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Lacuna Coil at the London Dungeon

Lacuna Coil - Black AnimaMetal Hammer and Century Media announced today that on September 6, the Lacuna Coil will be at the London Dungeon where they’ll take fans around the exhibits, then hold a Q&A session and exclusive playback of their new studio album Black Anima – more than a month before the record’s release on October 11! 

There will also be dungeon-themed cocktails on the day, with tickets going on sale this coming Friday (July 19) and all proceeds from sales will go to charity.

You can find out more information at the Metal Hammer website at www.loudersound.com/news/experience-the-terror-of-the-london-dungeon-with-lacuna-coil

We can’t wait!


New Vinyl releases of Comalies and In A Reverie

in-a-reverie-largeCentury Media are to release new limited LP vinyls of Lacuna Coil’s albums ‘Comalies’ and ‘In A Reverie’ on the 23rd August 2019.  

‘Comalies’ will be available in Black, Yellow, and Clear editions.  In A Reverie will be available in Black, Lilac, and transparent Blue editions. All LPs will also contain a CD version of the album.

You can pre-order the vinyls at the Century Media website here


Lacuna Coil Fan Collection at 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal Exhibition

Home-of-Metal-imageThe New Art Gallery in Walsall has a new exhibition by artist Alan Kane called ‘4 Bed Detached Home of Metal’ which combines metal culture and contemporary art.  Part of the exhibition includes the re-creation of Lacuna Coil fan David Jolley’s study, highlighting his collection of ‘Monsters of Rock’ memorabilia and Lacuna Coil.

Emptyspiral were invited to visit the exhibition and I caught up with David to ask him all about it:

Matt:  Hi David, this is amazing!  Tell me how this all came together?

David: It started with a Facebook post by ‘Home of Metal’, asking fans to submit their collections – interesting set ups at home, and how they display their collections.  My daughter suggested that I submit something, knowing what my collection is like! I gathered together all my Lacuna Coil stuff in the corner of the room – which surprised me with just how much I’ve got! I don’t think it has ever been out all at the same time. I put it all out and replied to the post and the artist contacted me and said that looks exactly like the kind of thing we’re looking for. I have a dedicated room for all this, which not many people do, and he asked if we could come around and have a look. Someone from the gallery came over, had a good look around, and loved everything in here – particularly I think, the scrapbooks. I’ve been keeping scrapbooks since the 1990s; they have magazine clippings, but also tickets, set-lists etc. 

Matt: It’s absolutely stunning! A great reminder of just how many things there are to collect for Lacuna Coil fans. I’m sure that there are many more T-shirts you have as ask.

David: Absolutely! I’ve worn through countless T-shirts over the years.  Perhaps I should look back through my photo albums and look at a ‘timeline’ of Lacuna Coil T-Shirts.

Matt: When did this all start for you?

David: I started following Lacuna Coil in 2001 when I got Unleashed Memories, and got plenty of T-shirts, the first release Comalies box set, Heavens A Lie single etc. as they were released. I became a proper “die-hard” in 2005 when they did the first full UK tour and from then on I’ve tried my best to get pretty much anything and everything, and see them as many times as possible.

Matt: That’s brilliant! A super-fan! So the exhibition is on for 10 weeks starting from tomorrow (22nd June) and it’s fascinating to see various aspects of metal…

David:  Yes,  it’s all part of the 50 years of heavy metal with the flagship being the Black Sabbath exhibition at the Birmingham Art Museum. The installation here is the re-creation of fans’ bedrooms and sculptures representing the ‘home’ of metal; there are things like a three-piece suite made of rock and metal – it’s all about the integration. So over the summer there are lots of exhibitions and lots to see.

Matt: It’s great to see the metal genre getting some attention – it feels like it’s reached a level of social acceptance.

David: Certainly is, 50 years is a long time and it’s so much more every day. It’s now spread across generations.

Matt: Totally agree.  Metal is also one of the most diverse genres of music..

David: Yeah, there’s a lot of blurring of edges.  You can dip into some many themes and styles!

Matt: There’s a form of metal music for everyone..

David: And there’s Lacuna Coil music for everybody!

Matt: True! Do you have any favourite things in the collection?

