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Lacuna Coil Founding Member + Cayne Guitarist Claudio Leo Dies

Cayne: Official Facebook Page Sad news for metal fans everywhere: founding Lacuna Coil guitarist Claudio Leo, who also played for Italian metal band Cayne, has passed away. Leo was an essential member of Lacuna Coil in the band’s early stages, helping form the massive group in the mid-90s when they were known as Sleep of Right. The guitarist remained in Lacuna Coil until 1998, lending his talents to the band’s self-titled EP, which was released via Century Media Records the same year Leo and Lacuna Coil went their separate ways. After leaving Lacuna Coil, Leo and fellow ex-Lacuna Coil guitarist Raffaele Zagaria began Cayne in 1999, releasing their debut album, ‘Old Faded Pictures,’ in 2001. Cayne’s most recent release is the ‘Addicted EP,’ and the band is scheduled to release a new album on Valentine’s Day of this year. Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia posted a heartfelt statement on her official Facebook fan page, paying tribute to her former bandmate: It’s with deep sadness that I inform you all know that our dear friend and ex guitar player Claudio Leo left us. My deepest condolences to his family, close friends and the band Cayne. You will always be remembered for your strength and positivity. We love you, Claudio. Cayne also memorialized their fallen guitarist with a simple update: Goodbye Claudio. Rest in peace, brother. No cause of death has been revealed as of this posting, although it has been reported that Leo was suffering from a serious illness recently. We’d like to give our thoughts to Lacuna Coil, Cayne and the family and friends of Claudio Leo. Rest in Peace. [button href=”” title=”See the Rockers We Lost in 2012″ align=”center”] Watch Cayne’s Video for ‘Addicted’

Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Wins Rock Goddess of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Mary Ouellette, After narrowly losing out to Sharon den Adel of Within Tempation in the 2011 Rock Goddess of the Year competition, Evanescence siren Amy Lee earned the honor in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards  – thanks to overwhelming support from her devoted fans. Lee took the lead right from the beginning and never trailed throughout the voting process. With 45.76 percent of the vote, the Evanescence singer garnered nearly half of the tens of thousands of votes that were cast in this category. The race really turned out to be for second place with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale edging out In This Moment’s Maria Brink and Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbie for the runner-up position. We’d like to congratulate Amy Lee on her victory and officially name her Rock Goddess of the Year! See the full results below and click the red button for the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: Rock Titan of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Sevendust + Coal Chamber Team Up To Co-Headline 2013 U.S. Tour

ABC PR / Adrenaline PR Sevendust  are teaming up with the reunited  Coal Chamber  for a 2013 U.S. tour. The two bands will be supported directly by Lacuna Coil, with Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies splitting opening duties. Sevendust will be out in support of their upcoming album ‘Black Out the Sun,’ which features the new single ‘Decay.’ The band has added dates to a winter trek with Lacuna Coil that kicks off Feb. 2 in Winston Salem, N.C., and runs through March 27 in El Cajon, Calif. Candlelight Red will be along for that ride. Now it’s been revealed that Coal Chamber will jump aboard the trek starting March 28 in Tempe, Ariz., to link up with Sevendust, Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red in Tempe, Ariz., for a month longtour which wraps up on April 28 in Dallas, Texas. Stolen Babies will take over Candlelight Red’s slot on April 14 in Toronto, Canada. “I’m stoked to be bringing Coal Chamber back to the United States,” remarks singerDez Fafara. “These shows are going to f—ing rule! The lineup is perfect! Hope to see you all there!” Check out the dates below: Sevendust’s Newly Announced Tour Dates (in addition to Winter tour): With Candlelight Red: 3/15 New Orleans, La. House Of Blues 3/16 Broussard, La. The Station With Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red: 3/17 Abilene, Texas The Lucky Mule 3/19 Farmington, New Mexico Top Deck 3/21 Boise, Idaho Knitting Factory Concert House 3/22 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory 3/23 Las Vegas, Nev. The Railhead @ Boulder Station Hotel & Casino 3/27 El Cajon, Calif. Sycuan Casino Sevendust, Coal Chamber and  Lacuna Coil (with Candlelight Red + Stolen Babies): 3/28 Tempe, Ariz. The Marquee 3/29 Los Angeles, Calif. Club Nokia 3/30 San Francisco, Calif. The Regency Ballroom 3/31 Sacramento, Calif. Ace Of Spades 4/2 Englewood, Colo. Gothic Theatre 4/3 Wichita, Kan. The Cotillion 4/4 Oklahoma City, Okla. Diamond Ballroom 4/5 Sauget, Ill. Pop’s 4/6 Milwaukee, Wis. The Rave II 4/8 Minneapolis, Minn. Mill City Nights 4/9 Joliet, Ill. Mojoes 4/11 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Piere’s 4/12 Detroit, Mich. Harpo’s 4/13 Toronto, Ontario Sound Academy 4/14 Hartford, Conn. Webster Theater 4/16 Worcester, Mass. The Palladium 4/17 New York, N.Y. Best Buy Theater 4/18 Philadelphia, Pa. Electric Factory 4/19 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino 4/20 Sayreville, N.J. Starland Ballroom 4/22 Baltimore, Md. Rams Head Live! 4/23 Charlotte, N.C. The Fillmore Charlotte 4/24 Atlanta, Ga. Tabernacle 4/26 Houston, Texas Warehouse Live 4/27 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater 4/28 Dallas, Texas The Palladium Ballroom [button href=”” title=”Listen to Sevendust’s ‘Decay’ at” align=”center”]

