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Formed: 1996
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Originally formed in 1996, the band teamed up with producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sentenced, Samael, Tiamat) in 1998. Terrorizer Magazine hailed Lacuna Coil's self-titled debut as "superb, and its strength soon weakens whatever resistance you may have had after repeated plays." In 1999, The album In A Reverie was released with the same producer. They played at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in The Netherlands, the Metal Mania Festival in Poland, and Italy's prestigious Gods Of Metal Festival, and the Altheimer Open Air Festival. They released the Halflife EP, which was recorded in Italy with a new producer, to their European community of fans in the year 2000.

In 2001, they released Unleashed Memories with their original producer, this album (released in North America with the previously unavailable Halflife EP). Praised by Alternative Press for their "supersize chords that nearly burst into flame, gorgeous three-part harmonies and chill-inducing melodies that recycle in your head for days" and earning a special mention in Billboard Magazine's Hard Music Spotlight for their "compelling mixture of seductive melodies and aggressive riffs," the band embarked on their first North American tour with Moonspell in the winter of 2001. Metal Maniacs documented their live show to be "a sensory overload of the highest order. In one word: intoxicating."

Lacuna Coil creates a dream-like quality of the world, which floods you with a myriad of heavy and hypnotic sounds. The epic feel of their latest melodic invention, Comalies, will quickly lead to you believe that an incredibly personal epiphany is about to happen. Each song contributes to the build-up, encouraging introspection while documenting the sadness that this particular journey uncovers. Upholding the emotive yin/yang tradition of vocal interplay between the dulcet tones of Cristina Scabbia and the deliberate vocals of her male singing partner Andrea Ferro, Comalies is another dynamic exploration of Lacuna Coil's soulfully somber and stunningly enigmatic musical alchemy.

Latest Lacuna Coil News

Below is our complete Lacuna Coil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 11

After last week's April Fools shenanigans, now it's back to business for the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast. Co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) kick things off with detailed reviews of two new releases.

Early this month, Italy's Lacuna Coil released seventh studio album "Broken Crown Halo," which Mike considers a fantastic followup to "Dark Adrenaline" [2012, reviewed here] and the popular gothic metal group's best effort since "Comalies." [2002] Check out his reasons.

In turn, Kevin tackles the debut self-titled EP from eclectic progressive act Lesser Key, featuring founding Tool bassist Paul D'Amour. While he's enjoyed it thoroughly, he does have some reservations.

Lastly, your co-hosts address the recently announced bill for the annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. While not exactly enthralled, they both make an effort to sort out the diamonds in the rough and find some good to celebrate. It's best to approach these things with an open mind.

Take a listen here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.

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Lacuna Coil Posts New Lyric Video

Italy's Lacuna Coil is currently on tour in the U.S. with Revolver Magazine's "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour." The band's new album "Broken Crown Halo" is set for release April 1st via Century Media Records.

Now the band has released a lyric video for the "Die & Rise" single, which can be seen below. Upcoming Lacuna Coil tour dates are also available after the jump. The track list for "Broken Crown Halo" is:

1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
2. Zombies
3. Hostage To The Light
4. Victims
5. Die & Rise
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
7. Cybersleep
8. Infection
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day More...

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Lacuna Coil Performance Footage Available

Lacuna Coil is currently embarked on the Revolver Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock tour, and now fan-filmed footage is available of the band performing new songs off upcoming album "Broken Crown Halo."

See Lacuna Coil performing "Rise and Die" and "Nothing Stands In Our Way," courtesy of YouTuber user Wrestlemaniafanatic, in the clips below. The track list for "Broken Crown Halo" is:

1. Nothing Stands In Our Way (lyric video available here)
2. Zombies
3. Hostage To The Light
4. Victims
5. Die & Rise (streaming here)
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
7. Cybersleep
8. Infection
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day More...

