Lacuna Coil Hoping To Release New Album In 2019

It looks like Lacuna Coil may be releasing a new album in 2019. Cristina Scabbia told Metal Wani the following:

“We are starting to work on a new record, even though, I have to say, there are no songs ready at all. Because our head right now is in tour mode, and to work on the book and the DVD, it required so much time that we honestly didn’t focus properly on the songwriting. So as soon as we’ll be back home after the Euro tour that we are approaching, we will focus on the songwriting, and then the thing will be real, but so far, we didn’t really have a lot of time and, most of all, the right mindset to compose new music. We want to do it in a very serious way and in a way that we know that we can produce good stuff, but soon. We’re planning a new record for next year. Hopefully we’ll make it.”

[via Loudwire]

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Watch Footage Of Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Joining Epica Onstage In Tilburg

During Epica’s 1000th show at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands, Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia joined the band onstage for a performance of “Storm The Sorrow.” You can see footage of that below:

Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Becomes A Judge On “The Voice Of Italy”

Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia has become one of the judges on the Italian version of “The Voice.” A video of her discussing that in Italian can be seen below. She is expected to make her debut on the show tonight (March 22).

Watch Footage Of Overkill, Lacuna Coil, Armored Saint, Etc. Members Performing With Metal Allegiance In Anaheim, CA

Last night (January 25), Metal Allegiance, the metal supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi, were joined onstage by Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), and John Bush (Armored Saint) during their show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. You can see footage from that set below:

Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) Added To Metal Allegiance’s Upcoming Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance, the metal supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have announced that Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) has been added to their upcoming Anaheim, CA show. The concert will take place January 25, at the House Of Blues, and other confirmed guests include: Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax). Wednesday 13 and the Musician’s Institute-formed band Superfix will serve as support.

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Teams Up With Doro, Lacuna Coil, Amaranthe, Etc. Members For Charity Version Of “Feliz Navidad”

Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has announced that she will be releasing a Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version of “Feliz Navidad” digitally and on a limited edition 7″. It will be available on December 8, and proceeds are set to go towards the Caribbean island of Barbuda, which was hit by Hurricane Irma. earMUSIC will be doubling the amount of money raised as well. Turunen worked with following guests on this particular version: Michael Monroe, Doro Pesch, Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Marko Saaresto (Poets Of The Fall), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Simone Simons (Epica), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation).

Tarja commented:

“The tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda has been devastated by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm recorded in history to sustain over 200 km per hour winds for 24 hours. Around 90% of the nation’s structures and vehicles have been destroyed. Irma passed over Barbuda early on Wednesday, 6th of September 2017, as a Category 5 hurricane. Barbuda is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and forms part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. The island is now a near-deserted disaster zone. Almost all of its 1,500 residents were relocated to the sister island of Antigua. Critical facilities including roads and communications systems were ravaged, with the recovery effort set to take months or years.

“I have had a home in Antigua, Caribbean for quite a few years now. I have friends there, but mainly, I have seen how the locals live and how unprepared they are for this magnitude of destruction.

“I had just finished recording my winter album ‘From Spirits And Ghosts’ in Antigua before the hurricane hit the Caribbean. I was already immersed in Christmas feelings at that time and immediately it came to my mind that the people of Barbuda will have a very dark Christmas this year and in the years to come. I wanted to find a way to give them hope for a brighter future. So Christmas gave me the perfect excuse to call some dear friends and ask them to help me raise some funds for the people in Barbuda.

“We are going to donate all incomes generated from the version of ‘Feliz Navidad’ we recorded, and my record company earMUSIC will add a similar amount on top of it for the charity. When the time comes, I will personally make sure the donation is given to the right hands.

“I thank you all my friends Michael, Doro, Tony, Elize, Marko, Timo, Simone, Cristina, Joe, Floor, Hansi and Sharon from the bottom of my heart. I am very glad and honoured that you could be a part of this. Your voices will give hope and they will be heard.

“We need all of you to spread the word in order for fans and music lovers to get to know about this charity project. Is time to get together and to share our passion for this good cause. You can review the music style, production, sound or the performance of the ones involved, but this time the focus should be in a different place.

“Dear fans, I really hope that together we can make a change. If you are not used to download music or if you don’t collect vinyls, it shouldn’t stop you from helping. Do it this time for the people in Barbuda. Please share this song with all your friends and relatives and ask them to do the same.

“We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts.”

7″ Track Listing:

Side A

01. Feliz Navidad (Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version)

Side B

01. Feliz Navidad (Album Version)

Watch Footage Of Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Joining Epica Onstage In Los Angeles, CA

During their September 15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles, California, Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia joined Epica onstage for a performance of “Storm The Sorrow.” You can see footage of that below: