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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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Cradle Of Filth: Japanese Version Of Nymphetamine

Cradle Of Filth bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site:

"The new album is finished and the promo tour has started which saw me and [vocalist] Dani [Filth] travel through Cologne - Germany, Stockholm - Sweden, Amsterdam - Holland, Milan - Italy and New York - USA. There is a 6-track CD featuring unmixed and unmastered songs gone out to the press which rumour has it can be downloaded on the net. I wanna personally thank whoever did this for us as it's helped the promotion of 'Nymphetamine' a thousand fold and we now hope to go on and sell a million copies due to people downloading our songs before we put them on the website. Cheers for that. I'll buy you a beer if we ever meet. You can officially download the title track for us when it appears on the 'Resident Evil' soundtrack later this month. Thanks.

"One thing not many people have heard so far is our Bathory 'Bestial Lust' cover, which is set to appear on Japanese release of 'Nymphetamine' as an extra track. We did this before Bathory mainman Quorthon died but we'd still like to think of it as a tribute to them. Maybe this track will appear on our special edition early next year, so rest of the world... don't worry.

"The video shoot for 'Nymphetamine' takes place this week in London at a secret location and [former Theatre Of Tragedy and current Leaves's Eyes singer] Liv Kristine WILL be featured in the video. Dani tells us: 'It's sort of a murder ballad. The vibe of it is going to be like you are watching theatre. It's going to be very Shakespearian, but the lead characters are actually both females, so there is going to be a slight lesbian kink to it.' Nice... I spent some of today choosing the models for the video.

"Preparation for our South American tour has now begun and we are working on the set list in rehearsals, which is leaning more towards older tracks for the fans down there. 'Nymphetamine' will be released while we are actually in Colombia (on the 28th September), so plenty of reason for us to celebrate! As for touring plans in the rest of the world... bands tipped to be playing with us range from Mudvayne, Lacuna Coil, 3 Inches Of Blood in the USA and Type O Negative in Europe before Christmas. All this can change so please don't quote me on it. I'd just rather people hear it from the band instead of unreliable sources."

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Headbanger's Ball Tour Part 3

MTV2's Headbangers Ball Tour is coming back this fall with CRADLE OF FILTH and MUDVAYNE co headlining. Other bands rumored for the bill are HIMSA, SATYRICON, LACUNA COIL, and BLEEDING THROUGH.

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Lacuna Coil's Comalies Enters Billboard 200

After 92 weeks, Comalies , the acclaimed third album from Italian sextet Lacuna Coil – a group that Reuters news service recently declared to be “on the verge of a major breakthrough” – has cracked the Billboard 200, the magazine’s weekly tally of the country’s top-selling albums.

Originally released on October 29, 2002 , Comalies – which shattered the 100,000 sales mark two weeks ago – achieved its best weekly sales mark to date from July 19-25, logging 5,818 copies sold, according to SoundScan. The album – #194 on this week’s chart – has sold more than 17,000 copies in the last month alone, and marks the first-ever Billboard 200 appearance in the history of the group’s label, the Los Angeles-based independent Century Media Records.

“It’s a testament to our philosophy of believing in a band and working them from the ground up,” says Phil Hinkle, Century Media’s director of A&R. “In an era where artist development seems to be an afterthought, it’s exciting to be a part of such a natural, organic success story.”

In large part, Comalies ’ robust sales can be attributed to Lacuna Coil’s Ozzfest performances. Of all second-stage acts, the group is being outsold by only Slipknot and Atreyu, both of which have released new albums within the last two months. In addition, current single “Swamped” is enjoying heavy commercial radio airplay nationwide – the track is #40 on this week’s R&R Active Rock chart – as well as steady video play on both MTV2 and Fuse. The song will be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming Sony Pictures film Resident Evil: Apocalypse and featured in the forthcoming Activision video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines .

Aside from Ozzfest, Lacuna Coil will be playing select “off-fest” shows throughout August. That month, the group will also deliver three acoustic in-store performances at select Borders Music locations. A new album will surface in 2005.

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Official Pigstock Website Updated

The official website for Pigstock 10 has been updated, and is full of information regarding the 4-stage, multi-band festival that takes place on Friday, August 13 in Davenport, Iowa. Head to www.pigstock10.com to check it out.

