Monthly Archives: July 2004

Lacuna Coil – Billboard News and on ‘Vampire: The Masquerade Ð Bloodlines’

From Billboard Magazine:
“After 92 weeks, “Comalies”, the acclaimed third album from Italian sextet LACUNA COIL, has cracked The Billboard 200, the magazine’s weekly tally of the country’s top-selling albums.

Originally released on October 29, 2002, “Comalies” Ñ which shattered the 100,000 sales mark two weeks ago Ñ achieved its best weekly sales mark to date from July 19-25, logging 5,818 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album Ñ #194 on this week’s chart Ñ has sold more than 17,000 copies in the last month alone, and marks the first-ever Billboard 200 appearance in the history of the group’s label, the Los Angeles-based independent Century Media Records.

In large part, “Comalies”‘ robust sales can be attributed to LACUNA COIL’s Ozzfest performances. Of all second-stage acts, the group is being outsold by only SLIPKNOT and ATREYU, both of which have released new albums within the last two months. In addition, current single “Swamped” is enjoying heavy commercial radio airplay nationwide Ñ the track is #40 on this week’s R&R Active Rock chart Ñ as well as steady video play on both MTV2 and Fuse. The song will be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming Sony Pictures film “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and featured in the forthcoming Activision video game Vampire: The Masquerade Ð Bloodlines”

That’s great news!

My thanks to Anthony3 for the information!


Lacuna Coil Falls To #3 On Music Choice

Lacuna Coil fell from their #1 spot this week on Music Choice’s Rock Chart. They were able to hold there for a solid three weeks with “Swamped” but lost out this week to Velvet Revolver, who stole the top spot from the band with “Slither”. After Velvet Revolver, we have Breaking Benjamin who are just ahead of Lacuna Coil with “So Cold”. You can see the chart for yourself at


Lacuna Coil article on Reuters

Lacuna Coil is the subject of the Reuters article “Italy’s Lacuna Coil Spices Up Hard Rock Genre” written by Dean Goodman, and published yesterday (26th July).
In the article Goodman talks with Cristina about the band’s recent success, and their cross-metal genre style, as well as their Italian origins.

You can read the original article on the Reuters website here…

My thanks to Bellz666 and David Zupko for the info!