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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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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.

More details as they become available.

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Cristina Scabbia Talks About The Jagermeister Tour

LACUNA COIL will embark on the latest installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour this spring alongside Stone Sour and Shadows Fall. The trek, which kicks off on March 23rd and runs through early May, is the group's fourth U.S. run in support of their Karmacode album. They will be swapping out the direct support slot with Shadows Fall in certain markets, so please see the tour section for the itinerary and full breakdown.

"It's about time!" says Scabbia about being part of the Jager Tour. "It'll be a blast, and you guys can't miss it cause it's going to be the tour of the year! See you all there... spread the word...and horns up, my friends."

The tour also coincides with the launch of their new single for the track "Within Me." This is the fourth single from Karmacode, and a new video for the track will be shot in Italy early next month.

LACUNA COIL wrapped up 2006 with a U.S. tour as direct support to In Flames with The Sword and Seemless in the support slots. This was preceded by a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black tour alongside the legendary Danzig, labelmates The Haunted, Belphegor and Asesino. Other numerous highlights of this past year included a main stage Ozzfest slot, a sold-out tour with Rob Zombie, a performance on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live and a Top 30 Active Rock hit single, "Our Truth."

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Dates Of Jägermeister Tour Finalized

Complete date details for the upcoming Jägermeister Music Tour, featuring STONE SOUR, LACUNA COIL and SHADOWS FALL, have now been announced, and are as follows: More...

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Swallow The Sun Added To Wacken Open Air Bill

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Stone Sour to Headline Spring Jagermeister Tour

Stone Sour will lead the charge on this year's Jägermeister Music Tour - their first headlining tour in support of latest album Come What(ever) May, and featuring special guests Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall. The Tour kicks off on March 23rd in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Fresh from their sold-out European/UK tour, Grammy-nominated Stone Sour is primed to capture the attention and the hearts of the rock ‘n roll masses. The band is a multi-faceted hard rock force of nature whose twisting melodies run the gamut of emotions. Stone Sour were the band to see at last summer's Family Values Tour where they performed with Korn and The Deftones, and, more recently, the band toured with Disturbed to rave reviews. Come What(ever) May is already certified gold and on its way to platinum.

"This has been something we have been looking forward to for a very long time." says Stone Sour vocalist, Corey Taylor. "Having done this tour before, I can honestly say it's like nothing I've ever experienced. It's our time, and we're coming for you."

The Tour will rock through May and each show will be rounded out with a local Jägermeister band. Going on six years, the Jägermeister Music Tour is bigger and bolder than ever, becoming THE hard rock show to see. Produced by Live Nation, past Tours have brought Disturbed, Slayer, Slipknot, Staind and Hatebreed, to the masses, and now the Tour continues its hard rock charge. More...

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Century Media Records Sign Deal with Zebralution

Century Media Records has signed a pan-European contract with Zebralution, Europe's biggest digital distributor. With offices in Berlin, Duisburg, Paris and New York, Zebralution has established itself in 2006 with such online hits as BOB SINCLAIR's "Love Generation" and songs by XAVIER NAIDOO.

Commented Century Media's Label Manager Antje Lange, "With Zebralution we have found an ideal partner in the field of online distribution. As Zebralution offers a network of offices in the major countries this means a big plus for our internationally active artist roster and ultimately convinced us to cooperate with them."

Kurt Thielen and Sascha Lazimbat of Zebralution are delighted to be able to expand their product range. "With approximately 5.000 high quality songs from the entire metal spectrum, we will be able to make our range even more attractive for people of more extreme sounds," Zebralution said in a statement. "Bands such as LACUNA COIL, ARCH ENEMY, CELTIC FROST and ICED EARTH will hopefully help us to further convince music lovers of legal downloads in the future."

