Tulip Announces New Live Dates; Debuts ‘Pray For Me’ Video

Independent hard rock act Tulip has a new cover of The Weekend/Kendrick Lamar’s song ‘Pray For Me.’

The band debuted the video for its cover of the song Aug. 11. The video features the band’s members performing their respective portion in four separate windows.  The song’s arrangement displays the up-and-coming Texas-based band’s symphonic metal chops along the way.

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

The band talked about the decision to cover ‘Pray For Me’ in a collective statement.

“‘Pray For Me’ is just a great song, and when we first heard it, we thought it would lend itself well to a bouncy metal remix,” the band said in the statement.  “The lyrics conveniently fit our life story as well.”

The debut of the band’s video for ‘Pray For Me‘ comes almost two months after the band premiered the video for the latest single from its forthcoming self-titled EP, ‘Limited‘ and almost four months after the band debuted the video for the EP’s lead single ‘Total.’

The band’s EP is scheduled for release next month. Its precise release date will be announced soon. The EP’s track listing is noted below.

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

TULIP Tracklist:
1. Total
2. Unconditional
3. Limited
4. Irresistible
5. Perseverance






Tulip will promote its EP by joining Everygrey for its upcoming North American tour Aug. 23 in Los Angeles, CA.  Tulip’s schedule runs through Sept. 8 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and features performances in cities, such as Denver, CO; Austin, TX and Seattle, WA.

Evergrey’s upcoming North American dates are in support of its latest album The Atlantic, which was released in January through Afm Records.

More information on Tulip’s upcoming tour dates, its new video and more is available online now at:


Website: http://wearetulip.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wearetulipofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wearetulip


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As I Lay Dying Signs New Record Deal; Announces Album Title, Release Date; Debuts New Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast Records added another band to its artist roster this week.

The company added As I Lay Dying to its roster, according to a news release sent by the company.  The document states the band — in its original lineup — will release its new album Shaped By Fire Sept. 20 through the label.

The album will be available on CD, vinyl and exclusive bundle with T-shirt.  The full details on each platform’s release is noted below.  Pre-orders are open now.

 Shaped By Fire is available in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • Vinyl
    • Beer W/ Black Splatter Vinyl (Limited to 2000)
    • Bone W/ Black Splatter Vinyl (Limited to 500)
    • Red W/ Black Splatter Vinyl (Limited to 250)
    • Orange / Black Swirl Vinyl (Limited to 250)
    • Black Vinyl
    • Clear Vinyl (Limited to 300)
  • T-shirt Bundle (Includes CD digipak & t-shirt available in sizes: S-XXL)

The band released a collective statement about signing to the label.

“We are honored to join forces with Nuclear Blast Records in releasing our new album Shaped By Fire,” the statement read.  “Their legacy and contribution to the heavy music scene in undeniably incredible and we are proud to call their label home.  We are thankful for their support and enthusiasm, and together we look forward to sharing the best AILD record yet!”

The band added, “We are tremendously grateful to have found positive resolve from the worst moments of our history.  The previous chapter of our journey was one of pervasive hurt and pain.  Subsequent years found us on varied paths — all of which led toward resolutions of growth, healing and reconciliation.  As I Lay Dying’s collective purpose is to share a message of hope for everyone through the empowering outlet of music, and we are humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from family, friends and fans so far.”

In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for the album’s title track/lead single Friday.  The video crosses footage of the band performing its new single with a man covered in burns crawling on the ground of the set as burning embers fly through the air above him.

The band talked about the video’s treatment and the song’s musical arrangement in a separate statement.

“While lyrically akin to the other Shaped By Fire single releases ‘My Own Grave‘ and ‘Redefined,’ we explored some different musical territory to incorporate within our established sound.  We’d like to thank our director Mathias Arnell, all of the crew and actors that contributed to making this video with us under the very hot conditions.”

The full track listing for Shaped By Fire is noted below.

Shaped By Fire Track Listing:

  1. Burn To Emerge
  2. Blinded
  3. Shaped By Fire
  4. Undertow
  5. Torn Between
  6. Gatekeeper
  7. The Wreckage
  8. My Own Grave
  9. Take What’s Left
  10. Redefined
  11. Only After We’ve Fallen
  12. The Toll It Takes

As I Lay Dying will tour this summer, fall and winter in support of Shaped By Fire.  The band’s tour, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 87 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, features dates overseas and across North America.

