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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 Announces New Album Title

Italian hard rock / metal band Lacuna Coil has announced the band's new album will be titled "Dark Adrenaline." The band had previously commented on the upcoming album:

"This time around music has been our refuge from some of the darkest days of our life and that's why the new songs have such a variety of feelings... some stuff is pretty angry, probably the heaviest we've ever written, some other songs are intense, loaded with velvet dark emotions and there's even a little space for some light at the end of the tunnel. People are askin' me if we're going back to our roots or if we're taking another step forward in a new direction... well to be honest I just feel that this is 100% a Lacuna Coil record and that is what really matters to me. I just love the songs and we felt a big wave of inspiration. The energy with Don in the studio is sky-high and we're ready to kick some ass.

"Collectively, we did so much in between 'Shallow life' and this one. We have lots of different experiences between us. We've been loved and hurt, we grew up, we shrunk inside a little keeping ourselves together and our roots watered and are alive. I still can't believe that the energy in between us is getting better and better, but I guess that's what being a real family means."

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Tracks

Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...

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Wacken Open Air 2009 DVD To Be Released

The Wacken Open Air organizers have issued the following announcement about releasing a three disc live DVD set of the festival's 2009 edition:

"In 2009 Wacken Open Air celebrated it´s 20th Anniversary with a giant party and as usual it was recorded on DVD. With a duration of more than 500 minutes on 3 DVD's it's the biggest Wacken live DVD ever! Included are videos of more than 60 bands, 70 live tracks in 5.1 / 2.0 Dolby Digital and additionally masses of documentations and our world record – the world´s longest DVD credits with more than 17500 participants! The DVD will be available from the 5th of august as an 8 pages digi-pack directly at the festival area and afterwords at the FULL:METAL:SHOP."

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Lacuna Coil Announces Tour Of UK And Spain

Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining run of Spain and the United Kingdom this September, with more countries possible being added to the trek. Singer Cristina Scabbia comments: "Hello there! It looks like we can't stay far from you all! That's why we decided we are going to jump on a tour bus once again in September/October 2010 in order to meet our beloved friends in the UK and Spain! We are already excited and I promise we are going to have a great time! Mark it in your calendars, horns up and see you soon on the road!!!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

It's almost the weekend again, and that means new additions to the Rock Band Network to get your head banging before that terrible Monday rolls around. The most notable metal additions to this week's lineup are Meshuggah, Demon Hunter, and Wargasm. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Apples in Stereo - "Dream About the Future"
Zoo Seven - "Painted"
Meshuggah - "Bleed"
Steel Train - "Turnpike Ghost"
XTT - "Cookie Monster"
Kiev - "Crooked Strings"
Rebelution - "Bright Side of Life"
Demon Hunter - "The World is a Thorn"
Made Avail - "Bury You Slowly"
The New Pornographers - "Crash Years"
Todd Thibaud - "Three Words"
RX Bandits - "Bled To Be Free (The Operation)"
The Raspberry Ants - "Janie"
Free Electric State - "Six Is One"
Jonathan Coulton - "Mandelbrot Set"
SexTon - "A Better Forever"
SOil - "The Lesser Man"
Wargasm - "Engine"
Spiral Trance - "The Me You See"
Charmaine - "Run" More...

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Lacuna Coil Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Lacuna Coil performing the songs "Enjoy The Silence" and Wide Awake live in Denver, CO on June 1st, 2010. The video clips can be viewed below.

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More Bands Pay Tribute To Peter Steele

Earlier today it was confirmed that Peter Steele, the frontman of the bands Type O Negative and Carnivore, had passed away at the age of 48 from a heart failure. Many fans of the band have been paying their respects today, among them include many of Steele's peers. You can read what some of them have to say about the man below.

"Peter Steele was one of my all-time favourite musicians ever! I've only met him once briefly and he was just the nicest guy! Carnivore's 'Retalliation' and all Type O Negative albums have been a huge influence on my creativity. This is a black day for music! Rest in peace, Peter." - Mille Petrozza, Kreator More...

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Warmachine To Play Home Town Show With Lacuna Coil

Ontario's Warmachine has issued the following update about performing a home town show with Lacuna Coil:

"Warheads! fter almost a year and a half, Warmachine will be performing live once again in Toronto on May 25th. Fresh off their U.S. tour with W.A.S.P., the band will be sharing the stage with Italy`s own Lacuna Coil. Here are the show details: Date: May 25th 2010 Line up: Lacuna Coil, Hail The Villain, Warmachine, Mary And The Black Lamb, Venue: The Opera House (735 Queen Street East), Doors: 7pm, Tickets: $20.00 in advance."