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More In Flames, Lacuna Coil, The Sword Tour Dates

More tour dates have been announced for the upcoming In Flames, Lacuna Coil, The Sword, and Seemless tour. Here's the latest set of tour dates:

12/05 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
12/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/07 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
12/08 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/09 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/11 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12/12 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
12/13 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
12/15 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
12/16 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/17 Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/19 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club

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Blackest Of The Black West Coast Tour Dates

Glenn Danzig announced that a special 2006 west coast-only edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will kick off on November 17 in Seattle, WA. Headliner Danzig - Glenn Danzig/vocals, former Samhaim bandmate Steve Zing on bass, and Type O Negative's Johnny Kelly/drums and Kenny Hickey/guitar - will be joined by Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor, and Asesino.

This is the third year of Danzig's highly successful "Blackest of the Black" tour. The festival was organized by Danzig and debuted in the summer of 2003 with Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, Opeth, Nile, Lacuna Coil and Behemoth on the bill. The 2005 edition featured Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), and The Agony Scene.

"'The Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," said Danzig. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts."

In addition to organizing and headlining the "Blackest of the Black" tour, Glenn Danzig will see the October 17 release of "Black Aria II" (evillive), the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria," which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Classical chart. Produced, written and - with a couple of exceptions - performed by Glenn, "Black Aria II" employs thundering organ, otherworldly chants, operatic lamentations, poignant strings, ominous percussion, ritualistic chimes and other mysterious sounds, to tell the story of a rebel of ancient lore - Lilith, Adam's wife before Eve.

Danzig has also released his "3 Faces of Danzig," a limited edition, fully-articulated toy figure series that highlights different eras of Glenn's career - "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album. The figures are made of soft vinyl, stand 10-inches tall and retail for $75.00 each, and are available in stores such as Spencer Gifts, Hot Topic, comic book/specialty stores, and on the Chaser website.

Confirmed dates for the 2006 "Blackest of the Black" tour are as follows: More...

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Soil Chooses Shinedown Tour Over In Flames Tour

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET explaining the band's decision to pull out of the upcoming IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL trek (where they have since been replaced by Massachusetts' SEEMLESS).

Commented Glass: "SOIL has decided on doing a December run with our longtime friends in SHINEDOWN, which is [slated to take place at] the exact same time as the IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL tour.

"We hope too see you all out at the 'Kill Your Liver Part 2 Tour'. Dates to be announced!"

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More Blackest Of Black Bands Announced

It has been confirmed that DANZIG, LACUNA COIL, THE HAUNTED, and BELPHEGOR will be taking part in the 2006 edition of the Blackest of the Black tour. The tour will only be on the west coast and one more band, as well as tour dates, are expected to be announced shortly.

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In Flames and Lacuna Coil Announce Tour Dates

IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL and SOIL will be teaming up for a North American tour in December. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Dec. 05 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Dec. 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Dec. 07 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Dec. 08 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Dec. 09 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Dec. 11 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Dec. 12 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
Dec. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's

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Lacuna Coil To Tour With Danzig

Lacuna Coil and Danzig will be teaming up this November for the 2006 installment of the "Blackest of The Black Tour", dates and venues have yet to be announced.

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Watch Lacuna Coil Hosting and Interview Footage

Footage of Lacuna Coil taken during Ozzfest in Darien Lakes NY is now available for viewing online at the Underground Video Television website. Cristina & Andrea taped footage with UVTV which served to host an episode of the weekly TV show & podcast. They introduced some videos, spoke about their relationships with other bands such as Opeth & Type O Negative, talked about festivals in Europe compared to those in the U.S., explained how their cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence” came to be a track on their album and music video, and discussed the naming & philosophy of their recent release “Karmacode” & how the internet has influenced the band and music in general.