The South American and European legs of the tour are scheduled to run through Oct. 19 in Cologne, Germany.  After that leg ends, the band will take some time to rest and recharge before launching the North American leg of the tour Nov. 15 in Las Vegas, NV.  That leg of the tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 15 in Los Angeles, CA.

The band’s full tour schedule is noted below.

Worldwide Dates:
09/07/2019  Sao Paolo, BRA @ Butanta Tropical — TICKETS
09/08/2019  Rio De Janiero, BRA @ Circo Voador — TICKETS
09/10/2019  Buenos Aires, ARG @ El Teatrito — TICKETS
09/12/2019  Santiago, CHI @ Blondie — TICKETS
09/14/2019  Mexico City, MEX @ Plaza Condesa — TICKETS
09/15/2019  Bogota, COL @ Auditorio Lumiere — TICKETS
09/24/2019  St.Petersburg, RU @ Cosmonav — TICKETS
09/25/2019  Moscow, RU @ Glavclub — TICKETS

09/27/2019  Leipzig, DE @ Haus Auensee — TICKETS
09/28/2019  Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle — TICKETS
09/30/2019  Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller — TICKETS
10/01/2019  Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Klubben — TICKETS
10/02/2019  Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio — TICKETS
10/03/2019  Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle — TICKETS
10/04/2019  Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin — TICKETS
10/05/2019  Munich, DE @ Zenith — TICKETS
10/06/2019  Vienna, AT @ Gasometer — TICKETS
10/07/2019  Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra — TICKETS
10/09/2019  Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali — TICKETS
10/10/2019  Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus — TICKETS
10/11/2019  Grenoble, FR @ La Belle Electrique — TICKETS
10/12/2019  Barcelona, ES @ Apolo — TICKETS
10/13/2019  Madrid, ES @ La Riviera — TICKETS
10/15/2019  Paris, FR @ Bataclan — TICKETS
10/16/2019  Brussels, BE @ AB — TICKETS
10/17/2019  Tilburg, NL @ 013 — TICKETS
10/18/2019  Saarbrücken, DE @ E-Werk — TICKETS
10/19/2019  Cologne, DE @ Palladium — TICKETS

Confirmed dates for the Shaped By Fire U.S. tour with AFTER THE BURIAL and EMMURE
11/15/2019  Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues — TICKETS
11/16/2019  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren — TICKETS
11/18/2019  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues — TICKETS
11/19/2019  Houston, TX @ House of Blues — TICKETS
11/21/2019  New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues — TICKETS
11/22/2019  Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre — TICKETS
11/23/2019  Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte — TICKETS
11/24/2019  Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall — TICKETS
11/25/2019  Boston, MA @ House of Blues — TICKETS
11/26/2019  Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts — TICKETS
11/27/2019  Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre — TICKETS
11/29/2019  Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — TICKETS
11/30/2019  Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom — TICKETS
12/01/2019  Reading, PA @ Reverb — TICKETS
12/02/2019  Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues — TICKETS
12/03/2019  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues — TICKETS
12/04/2019  Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater — TICKETS
12/06/2019  Denver, CO @ Summit — TICKETS
12/07/2019  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex — TICKETS
12/09/2019  Seattle, WA @ El Corazón — TICKETS
12/10/2019  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom — TICKETS
12/11/2019  Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades — TICKETS
12/12/2019  Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater — TICKETS
12/13/2019  Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *SOLD OUT*
12/14/2019  San Diego, CA @ SOMA — TICKETS
12/15/2019  Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater — TICKETS

More information on As I Lay Dying’s upcoming live dates, album, videos and more is available online now at:


Website: http://www.asilaydying.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asilaydying

Twitter: http://twitter.com/asilaydyingband


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Punk, EMO Fans Will Enjoy The Story Changes’ New LP

Courtesy: Earshot Media/Magnaphone Records

Emo-punk outfit The Story Changes has a new live date coming up.  The band recently announced it will perform live Sept. 6 in Cincinnati, OH alongside Spectrums, Current Events and The Virtue Signals.  The Story Changes’ performance is in support of its new album To Hell With This Delicate Equation.  Released April 26 through Magnaphone Records, the 12-song, 38-minute record – the band’s fourth album — is a solid collection of emo/pop punk songs that holds its own against the records released so far this year by the band’s mainstream counterparts.  That is thanks to the album’s musical content and its lyrical content.  That is evidenced right from the album’s outset in ‘Crying Wolf,’ which will be discussed shortly.  ‘Justice’ is another of the songs featured in the record that serves to show the album’s strength.  It will be addressed a little later.  ‘First Cut,’ which comes near the end of the album’s nearly 40-minute run, is yet another example of what makes The Story Changes’ new album so strong.  When it is considered alongside the other noted songs and the rest of the album’s entries, the end result is a record that will leave listeners saying anything but ‘to hell with it.’

