Lacuna Coil Premiere “Veneficium” Live Video

Lacuna Coil have premiered a new live video for their song “Veneficium.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live release “Live From The Apocalypse,” which will be available on June 25. That effort will feature the band’s September 11, 2020 livestream show in which they performed “Black Anima” in full at the Alcatraz Club in Milan, Italy. Cristina Scabbia commented:

“‘Veneficium’ is the painful and fierce scream that rises from the darkness. Another day has born and has new hope in it, the poison inside has been defeated and a new refreshed and healed life can start again.”

Apocalyptica & Lacuna Coil Postpone North American Tour To 2022

Apocalyptica and Lacuna Coil have postponed their North American tour once again. The trek is now set for 2022.

Tour Dates:

04/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/08 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
04/10 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/11 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
04/12 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/14 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/15 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
04/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
04/17 San Francisco, CA – The Regency
04/18 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/19 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/20 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/21 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/23 Edmonton, AB – Midway
04/24 Calgary, AB – The Palace
04/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/27 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
04/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
04/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
04/30 Albany, NY – Empire Live
05/01 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
05/02 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/03 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
05/04 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
05/05 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre 4

Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Lacuna Coil

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Lacuna Coil for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. As part of the collaboration, Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia will be appearing in the game as a character called “The Shadow Sorceress.”

A press release offered more details:

“Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce another in-game collaboration, this time with Italian metal band Lacuna Coil.

Following the sensational debut band collaboration in April with Amon Amarth, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has now teamed up with another metal band, Lacuna Coil, that has shared festival stages with them on numerous occasions since their formation in 1994, to create a new limited time in-game event and character.

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast wanted a character that would fit perfectly into a story with Mystic Eddie, a fully-fledged seer that can control his visions (based on Maiden’s classic track “The Clairvoyant” from their legendary ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’ album). The result of this collaboration is a dungeon entitled ‘The Search for the Black Anima’ & The Shadow Sorceress, a character influenced by Lacuna Coil’s interest in the creative force that comes from the ‘shadow side’ and featured in their 2019 album, ‘Black Anima‘.

The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey to find a malevolent entity who has become a harbinger of other evil creatures. It’s within these forsaken lands that Iron Maiden’s famous mascot Eddie and his eternal confidant and guide, the wise and ancient Alchemist encounter the Shadow Sorceress, a mysterious wielder of dark arcane power. She has been drawn to the area, with a keen interest in what she calls the “Black Anima”. With the help of Eddie and the Alchemist, their goals are seemingly in line as they battle their way through waves of monsters.

Meet the Shadow Sorceress in ‘The Search for the Black Anima’ on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 5pm PT in ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game.

Explaining the series of collaborations, band manager Rod Smallwood explains:

“Legacy of the Beast was built on a foundation of Iron Maiden songs, art and history, but has also always been about introducing and developing creative ideas that extended beyond Maiden and, just as we’ve always invited bands out to tour with us, we are delighted to invite some friends to become part of our game and to provide another dimension to the fun, dexterity and excitement of it.”

In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, metal and RPG gaming fans take on the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie who travels through time, across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden‘s rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.

Vocalist and one of the founding members of Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil, Andrea Ferro says,

“A Lacuna Coil inspired character will be featured in the “Iron Maiden” video game “Legacy of The Beast”… whaaat? Yeah, I’m that excited about this collaboration! Come on, “Maiden” man! I remember me and Maki blasting “Powerslave”, “Seventh Son” and all the other classics as young skateboarding kids getting into playing music. Heavy Metal, monsters and video games, that’s half my lifestyle right there. Horns Up!”

Lacuna Coil singer, Cristina Scabbia says,

“My first experience with Iron Maiden was about 30 years ago, I picked up Piece of Mind because I was really impressed by the cover. They sounded like nothing I had heard before then and it was instant love!” Cristina continues. “I’ve always been attracted to video games, they’re awesome as they project you into a different dimension and allow you to live a different life, even if for a short moment. I prefer games with a storyline because I like to be embraced by it, get familiar with the characters I am playing with and get involved at the maximum level.”

Players can earn the Shadow Sorceress character for FREE from June 7th – July 5th, 2021.”

Lacuna Coil Premiere “Apocalypse” Live Video

Lacuna Coil have premiered a new live video for their song “Apocalypse.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live release “Live From The Apocalypse,” which will be available on June 25. That effort will feature the band’s September 11, 2020 livestream show in which they performed “Black Anima” in full at the Alcatraz Club in Milan, Italy.

Cristina Scabbia commented:

“Looking at the sand gliding down through the hourglass… ‘Apocalypse‘ is factual and actual in today’s pandemic, though, we couldn’t foresee this when we wrote it: the separation, the solitude, the confusion, the resilience. We keep on fighting for our will to survive.”

Fellow vocalist Andrea Ferro added:

“Apocalypse is usually a huge concept involving destruction or damage and the way the world ends. In our vision, there’s no big apocalypse just endless little ones. Ignorance, complacency, selfishness alone can bring apocalypse.”

