Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL are working on their first-ever book, titled “Nothing Stands In Our Way”, to be published around the world early in 2018.
“Nothing Stands In Our Way” is described as “the full twenty-year story of the Italian gothfathers as told by the band in their own words. Illustrated throughout with rare and candid photographs, memorabilia and personal artefacts, it will see founding members Andrea Ferro, Marco Coti Zelati and Cristina Scabbia sifting through the birth, growth and full flowering of the band to tell twenty years of LACUNA COIL.
“Nothing Stands In Our Way” will be available around the world in two editions, the Classic and the limited-run Signature set. So register your interest now to be sure of getting a copy, and for the chance to have your name printed in the book.
Says LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia: “I’m so excited to share what the last twenty years of my life were made of! It has been an awesome journey so far and so much happened ,it was almost impossible to remember it all!! You all know a lot about us, but there is SO much more we never said and showed before. Now the time is right to do it. Our backstages and living rooms will open up for you all… you’re welcome, coilers, come in and get comfortable… Once upon a time…”
Ferro recently told the Impact metal channel that LACUNA COIL fans will have to wait at least a couple of years for the follow-up to 2016’s “Delirium” album. “Next year’s gonna be twenty years of LACUNA COIL, so first we’re preparing some surprises for next year, and then after that maybe we’ll start working on a new record,” he said. “So I don’t think there will be a new record at least until 2019.”
LACUNA COIL in December released a new song called “Naughty Christmas”. The front cover and font were all created by bassist Marco “Maki” Coti-Zelati.
“Delirium” entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 33 with first-week sales of just over 13,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set followed the No. 27-peaking “Broken Crown Halo”, which also opened with around 13,000 copies back in 2014.
“Delirium”, the new album from Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL, entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 33 with first-week sales of just over 13,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set follows the No. 27-peaking “Broken Crown Halo”, which also opened with around 13,000 copies back in 2014. Continue reading LACUNA COIL’s ‘Delirium’ Cracks U.S. Top 40→
Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
LACUNA COIL‘s latest studio album, “Broken Crown Halo”, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1 via Century Media.
“Broken Crown Halo” was recorded Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., BUSH, ZEBRAHEAD). The effort was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include RAMMSTEIN, SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA, DEFTONES and SHERYL CROW.
Asked if she is satisfied with how “Broken Crown Halo” has been received by the fans and music critics alike, Scabbia told GetYourRockOut: “I’m very happy. Honestly, when we put out records, we don’t really think about the response we could have or what people could think about it, not because we don’t care about the music press or the fans at all, because we love our fans and the press, but it was more like a self -therapy. It’s like writing a diary and translating it with words and music for us. So if people like it, good. If people don’t like it, I mean, it’s just like, we’ve been honest and we put out something that we think is honest from our side. We could have repeated ourselves over and over with older albums, just because people like them and just like, ‘Oh, this is gonna be good, because it’s gonna be sounding kind of like that.’ But we’re just not like that. So I’m totally happy that people [are] liking it. I think it’s a great combination between our roots and the new influences, because you want to evolve as well.”
LACUNA COIL is currently touring as a quintet following the departures of guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore and drummer Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati. Marco “Maus” Biazzi is handling all guitar duties for the band while drummer Ryan Blake Folden is sitting behind the kit.
Lacuna Coil have set Apr. 1 as the release date for their new studio album Broken Crown Halo. The album will be released through Century Media. The band had me pretty intrigued by how the described the recording process in a press release:
“We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. Broken Crown Halo is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”
I’m definitely going to give it a listen when I can! However, before the band drops the new record, they’ll be supporting Sick Puppies (and opened up for by Eyes Set to Kill and Cilver) on the Revolver Hottest Chicks In Rock Tour. The tour dates are as follows:
2/20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
2/21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
2/23: Springfield, VA – Empire
2/24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
2/26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
2/27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
2/28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
3/1: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
3/2: South Bend, IN – Club Fever
3/5: Broussard, LA – The Station Live
3/6: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
3/7: Austin, TX – Infest
3/8: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
3/10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
3/12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
3/14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
3/15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
3/19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
3/20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered the studio with producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) to begin recording their new album for an early 2014 release via Century Media Records.
After the first days of recording, the band is already happy with the magic happening in the studio.
Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “I am so excited to work on new stuff…
“I am sure a lot of people will be mesmerized by the cinematic vibe of the new album that’s underway.
“I’m very happy to have the chance to work with Jay. Not only is he a pro in what he does, but I am just loving the fact we are going to experiment with new sounds and are getting a different point of view about our art. We’re swamped with the music already…
“LACUNA COIL is back, baby!!!”
