Band Photo: Lacuna Coil (?)
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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Century Media has issued the following press release pertaining to their 15th anniversary of their US offices and planned reissues:
Century Media Records' U.S. office, relentlessly championing barrier-shattering music, celebrates its 15-year Anniversary in 2006. Quickly establishing itself as an incendiary musical force, Century Media brought its vision to North America in 1991 delivering its unique European style metal largely ignored by mainstream and underground labels. Tirelessly supporting a disappearing music scene, the label at once became a bastion for the artists creating extreme music and a haven for fans who found themselves disassociated , and thus Century Media generated a resurgence of the musical style.
To celebrate the anniversary, Century Media documents the past while pioneering the future. Commissioning a unique logo for its official releases and communications (as above) the label signifies the anniversary's importance. In the coming months Century Media plans new studio efforts from label heavyweights such as Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall, and also to reissue early albums from artists who have helped shape their current distinctive image like: Nevermore, Strapping Young Lad, The Gathering, Iced Earth, Moonspell and Stuck Mojo. These reissued CDs will contain reworked artwork, new liner notes with artist comments, and bonus tracks. Passionately expressing songs with images, Century Media artists have been creating videos from the label's onset and two different DVD sets will be forthcoming chronicling these efforts. First off is Century Overload, 2-discs exploding with Century Media's more recent talent delivering musically as well as visually. The discs include over 60 different recently released videos from our current roster including God Forbid, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil and more. Due to incessant demand Century Media has compiled their three out-of-print VHS collections, highlighting the company's first dozen years, and combined them into their second DVD set the 2-DVD release entitled The Visual Experience. Finally, Century Media artists themselves have also contributed special recordings for a CD whose nature will be announced at a later date.
The flagship label of The Century Family, Century Media Records was founded in 1988. Its American branch opened three years later. With nine offices around the globe, the label employs more than 150 people worldwide. Featuring a rich catalog, the label's leading artists today include Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid, Arch Enemy and Nevermore.
U.K. metalcore act Bullet for My Valentine have cancelled their participation in the upcoming Children of Bodom North American tour in order to join the Rob Zombie/Lacuna Coil touring package, which is scheduled to kick off mid-March. A replacement for Bullet for My Valentine on the Children of Bodom trek has not yet been announced.
Bullet for My Valentine's full-length debut album, "The Poison", will be released in the U.S. on February 14 via Trustkill Records.
Lacuna Coil will embark on a six-week U.S. tour this march as direct support for Rob Zombie. This trek, which kicks off in mid-March and runs through early May, will be the group's first stateside run in support of their new album, Karmacode, which is set for an April 4th release. It will also be the first time the band has played in the U.S. since Ozzfest 2004.
Vocalist Cristina Scabbia comments: "Well, I can't even count the times I said wow. We're so excited about this upcoming tour! I mean we all know how much Rob influneced the scence and how great his live shows are. We definitely can't wait to share the stage with him and his band. I'm sure it'll be a great experience. It'll be the perfect occasion for us to present the new songs from Karmacode to the fans. This new album is killer and you won't believe your ears. You guys never let us down and we can't wait to see you all. It's been a long time and Lacuna Coil is more than ready to come back!"
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ROB ZOMBIE have set the tentative track listing for his new album, entitled "Educated Horses". The follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister Urge" was recorded at Los Angeles' Chop Shop Studios with co-producer Scott Humphrey and will include 11 tracks — including an acoustic number called "Death of It All", "Seventeen Year Locusts" and the album's first single, "Foxy, Foxy". A March 28 release via Geffen Records is expected.
"Educated Horses" track listing:
01. Sawdust in the Blood
02. American Witch
03. Foxy, Foxy
04. Seventeen Year Locust
05. The Scorpion Sleeps
06. 100 Ways
07. Let It All Bleed Out
08. Death of it All
10. The Devil's Rejects
11. Lords of Salem
"We were just very inspired this time," Zombie told MTV.com. "It's amazing how different things can be when you work with people who are excited and energetic and just so into it, that they just really inspire you to create things."
ZOMBIE's upcoming tour with LACUNA COIL and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be his first outing since last summer's Ozzfest, where he headlined the second stage with a band that also included former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson.
"Before Ozzfest, I didn't have any plans to tour again at all. I was sort of sick of it, truthfully. Everything with my last band started to turn ugly and it wasn't that fun," he explained to MTV.com. "With the new band, I just had such a good time that really, as corny as it sounds, it seemed like the old days — we're having a band, we're playing and it's just fun. Once being in a band turns stressful, you go, 'What the f--- am I doing?' It was really fun, and we came off the tour and started making a record and it just clicked. The record ... we were like, 'These are the best songs ever. It would be stupid not to finish it.' "
ROB ZOMBIE tour dates w/ LACUNA COIL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: More...