Lacuna Coil To Release New Live Album/Film “Live From The Apocalypse”

Lacuna Coil will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Live From The Apocalypse” on June 25. The effort will feature the band’s September 11, 2020 livestream show in which they performed “Black Anima” in full at the Alcatraz Club in Milan, Italy. The following formats will be available: CD+DVD digipak, gatefold 2LP+DVD and LP booklet, and digital album. A video for the first single, “Bad Things,” can be found below:

“Live From The Apocalypse” Track Listing:

01. “Anima Nera”
02. “Sword Of Anger”
03. “Save Me”
04. “Now Or Never”
05. “Reckless”
06. “Through The Flames”
07. “Apocalypse”
08. “Black Feathers”
09. “Under The Surface”
10. “The End Is All I Can See”
11. “Veneficium”
12. “Black Dried Up Heart”
13. “Bad Things”
14. “Layers Of Time”
15. “Black Anima”
16. “Save Me (Apocalypse Version)”

Andrea Ferro commented:

“On one hand, it felt awkward to play for a huge empty room. But on the other hand, it felt great to finally reconnect with our fans at home and with the people working behind the scenes. A lot of people enjoyed the show — it was definitely a one-off event loaded with a lot of emotions and feelings. ‘Live From The Apocalypse’ is an opportunity to offer a new release to our fans while the COVID-19 crisis is still a real thing, affecting them and us. The live album represents a unique moment in our career (and life) that will be forever remembered as that one time when we literally ‘rose from the Apocalypse.'”

Lacuna Coil To Release New Tabletop Game “Horns Up”

Lacuna Coil have announced that they will be releasing a new tabletop game called “Horns Up.” Pre-orders will launch later this month via Kickstarter. The band commented:

“Introducing: HORNS UP, the Lacuna Coil official card game 🤘 Game takes place at a Lacuna Coil Show (remember those??), your goal is to be the first to reach the stage. Presales start on March 26th. Early birds get a discount, plus EXCLUSIVE limited edition gadgets. Shipping WORLDWIDE this fall!”

Lacuna Coil Stood In Silence During Recent Livestream To Raise Awareness For Struggling Venues Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Lacuna Coil were among the artists who took part in the recent ”L’Ultimoe Concerto?” livestream and many fans tuned in thinking they were about to see a live show. However, the band ended up just standing there in silence in an effort to raise awareness for venues in Italy, which, like many venues around the world, have continued to struggle amid the pandemic.

Lacuna Coil commented:

“For those watching from all over the world, we’re sorry you guys didn’t get to see the show you were expecting. We just stood in silence, showing our support to the live club scene. Unfortunately, live clubs in Italy and the rest of the world have been closed for a year now, and there’s no sign of re-opening anytime soon. We believe they should get the right attention and recognition, because that is what they deserve: to be considered as cultural spaces. Hopefully, this initiative will bring their uncertain situation to everybody’s attention”

They also added:

“You were expecting to see a live show while we just stood in silence. It’s not a bad joke. This is the situation of live clubs in Italy. Places where we got to meet man of you. It is with this bitter taste in our mouths that we’re asking for your support for them. A live show with no music is not a live show. A silent live club is not a live club. Thanks for being part of this, for your support, and for being there in this very moment which will hopefully be a turning point. From now on, we just want to talk about the next live show. Thank you!”

Frontwoman Cristina Scabbia also further discussed the livestream in the below video:

Apocalyptica Postpone North American Tour With Lacuna Coil

Apocalyptica have postponed their North American tour with Lacuna Coil due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in August/September 2021. However, Lacuna Coil will no longer appear on every date.

Tour Dates:

08/16 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (no Lacuna Coil)
08/17 Orlando, FL – Plaza (no Lacuna Coil)
08/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (no Lacuna Coil)
08/21 Austin, TX – Emos (no Lacuna Coil)
08/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine (no Lacuna Coil)
08/24 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren (no Lacuna Coil)
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan
08/26 San Francisco, CA – The Regency
08/27 Portland, OR – Crystal
08/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
08/29 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
08/30 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
09/01 Edmonton, AB – Midway
09/02 Calgary, AB – The Palace
09/04 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/05 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/06 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/07 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
09/08 Boston, MA – Big Night Live (no Lacuna Coil)
09/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre (no Lacuna Coil)
09/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall (no Lacuna Coil)

Lacuna Coil Announce “Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse” Livestream Concert

Lacuna Coil have announced a “Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse” virtual concert. The show will stream live from the Alcatraz Club in Milan, Italy on September 11 and it will feature a full album performance of “Black Anima,” backstage/off-camera moments, and more. Early bird tickets will be available on tomorrow (July 22). The group commented:

“When the world changed, we were in the early stages of touring our new album, ‘Black Anima’. Months have gone by and the desire to get back up on stage and play our music for you has just grown bigger and bigger. While the pandemic won’t allow us to travel to your hometowns, it can’t stop us from coming directly into your homes. Please welcome ‘Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse’…”