Monthly Archives: September 2004

Marco Zelati Talks about his mad skill bass playing

In the recent ‘Bass Guitar’ September issue Marco talks about his “recipe” for the bass riffs for Comalies. “I like to say, ‘Rimando abbastanza tranquilla lineare'”says Marco, meaning he likes to keep it simple. In the past Marco broke both of his wrists in a car accident. “I don’t really like technical bass playing” he says. He’d rather just play from the heart.
He confesses on how he mainly uses keyboards, guitar, Cakewalk and Pro Tools when he’s creating, recording and writing music. “We also have songs that are more slow and melodic, on which I prefer to play with my fingers” Marco says. Marco uses DR strings with .o45 gauges and .125. He also uses Ampeg SVT II Pro with 8×10 cabinet.

(BassGuitar issue Sept-04/Orginal article by: Freddy Villano/article summery by:Alven)


Interview with Lacuna Coil on

Rock site has interviewed Lacuna Coil during the Pittsburgh leg of Ozzfest on August 28th. Mike Stingley, Knac contributing writer, who has been trying to interview the band for a while finally gets his chance and talks with Cristiano and Cristina, about touring, influences, the success of Comalies, writing the new album, and more.

You can read the full interview at the site here….

My thanks to pinkpanther666 for the information.


Lacuna Coil in Rolling Stone’s ‘Artists to Watch’ Feature

As reported previously here, Lacuna Coil are one of the ten bands in Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Artists to Watch’ feature in the October Issue.

The magazine has this to add…
WHO An Italian goth-metal band that upstaged its heavy brethren on the second stage of Ozzfest this summer.

SOUND On tracks such as “Swamped,” off the band’s new album, Comalies, Lacuna Coil sound a bit like a heavier Evanescence, with operatic vocals courtesy of raven-tressed hottie Cristina Scabbia.

METAL QUEEN You might imagine that being the sexiest woman on a tour of heavy-metal dudes was challenging, but Scabbia said her male groupies were well-behaved: “I can intimidate them, so they just ask to kiss my hand or to marry me. I get a lot of lesbians, though, and I must say they’re more aggressive than the men.”

AN ITALIAN HEADBANGER’S LIFE “A lot of people listen to metal there, but it’s still underground,” Scabbia says of her homeland. “You don’t switch on the TV and see Iron Maiden or Slayer. But I can listen to everything without prejudice – Depeche Mode, Destiny’s Child, a little bit of everything. It’s the best way to get inspiration.”

The issue should be available now, and you can find out more about the feature on the web here…

Thanks to tori for the update!


Cristina Scabbia in ”Power and Majesty: Females in Metal” Book

Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia is one of the number of female artists that appear in Marta Samitowska’s book “Power and Majesty: Females in Metal”.
Other artists include Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering), Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Simone Simons (Epica), Sarah Jezebel Deva, Liv Kristine Espenaes (ex-Theatre Of Tragedy / Leaves’ Eyes), Nienke de Jong (Autumn), Sharon den Adel (Wthin Temptaion), and the book contains “68 pages, divided into 4 chapters, where the singers tell us about their beginnings, their love for metal and music in general, and share their opinions about singing, songwriting and image.”

Information about the book can be found here, and you can order the book at the Metal Maiden online shop here…

My thanks to kazynin for the information.