Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL will return to the road to introduce North America to their new album, "Broken Crown Halo", as part of the Revolver Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, North Carolina, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, California. Visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.
Comments LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia: "The 'hottest chick in metal' thing has been created some years ago from the U.S. magazine Revolver and that's where the name of the upcoming tour is coming from.
"The magazine has been so grace me with the first cover ever with a female artist and I am very grateful for this.
"I don't consider myself 'hot.'
"I have my up and downs and surely don't look at myself in the mirror contemplating the (non-existing) 'perfection.'
"That said, when I see polls or even 'contests' in between people (fans of different bands) about 'which one is the hottest chick in metal or rock,' I feel glad to be included but I also...kinda feel like puking a bit.
"How can you say a person is 'hot' or not? Based on (the generic idea of) beauty?
"'Hot,' at least in my world and referred to a person, means someone who can be good looking (according to my personal taste so it doesn't have to be universal) that has an interesting personality as well.
"In my life, I met super-good-looking guys that were as interesting and hot as a clam shell, therefore the 'hot factor' was not there at all, not even a chance.
"So the question (and I wait for your answers to see what you guys think of it, I am very interested) is: how can you know someone's personality if you don't personally know this person and say this human being is hot?
"Can really a static picture only make you think a person is 'hot'?"
"Broken Crown Halo" will be released in North America on April 1 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., BUSH, ZEBRAHEAD). The effort was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include RAMMSTEIN, SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA, DEFTONES and SHERYL CROW.
"Broken Crown Halo" is LACUNA COIL's seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to "Dark Adrenaline", which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and SEVENDUST after debuting at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 album chart.
Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered the studio with producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) to begin recording their new album for an early 2014 release via Century Media Records.
After the first days of recording, the band is already happy with the magic happening in the studio.
Cristina Scabbia (vocals): "I am so excited to work on new stuff…
"I am sure a lot of people will be mesmerized by the cinematic vibe of the new album that's underway.
"I'm very happy to have the chance to work with Jay. Not only is he a pro in what he does, but I am just loving the fact we are going to experiment with new sounds and are getting a different point of view about our art. We're swamped with the music already...
'LACUNA COIL is back, baby!!!”
British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST celebrated their 25th anniversary with a very special show at the Metal Hammer Golden Godsawards, which was held last night (Monday, June 17) at London's esteemed Indigo2 venue (headlined by the other British legends MOTÖRHEAD).
PARADISE LOST invited their friends Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL) — who sang "Say Just Words" in a duet with PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes — and Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) who joined PARADISE LOST to pay tribute to the godfathers of metal, BLACK SABBATH, for an "Into The Void" cover version.
Video footage of the "Say Just Words" performance featuring Cristina Scabbia can be seen below.
In a statement released last week, Holmes stated about the Metal Hammer Golden Gods show: "[I am] really looking forward to singing with Cristina. I think it will be a lot of fun. She has an amazing voice, and I'm looking forward to being completely overshadowed!"
British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a very special show at the Metal Hammer Golden Godsawards that will be held on June 17 at London's esteemed Indigo2 venue (headlined by the other British legends MOTÖRHEAD).
PARADISE LOST invited their friends Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL) — who will sing "Say Just Words" in a duet with PARADISE LOST frontmanNick Holmes — and Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) who will joinPARADISE LOST to pay tribute to the godfathers of metal, BLACK SABBATH, for an "Into The Void" cover version.
Says Holmes: "[I am] really looking forward to singing with Cristina. I think it will be a lot of fun. She has an amazing voice, and I'm looking forward to being completely overshadowed!"
Adds PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh: "It is the dream job of any guitarist to play for Ozzy, and Gus achieved that. I watched him atGraspop festival and he slayed the crowd. It will be awesome playing my favourite SABBATH song with Gus."
According to Soundsblog.it, LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia joined MEGADETH on stage yesterday (Saturday, June 8) during the Italian edition of the Sonisphere festival in Milan to perform the MEGADETHsong "A Tout Le Monde". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below.
MEGADETH's setlist for the show was as follows:
02. Hangar 18