Andrea Ferro (vocals): “We met Jay a few years ago in L.A. and had a really positive feeling about him, as he has produced and mixed some of my favourite records and some very relevant rock/metal albums.
“We have decided to work with him, because he has the ability to work together with the band towards a common vision without driving the band away from their sound.
“In the studio, there is the right energy that allows common people to achieve uncommon results!”
Cristiano “Pizza” Migliore (guitar): “Yeah, we’re very excited about finally recording new songs — and I can assure you that the new stuff kicks ass!”
LACUNA COIL plans on completing the recording sessions for the new album before joining the “Tragic Illusion Tour” that will celebrate PARADISE LOST‘s 25th anniversary. A few days earlier, they will perform at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium.
LACUNA COIL‘s latest album, “Dark Adrenaline”, sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart. It marked the band’s second CD with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) at the helm.
“We changed producers on our last album, ‘Shallow Life’, and we wanted to work with Don,” Scabbia told KNAC.COM. “I think that we wanted to change producers mainly to see what we could do with a different person. A producer is much like a teacher and we wanted to learn something new and we found that our goals and Don‘s were much the same. When listening to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, I can say that there is so much different. We are more experienced now and more confident in our sound and we get inspired to try to do more with each new record.”
Lacuna Coil, formerly known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal, is a metal band formed in Milan, Italy in 1994. The group members are Cristina Scabbia (vocals), Andrea Ferro (vocals and keyboards), Cristiano Migliore (guitars), Marco Biazzi (guitars), Marco Coti Zelati (bass and keyboards), and Cristiano Mozzati(drums and percussion).
In 1994 Andrea Ferro and Marco Coti Zelati formed Sleep of Right, but soon changed their name to Ethereal, and signed to Century Media at the end of 1997. Finding that the name Ethereal was already taken by a Greek band, they changed their name to Lacuna Coil, which is half Italian, half English and translates to “empty spiral”.
The band is known, for composing midtempo songs consisting of guitar lines overlaid with prominent keyboard work, and contrasting dual female/male vocal harmonies to help create a melodic detached sound.
Much of the band’s recent material, however, sees a more down-tuned style, featuring a more distinct bass line and a higher mixing of the guitars within the songs.
According to the band, they are and have been influenced by Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Anathema, Septic Flesh, Black Sabbath, Type O Negative,Imago Mortis, Depeche Mode, In Flames, and Amorphis amongst others. The band’s 2006 release, “Karmacode”, peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200.
They have played among the world’s biggest heavy metal festivals on the main stage including Ozzfest, Bloodstock Open Air, Wacken Open Air, and played with Megadeth on their Gigantour tour in November 2007.
In 2008, it was announced that Lacuna Coil’s fifth studio album would be produced by Don Gilmore, and would have some Arabic influences. Cristina Scabbia announced to the magazine Rock Sound, “It’s different, but it’s our style. We haven’t done anything absolutely different from our style, because that wouldn’t be natural, that would be weird – it wouldn’t be us. The songs are definitely more powerful, more complete, more intense, more straight-to-the-point”. Andrea Ferro said, “We’ve put more attention on the real meaning of the songs, so the vocals are a bit more prominent. We’ve worked a lot with Don Gilmore on the pronunciation of the words in English, so people really understand the meanings of the words. There are strong choruses, where people can relate and really understand what we mean”.
On December 13th, 2008 it was revealed that the new album would be titled Shallow Life. The album was released in Europe on April 20, 2009 and in the United States on April 21, 2009. It debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart,and became Lacuna Coil’s first Top 20 album in the U.S. As of September 2009 It has sold nearly 70,000 copies in the United States.
In February and March 2009, Lacuna Coil played at the Australian music festival Soundwave alongside metal acts DevilDriver, In Flames, Lamb of God and Nine Inch Nails. The festival spanned five capital cities, at which they performed their single “Spellbound”, from Shallow Life for the first time. Later in July 2009, Lacuna Coil embarked on the American Spellbound Tour, alongside Kill Hannah, Seventh Void and Dommin. This was Lacuna Coil’s first U.S. headlining run in over two years, and the first tour the band has been on since the Music as a Weapon Tour IV alongside Disturbed, Killswitch Engageand Chimaira in early 2009.
Cristina Scabbia — vocals, primary lyricist
Andrea Ferro — vocals
Cristiano “Pizza” Migliore — guitar
Marco “Maus” Biazzi — guitar
Marco Coti Zelati — bass, keyboards, primary composer
Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati — drums, percussion
Raffaele Zagaria — guitar (cayne)
Claudio Leo — guitar (cayne)
Leonardo Forti — drums, percussion
Steve Minelli — guitar (March/April 1998) (Node, Death SS)
Alice Chiarelli — keyboards (March/April 1998) (Alice in Darkland)