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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Lamb of God continues the international part of the band's 2012/13 Resolution tour with seven South American shows and one show in Mexico. Support on all shows will come from Hatebreed with Lacuna Coil added to the bill in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Dates are as follows:
Saturday, March 31st - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Espaco Lux
Sunday, April 1st - Curitiba, Brazil - Curitiba Master Hall
Monday, April 2nd - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Microestadio Malvinas Argentinas
Wednesday, April 4th - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican
Friday, April 6th - Quito, Ecuador - Teatro Bolivar
Saturday, April 7th - Bogota, Colombia - Teatro Metropol
Sunday, April 8th - Caracas, Venezuela - CIEC Caracas
Tuesday, April 10th - Mexico City, Mexico - Jose Cuervo Salon
Further details on the recently announced "Resolution" tour can be found by heading over to this location.
Gigantour, the travelling festival headlined by American thrash metal legends Megadeth, will be hitting the road once again in January. Megadeth will be joined on the trek by British metal icons Motorhead, as well as Danish rock and roller Volbeat and Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil.
The initial tour dates are as follows: More...
Lacuna Coil are set to embark on an extensive "Darkness Rising" U.K. tour in support of the forthcoming LP "Dark Adrenaline" scheduled for a January 2012 release through Century Media. The band posted the following trailer for the tour:
The tour dates are as follows:
3rd Nov 2011: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
4th Nov 2011: Corporation, Sheffield
5th Nov 2011: HMV Institute, Birmingham
7th Nov 2011: Northumbria University SU (City Campus, Stage 2, Reds Bar), Newcastle Upon Tyne
8th Nov 2011: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
9th Nov 2011: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
10th Nov 2011: The Doghouse, Dundee
12th Nov 2011: Manchester Academy, Manchester
13th Nov 2011: Cardiff University SU (The Great Hall, Solus, CF10), Cardiff
14th Nov 2011: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
16th Nov 2011: Concorde 2, Brighton
17th Nov 2011: Quarterhouse, Folkestone
18th Nov 2011: Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
20th Nov 2011: Colchester
21st Nov 2011: New Roadmender, Northampton
22nd Nov 2011: ULU Live, London
23rd Nov 2011: O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford
Italian gothic band Lacuna Coil is streaming the first single "Trip The Darkness" from the band's forthcoming LP "Dark Adrenaline." The full album is expected to be released at the end of January 2012 through Century Media Records.
The band also announced the following string of dates in the U.K. with October File in support:
Nov 05 - (UK) Institute Library, Birmingham
Nov 20 - (UK) Colchester Arts Center, Colchester
Nov 22 - (UK) ULU, London,
Nov 23 - (UK) Oxford, United Kingdom
Check out the video here:
Italian gothic band Lacuna Coil posted a video update on the completion of the band's forthcoming LP "Dark Adrenaline." The full album is expected to be released at the end of January 2012 through Century Media Records. The first single "Trip The Darkness" is scheduled for release on October 9th, 2011 (UK), October 10, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and October 11, 2011 (North America).
Check out the video here:
Italian band Lacuna Coil has posted a video snippet (seen below) of the song "Trip the Darkness" from the forthcoming album "Dark Adrenaline," which is due to be released this coming January 2012.
The single is released today in Australia/NZ/Ger/Aut/Che/Nor October 9th, 2011 (UK), October 10, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and October 11, 2011 (North America) through Century Media Records.
American thrash metal legends Megadeth has announced that they will be bringing back their Gigantour touring package for early next year. Megadeth will headline the event, with British icons Motorhead also on the bill, as well as Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil and Danish rock and roll outfit Volbeat. No dates have been confirmed as of yet but it is expected to kick off in January and conclude in March.
Megadeth's new studio album, "Th1rt3en" will be released through Roadrunner Records on October 31st in Europe and November 1st in North America.
Lacuna Coil previously pushed back the release of the band's upcoming album "Dark Adrenaline." Century Media records has now announced "Dark Adrenaline" will hit North American stores on January 24th, 2012. Noisecreep.com is also reporting the album's track listing will be as follows:
1. Trip The Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
6. End of Time
7. I Don't Believe in Tomorrow
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
12. My Spirit
Read the full article at Noisecreep.
On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.
"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."
The track listing is as follows:
Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden
Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...
European fans of Lacuna Coil should mark October 17th in their calendars as this will be the date "Trip The Darkness" will be released - the first digital single off the upcoming album "Dark Adrenaline."
Lacuna Coil has also announced an upcoming Italian tour in October, which will include intimate club shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:
21.10.2011 (I) Milan - Bloom
22.10.2011 (I) Ravenna - Rock Planet Club
24.10.2011 (I) Rome - Circolo Degli Artisti
25.10.2011 (I) Naples - Duel Beat
27.10.2011 (I) Florence - Viper
28.10.2011 (I) Modena - Vox
30.10.2011 (I) Treviso - New Age Club
31.10.2011 (I) Turin - Teatro Delle Serre
Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming "Dark Adrenaline" album.
Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil has announced an extensive list of tour dates in Great Britain, which will kick off this November. The tour will be in support of the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Dark Adrenaline," which will hit the shelves early next year.
Speaking on the tour, vocalist Cristina Scabbia stated: "Lacuna Coil is back, coilers! We can FINALLY announce the new UK tour dates and I couldn't be more thrilled (it was hard to keep them a secret)! And this will also be your first chance to hear something new from our upcoming album, Dark Adrenaline! You all know how much we enjoy being surrounded by the ol' British dark love, that's why we definitely want to see you all this November! We'll give away our black hearts and velvet vibes to you. We are already excited about this tour... So be there with us, horns up in the darkness!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Lacuna Coil recently announced the band's new album will be titled "Dark Adrenaline." The group has now issued the following update about pushing back the release date for the album to early 2012:
"While Lacuna Coil are busy tying up some loose ends on their upcoming new album 'Dark Adrenaline,' Century Media Records has pushed the album back to an early 2012 release. Please stay tuned for updates that should be available soon.