The Story Changes’ new album To Hell With This Delicate Equation is a work that is certain to appeal to the band’s core audience.  That is proven collectively through the album’s musical and lyrical content.  The album’s opener ‘Crying Wolf’ is just one of the album’s entries that serves to support that statement.  That is proven in part through the song’s musical arrangement, which wastes no time grabbing listeners’ attention with its driving, guitar-centered composition.  The arrangement’s energy remains stable from start to end of its two-and-a-half-minute run time, ensuring in its own way, listeners’ engagement.  That is important to note because while the song doesn’t break the three-minute mark, the arrangement and its energy makes the song feel so complete.  Listeners are left completely fulfilled by that energy and overall composition.

The whole of the arrangement forms a strong foundation for the song.  Of course that arrangement is just one part of what makes the song such a strong start for the album and example of what makes the song stand out.  Its lyrical content compliments its musical side quite well.  Front man Mark McMillon (who also is a member of Hawthorne Heights) sings in the song’s lead verse, “You speak in tongues/You wreak of lies/They’ve never felt so alone, so alive/Slow down, slow down/You’re too far down/You’re too far out/The fear was all inside your head/They keep you numb, but make you think you’re happy ever after/Just don’t forget they’re not your knights in f***** shining armor/Don’t be afraid/Think for yourself/Digest this information/Let them keep crying wolf out loud.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “There’s no regrets/There’s only time/You’re trying to tear it apart/We’re trying to keep it alive.”  The message here seems to hint at a message of self-improvement so to speak.  This is inferred as McMillon sings in that first verse, of how bad a person is, but that state being the result of someone else making one believe one is a certain way.  It is as if he is saying to the listeners to not let other forces and people dictate how one lives one’s life.  That is inferred just as much in the song’s second verse as in the lead verse, considering the note of “You’re trying to tear it apart/We’re trying to keep it alive.”  McMillon comes across as warning listeners about the fake people who are in our lives, reminding listeners not to let them drag them down.  This is all this critic’s own interpretation, so should not be taken as the only interpretation.  Hopefully it is somewhere near being correct.  That aside, what McMillon and company have done here in terms of the song’s musical and lyrical content is crafted a song that is a positive start to the band’s new album as well as just one example of what makes the album a positive new effort from the band.  It is just one of the songs featured in this record that makes the album an appealing new offering from The Story Changes.  ‘Justice’ is another of the songs featured in the record that serves to show the album’s strength.

‘Justice’ stands out in part because of its arrangement.  The song’s arrangement is another up-tempo piece that will get listeners’ adrenaline flowing.  That is thanks to the guitar work and time keeping at the heart of the arrangement.  The pairing of the elements forms the arrangement’s base and ensures in itself, listeners’ engagement and entertainment.  The arrangement does a lot to make ‘Justice’ another key addition to TSC’s new album.  It is only one part of what makes the song notable.  Its lyrical content adds its own share of interest to its whole.