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Lacuna Coil Posts Lyric Video

It's been quite the eventful month for Lacuna Coil, as the band announced upcoming new album "Broken Crown Halo," split with two members, and will be embarking on the Revolver Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour tonight in Wilmington, NC.

To give fans a taste of things to come on the road and with the upcoming release of the new studio, the band has now released a lyric video for the track "Nothing Stands In Our Way." Check it out below. The track list for "Broken Crown Halo" is:

1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
2. Zombies
3. Hostage To The Light
4. Victims
5. Die & Rise (streaming here)
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
7. Cybersleep
8. Infection
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day More...

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Lacuna Coil Streaming New Track "Die & Rise"

Italy's Lacuna Coil is streaming the new track "Die & Rise," which will appear on the upcoming new album "Broken Crown Halo." The album is set for release via Century Media on March 31st (EU, Australia/NZ) and April 1st (North America).

Just this past Friday, the band announced the retirement of long time members Cris Migliore (guitars) and drummer Cristiano Mozzati (drums), who both joined in 1998.

The track list for "Broken Crown Halo" is:

1. Nothing Stands In Our Way (streaming here)
2. Zombies
3. Hostage To The Light
4. Victims
5. Die & Rise
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
7. Cybersleep
8. Infection
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day

Check out "Die & Rise" here: More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces Departure Of Two Members

Italy's Lacuna Coil announced that long-time members, guitarist Cris Migliore and drummer Cristiano Mozzati (who both joined in 1998), have split with the band. This on the eve of releasing the new album "Broken Crown Halo." The album is set for release via Century Media on March 31st (EU, Australia/NZ) and April 1st (North America).

The band did not name immediate replacements as of yet. The announcement reads:

"Dear friends,

"It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today: Our two brothers Cris 'Pizza' Migliore and Cristiano 'CriZ' Mozzati have decided to retire from LACUNA COIL.

"Both Pizza and CriZ have had big changes impact their lives recently - we know how stressful and difficult it can be to balance both real life and the life of a professional touring musician, and we have nothing but total respect for their decisions to focus on their families and lives at home.

"We have such incredible memories of traveling and exploring the world together with Pizza and CriZ, and we want to wish them both all the best as they begin these exciting new chapters in their lives. We will never forget the important roles they played in this band, or the incredible times we shared together.

"THANK YOU PIZZA AND CRIZ! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!" More...

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Lacuna Coil Streaming New Track

Italy's Lacuna Coil is streaming the new track "Nothing Stands In Our Way," which will appear on the upcoming new album "Broken Crown Halo." The album is set for release via Century Media on March 31st (EU, Australia/NZ) and April 1st (North America).

"Through everyday battles, against all odds, we stand united and don't look back. We go on against crashing economies, heartbreaks and lifelong obstacles. We learn from our mistakes and nothing can stop us. We fear nothing and we are determined as musicians and as human beings," say Lacuna Coil about "Nothing Stands In Our Way."

The track list for "Broken Crown Halo" is:

1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
2. Zombies
3. Hostage To The Light
4. Victims
5. Die & Rise
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
7. Cybersleep
8. Infection
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day

Check out "Nothing Stands In Our Way" here: More...

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Rotting Christ Added To Bloodstock Lineup

Bloodstock has added three headliners to the Sophie Lancaster stage: Rotting Christ, Sister Sin, and Satan.

A teaser trailer for the U.K. fest can be seen below, and this year's edition is set to take place on August 7th - 10th at Catton Park in Derbyshire. There are still many more bands to be announced, and the current lineup is as follows:

Ronnie James Dio stage
DOWN, EMPEROR, MEGADETH, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, LACUNA COIL, OBITUARY, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, CROWBAR, PRIMORDIAL, LACUNA COIL, PRONG, DECAPITATED, BIOHAZARD, REVAMP, ORPHANED LAND, ABORTED, EVIL SCARECROW

Sophie Lancaster Stage
ROTTING CHRIST, SISTER SIN, SATAN More...