According to MTV, the next ROB ZOMBIE album will be titled 'Educated Horses'. Geffen Records will release it on March 28.
In other news, more dates have been confirmed for ROB ZOMBIE's upcoming North American tour with LACUNA COIL. Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
March 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
March 18 - Miami, FL @ Bicentennial Park (Global Gathering Festival)
March 19 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
March 22 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
March 24 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
March 25 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
March 26 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
March 28 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
March 29 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
March 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
April 1 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 3 - Montreal, QUE @ The Metropolis
April 4 - Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus
April 6 - Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
April 7 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
April 8 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
April 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
April 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom/The Rave
April 13 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air
April 14 - Maplewood, MN @ Myth
April 15 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
April 17 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
April 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
April 20 - San Francisco, CA @ SF Weekly Warfield
April 21 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
April 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
April 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
April 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
April 27 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
April 29 - Lubbock, TX @ Lone Star Amphitheatre
May 1 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
May 2 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
May 3 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
May 4 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
More dates have been announced for ROB ZOMBIE's upcoming North American tour with LACUNA COIL. The schedule is shaping up as follows:
Mar. 18 - Miami, FL @ Bicentennial Park (Global Gathering Festival)
Mar. 25 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Mar. 28 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theater
Apr. 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 04 - Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus
Apr. 06 - Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Apr. 07 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
Apr. 15 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Apr. 27 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
AOL Music held an online listening party for the 'Underworld Evolution' soundtrack, on Tuesday January 10. You can still listen to all the songs online here. The complete Underworld: Evolution Soundtrack tracklisting is as follows:
01 - Puscifer - "The Undertaker" (Renholder Mix)
02 - Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) vs. Julien-K - "Morning After"
03 - Hawthorne Heights - "Where Do I Stab Myself In The Ears" (The Legion Of Doom Remix)
04 - My Chemical Romance - "To The End" (RnR Cheryl Mix)
05 - Slipknot - "Vermillion Pt. 2" (Bloodstone Mix)
06 - Alkaline Trio - "Burn" (Alleged Remix)
07 - Aiden - "The Last Sunrise" (Dusk Mix)
08 - Senses Fail - "Bite To Break Skin" (The Legion Of Doom Remix)
09 - Atreyu - "Her Portrait In Black"
10 - Trivium - "Washing Away Me In The Tides"
11 - Mendozza - "Eternal Battle"
12 - Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
13 - Gosling - "Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)"
14 - Bobby Gold - "Why Are You Up"
15 - Meat Beat Manifesto - "Suicide"
16 - Cradle Of Filth - "HW2"
The first three dates of Rob Zombie's North American spring tour with Lacuna Coil have been announced:
March 18 in Miami
April 6 in Columbus, Ohio
April 7 in Detroit
More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
LACUNA COIL are set to release to their latest full-length effort, “Karmacode”, on April 3rd 2006 via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, “Comalies”, was co-produced by Waldemar Sorychta and LACUNA COIL in Germany and Italy while the album was both mixed by Ronald Prent (Rammstein, H.I.M., Iron Maiden) and mastered by Darcy Proper (Steely Dan, Porcupine Tree, R.E.M.) at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. Asterik Studio (Trapt, Funeral For A Friend, The Used), the Grammy-nominated design firm, is handling the package design for “Karmacode”.
Says vocalist Cristina Scabbia, “I imagine it’s easy for everyone to understand how truly excited we are for the world to hear the new material. It’ll give everyone the chance to hear the growth that the band has experienced over the past couple of years. I simply cannot wait to get out and play the new songs live, there will definitely be a lot of energy coming from the stage next year!” More...
Italy's LACUNA COIL have confirmed on their official web site that the recording, mixing, and mastering of their forthcoming album, "Karmacode", is complete. The CD is tentatively scheduled for release in early April via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Comalies" was co-produced once again by Waldemar Sorychta and was mixed by Ronald Prent (RAMMSTEIN, H.I.M., IRON MAIDEN). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "What I See", "Fragile", "In Visible Light", "Fragments of Faith", "Within Me" and "Our Truth".
In a recent interview with Decibel magazine, LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia had the following to say about the upcoming CD: More...
Acclaimed guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, GRIP INC., TIAMAT, MOONSPELL) is seeking a female singer for a professional project in the "gothic rock/metal" vein. A record deal is said to be in the works for the as-yet-unnamed band, which will perform and record music composed by Sorychta.
