Yearly Archives: 2003

Maniacs Rock Asylum show change

On December 3rd we reported that a pre-recorded show with Lacuna Coil will be heard on Chicago’s Maniac’s Rock Asylum radio. The original new article is here…

According to the website the show will now be transmitted on the 5th of January. So, if you’re in the Chicago area, set your alarm!

My thanks to Gabriel Knight for the update


Emptyspiral’s exclusive Interview with Andrea of Lacuna Coil

On December 27th I was very fortunate to interview Andrea Ferro, before Lacuna Coil’s concert at the Astoria. Armed with questions submitted by members of, I chatted with the band’s male vocalist for some time!

After furious transcribing the interview is now available and you can read it all here…

I hope you enjoy it, and THANK YOU Andrea!


Metal Hammer’s ’20 Albums You have to hear in 2004’…

Metal Hammer magazine have included the next Lacuna Coil album in their ’20 Albums you have to hear in 2004′ article in their Jan 2004 issue.

Daniel Lane, of Metal Hammer writes:
Following the huge success of America’s latest rock export Evanescence, in ’03 (who, let it not go unnoticed, ‘borrowed’ Lacuna Coil’s image and music wholesale), ’04 is sure to be the year that Lacuna Coil get the recognition they so rightly deserve. The Italian sextet have been putting in the groundwork Stateside, spending the latter half of ’03 touring with everyone who’s anyone (and Cradle Of Filth and Type 0 Negative – Ed) and the band’s debut US single , ‘Heavens A Lie’, has become something of an indie hit on US radio too.
The band are expected to return home to Italy in the summer to start writing material for the as yet untitled follow up to their ’02 album, ‘Comalies’, which is expected to hit shelves in the latter part of this year.

Well, unnecessary (and untrue?) comparisons with Evanescence aside, its good to see Lacuna Coil fame continuing to grow, and it looks like 2004 is going to be a good year for the band, and their fans!


Metal Hammer giveaway at Astoria show…

Metal Hammer (Jan 2004 issue) describes the Lacuna Coil gig on 27th at the Astoria in London as a ‘Don’t Miss!’ event and adds:
After a string of hugely successful shows in the US playing with the likes of such goth luminaries as Danzig and Type 0 Negative, Italy’s very own Lacuna Coil with return to the UK later this month for their first show since last October’s Hammer-sponsored Halloween Bash! The band will play a one-off show at Londons Astoria on December 27th and once again it’ll be a Hammer-sponsored bash with Metal-Hammer good bags for the first 50 people through the door! Support will come from Passenger, Poison Black and the mighty Moonspell. Miss it at your peril!

There will be a fan meetup at the Intrepid Fox Public beforehand. Details in our forum here…