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Welcome To Rockville Lineup Announced

Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26th and 27th.

Full details can be found at the festival's website, and the initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows (with more to be announced):

Saturday, April 26

Avenged Sevenfold
The Cult
Motörhead
Volbeat
Alter Bridge
Chevelle
Hellyeah
Chiodos
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Adelitas Way
Rev Theory
Fozzy
Butcher Babies
Devour The Day
We As Human
Evergreen Terrace
Monster Truck
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner More...

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Lacuna Coil Unveils Album Artwork, Track List

Italian metal act Lacuna Coil unveiled the album cover and track listing for the forthcoming new studio album "Broken Crown Halo." The album is set to drop April 1, 2014 in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) via Century Media Records. The album marks the band's seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to "Dark Adrenaline" (see review here), which debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in 2012.

On the artwork (shown below) the band had this to say: "We are fighting for a kingdom and a crown that is not what it seems to be, one that in reality represents the moment of confusion we're living in, and the very fragile situation we're facing every day."

The track list for the album is:

1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
2. Zombies
3. Hostage To The Light
4. Victims
5. Die & Rise
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
7. Cybersleep
8. Infection
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. On Cold Day More...

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Revolver Announces "Hottest Chicks" Band Battle

The Revolver "Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock" tour features Lacuna Coil, Sick Puppies, Eyes Set To Kill, and Cilver.

Now the tour is seeking bands with at least one female member to open the shows in different areas. The organizers of the tour issued the following press release:

"5-10 ReverbNation bands will be selected in each city to perform live at a Battle of the Bands. The winner of each battle will perform on the RevolverHottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour in their market. If you submit your ReverbNation Press Kit (RPK) to the tour market closest to you, you are on your way!

"All 5-10 selected bands in each tour market will be contacted by the local promoter to play a live battle of the bands in that tour market. One (1) winner from each battle will open up that city’s Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour date and win prizes!

"Additionally, one (1) overall winner from ALL local winners will be selected by the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour producers and crowned the overall winner of the battle of the bands! The winner will be featured in Revolver Magazine and be given a Coldcock Whiskey band sponsorship! Click here to submit your band and learn more about this opportunity from ReverbNation!"

Dates fore the tour are as follows: More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces New Album, Release Date

Lacuna Coil is proud to announce that the band's new studio release will be entitled "Broken Crown Halo" and is set for release on March 31st (EU, Australia/NZ) and April 1st (North America) via Century Media Records. The album is the band's seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to "Dark Adrenaline" (see review here).

Lacuna Coil were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead). The album was mastered by Howie Weinberg (Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow). More details on the album artwork and track listing are expected soon.

The band commented on the new album:

"What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown - but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! 'Broken Crown Halo' is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days - it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

"We set the bar pretty high with 'Dark Adrenaline' and it hasn't been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven't felt before. 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..." More...

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Lacuna Coil Cancels Shiprocked Appearance

Lacuna Coil has issued this statement about missing the upcoming Shiprocked Cruise:

"We are truly sorry to announce that we have had to cancel our appearance at the 2014 Shiprocked Cruise.

"We are dealing with some very serious personal family matters at this time which demand our full attention. Sadly, we are unable to travel such a far distance away from our loved ones.

"We truly hope that you can understand. Our most sincere apologies to everyone planning to come see us.

"We hope to see everyone very soon."

The five day cruise will still place onboard the Norwegian Pearl and will depart from the Port Of Miami for a trek from January 26th - 30th, 2014.

In other Lacuna Coil news, the band is currently working on a new album to follow 2012's "Dark Adrenaline" (reviewed here).

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Lacuna Coil And Carcass Joining Bloodstock Bill

The good news keeps coming for metal fans, with the Bloodstock festival announcing two more additions to the 2014 bill.