Warmachine also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/25 2010 The Opera House Toronto, Ontario
7/29 2010 HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Brande-Hornerkirchen, Schleswig-Holstein
7/30 2010 HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Brande-Hornerkirchen, Schleswig-Holstein
7/31 2010 HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Brande-Hornerkirchen, Schleswig-Holstein

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HellYeah Announces More US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:

04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Lacuna Coil Announces US Tour Dates

Italian metal band Lacuna Coil has announced the following US tour dates:

May 04 - Valarium (w/ Five Finger Death Punch) - Knoxville, Tennessee
May 05 - House Of Blues (w/ 5FDP) - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 07 - Club Fire (w/ 5FDP) - Jackson, Mississippi
May 08 - KDJE Edgefest - Little Rock, Arkansas
May 11 - Alliant Energy Centre (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - Madison, Wisconsin
May 14 - KRROFest - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
May 18 - La Crosse Centre Arena (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - La Crosse, Wisconsin
May 19 - Peoria Civic Center (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - Peoria, Illinois
May 20 - The Rave (w/ 5FDP) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 21 - The Filmore Detroit (w/Seether) - Detroit, Michigan

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HellYeah Announces US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following tour dates:

May 11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Deadlock to Support Lacuna Coil On German Dates

After a successful year 2009 including shows in Japan, Russia and all over Europe, DEADLOCK will support LACUNA COIL on their German tour dates. This tour marks a perfect finish for the "Manifesto" album cycle, just to start focusing on the next album after returning home from the trek.

Here are the Deadlock tour dates currently confirmed for 2010. More dates are to be announced.

19.02. LÖRRACH / Altes Wasserwerk (w. Fear My Thoughts)
20.02. BERLIN / Columbiaclub (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
21.02. HAMBURG / Knust (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
22.02. ASCHAFFENBURG / Colos Saal (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
24.02. KÖLN / Essigfabrik (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
25.02. KARLSRUHE / Substage (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
26.02. MÜNCHEN / Backstage Halle (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
27.03. ERFURT / Unikum (w. Anima)
25.-27.06. DESSEL (B) / Graspop Metal Meeting

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Lacuna Coil Posts New Video Online

Italian gothic rock outfit Lacuna Coil has posted their new music video online for the song, "I Won't Tell You." You can check it out below. The song is the third from the bands latest studio album, "Shallow Life" to receive the music video treatment, following "Spellbound" and "I Like It." More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces Tour Supporting Bands

Lacuna Coil have announced that the support acts for their upcoming European headline tour will be Dirty Little Rabbits (featuring Shawn “Clown” Crahan from Slipknot) and the Gothic rock act Dommin. Dirty Little Rabbits will be direct support to Lacuna Coil on 7 shows, while Dommin will perform for all shows on the tour.

Lacuna Coil are touring in support of their new album “Shallow Life" on the following dates:

29.01.2010 (IRL) Dublin - The Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
31.01.2010 (UK) Manchester - The Manchester Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
01.02.2010 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
02.02.2010 (UK) Glasgow - The ABC (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
04.02.2010 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
05.02.2010 (UK) London - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
07.02.2010 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
08.02.2010 (F) Paris – Bataclan (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
09.02.2010 (B) Borgerhout - Trix Hall
11.02.2010 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12.02.2010 (SE) Gothenburg - Brewhouse
13.02.2010 (N) Oslo - John Dee
15.02.2010 (SF) Helsinki - Nosturi
17.02.2010 (SE) Stockholm - Gota Kallare
18.02.2010 (SE) Malmö - KB
20.02.2010 (D) Berlin - Columbia Club
21.02.2010 (D) Hamburg - Knust
22.02.2010 (D) Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.02.2010 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik
25.02.2010 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
26.02.2010 (D) Munich - Backstage Halle
28.02.2010 (A) Vienna - Arena
01.03.2010 (CH) Zuerich - Dynamo
02.03.2010 (I) Milan - Alcatraz
04.03.2010 (I) Bologna - Estragon
05.03.2010 (I) Rome - Atlantico
06.03.2010 (I) Treviso - New Age

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Lacuna Coil Seeking Italian Fans For Video Shoot

Lacuna Coil have announced they are seeking fans located in Italy to appear in an upcoming music video. Italian fans can contact the band for further information at lacunacoil@red-rum.it.

