Monthly Archives: September 2004
Century Media reports today:
LACUNA COIL has had an extremely successful 2004 as they emerged as this yearÕs Ozzfest breakthrough artist and watched their latest album, Comalies, break the 150,000 SoundScan mark in the U.S. The group consistently outsold every Ozzfest band (minus Slipknot) each week with the oldest release of any second stage act. Even mainstage acts Black Label Society, Superjoint Ritual and Dimmu Borgir weekly album sales combined were surpassed by LACUNA COILÕs weekly sales alone. All of this coupled with the commercial radio support of their latest single ÒSwampedÓ helped the album even crack the coveted Billboard Top 200 chart at #178. Comalies continues to SoundScan a steady 5,000 units per week.
LACUNA COIL was just hailed as one of the ÒTen Bands To WatchÓ by Rolling Stone magazine in their next issue, which hits newsstands on Sept. 23rd. Cristina Scabbia (vocals) also caught the attention of Stuff magazine who dedicated a two-page feature to her in their September issue. The groupÕs hit single, ÒSwampedÓ is currently featured on the Resident Evil: Apocalypse Soundtrack and the Vampire: Bloodlines videogame.
Great news for Lacuna Coil, and look out for September’s Rolling Stone Magazine on the 23rd.
In an interview on Billboard.com Lacuna Coil guitarist Cristiano Migliore, states that the band intend to take some time off, then start recording their new album in January or February so perhaps it will be released in May 2005.
When asked about recording whilst touring Cristiano adds:
“We’re more the kind of musicians that sit home by themselves and try to work on stuff separately, and then we get together and we try to see if the ideas match,” Migliore explains. “On the road there’s too much to do. You play, you have interviews, you have signing sessions, and by the time you’re done with all this, you go to bed because you’re stressed out, or you get really wasted and it’s not the right time to write.”
You can read the full interview at Billboard.com here…
My thanks to phantomlord012 for letting us know about the interview!
The video for Lacuna Coi’s ‘Swamped’ won the 12th September vote on Dig-it or Dis-it at the Yahoo Launch site. The video won with 38 percent of the votes. Other contenders included Evanescense and No Doubt.
Head over to the Yahoo Launch site here and check out ‘Past Winners’ if you want to see the video.
Thanks to Cndrla26 for letting me know about the victory!
The e-zine Fourteen G have interviewed Andrea Ferro during the Chicago leg of Ozzfest. In the interview with KarmaE, Andrea talks about touring, musical influences, drinking, and much more.
You can read the full, in-depth, interview at the Fourteen G website here…
My thanks to KarmaE for conducting the interview, and letting us know about it!