LACUNA COIL To Make ‘Exciting’ Announcement On Friday

Italian rock/metal band LACUNA COIL will reveal some “exciting news” on Friday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST via the group’s official web site.

LACUNA COIL recently entered the studio to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009’s “Shallow Life” for a fall release via Century Media Records. The group is once again working with producer Don Gilmore (PEARL JAM, LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE), this time choosing to record in its native Italy to help focus on the more personal nature of the new material.

Regarding the direction of the new material, LACUNA COIL co-vocalist Andrea Ferro stated last month, “Some stuff is . . . probably the heaviest we have ever written. But then we have some cool songs with a dark, ‘old-school’ vibe, and then some other rocking songs which are a bit more modern and anthemic sounding.” Female singer Cristina Scabbia added, “I just want you all to listen to it ’cause I think the old fans will be pleased as well as the new one fans. The collection of songs is the perfect balance between an older and a newer style of rock metal — with a heavy punch and melancholic shadows.”

Once LACUNA COIL completes the recording sessions for the new album, the band will spend the summer performing at a select number of European festivals, including Greenfield, Graspop Metal Meeting and Sonisphere in Spain.