The song’s lyrical content is certain to generate its own share of interest and discussion among listeners with its metaphorical language.  McMillon sings in the song’s lead verse, “Feel it in the air again/I can smell the rain about to start/It’s time to get your feet wet/It’s starting up again/Over and over you pulse/Anchored by the beat of your own heart/It’s so demanding/One last time.”  He continues in the song’s second verse, “Watch it through the window/Stumble on a world you used to know/Miscommunication, there is no easy way out/Over and over you pace/Try to catch a glimpse of your old life/No more desire/It’s on the shelf.”  The song’s chorus, which finds McMillon singing, “Justice will be served/Your sweet revenge/My sweetest friend/Time will take its toll/You taste like fire under your breath” adds even more intrigue to the song’s lyrical content.  Even this critic is left wondering about the message in this case because of the nature of the content’s wording.  On one hand, one could argue that maybe the song’s subject is addressing perhaps dealing with an issue from the past, trying to escape whatever that situation might be.  On another hand, it could possibly be something completely other than that, considering McMillon’s note in the chorus of “You taste like fire under your breath.”  That seems to have quite the negative connotation.  Again, this is all this critic’s own interpretation of the song’s lyrical content.  Regardless of what is actually being said here, the fact that it can generate so much contemplation and discussion makes it that much more important to the whole of THWTDE.  That is especially the case when this deeply engaging lyrical content is coupled with the song’s musical content.  The combination of the two elements is certain to make this song a fan favorite just as much as the album’s opener.  It is just one more of the songs included in the album that serves to show so well what makes the record a strong offering for the band’s key audience.  ‘First Cut,’ the album’s penultimate song, is one more of the album’s most notable entries.

Where the first two songs noted here feature full-on, adrenaline-fueled arrangements, the arrangement at the heart of ‘First Cut’ is slightly more reserved.  It is more akin to works from the likes of Jimmy Eat World and other emo-type bands than the harder-edged punk/emo bands out there.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, either.  The pulsing drums and the catchy hooks and guitar riffs make the arrangement another work that at least musically, will make the song another fan favorite.  The appeal in the song’s musical arrangement is only part of the song’s overall appeal.  Its lyrical content presents its own interest among listeners.  The song’s lead verse reads, “The first cut is the deepest and these scars are permanent/These long nights are my weakness as my mind just races on/I remember a different kind of world/Never scared and not so obvious/Underneath the moonlight as we chase these childish dreams.”  The song continues in its second and third verses, “I remember waking up to an empty room and a heavy heart/I remember most nights without a dollar to my name/Pick me up/Lift me out away from this/Watch it all fall between your fingertips/Are we chasing shadows/are we playing foolish games/We were scraping by/We were day to day/A lack of inspiration/We were all alone/We were of the same/This is going to break my heart in the morning/My heart/A lack of inspiration.”  On the surface, this sounds like someone who is dealing with some very heavy thoughts and emotions, which is commonplace for the emo realm.  On another level, the song’s chorus, which reads, “Take my hand/Come back home/Hide your doubts/Let me in/I’m fading fast/Save yourself/Don’t fade away,” changes things.  It’s as if the song’s subject is saying here, that despite his/her situation, he/she doesn’t want the same fate for someone else.  Once more, this is solely this critic’s interpretation, meaning it is just one interpretation.  It could very well be wrong.  Either way, the lyrics evoke some very strong emotions.  That in itself is something that the band’s key listeners will appreciate.  When those lyrics are coupled with the song’s equally heartfelt musical arrangement, the whole of the song becomes that much stronger of a presentation.  When the song is considered alongside the other songs examined here and the rest of the album’s songs, the whole of the album proves to be a presentation that will appeal to a wide array of emo and punk fans.

The Story Changes’ fourth full-length studio recording To Hell With This Delicate Equation is a solid work that will appeal to plenty of emo and punk fans.  That is due to the record’s musical arrangements and its thoughtful lyrical content.  All three of the songs discussed here serve to show why those noted audiences will appreciate the album.  When they are considered along with the rest of the record’s entries, the whole of the album proves to be a work that will leave its key audiences saying anything but ‘to hell with it.’  More information on To Hell With This Delicate Equation is available online now along with all of The Story Changes’ news at:




Website: http://www.theStoryChanges.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestorychanges




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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces Release Date, Specs For New Live Recording From The Cure

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Legendary rock band The Cure celebrated the 40th anniversary of its creation last year, and now fans of the band will get to enjoy the celebration themselves with a new forthcoming live recording featuring two live performances from the band.

40 Live – Curaetion – 25 + Anniversary is scheduled for release Oct. 18 on DVD and Blu-ray through Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The DVD release is a 2DVD/4CD set and the Blu-ray release is a 2BD/4CD set.  Each set features a 40-page book.

Along with the noted platforms, Eagle Rock Entertainment will also release the recording on separate deluxe Ltd. Ed. Hardbook 2DVD and 2 Blu-ray platforms.  Each platform also features a 16-page book.