"We are aware that the legions of Lacuna Coil fans are dying to hear new music. Just be patient for a little longer, we promise it'll be worth the wait!"
Additional details on the new album's specific release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available.
The release date of the upcoming 2011 Femme Metal Records compilation CD "Melody & Malice" has been set for September 26th, 2011. You can check out the artwork and track listing for the compilation below.
1. Deadlock - "Virus Jones"
2. Exoterik - "Revive"
3. Regardless Of Me - "Until I Die"
4. Kittie - "Cut Throat"
5. In This Moment - "A Star Crossed Wasteland"
6. Mongrel - "Zombies Of War"
7. hAND - "Fate Sewn On"
8. Decadence - "Vulture"
9. UnSun - "Whispers"
10. Katra - "One Wish Away"
11. Crystal Viper - "Blood Of The Heroes"
12. Winter Storm - "The Embrace"
13. The Agonist - "And Their Eulogies Sang Me To Sleep"
14. Alerion - "Turn Of Fate"
15. Sarah Jezebel Deva - "The Corruption of Mercy"
16. Jaggedy Ann - "Skin Of Your Teeth"
1. Magica - "Wait For Me"
2. Witchburn - "Bleed The Stone"
3. Edenbridge - "Higher"
4. The Mariana Hollow - "Your Halo"
5. Luna Mortis - "Ash"
6. Beneath The Stares - "Guilty Bystander"
7. Achilla - "Mirrors"
8. Amberian Dawn - "Talisman"
9. Lacuna Coil - "Spellbound"
10. Triosphere - "The Anger And The Silent Remorse"
11. Solsikk - "Relish In Nervous Delights"
12. Noctis Notus - "Scarlet Storm"
13. Arch Enemy - "I Will Live Again"
14. Further From The Truth - "Drifter"
15. Evil's Desire - "Touched By Insanity"
16. Rising Dream - "Religion For The Weak" More...
Being awoken by drunks at a festival is to be expected, being awoken by rain, was not. The second day of the Graspop Metal Meeting was considerably more dreary than the first when it came to weather, but just like the first day, there was still a fantastic lineup of metal to look forward to.
After deciding to stick around in the campsites for a little while, we headed into the main area to be greeted by the frustrating news that tonight's headliner, Ozzy Osbourne, has cancelled his performance due to laryngitis. Instead, second from top Judas Priest would be taking over the headlining position with an extended two hour set and Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero would be stepping in to fill the empty slot, bumping Whitesnake up the bill in the process.
Although we missed the first couple of bands on saturday, we arrived with plenty of time to catch the second band on the main stage, Italian gothic rockers Lacuna Coil. The band performed a solid set with material which focused mostly on their last three albums, "Comalies," "Karmacode" and "Shallow Life" and were on fine form. Although singer Cristina Scabbia receives much of the attention lavished on the band, her singing partner Andrea Ferro also deserves a huge amount of recognition, as both singers voices sounded absolutely perfect. The fans were clearly enjoying it too, otherwise they wouldn't have stayed throughout the entire set in the miserable weather, not just bearing the climate, but singing along and raising their hands too. Scabbia carried herself on stage with a real ballsy attitude, the kind that shows just how well women really can fit into rock and metal music, and was able to coax the crowd into singing as loud as they could for the Depeche Mode cover, "Enjoy The Silence." I must say there were a few songs I was hoping it would be included in the set that weren't, most notably, "Swamped," but nevertheless, they were still a captivating live spectacle and disappointed no-one.
It would then be a while before I was to catch another set in full, having only caught a few songs from Kylesa in one of the Marquees to avoid the rain and watching the first song from Greek power metal outfit Firewind before deciding it was time to eat. In any case, we made sure we were in Marquee 1 with plenty of time to spare to catch Triptykon, one of the main reasons I wanted to return to Graspop. Following their chilling, "Crucifixus" intro, the band broke into the Celtic Frost classic, "Procreation Of The Wicked." The song went down a storm but in all honesty, took some time to recognise as it has become a much slower and more doom metal laden affair than what is heard on the "Morbid Tales" album. It was truely a thrill to see Tom G. Warrior back on stage, displaying the dark intensity that has made him such a popular figure in metal music for almost three decades. He wasn't the only notable member of the band too, as Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura was able to perform with total accuracy and bassist Vanja Slajh showed everyone that she has a mesmerising stage presence too. After "Procreation..." the band busted out one of their own tracks in the form of "Eparistera Daimones" opener, "Goetia," before heading back into more familiar territory with another Celtic Frost song, this time "Circle Of The Tyrants." Warrior thanked the fans afterwards, displaying the utmost sincerity and grattitude for the warm welcome the audience had given Triptykon, before launching into another Frost staple, "Babylon Fell." Only four songs into the set and it was time for the last, in this case, Triptykon's album closer, "The Prolonging." It takes some balls to perform a twenty minute song at a festival and it takes alot of musicianship and charisma to keep the crowd interested, which is exactly what they did. "The Prolonging" is clearly a song the group are very proud of, as performing it meant that they had to cut out other brilliant songs both of their own and the Frost catalogue. Having seen Celtic Frost before, I can say that seeing Triptykon is as close as one can get but with the added bonus of their own, outstanding material. I eagerly await seeing them again. More...
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."
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...
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."
The track listing is as follows: More...
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...
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...
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.