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Lacuna Coil Announce US Tour Dates

Lacuna Coil have announced the initial dates of their upcoming U.S tour featuring 69 Eyes, Soil, and 36 Crazyfists:

November 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 17 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon
November 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Th./Church
November 25 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


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Lacuna Coil Preps For Headlining Tour

LACUNA COIL has just completed a successful run on the main stage at this year’s Ozzfest, which leads them into a massive headlining European tour this fall. The trek, which kicks off Sept. 29th and runs through Nov. 8th, will be the group’s first headlining run in support of Karmacode, which debuted at #28 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. LACUNA COIL will close out the year with a U.S. headlining run this November; more details regarding that tour will be announced soon.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) is also featured on the cover of this week’s Kerrang! alongside Alex of Atreyu and M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold for the publication’s Ozzfest special. Click the link below to check it out. http://www.centurymedia.com/images/kerrang.jpg

LACUNA COIL’s new single “Enjoy The Silence,” has been added at nearly four dozen commercial radio outlets and is currently breaking onto Active Rock charts everywhere. Currently you can hear "Enjoy The Silence" nationally on XM Satellite Radio (Squizz), Sirius Satellite (Octane), Music Choice (Rock), AOL RADIO (Rock Covers) and more! The single can also be heard on some of the country's biggest rock outlets including WIIL in Chicago, WRIF in Detroit, WBUZ in Nashville, WCCC in Hartford, WLIR on Long Island and WJJO in Madison, with more to follow.

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Blender Interviews The Women Of Ozzfest

Blender.com has posted online a video interview with "The Women Of Ozzfest.". Included in the video is Candace from Walls Of Jericho, Marta from Bleeding Through, and Christina from Lacuna Coil.

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Ozzfest 2006 Comes To Bristow, Virginia

Another year, another Ozzfest. After a star-studded lineup for its ten year anniversary last year, Ozzfest was faced with the challenge of putting together yet another great lineup for its eleventh year. When I went to Bristow, VA on Sunday, August 6, 2006, I was wondering just how good a lineup they managed to scrape together. I knew the bands that were playing, but the real question remained whether the main stage bands could hold their own with primarily younger, nu-metal bands on it and Ozzy closing out the second stage.

The temperatures had fortunately dropped from the 105F degree humid days of only a few days earlier, but the sky was crystal clear for most of the day and the intense sun beating down on you in the 90F degree temperatures was still enough to take a lot out of you and require constant re-hydration. More...

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Lacuna Coil Reports From Ozzfest, New Video Up

LACUNA COIL continues to mesmerize the masses on the main stage of this year’s Ozzfest, further defining their status as one of today’s premiere hard rock acts. The massive summer trek coincided with the release of the new single “Enjoy The Silence,” which is currently making big waves at Active Rock radio. The video for the track, completed by the directorial team Fort Awesome (who also shot the group’s acclaimed “Our Truth” clip) can currently be viewed on Headbangers Ball, AOL, Music Choice and Yahoo! Music, or you can view it by clicking here.

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Lacuna Coil Frontwoman Interview Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 86 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This first in a series of Ozzfest specials features a 10-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostrosky (a.k.a John Ostronomy) conducted with LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia. Interview topics include LACUNA COIL's cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Enjoy the Silence", cooking and soccer. The episode also includes an interview Strigl conducted with New York radio personalities Cane and Cabbie. Interview topics include Cabbie's recent release from prison and Howard Stern. Additional podcast topics include DRAGONFORCE and Music123.com. Photos as well as the 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location.

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Lacuna Coil's New Video Posted Online

Continuing to create waves worldwide Italy’s No.1 rock export LACUNA COIL, have more good news for the band’s dedicated fans. The video for “Enjoy The Silence,” the second single taken off the band’s stunning new album Karmacode, currently in rotation in numerous countries (incl. US, Italy, UK, Benelux, Finland, Germany), is now available for streaming at the Century Media website, here! Directed by Fort Awesome (Bleeding Through, The New Cars) and produced by Chris Noviello the video is a lush presentation of the bands commanding visual presence. After completing their Ozzfest performances, LACUNA COIL will be returning to Europe for an eight-week European tour. Kicking off in September, the tour will see labelmates Poisonblack supporting. Look for LACUNA COIL to return to North America in November 2006.

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