Mick Burgess of Metal Express Radio conducted an interview with singer Cristina Scabbia of the Italian rock/metal band LACUNA COILon November 7, 2011 at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
LACUNA COIL‘s new album, “Dark Adrenaline”, will be released on January 24 via Century Media Records.
“Dark Adrenaline” track listing:
01. Trip The Darkness
02. Against You
03. Kill The Light
04. Give Me Something More
06. End Of Time
07. I Don’t Believe In Tomorrow
09. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
12. My Spirit
In a new interview with Revolver magazine, Cristina Scabbia stated about “Dark Adrenaline”, “I really feel that it is really, really a good album with good songs. I think that it totally captures the essence of LACUNA COIL because it’s definitely a mixture of our roots and something completely new. We never repeated ourself with any album, but this one, it’s a perfect balance between the old stuff and the new. And the new stuff, it’s more obscure than the usual. It’s definitely heavier — the sound is way heavier than we did before. A lot of people will be surprised. I think so. . . I believe that, you know, it’s something that they don’t really expect from us. They probably expect us to go, I don’t know, more melodic and mellow and actually this is not the direction we are taking. [Laughs] We’re kind of getting heavier while everybody else is getting mellower. [Laughs]”
When asked if she and her bandmates specific aims when they went into the studio, Cristina said, “No, not really, because I think that when you are writing songs, it’s not about what you want to achieve. You just go with the flow and you just like what you hear. And if you like something, you just, like, work on it. I don’t think it would make sense for us just to think about a song or like, Oh, the album is going to sound like that. That wouldn’t be honest and that wouldn’t be hard, you know? Of course, you kind of know what you want to do, just because you know that’s your taste, but you don’t really know what’s gonna be the final result. You just, you know, put down layers and layers and layers and layers, and then you just hear the result at the very end. Actually, after the mixing you’re just like, Oh, wow! [Laughs] It’s hard to see things, you know. You just kind of draw the image of what you think it’s gonna be, but you don’t really know what’s gonna be in the end.”