Most Anticipated Early 2013 Rock Tour – Readers Poll

Christopher Polk / Michael N. Todaro / Mark Metcalfe / Kevin Winter / Jim Dyson, Getty Images While it may be hard to even envision sitting on the lawn of an amphitheater hill and catching one of your favorite rock bands under the sun and stars during these cold winter months, that doesn’t mean the touring season has stopped for most bands. In fact, most acts are continuing the promotion of their music in clubs and arenas across the country. As 2013 kicks off, we’re asking you which early year rock tour piques your interest the most. Green Day are making their return to the stage. Kid Rock and Buckcherry are teaming up for a run with newcomers Hellbound Glory. Marilyn Manson ‘s career revival continues with new dates featuring support band Butcher Babies. Sevendust are meeting up with Italian rockers Lacuna Coil for North American shows. And the reunited Soundgarden continue to be a hot ticket, especially with a new album to promote. There are solid package tours to consider. Would you rather spend your money on a Stone Sour / Papa Roach double bill or triple bill featuring  Shinedown ,  Three Days Grace and  P.O.D. ? There’s Flyleaf and Drowning Pool , both with new singers, teaming up for a trek. 3 Doors Down and Daughtry are holding over their successful 2012 tour for another leg. And rock vets Nonpoint have invited promising upstarts Candlelight Red and Digital Summer along for dates in the coming months. In addition, bands like Deftones , Black Veil Brides , Tremonti , A Day to Remember and Hollywood Undead are certain to be top draws once their 2013 ventures get under way. Those are just a few of the rock tours launching in the first few months of 2013. Here’s your chance to tell us which one excites you the most. Cast your vote in the poll below. Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Previous Readers Poll: Most Desired 2013 Album” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Alter Bridge, Linkin Park + More

Alter Bridge Facebook Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – Alter Bridge have announced that they plan to release a new album and embark on a world tour in 2013. [ Loudwire ] – Linkin Park are set to play only one live show in 2013. Find out where you can see them here. [ Loudwire ] – Zakk Wylde is recording a Hurricane Sandy benefit song with members of Sevendust and Candlebox . [ Loudwire ] – Lacuna Coil have released a new music video for ‘End of Time.’ Check it out here. [ Loudwire ] – All Shall Perish guitarist Ben Orum has announced his departure from the band. Orum has also joined a new band who will be releasing an album on Jan. 1, 2013. [ Loudwire ] – Metallica offer fans another sneak peek of ‘Quebec Magnetic’ with a video of the band performing ‘Damage, Inc.’ live. [ Ultimate Metallica ] – Musical legend Ravi Shankar has passed away at the age of 92. Slash , the Who + more react on Twitter. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – 42 years ago: Jim Morrison plays his final show with the Doors. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Rocket From the Crypt announce reunion tour. [ ] – Fleetwood Mac announce expanded + deluxe ‘Rumours’ reissue [ Rock Music Report ]

Sevendust Talk ShipRocked, New Album ‘Black Out the Sun,’ 2013 Tour With Lacuna Coil + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Sevendust have a busy year ahead of them in 2013, as the band is set to drop its ninth studio album,  ‘Black Out the Sun,’ on March 26 of next year, with the lead single ‘Decay’ debuting Jan. 22. The band will also embark on a headlining trek with Italian rockers Lacuna Coil. Loudwire recently had the opportunity to catch up with singer  Lajon Witherspoon and guitarist John Connolly as they were aboard the ShipRocked 2012 cruise. Sevendust, having been ShipRocked veterans, talked all about how much they enjoy the experience of rocking out on a boat, as well as Witherspoon’s snorkeling fail. They also spoke about the new album, the upcoming tour with Lacuna Coil and plans to hit the road with Coal Chamber. Sevendust Talk Shiprocked 2012, ‘Black Out The Sun’ + Upcoming Tour [button href=”” title=”Sevendust + Lacuna Coil 2013 Tour Dates” align=”center”]

