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Shallow Life First Week Sales

Shallow Life CoverLacuna Coil’s latest album “Shallow Life”, which was released on the 21st of April, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

France: #46
Germany: #52
Italy: #25
Spain: #95
Switzerland: #64
The Netherlands: #76
U.K. (Rock Albums): #2
U.K.: #42
USA (Billboard): #16

Additionally the album sold 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The bands previous album, ‘Karmacode’ opened with just under 34,000 copies back in April 2006 to land at No. 28 of the US Billboard Chart. It has since sold more than 200,000 units in the U.S.

 

‘Shallow Life’ Debuts Billboard Album Chart at Number 16!

Lacuna Coil’s latest album ‘Shallow Life’ has entered the Billboard album charts at number 16, selling 21,000 copies in it’s first week of release.

This is the highest position for a Lacuna Coil album; the bands last album ‘Karmacode’ entered at number 28 back in 2006.

Century Media have announced: ItalyÕs greatest musical export, LACUNA COIL, have returned with the massively anticipated, new full-length release, Shallow Life, and have undoubtedly proven that they are one of hard rockÕs most revered artists as the album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This impressive position marks the bandÕs highest Billboard chart entry, as well as the highest Billboard debut in the history of Century Media Records. The disc also scored impressive chart entries across the world, most notably at #2 on the UK rock charts. The new effort was recorded with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) at the famed NRG Studios in Los Angeles.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals) comments: ÒThank you, thank you and thank you all! After its first week in the stores, Shallow Life entered The Billboard 200 chart at #16 and we are absolutely thrilled. Most of all, we couldn’t be happier about the fact that you (Our Fans) have supported us and our work, once again. It’s been a beautiful journey, together we have shared the same passions for 10 years and this is another goal we have reached and are celebrating together with you all out there. Thank you for being part of the LACUNA COIL family and see you all on the road soon. Rock on!Ó

 

‘Shallow Life’ Enters UK Charts at Number 23

Shallow Life CoverCentury Media have announced today:
Century Media UK are pleased to be able to announce that Lacuna Coils’ highly anticipated new album ‘Shallow Life’, released yesterday, has debuted at number 23 in the UK album charts.

‘Spellbound’ is the first single to be taken from ‘Shallow Life’, the video filmed in Dolce & Gabbana’s restaurant Gold in Milan can be viewed at the band’s myspace.

Currently touring the US on the huge Music As A Weapon tour alongside Disturbed and Killswitch Engage the band will be back in the UK to play at this years Download Festival on Friday 12th June.

 

Shallow Life Review by Matt

Shallow Life CoverI am one of the lucky few that has had the opportunity to listen to Lacuna Coil’s forthcoming album ‘Shallow Life’. The album, which is released on the 20th April, sees the band continue on their journey to challenge music genres with a new level of diversity.

You can read my review of Shallow Life in our Reviews Section.

Remember, if you can’t wait to hear the album yourself, Lacuna Coil are previewing the whole album through their Official Myspace from Thursday 9th April for one week!

 

Shallowlife Review by Jason

Shallow Life CoverEmptyspiral Community member Jason has reviewed Lacuna Coil’s forthcoming album Shallowlife.
In his review, Jason takes us through each of the songs on the album. He concludes with:

Shallow Life is a glorious departure from previous Lacuna Coil albums and should be a huge hit. Whether you are a fan of metal, goth or rock there is something for everyone on the album. The band shows that they can play a diverse selection of music and still keep their roots intact. With the changes come the fact that for the first time the band doesn’t play an Italian lyric song for a studio album. Instead they rise to a groundbreaking new level in which genres are twisted and labels don’t exist. After many years of working hard at concerts for their fans, Lacuna Coil are now on the brink of breaking out and having crossover success in the mainstream. They are back and stronger than ever.

You can read the whole review here…