Atlantic recording group SHADOWS FALL has unveiled a whirlwind of activity surrounding the upcoming release of their new album, "Threads of Life". The much-anticipated collection — which features the single, "Redemption" — arrives in stores on April 3.
This week will see the "Redemption" companion video making its world premiere as MTV2's "Unleashed" clip of the day, airing hourly today, March 26. Tomorrow, SHADOWS FALL will be the featured band on MTV2's "The Drop", found at this location. In addition, "Redemption" — directed by Zach Merck (BLUE OCTOBER, HINDER, CONVERGE) — will be seen on an upcoming installment of Fuse's Friday night metalfest, "Uranium".
MEGADETH's "A TOUT LE MONDE (SET ME FREE) FULL VERSION AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
MEGADETH's new version of the song "A Tout Le Monde", now retitled "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)", is available for streaming in its entirety at this location (Windows Media).
"A Tout Le Monde", which originally appeared on the 1994 CD "Youthanasia", has created controversy because the song was cited in an online post by Dawson College killer Kimveer Gill as one of his favorites before his Montreal shooting spree last September. MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine contends that he wanted to give the song a second shot at success, as the original video for it had been banned by MTV, and most radio stations followed suit. The track ended up featuring Cristina Scabbia from Italian alt-metal act LACUNA COIL. "The first singer didn't work out," Mustaine told Straight.com, "the second one didn't work, and the third one was Lisa Marie Presley. She was on the way to the airport, and we had to call and say, 'Sorry, we changed our minds.' I would have loved to have heard what Lisa Marie Presley would have done, but because of the demographics of the LACUNA COIL fan base, and Cristina's reign in the heavy-metal business, it was the right thing to do."
SLAYER AND MARILYN MANSON TO CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICA SUMMER TOUR
SLAYER and MARILYN MANSON have announced that they will co-headline a North American major-market summer tour beginning on July 25 on the East Coast. Plans are for the tour to play some twenty-five cities and wrap up early September on the West Coast. A full, confirmed schedule will be announced shortly. MANSON and SLAYER will each play full sets, and two support bands, yet to be determined, will open all shows.
Just prior to the American trek, both MANSON and SLAYER will be on tour throughout Europe, sharing the stage at three European festivals — the U.K.'s Download Festival at Donington (June 9), Greenfield Festival in Switzerland (June 15), and Sweden's Metaltown Festival (June 30).