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Lacuna Coil Singer Doesn't Mind Evanescence Comparisons

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LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has told MTV.com that the band are not expecting to record any of the the songs they've written over the past 18 months until at least the end of the year. "Waiting for that to happen will just make me more excited for when we do the actual recording of the album," she said. "The new songs we have will be an evolution of 'Comalies' [2002], but not a huge change. I hate bands that are changing every album, because that's not a natural evolution. LACUNA COIL will be recognizable on the next album. This is how it has to be."

Scabbia also spoke about the endless comparisons between LACUNA COIL and EVANESCENCE — an assessment that many fans find unfair considering that LACUNA COIL has been together since 1994, four years longer than EVANESCENCE. "They're a good band and people like them, so why should I be upset [about the comparisons]?" she said. "It's funny, because in Europe we've been known for a while, so people say the opposite thing. They hear EVANESCENCE and say, 'Oh, is this the new single from LACUNA COIL?' "

Regarding LACUNA COIL's participation in this year's Ozzfest festival, Scabbia said, "It's really tough to wake up in time to play. And of course, we're not used to performing in sunlight, so we have to watch out to get sunburns, but it's good to be finished early because then you have the rest of the day free, and you can enjoy the festival."

In addition to watching many of their favorite acts perform daily, they've been able to meet some of their idols. "You'll just be hanging out backstage with the guys in SLIPKNOT, then Zakk Wylde from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will come by. Then you'll see [JUDAS PRIEST frontman] Rob Halford walking in," Scabbia said. "The whole situation is completely surreal."

"[Drummer] Bill Ward from BLACK SABBATH has become a fan, which is a real honor," she said. "We talk to him almost every day, and he's hosting a radio program that's playing our songs, which is a real honor to us."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. KMADD writes:

How can anyone compare EATINGSHEEITANDSTUFF with the great
Lacuna Coil!!!

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2. Marlon Brando writes:

Lacuna Coil f*kk*n rules!!! Evanescence sux big time. The songs of Lacuna Coil is darker and heavier than that of Evanescence. And Cristina is more beautiful than Amy. I'm not really into gothic metal, but I really like them. Cristina has such a beautiful voice I can't get off my head. She is also really hot and beautiful. Lacuna Coil lives!!!

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3. spanky writes:

uhhhh, they both suck

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4. ? writes:

And so does kum spanky!

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5. morningstar writes:

Marlon Brando is right, Cristina Scabbia is WAY better than Amy Lee.

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6. PlanetHell writes:

i like both however i don't think they are similar at all, i think they have different styles, musically and lyrically. i can undestand why a lot of people on this site dislike evanescence, they are not a metal band, but I still like them

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7. Marlon Brando writes:

But Lacuna Coil is still better, right?

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8. PlanetHell writes:

yeh, lacuna coil are better

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9. Scratch My balls writes:

Amy Lee has a big dome. Cristina is straight fine.

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10. KMADD writes:

There should'nt even be any comparison. That stupid hillbilly biitch can't even sing
and there band sounds like audio adrenaline Nu-metal x-tain bullshiit!!!

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11. brad writes:

lacuna coil is pretty damn close to nu metal

they suck

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12. Andy Christ writes:

Lacuna Coil are a decent band with a great vocalist. Evanescence are a sh** band with an unconvincing vocalist, what comparison is there?

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13. Marlon Brando writes:

No they are not. They are gothic metal. Is that nu metal? I think not. The only nu metal band is Linkin park.

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