Lacuna Coil has been a steady force in the rock music scene the world over for several years. The band has garnered spots alongside the biggest names in rock playing Gigantour with Megadeth, Motorhead, and Volbeat and the list includes the recent Revolver Hottest Chicks in Rock Tour with Sick Puppies, Eyes Set To Kill and Cilver.
With some personnel changes after the retirement of Cris “Pizza” Migliore and Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati; Lacuna Coil has simply reloaded, aimed, and launched an amazing album in ‘Broken Crown Halo’ via Century Media Records. The album dropped on April 1st and has debuted at number 27 on the Billboard Top 200 and at number 9 on the Billboard Rock Chart.
"Broken Crown Halo" Track Listing:
1. Nothing Stands In Our Way
3. Hostage To The Light
5. Die & Rise
6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
9. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. One Cold Day
With the bass members of Cristina Scabbia – Vocals, Andrea Ferro – Vocals, Marco Coti Zelati – Bass, Marco 'Maus' Biazzi – Guitars; permanent replacements have yet to be announced. The band is having Ryan Folden play drums on the U.S. tour and going with one guitar player. Cristina told Blabbermouth:
"It's too early to think about replacements, and we don't even know if we want that. We might work with session musicians for a while, because even if we are serene and happy, it's hard for us, because we lost two brothers, so we don't want anyone to come into the family just like that. It would be wise, I think, just to go on with us four and then move on with friends like Ryan, who is a great drummer and very easy to get along with. And that's an important factor, because if you're going to share a tour bus with people, you have to be able to get along with them!" Cristina Scabbia on Blabbermouth Feb. 16, 2014 Article link here.
The album truly is a work of melodic metal art and it starts strong with “Nothing Stands In Our Way”. Some dark atmospheric keys are quickly joined with a growl and distorted power only to soften as Scabbia’s beautiful voice takes control. Her range and power are amazing. Her work with Andrea bringing the male baritone and growls has always been a signature of Lacuna Coil and it remains a perfect balance.
“Zombie” holds up with the best in active rock today and may be one of the albums best. An anthem style song that shows off the bands impressive talents all around and really showcases how tight the two singers are together. Although, their back and forth on the song “I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name” is as impressive as it gets as they dissect and discuss relationships gone bad.
The band has some symphonic elements and can drive home a rock ballad with grace and power as heard on “Cybersleep”, a wild ride of style and here Scabbia makes it known that she just may have the best voice in rock today.
Lacuna Coil has created a masterpiece with Broken Crown Halo and are a ‘must see’ on tour and a must own for your CD player.
The band is coming here to Syracuse on April 22nd, here are the show details.
with special guests
- Eve to Adam
The Westcott Theater
524 Westcott St. Syracuse, NY
Doors open at 6pm. All Ages Admitted.
16 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
17 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
18 - Spring Lake Park, MN - POV's (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
19 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
22 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
23 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (with Kyng, Eve To Adam and Cilver)
25 - Tampa, FL - 98RockFest (with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Fozzy)
26 - Ft. Meyers, FL - FORT ROCK (with Rob Zombie, Korn, 5FDP)
27 - Jacksonville, FL - WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE (with Korn, Rob Zombie, 5FDP)
30 - Ft. Lauderdale - Culture Room
02 - Ashville, NC - The Orange Peel
03 - Raleight, NC - Lincoln Theater
16 - Columbus, OH - ROCK ON THE RANGE
23 - Pryor, OK - ROCKLAHOMA
24 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest