Lacuna Coil have started recording the follow up to their highly successful 2009 ÒShallow LifeÓ album which spawned the hit singles ÒSpellboundÓ and ÒI WonÕt Tell YouÓ. The band are once again working with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine), this time choosing to record in their native Italy to help focus on the more personal nature of the new material.
ÒThis time around music has been our refuge from some of the darkest days of our life and that’s why the new songs have such a variety of feelings… some stuff is pretty angry, probably the heaviest we’ve ever written, some other songs are intense, loaded with velvet dark emotions and there’s even a little space for some light at the end of the tunnelÓ, says Lacuna Coil co-vocalist Andrea Ferro. ÒPeople are askin’ me if we’re going back to our roots or if we’re taking another step forward in a new direction… well to be honest I just feel that this is 100% a LACUNA COIL record and that is what really matters to me. I just love the songs and we felt a big wave of inspiration. The energy with Don in the studio is sky-high and we’re ready to kick some ass.Ó
ÒCollectively, we did so much in between ÔShallow lifeÕ and this one. We have lots of different experiences between us,Ó continues co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia. ÒWe’ve been loved and hurt, we grew up, we shrunk inside a little keeping ourselves together and our roots watered and are alive. I still can’t believe that the energy in between us is getting better and better, but I guess that’s what being a real family means.Ó
The as-of-yet untitled album is roughly scheduled for a release in the fall of 2011 on Century Media Records.
Starting this week, the band will be answering weekly fan submitted questions about the new album here at EmptySpiral.net!
Once Lacuna Coil completes the sessions for the new album, they will spend the summer performing at a select handful of European summer festivals, including Greenfield, Graspop and Sonisphere Spain.
ÒSummer means amazing energy from a lot of sweaty kids in front of a stage headbanging and jumping with us!Ó says Cristina. Ò I CAN’T wait to be up there again with LACUNA COIL. You better be there because we are ABSOLUTELY ready to rock you all!Ó
You can check out all the upcoming live dates in our Tours Section.