Lacuna Coil is set to grace the main stage on Saturday and fiery front woman Cristina Scabbia comments, “To be back at Bloodstock will be such a BLAST! I can't wait to see my family of Coilers in the UK again and to meet new friends. I promise pure damn adrenaline from our stage!! See ya there!"

Co-vocalist, Andrea Ferro enthuses, “The UK is one of my favourite places to perform, it's really special. The audiences are so enthusiastic, their approach to rock music just feels similar to my own somehow and that's why I'm really excited to be part of Bloodstock Open Air 2014! It will be Lacuna Coil's second time there and I'm curious to see how the festival has grown. We will have songs from the new album and some LC classics, so see ya all in the summer!”

Slipping into Saturday’s special guest slot will be Carcass. Bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker warns, “Unfinished business… Carcass will return to Bloodstock 2014. With new blood, new album, new songs, we'll be firing on all cylinders. If you think you've already seen this band, think again. We'll see you come what may in the mud and the rain, there to knock the air out of your inflatable swords and knock the wind out of your sails. Let there be rot!”

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Lacuna Coil Recording New Album

Lacuna Coil has officially begun work on an upcoming new studio album, which will be follow-up to "Dark Adrenaline" (reviewed here), released back in January 2012.

Joining Lacuna Coil in Italy to record the album is producer Jay Baumgardner, whose credits include P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, and more. Says frontwoman Cristina Scabbia of the new album:

"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!!!" More...

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Lacuna Coil To Play ShipRocked

The ShipRocked 2014 band lineup has expanded with the addition of Lacuna Coil, Love & Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch), Art of Dying, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, and Wilson.

The 5-day cruise will also feature a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells Belles Burlesque is slated for a pair of performances, and will be offering burlesque workshops during the cruise.

The rock music cruise vacation onboard the Norwegian Pearl will depart from the Port Of Miami and will visit Great Stirrup Cay - a private island in the Bahamas - during the January 26th - 30th, 2014 excursion.

The current band lineup for ShipRocked 2014 - fueled by Monster Energy - includes: headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Device (featuring David Draiman), Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil, The Halo Method, Nonpoint, Love & Death (with Brian “Head” Welch), Aranda, Art of Dying, Young Guns, Crash Kings, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, Wilson, American Fangs, Digital Summer, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Video Interviews Available

Drugmetal.ru has posted a five part video series online featuring interviews from the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.

Check out the playlist below, which features members of In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Nile, Doro, 3 Inches Of Blood, Tiamat, and Anaal Nathrakh.

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Century Media Bands Announce SXSW Appearances

Italy's Lacuna Coil, Fort Worth-based duo Pinkish Black, and ambient blackened doom metallers Vattnet Viskar will be appearing at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. See below for all performance information:

Wednesday, March 13th

Vattnet Viskar
2PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase
12:00AM: Hoeks Death Metal Pizza

Pinkish Black
3PM: House of Vans at Mohawk, Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase
9:30PM: Six Lounge, Metal Wreckage showcase w/ ALOL, JUNIUS and more

Friday, March 15

Lacuna Coil
12:50AM: Dirty Dog Bar

Saturday, March 16th

Pinkish Black
9:30PM: The North Door, Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ PALLBEARER, JOHN BAIZLEY and more

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Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, and Avatar Melt Nashville

"So, I heard that Nashville is supposed to be some sort of country music capital of the world," says Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström in the middle of the band's set. Looking around the scene at Marathon Music Works on February 10th, you wouldn't have guessed it. The night before, Hatebreed brought Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and The Contortionist with them to play the same venue, but the metal mob was out again in full force to greet the Swedes for their first stop in town on their first tour of the US.

Although Marathon Music Works is not some gigantic stadium, it is anything but a small venue. Stretching about three blocks around the side of the building, waiting in the line of fans to get into the venue was no small test of endurance. Thankfully, two bars and a sound system that blares Megadeth, Van Halen, and Killswitch Engage await indoors to kickstart the weary. Nashville was about to get a multi-national blast of warm loudness to counter the falling temperature. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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