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Lacuna Coil entered the studio on September 3rd to begin tracking "Karmacode," the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed commercial breakthrough album, "Comalies." The new effort is currently being co-produced once again with Waldemar Sorychta and Lacuna Coil and will be mixed by the acclaimed Ronald Prent (Rammstein, H.I.M., Iron Maiden) and mastered by Darcy Proper (Steely Dan, Porcupine Tree, R.E.M.) at Galaxy Studios in Belgium. An early 2006 release is expected.
Andrea Ferro (vocals) describes the meaning behind the album's unique title: "When it came to coming up with an album title I wanted to combine one 'old' word that is spiritually connected with another that offers a link to our more 'modern' times. If there were an actual translation of 'Karmacode' it would be something like 'spiritual DNA and the message behind it'. The title attempts to balance our modern, overwhelming, self-centered, fast-paced lifestyles and the desire we all have to live a more spiritual, more compassionate and more fulfilling life."
Upcoming live dates:
Oct. 22 Belgium (Female Voices of Metal 3 Festival)
Oct. 26 London - Scala
Oct. 27 Manchester - Manchester Academy 3
Oct. 28 Glasgow - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Oct. 29 Oxford - Zodiac
Oct. 31 Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia will be joining the Revolver magazine staff this fall with her own monthly advice column. Fans are encouraged to send their questions to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LACUNA COIL are continuing to work on the follow-up to 2002's "Comalies", which recently surpassed the 200,000 U.S. SoundScan plateau. The new effort is being produced once again by Waldemar Sorychta (SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and is tentatively set for an early 2006 release.
According to Hollywood Reporter, EMI Music on Friday said it has expanded its U.S. deal with Century Media in an exclusive international licensing and distribution agreement with the U.K.- and Germany-based independent label, which has an extensive roster of hard rock and metal acts. Century's product has been distributed in the U.S. by EMI's Caroline Distribution since 1997, and the music major will now distribute it throughout the U.K. and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first album due under the new arrangement is Seattle band NEVERMORE's new album "This Godless Endeavor." Other Century Media acts include ARCH ENEMY, LACUNA COIL, NAPALM DEATH, and others. No financial details were disclosed.
Opeth and Jens Bogren have now finished the recording and mixing of the latest opus "Ghost reveries" (view cover). The album will be mastered today (June 16th) at the Cutting room facilities in Stockholm. Total running time will be around 65 minutes. Full tracklisting is:
Ghost of perdition
The baying of the hounds
Beneath the mire
Hours of wealth
The grand conjuration
A release date has yet to be confirmed, but it's planned for late August/early September worldwide through Roadrunner records.
In other news, Opeth have confirmed that they will appear at the Metal Hammer festival/Spodek arena in Katowice/Poland on August 31. Oddly enough supporting Korn. Other bands on the bill includes Lacuna Coil and Fear Factory.
Lacuna Coil have confirmed that their next album will not be out until late this year or early next year. Also, Lacuna Coil is not planning to start touring the U.S. until work on the album is completed. They have only played one new song live for their European audiences in Italy, France, Germany, and Britain to date.
As they continue work on a new album, Lacuna Coil are to have most of their back catalogue re-released by Century Media on July 25 in the UK/Europe. The records involved are the albums 'In a Reverie' (1999) and 'Unleashed Memories' (2001), plus a record featuring the tracks from EPs 'Lacuna Coil' (1998) and 'Halflife' (2000).
Nominees for UK's Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 awards have been announced in the following categories:
Best UK Band:
Bullet for My Valentine
Viking Skull More...
LACUNA COIL, AFTER FOREVER, EPICA and LEAVES' EYES are among the acts confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Festival III, set to take place on October 22, 2005 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
THE LEGIONS OF HETHERIA
One more opening act will be announced during the coming weeks.
Lacuna Coil are currently in the pre-production phase for the highly anticipated follow-up to “Comalies” with longtime producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sentenced, Moonspell).
Singer Cristina Scabbia checks in with the following report on the band's songwriting progress:
We are working on the new stuff and I can tell you it is definitely killer! We are really proud of the new songs and we are still composing new material. We plan on presenting some of the new tracks this summer at festivals around Europe; check out the dates at http://www.lacunacoil.it and http://www.emptyspiral.net.Thanks for the great support you've given us since we started. We love you and we are ready to come back to kick some serious ass!
Lacuna Coil will soon break from the studio to participate in a few major European festivals. The dates are listed below, more to follow: More...