The first of the two concerts featured in 40 Live – Curaetion – 25 + Anniversary is Curaetion – 25From There To Here | From Here To There.  The concert was recorded in June 2018 on the 10th and final night of the 25th Meltdown Festival.  The festival was held at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The concert features the band performing one song from each of its 13 albums in chronological order.  In other words, the band’s albums are represented in the order in which they were released through the songs.  The set also features hints of the band’s future with a group of new songs.

The second of the collection’s concerts is Anniversary1978 – 2018 Live in Hyde Park, London.  This four-hour, 29-song set was captured July 7, 2018 at one of London’s Royal Parks.

The trailer for 40 Live – Curaetion – 25 + Anniversary is streaming herePre-orders for the recording are open now.

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:


Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews


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John 5 And The Creatures Announce Schedule For Next Leg Of “Invasion Tour 2019”

Courtesy: 60 Cycle Hum Records/Adrenaline PR

John 5 and The Creatures announced the schedule this week, for the next leg of the group’s “Invasion Tour 2019.”

The next leg of the tour, which is in support of the group’s brand new album Invasion is scheduled to launch Oct. 30 in Battle Creek, MI and to run through Nov. 24 in Rochester, NY.  The almost month-long tour features performances in cities, such as Greesnboro, NC; Kansasville, WI and Atlanta, GA.  Jared James Nichols, who served as support on the most recent leg of the band’s tour, will be back as support for this leg of the tour, too.

John 5 (a.k.a. John Lowery) talked about his expectations for the upcoming tour run in a recent interview.

“I’m excited to get back out on the road with The Creatures and play music from the new album,” Lowery said.  “The response to the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year was amazing, and I can’t wait to hit even more cities.  Jared James Nichols was phenomenal last time around, and we are happy to have him join us again.”

Before John 5 and The Creatures launch their upcoming tour run, they will perform at a special one-off co-headlining show with The Aristocrats on Sept. 1 in Los Angeles, CA.  A special edition of Invasion will be available for purchase at that concert.  Tickets for the concert are available here.

The full schedule for the next leg of the Invasion Tour 2019 is noted below. Tickets and VIP packages for the tour are available here.

JOHN 5 and The Creatures tour dates:
w/The Aristocrats
9/1 – Los Angeles. CA @ 1720
Invasion Tour w/Jared James Nichols and Reverend Jack
10/30 – Music Factory @ Battle Creek, MI
10/31 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
11/1 – Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/3 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
11/5 – Kansasville, WI @ 1175
11/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
11/7 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
11/8 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/9 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/12 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Old Bar
11/15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at the House of Blues
11/16 – Miramar Beach, FL @ Village Door Music Hall
11/17 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
11/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/20 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
11/21 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head on Stage
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
11/23 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/24 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

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Strong Like Bull Reminding Audiences To ‘Live While You Can’ With New Song, Video

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Independent rock and roll band Strong Like Bull wants audiences to live their lives as fully as possible.

That is the message in the band’s debut single ‘Live While You Can.’  The band, which is in the midst of a tour of its home state of Kansas, debuted the video for the single last month at puregrainaudio.com.  The video, which is also streaming on the band’s official YouTube Channel, finds the band performing its new single in a variety of settings, from a barn, to an open field to a rocky outcropping.

The song’s musical arrangement is such that it will appeal to fans of bands, such as Motley Crue, Poison and Guns N’ Roses, just to name a few similar sounding acts.  Its lyrical theme delivers a message of doing the most with one’s life, as pointed out by band member Dave Gray in a recent interview.

“‘Live While You Can’ is a song about not letting anyone keep you from living your life like you want to…including yourself,” Gray said.  “We give ourselves more reasons hat we shouldn’t do something we want to than anyone else does.  We’re supposed to know what we want to do with our lives, have a career by 22, and anything else we think society has told us we need to do to be normal.  Just be yourself.  Live your own life.  Don’t let someone else’s fears or your own fears hold you back.  You build your own cage.  You carve your own jail…You get one time around, you’ve got to understand, you build your own prison…gotta live while you can.”

‘Live While You Can’ is available to stream and download now through various outlets.  Those outlets can be reached here.

More information on Strong Like Bull’s new single and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest tour dates, news and more at:


Website: http://stronglb.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stronglb

Twitter: http://twitter.com/StrongLikeBul16


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Lacuna Coil Debuts ‘Layers of Time’ Video

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Goth metal outfit Lacuna Coil debuted the video this week, for the lead single from its forthcoming album Black Anima.

