Monthly Archives: January 2005

Cristina Scabbia Voted ‘Woman of the Year’ In Metal Hammer

Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia has been voted ‘Woman of the Year’ in the Metal Hammer 2004 Readers Poll, published in the February 2005 (#136) issue of the magazine. The Top 10 reads as follows:

1. Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
2. Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)
3. Sharon Osbourne
4. Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
5. Amy Lee (Evanescense)
6. Candace Kucsulain (Walls of Jericho)
7. Marta (Bleeding Through)
8. Sharon Van Adel (Within Temptation)
9. Liv Kristine (Cradle of Filth/Leaves Eyes)
10. Rachel Rosen (Most Precious Blood)

Lacuna Coil also came 15th in the Best Overall Band category.

The February 2005 issue of Metal Hammer Magazine is on sale today…

 

Lacuna Coil in Hit Parader Magazine

Lacuna Coil’s ‘Comalies’ appear in Hit Parader’s ‘Hit or Miss review':

“Italy’s Lacuna Coil have made quite a reputation for themselves over the last few years.They drew rave reviews for their performances at last years summer’s Ozzfest and vocalist Cristina Scabbia has drawn notice both powerful range and her striking good looks.Now with the release of their latest disc Comalies,Lacuna Coil seem prepared to take the next Big Step up the rock ladder of success. With its haunting melodies and dream like soundscapes, the music featured here is far from conventional metal fare-which is exactly why it’s so good! Utilizing basic hard rock strategies,and then twisting them inside out, has provided this Euro-metal unit with distinctly different style that promises them major rewards over the weeks and months to come. Grade A-“

(The magazine also feature a small wall size picture of Cristina from Comalies). Hit Parader Jan 2005 now on news stands.

 

Missdita’s Interview with Andrea Ferro Published

Missdita inteviewed Lacuna Coil’s male vocalist Andrea Ferro just before the band went on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 27th 2004. In the interview Andrea talks about the new Lacuna Coil album, the experience of touring throughout 2004, his favourite childhood memories, and more!

You can read the full interview here…

My thanks to Missdita for allow us to publish the interview on emptyspiral.net!

 

Kerrang! Magazine Reviews December 27th Show

The January 15th issue of UK magazine Kerrang! has reviewed the ‘Hammered At Christmas’ show on the 27th December at Hammersmith Apollo in London. They have this to say about Lacuna Coil:

“It’s exactly one year to the day since Italian Goth metallers Lacuna Coil last hit these shores, and well over two since the brilliant ‘Comalies’ was released. As such, those who attended their last two London gigs will know what to expect – seductive musical darkness, Cristina Scabbia’s incredible voice pinning jaws to the ground, male vocalist Andrea Ferro yelling “Thank you very, very much!” after every single song – but gentle, soulful acoustic renditions of quieter songs like ‘Aeon’ preclude any charges of repetitiveness or predictability.
As expected, Cristina Scabbia is a focal point – are there’s no denying it, she makes Brody Dalle look like an old boot – but it never feels like you’re watching a start with a backing band. ‘Heavens A Lie’, ‘My Wings’ and the heavy, staccato stomp of ‘Swamped’ are all top notch tunes, pretty singer or not. A fine performance, then – but some new stuff would be nice next time.”

When asked by Kerrang! how the concert was, Cristina had this to say:
“We were tired. We had only two hours sleep because we had to get up early. But it was great. We played in London the same date last year too, so it’s becoming a Christmas tradition for us!”

Overall the concert is given a ‘Great’ four ‘K’s.
Kerrang! Magazine is on sale today.