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Lacuna Coil Singer Responds to PETA Ad Critics

Last week, MetalSucks' Axl Rosenberg commented on Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia's fully-clothed PETA ad.

Cristina Scabbia posted the following response on her Facebook page:

"AWESOME! Someone criticized the new Peta add with me... just cause I'm wearing TOO MANY clothes ON in it!!!! I feel absolutely comfortable with my sexuality and body, but for a serious topic do I really need to show my skin 'just cause'? I don't think so. I created a new trendy,though: usually people throw shit and criticize about the opposite! Anyway,the Peta's add is about something and someone who's NOT me."

Axl then replied:

"Hi, Cristina.

"If read this site – and it would seem that you do – then you are aware that we actually have the utmost respect for you and your band. I am sorry that your God-given beauty has continued to call attention to itself. I’d suggest you go the Slipknot route to hide your face and keep the attention on your music, but I don’t want some of your less intelligent fans to worry that masks can be sexually transmitted.

"Anyways, to help you cope with this incredible burden, I suggest you familiarize yourself with this. If you need anything else, you know how to reach me."

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Lacuna Coil Announces Acoustic Performance

Lacuna Coil has announced they will be performing a live acoustic performance at Criminal Records in Atlanta. The acoustic show will take place on Saturday, November 7th at 3 PM.

Lacuna Coil's complete list of tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cristina Scabbia Announces Radio Show

United Stations Radio Networks nationally syndicated programs hardDrive and hardDrive XL have announced a new weekly program called "Ask Cristina." The segment will be hosted by Lacuna Coil co-singer Cristina Scabbia. On-air, Scabbia will offer advice in response to questions presented by listeners wherein they share their most intimate and personal questions about life and love. The feature will debut on hardDrive over the week-end of October 24th and is a Friday night feature on the nightly hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus.

Listeners can call the hardDrive Radio hotline 877MUSIC11 toll-free to leave a message or e-mail Cristina directly via askcristina@harddriveradio.com.

Currently, Lacuna Coil is on the hardDrive Live Tour, which features the band with headliners All That Remains, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, and special guests From Sword to Sunrise and Taking Dawn. The Italian singer Scabbia shared, “It’s with pleasure that I’m officially entering the great hardDrive family with a new program that will connect with you 100% ASK CRISTINA. I have always loved to talk and to listen to others; always felt like an auntie; willing to try to find a solution to problems or just a positive way to get out of troubles! That’s why I’ll be waiting for your phone calls and e-mails and I can’t wait to listen to what you all have to share. I’ll be supporting you guys, and I’ll be on your side…at least, most of the time. As a proper auntie, I will be completely honest with you, in good and bad.” hardDriveRadio producer Roxy Myzal added, “She has a great sense of advice for fans with all kinds of troubles in their lives. Whether it's abuse or the love-lorn, Cristina speaks to those fans in a thoughtful, hip way. And the fact that she has this great sexy Italian accent, doesn't hurt either! I am so pleased to be working with her!"

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Tonight's Headbangers Ball Line-Up Details

Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature All That Remains discussing metal songs added to the Rock Band video game and the following lineup of videos:

Confide - "Such Great Heights"
Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
Bullet for My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
Children Of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
Lacuna Coil - "Closer"
All That Remains - "Two Weeks"
Lamb of God - "Laid to Rest"

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Lacuna Coil Announces UK and Ireland Dates

While still being on the road with All That Remains in North America, LACUNA COIL announces the UK and Ireland dates for their upcoming European tour in 2010:

29.01.2010 (IRL) Dublin – The Academy
31.01.2010 (UK) Manchester – The Manchester
01.02.2010 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy
02.02.2010 (UK) Glasgow - The ABC
04.02.2010 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
05.02.2010 (UK) London - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
More dates to be announced soon!

Andrea Ferro and LACUNA COIL are excited to play Europe:
“Finally Europe!!! We are proud to announce the headliner tour in Europe, it took a while to organize it but finally everything seems to be in place. We are really happy to visit all our fans and friends and we're preparing a really special show! We will bring the "Shallow Life" songs and themes alongside some of our classic songs and some surprises. The tour will start in the UK and will spread over Europe, more details to come soon, stay tuned!”

The band recently release a digital only “I Like It” single. In order to see where people coming from completely different genres were able get the song, three unique artists were approached to remix “I Like It” for the single: More...

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