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More Ozzfest Pics From New York

Roving, on assignment SMNnews correspondant, Fecal Corpse guitarist, and former SMNnews staff member Mike Solomon has returned (in 1 piece) from his outing to Ozzfest 2004 at the Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY.

Pictures from:
Bleeding Through
Atreyu
Unearth
God Forbid
Lacuna Coil
Lamb of God

...as well as in-action shots of Judas Priest and the 1st live pictures of Black Sabbath have been made available online. You can view them here, as well as read Mike's personal 18-page account of the show here.

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Judas Priest More OffFest Dates Announced

More JUDAS PRIEST OffFest dates have been announced. Here's a summary of shows with confirmed openers:

July
17 - Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds, Cadott WI (Rock Fest)
26 - Idaho Center, Nampa ID (with Slayer and Hatebreed)
30 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento CA (with Slayer and Black Label Society)

August
4 - Don Haskins Center, El Paso TX (with Slayer and Black Label Society)
8 - Woodlands Pavilion, Woodlands TX (with Slayer and Black Label Society)
18 - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto ON (with Slayer)
29 - Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT (with Lacuna Coil)

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Ozzfest Report - 12 July in Mansfield, MA

So, after quite some time and many doubts I have finally decided to share my thoughts about this year's Ozzfest. Actually, it's my first time on this festival since I'm from Europe and I've only been living in U.S. for two years now. Please, do consider this as you read along :)

I got to the Tweeter Center around 10:15 in the morning. Being my first time there, I wasn't sure how the whole thing was gonna go. The first thing that looked very weird were all those people on the parking lot who had brought BBQs and coolers and were hanging out by their cars. Very American, I thought. More...

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Photos From July 12 Ozzfest In Mansfield, MA

Our very own Gothique was at Ozzfest in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the the Tweeter Center on July 12 and sent a load of pictures from second stage of the show (hardly anyone is allowed to take pics of the main stage bands). Check em out over at the gallery page.

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Lacuna Coil's Comalies Tops 100,000 Sold

Century Media have racked up their second 100,000 + selling CD with LACUNA COIL’s Comalies album.

The album has scanned 100,148 copies to date, making it the second Century Media release to break the 100,000 mark after SHADOWS FALL’s The Art Of Balance album. The album sales over the last week have actually increased 23% over the previous week, making it Century Media’s highest sales week ever. More...

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Lots More Ozzfest Setlists

Some setlist info is starting to filter in from bands at this years Ozzfest. Here they are so far:

ATREYU
Bleeding Mascara
Someone's Standing On My Chest
Right Side of The Bed
Lip Gloss and Black

GOD FORBID
Force Fed
Anti Hero
Better Days
Broken Promise More...

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Metal, Metalcore Fill Out Resident Evil Soundtrack

Rob Zombie and A Perfect Circle will contribute new recordings to the fist-pounding soundtrack to the flick "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," which comes out August 24. Other artists signed on for the disc include Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil, and some unnamed emo/metalcore acts, according to a spokesperson for the project.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Lacuna Coil's Acoustic 'Heaven's A Lie' Online

A clip of Italy's LACUNA COIL performing "Heaven's A Lie" acoustically has been put online on MYV2's Headbanger's Ball web area.

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Lacuna Coil Update

LACUNA COIL's charming lead singer Cristina Scabbia has checked in with the following update on the band's status:

Hi there! We are finally on vacation in LA after the P.O.D. tour and its been amazing! Thanks to P.O.D. for having us on this tour and sharing their barbecues with us hungry Italians, but most of all thanks to all our fans for supporting us this month and a half and for coming to the shows. You know we love you all so much and that without you we are nothing.

It’s been a busy period, but it was worth it. One of the highlights was performing 'Heaven’s A Lie' acoustically on Headbangers Ball, which was very exciting for us. We also have a new single out on the radio for 'Swamped' along with a new video too, so if you have some spare time pick up your phone to call your favorite radio station and support us by requesting it. Now we just want to rest a little bit to be in perfect shape for the Ozzfest and we are ready to rock down the house. See you there and keep on rockin.”

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Lacuna Coil And Dimmu Borgir To Do Off-Fest Dates?

