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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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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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Lacuna Coil Confirm Italian Headline Tour

LACUNA COIL have announced they will be touring their home country in March and April. The band is also rumored to be coming back to U.S. soon, after the extremely successful tour last year.

Meanwhile, the band’s video for the track ‘Heaven’s A Lie’ is currently ranked #2 on Fuse TV’s Oven Fresh, riding high above mainstream pop acts such as Britney Spears and Pink.

Confirmed dates for their upcoming Italian headlining tour include:


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Lacuna Coil And In Flames Extend Contracts

LACUNA COIL and IN FLAMES have both extended their respective contracts with Century Media and Nuclear Blast. In light of that, both bands will be releasing new albums this year on those labels, as previously reported.

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Lacuna Coil And Ancient Confirmed For Piorno

Italy's LACUNA COIL and Norweigan black metallers ANCIENT are the latest bands confirmed for this years Piorno Rock Festival, which will take place on February 28th in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. The list of bands so far confirmed is as follows:

AMON AMARTH, ANCIENT, AXXIS, BATTELORE, CAGE, CALLENISH CIRCLE, CONTHRA, DARK FUNERAL, DESTRUCTION, ENSLAVED, EPICA, EVERGREY, FINNTROLL, IRON SAVIOR, KAMELOT, LACUNA COIL, MSG, SAXON, SEPULTURA, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD, VANDES

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

LACUNA COIL's new video, "Heaven's A Lie", which debuted on Headbanger's Ball and Uranium earlier this week, has been put online for viewing. You can stream the entire video here.

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Lacuna Coil Video Debuts On Headbanger's Ball

The brand-new LACUNA COIL video for "Heaven's a Lie" directed by Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, PASSENGER) will premier on MTV2 Headbangers Ball this Saturday, December 13.

CATTLE DECAPITATION's new video will also premiere, while DIMMU BORGIR and NEVERMORE come on as special guests.

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