Rock Album of the Year – 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

As the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards continue, we turn our attention to full bodies of work — that’s right — the Rock Album of the Year. We’ve got 10 stellar discs in contention for the title and need your assistance in determining the best. We’ve got a mixture of major radio acts, door-busting female-led hard rock outfits, ’90s mainstays enjoying a career resurrection and a handful of lesser-known acts who deserve consideration for potential breakout releases. But in the end, the final word comes down to you. Check out the nominated albums, read our cases for each, and be sure to vote in the poll below: Baroness, ‘Yellow & Green’ It’s a shame that Baroness ‘ year was cut short due to injuries sustained from a bus crash, but that doesn’t lessen the fact that ‘Yellow & Green,’ the band’s third album, was one of the year’s standout efforts. With ‘Take My Bones Away’ and ‘March to the Sea’ leading the way, this double-disc offered heavy rock with a sense of subtlety. ? Dead Sara, ‘Dead Sara’ Every year there’s the search for a new voice, and Dead Sara ‘s Emily Armstrong, with the emotion-filled rasp of a modern-day, hard-rock Janis Joplin, made her presence known. ‘Weatherman’ became the breakout single, but the remainder of their self-titled debut is a stellar effort, front-to-back. ? Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’ Deftones ‘ resurgence in recent years only continues with ‘Koi No Yokan,’ a magnificent disc led by the mood-shifting single ‘Tempest’ and the all-out aggression of ‘Leathers.’ The band, who’s made a career about exploring dynamic, continue to click on all cylinders with the highs, lows and atmospherics we’ve come to love. ? Halestorm, ‘The Strange Case Of…’ Sophomore slump? Never! If anything, Halestorm made significant strides with their second release ‘The Strange Case Of …’ ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ was the kind of anthemic rocker that most bands would kill for and the angsty ‘I Miss the Misery’ struck a chord with listeners. ? Lacuna Coil, ‘Dark Adrenaline’ The ever-evolving Lacuna Coil actually took a step backward into their past, much to the delight of fans of their more gothic-sounding early years. ‘Dark Adrenaline’ connected with the lead single ‘Trip the Darkness,’ while the infectious drumbeat of ‘Fire’ was undeniable. There’s a comfort level and joy within almost every track. ? Marilyn Manson, ‘Born Villain’ Marilyn Manson , at least creatively, rediscovered his niche this past year. The ‘Born Villain’ album was reminiscent of the albums that made him a huge success in the ’90s, with the lead single ‘No Reflection’ sitting alongside the best tracks of his career. Other highlights included ‘Slo-Mo-Tion’ and ‘Hey Cruel World.’ ? Serj Tankian, ‘Harakiri’ After experimenting with a variety of styles in recent years, Serj Tankian ‘s return to rock was widely hailed. The vocalist provided a distinct point of view on a majority of his songs, with ‘Harakiri’ speaking to environmental concerns with aggression and ‘Figure It Out’ showing unrest with many of our corporate leaders. ? Shinedown, ‘Amaryllis’ Shinedown  followed up ‘The Sound of Madness’ with another hits-filled set in ‘Amaryllis’ that’s definitely connecting with audiences. The topical ‘Bully’ was an early-year hit that not only delivered a message, but some ear-candy hooks to rope you in. Other standouts include the earnest ‘Unity’ and the in-your-face rocker ‘Enemies.’ ? Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’ Soundgarden  showed no rust with ‘King Animal,’ there first album in 16 years. ’Been Away Too Long’ is the band’s new battle cry, signifying their official return with a track that connects as well as some of their biggest hits. ‘Non-State Actor,’ ‘Bones of Birds’ and the recently previewed ‘Rowing’ also show that the group is back to cranking out quality music. ? Stone Sour, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1′ Stone Sour ‘s ‘House of Gold & Bones, Part 1′ is highlighted by the double-single, ‘Gone Sovereign’ and ‘Absolute Zero,’ which provide the story of a man on a downward spiral. They’re both aggression personified. However, songs like ‘Taciturn’ and ‘Tired’ deliver a more melodic, yet no less powerful, statement. ? Voting for the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards closes on Jan. 15 at 11:59 PM EST. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite band wins! Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Next Category: Metal Album of the Year” align=”center”] Get Notified When Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the daily Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of our full list of winners in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, as well as the top stories in rock and metal. Email