The band debuted the video for the song ‘Layers of Time‘ Friday.  Directed by Robert Cinardi, the video finds the band perfoming its new single on a dimly lit sound stage designed to look like a room in a house.

The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, guitar-driven composition that will appeal to fans of the aggro-rock sound of the late 1990s that was so popular at the time.  The song’s lyrical content hints at a message of perseverance.  This is inferred as vocalist Andrea Ferro sings, “Building this life/Still trapped inside/I think I’ve lost the storyline/Forever hurt and broken/I swear I’ll get out alive/Burning the bridges built behind/My life’s reloading every night” and as co-vocalist Christina Scabbie sings in the song’s chorus, “Victims of time/We take our chance again/Our road is paved with pain/The past we can’t rewind.”

The full track listing for Black Anima is noted below.

“BLACK ANIMA” Tracklisting
  1. Anima Nera (02:29)
  2. Sword Of Anger (03:54)
  3. Reckless (03:06)
  4. Layers Of Time (04:07)
  5. Apocalypse (04:18)
  6. Now Or Never (04:42)
  7. Under The Surface (04:13)
  8. Veneficium (06:10)
  9. The End Is All I Can See (04:17)
  10. Save Me (04:36)
  11. Black Anima (03:23)

Pre-orders for Black Anima are open now.  Fans can order the album on Limited Edition 2CD Book Edition with bonus tarot cards, standard CD and black LP+CD combo pack (with bonus tracks).

Lacuna Coil will launch a tour in support of Black Anima Sept. 15 in New York, NY.  The tour’s first North American run is scheduled to run through Oct. 19 in Baltimore, MD and features performances in cities, such as Phoenix, AZ; Columbia, MO and Atlanta, GA.  The band will also take some time overseas between Aug. 8 and 17 for a series of festivals in Europe.

The tour’s European leg will launch Nov. 2 in Bari, Italy after the band rests up following the North American leg of the tour for a couple of weeks.  The European leg of the tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 21 in Hamburg, Germany and will feature performances in cities, such as London, UK; Vienna, Austria and Helsinki, Finland.

The full schedule for Lacuna Coil’s upcoming tour is noted below.

Disease Of The Anima Tour w/All That Remains
September 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
September 17 – Greenville SC – The Firmament
September 18 – Knoxville, TN – Jackson Terminal
September 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
September 20 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
September 21 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
September 23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
September 24 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music
September 27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
September 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live*
September 30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater*
October 2 – Berkley, CA – The UC Theatre
October 3 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 5 – Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory*
October 6 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
October 7 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
October 9 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
October 10 – Minot, ND – The ‘O’ Riginal Bar
w/Bad Omens, Eximious, and Uncured
October 11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
October 12 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
October 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
October 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
October 16 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues*
October 17 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
October 18 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
October 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
*no Bad Omens
w/Eluveitie and Infected Rain
August 8 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas del Rock Festival*
August 10 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival*
August 16 – Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic – Rock Heart*
August 17 – Lviv, Ukraine – Zaxidfest*
November 2 – Bari, Italy – Demodé Club
November 3 – Rome, Italy – Orion
November 5 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
November 6 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
November 8 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
November 9 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle II
November 10 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
November 12 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Ritz
November 13 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Garage
November 14 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
November 15 – Bristol, United Kingdom – SWX
Novembe 16 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Forum Kentish Town
November 17 – Utrecht, Netherland – Tivoli Ronda
November 19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
November 20 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol
November 21 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
November 22 – Leipzig, Germany – Felsenkeller
November 23 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
November 24 – Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad Sohm
November 26 – Bordeaux, France – Le Rocher de Palmer
November 27 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
November 28 – Madrid, Spain – Mon Live
November 29 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
November 20 – Rennes, France – L’Etage
December 1 – Paris, France – Elysée-Montmartre
December 3 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
December 4 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
December 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
December 8 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
December 10 – Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat Students Club
December 11 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
December 12 – Riga, Latvia – Melna Piektdiena
December 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
December 14 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
December 15 – Tallinn, Estonia – Rock Café
December 17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben Fryshuset
December 18 – Oslo, Norway – Vulkan Arena
December 19 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn
December 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
December 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
*festival dates

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