HATEBREED and BEHEMOTH.

More info and updates are available at http://www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com, http://www.livenation.com, and http://www.purevolume.com/SOTU07Tour.

LACUNA COIL Announce Headlining Tour Following Jägermeister Tour

LACUNA COIL have announced a headlining tour to immediately follow their Jägermeister Music Tour (with STONE SOUR and SHADOWS FALL) run, which starts March 23rd and ends May 4th.  The follow-up tour will focus on markets they are not able to hit on the Jägermeister tour.  Direct support for this trek will feature either WITHIN TEMPTATION or THE GATHERING, depending on the market (see below for the current listing). STOLEN BABIES and IN THIS MOMENT will occupy the other support slots.

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,” their fourth single from Karmacode.  A new video for the track will be shot in Italy this week.

All tour dates (including the Jägermeister Music Tour dates) are as follows:

LACUNA COIL 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*

LACUNA COIL w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION, IN THIS MOMENT, STOLEN BABIES
05/07   Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
05/09   Blue Cats – Knoxville, TN

LACUNA COIL 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

Additional dates for the post-Jägermeister tour will likely be added.

LACUNA COIL to Embark on Jägermeister Music Tour with STONE SOUR, SHADOWS FALL

LACUNA COIL will embark on the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour this spring 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, so please see the itinerary below for the full breakdown.

“It’s about time!” says Cristina Scabbia about being part of the Jäger Tour. “It’ll be a blast, and you guys can’t miss it cause it’s going to be the tour of the year! See you all there… spread the word…and horns up, my friends.”

The 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 early next month.

LACUNA COIL w/STONE SOUR, SHADOWS FALL (* denotes shows with LACUNA COIL as direct support)
03/23 Myth Nightclub – St. Paul, MN*
03/24 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
03/25 Lifestyles Pavilion – Columbus, OH*
03/27 Congress Theatre – Chicago, IL
03/28 Murat Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN*
03/30 State Theatre – Detroit, MI
03/31 The Dome – Niagara Falls, NY*
04/01 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH*
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
04/12 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*
04/28 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*

SHADOWS FALL to Head Out on Fall Tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

SHADOWS FALL has announced plans for a major U.S. tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The Springfield, MA-based rock outfit-currently in the studio recording-will take part in a multi-band itinerary that also features 2 CENTS and BURY YOUR DEAD.

The month-long trek will kick off on November 9th at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC, with dates continuing through a November 26th show at the Big Easy in Spokane, WA.

SHADOWS FALL is currently in the studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz recording their highly anticipated Atlantic Records debut, expected in early 2007.

Tour dates:
11/9 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
11/10 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
11/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/12 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/16 Lubbock, TX – South Beach
11/17 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
11/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/21 Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
11/24 Sparks, NV – New Oasis
11/25 Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
11/26 Spokane, WA – Big Easy