David: My favourite thing is not a physical item, it’s the memory of designing the Lego mini sets for the band and giving them out at the 1.19 show meet n’ greet, and Cristina’s reaction especially. Best moment ever…actually, one of my favourite physical items is a Karmacode era carrier bag! I love that!

Matt: I love the lego 1.19 Show stage you’ve created! So what happens after 10 weeks?  You’ve got to get this all home…

David: Haha! Yeah, I haven’t thought that far ahead. I don’t want to think about that! Packing it up was a very big task. That took a few days and a very big truck! We had one day here, in the gallery, installing just the furniture and then another day stocking the shelves. The staff here have been great and I’ve had a lot of help.  They have been good with supplying packing boxes and materials, transport and staff to make sure i’m not doing it alone.

Matt: Did you take photos at home to remind yourself where everything goes?

David: Oh yeah! I had to document everything very carefully. As for getting it back? I’ll worry about that in 10 weeks. I’m just going to enjoy it for the moment.

Matt:  Are you going to be here, in your ‘room’ to meet people?! A cup of coffee…?

David: It would great to arrange a meet and greet (with fellow coilers), but I certainly won’t be here for the whole 10 weeks. I’d need to bring my work desk in!

Matt:  Haha! Well thank you David for this amazing collection!


The ‘4 Bed Detached Home of Metal’ exhibition being held at The New Art Gallery in Walsall from 22nd June to 1st September 2019 and admission is free! You can find out more about it at the official website here and the ‘Home of Metal Black Sabbath Exhibition’ here.


Metal Hammer / Confessions of Cristina Scabbia

mh-cristinaFurther to our news post last year, the article in Metal Hammer magazine ‘Confessions of Cristina Scabbia’ is now available online.  

In the interview Cristina talks about the highs and lows of touring, as well as some of the more surreal moments of being in Lacuna Coil for the last twenty years.  

You can read the whole article at www.loudersound.com/features/the-confessions-of-cristina-scabbia


Lacuna Coil release Blood Tears Dust clip from ‘The 119 Show – Live in London’

LacunaCoil_The119Show-LiveInLondon_BlurayDigipakCentury Media have released the following announcement today:

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show – Live In London” which is scheduled for release November 9th, 2018.

LACUNA COIL just released a first song and clip from the show, “Blood, Tears, Dust (The 119 Show – Live In London)” which you can check out here:

They previously launched the following trailer for the release:

Fans can look forward not only to a very special live performance that was accompanied by the UK circus group Incandescence, but also to a career spanning set including LACUNA COIL songs never played live before.

“The 119 Show – Live In London” is available in the following formats: 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/2CD, Digital Album.

First preorders are already up: https://lacunacoil.lnk.to/The119Show

Very few tickets are left for a special screening of “The 119 Show – Live In London”: LACUNA COIL are offering the chance for fans to share the magic once again, this time on the big screen. On October 23, Everyman Cinema presents an exclusive showing at ‘Screen on the Green’, Islington, London with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro taking part in a live Q&A. The event is sponsored by Italian beermakers, Birra Moretti. Tickets are available here: https://www.everymancinema.com/screen-on-the-green/film-info/lacuna-coil-the-119-show-band-qa

After the release the band will head out for a European tour to support the release of “The 119 Show -Live In London”.

31.10.18 (IT) Lucca – Lucca Comics & Games 2018

02.11.18 (DE) Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise

03.11.18 (BE) Bruges – Entrepot

04.11.18 (NL) Leiden – Gebr. De Nobel
06.11.18 (CH) Pratteln – Z7

08.11.18 (DE) Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik

09.11.18 (DE) Weinheim – Café Central

10.11.18 (DE) Cologne – Club Volta

11.11.18 (DE) Dresden – Scheune

13.11.18 (DE) Munich – Strom

14.11.18 (DE) Nürnberg – Hirsch

15.11.18 (IT) Milan – Santeria



Early 2018 also saw Cristina Scabbia take on the prominent role of a coach for The Voice Of Italy on prime-time Italian national TV. LACUNA COIL were recently awarded the fan voted “Best Live Band” award at the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden Gods in London, UK. Additionally they were announced for a very important career recognition award for their 20 years together as a band from MEI which is the annual meeting of the Independent labels in Italy.