According to an interview conducted by Pivotalrage.com with BLEEDING THROUGH's vocalist (Brandon), it seems that DIMMU BORGIR and LACUNA COIL are set to play some Off-fest (dates during Ozzfest when Ozzfest is not being played) dates together this summer. Here's the Q & A:

"PR: Are there going to be any off dates with any other bands from Ozzfest?"

"Brandon: Yeah we will either be doing off dates with SLAYER or DIMMU BORGIR and LACUNA COIL. If it works out our way it will be with SLAYER because we fit more with that crowd then a black metal crowd. But either way it’s going to be crazy."

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Lacuna Coil Shooting New Video For 'Swamped'

LACUNA COIL has announced via their official site, Lacunacoil.it they are now in Sweden shooting a video for their next 'Comalies' single "Swamped." We'll have air dates / release dates in the near future. The band will be playing two more Italian dates before their U.S. touring runs kicks off in May. They are as follows:

April 2 - Cortemaggiore @ Fillmore
April 3 - Arezzo @ Storyville

Italian thrashers NODE will open both shows.

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After Forever Confirmed For Zillo Festival

As previously reported, the Zillo Festival will be held from July 16th - 18th at Loreley Freilichtbühne in St. Goarshausen, Germany.

The latest addition to the festival line-up is the Dutch Atmospheric doom metal act AFTER FOREVER.

The complete list of acts scheduled to appear at the festival now includes: AFTER FOREVER, WITHIN TEMPTATION, DIMMU BORGIR, IN EXTREMO, L'AME IMMORTELLE, LAIBACH, BLUTENGEL, DAS ICH, SCHANDMAUL, LACUNA COIL, THE GATHERING, :SITD, ALIEN SEX FIEND, SUICIDE COMMANDO, SEROTONINE, UMBRA ET IMAGO, FAUN, SKINNY PUPPY, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, GTTERDMMERUNG and DEATHSTARS.

More acts will be announced soon.

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P.O.D, Blindside, Lacuna Coil Tour Dates

P.O.D. have announced the initial dates for their forthcoming tour with Blindside, Lacuna Coil and Hazen Street, they are as follows: More...

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Lacuna Coil Cancel Euro Dates And More Confirmed

LACUNA COIL have cancelled the following European tour dates:

April 16 - Orzinuovi (BS) @ Buddha
April 17 - Este (PD) @ Sottosopra
April 24 - Cesena (IT) @ Vidia
May 01 - Milano (IT) @ Rolling Stone
May 28-31- Leipzig, Germany @ Wave Gotik Treffen Festival
May 29-30- Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater (Rock Hard Festival)
July 16-18- St. Goarshausen, Germany @ Zillo Festival

No reason was given for the cancellations on the band's official site, Lacunacoil.it. The band will be heading out on the road with P.O.D. and BLINDSIDE in North America come May. The tour will kick off on May 1st in Denver, CO. Here are the first batch of confirmed dates: More...

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Official Lineup For Ozzfest 2004 Announced

Ozzfest's ninth incarnation kicks off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will find Ozzy Osbourne sharing the main stage with Judas Priest, reunited with longtime singer Rob Halford; Slayer; Norwegian black metal sextet Dimmu Borgir; Black Label Society; and Superjoint Ritual, fronted by Pantera's Phil Anselmo. Fans voting on www.ozzfest.com helped choose the second-stage bands, which include Slipknot (headline the second stage), Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuna Coil, Every Time I Die and Unearth. Additional artists are expected to be announced later. (UPDATE: God Forbid is also listed on the official Ozzfest site)

Twenty-six cities are scheduled for the trek, which starts on the East Coast, heads west to California, then takes the southern route back to wrap up in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 4. Tickets go on sale February 28.

Ozzfest tour dates, according to its publicists: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Metal Mania Festival

More bands have been confirmed for the upcoming Metal Mania festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on March 13th in Spodek (Katowice) Poland. Here are all of the confirmed bands:

Soulfly, Moonspell, TSA, Morbid Angel, Michael Schenker Group, Lacuna Coil, Vital Remains, Decapitated, Krisun, Hedfirst, Luna And Noctum, Atrophia Red Sun, Tenebrosus, Bright Ophidia, and 11 TBA.

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