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Lacuna Coil

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Milan, Italy (1994 – present)

Lacuna Coil, formerly known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal, is a band formed in Milan, Italy in 1994. The group consists of Cristina Scabbia (vocals), Andrea Ferro (vocals and keyboards), Cristiano Migliore (guitars), Marco Biazzi (guitars), Marco Coti Zelati (bass and keyboards), and Cristiano Mozzati (drums and percussion).

In 1994 Andrea Ferro and Marco Coti Zelati formed Sleep of Right, but soon changed their name to Ethereal, and signed to Century Media at the end of 1997. Finding that the name Ethereal was already taken by a Greek band, they changed their name to Lacuna Coil, which is half Italian, half English and translates to “empty spiral”.

The members of the band have been known, musically, for composing midtempo songs consisting of guitar lines overlaid with prominent keyboard work, and contrasting dual female/male vocal harmonies to help create a melodic detached sound.

Much of the band’s recent material, however, sees a more down-tuned style, featuring a more distinct bass line and a higher mixing of the guitars within the songs. According to the band, they are and have been influenced by Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Anathema, Septic Flesh, Black Sabbath, Type O Negative, Imago Mortis, Depeche Mode, In Flames, and Amorphis amongst others. The band’s 2006 release, “Karmacode”, peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200. They have played among the world’s biggest heavy metal festivals on the main stage including Ozzfest, Bloodstock Open Air, Wacken Open Air, and played with Megadeth on their Gigantour tour in November 2007.

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  • fabricioscabbia

    Can't understand why a LC fan couldn't like Andrea. He's the metal voice of the band. If it was only Cristina they wouldn't sound heavy. Andrea does his part very well. Who doesn't like that should go listen to pop music.

    Yesterday 11:21pm Reply
  • agoniasenzafine

    PS. I told you it makes no sense to continue with this shit, didn't I? You can always find someone other to argue with, it just pisses me off.

    Yesterday 7:20pm Reply
  • agoniasenzafine

    Well, I guess we don't understand each other. Cristina is the face of the band, the leading vocalist, a really talented and a good-looking woman after all, it would be surprising if she didn't get all that love. But Andi is the grounder of the band, there would be no Lacuna at all, if it wasn't about him and Maki. Do you realise what I'm trying to tell you? There's a goddamn difference between the opinions like 'I can't really get into Andi's voice, but he tries so hard and it gets better, so I'll just shh' and 'Ferro can't fucking sing, he should be kicked out of the band, he spoiled all the songs, Lacuna would be much better without him'. You have read his interviews, right? He says he doesn't give a shit when one hates him, but it's obvious he's hurt just because nobody would fucking like being hated. To me being a fan of the BAND, not of the one only member, still means accepting each of its members. No hating at least.

    Yesterday 7:20pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    I think you don't understand what I'm talking about. The fact that less people dislikes Andi is something NATURAL on the LC world. In a example, Cristina's page on facebook has more than 364.000 likes, and Andi's hasn't even 17.000. So you're saying that only the people who liked both pages should be called hardcore LC fans 'cause they like Cris AND Andi? lololol

    18 Apr 11:49pm Reply
  • agoniasenzafine

    I said they shouldn't call themselves fans (hardcore Lacuna fans, if you want so), not that they ARE NO fans. They may be Cristina fans, Maki fans, Maus fans, call it whatever you want. And no, I won't keep my thoughts to myself unless others stop hating on Andrea. Sorry, if it sounds rude to you, but I'm still not offending anyone. Anyway, it makes no sence to discuss it. Neither you'll persuade me nor I will change your mind. And I don't really wanna start a massive fight, so just stop and I'll do the same.

    18 Apr 1:55pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    By the way, I love Andi, I just don't like judgmental people.

    18 Apr 8:51am Reply
  • guilhermecu

    I'm so tired of the annoying fans of LC whose says that other fans aren't ''real'' fans as they because they disagree on something about the band, mostly about Andrea. Keep that dumb comments to yourself instead keep saying infantile things like ''if you don't like Andrea you aren't a LC fan" .

    18 Apr 8:50am Reply
  • R_Victor

    End of Time <3

    18 Apr 4:43am Reply
  • breadysoul

    I'm not even sure what's supposed to be wrong with Andrea. Sure, I'm not going to be writing home about how he's, like, totally the greatest vocalist evar!!!, but he's not unpleasant to listen to. Not to me, at least. So I'm curious as to what specifically is wrong with him because people act like he's the worst vocalist that has ever existed. I do agree with the sentiment expressed below: Lacuna Coil wouldn't be Lacuna Coil without him.

    17 Apr 11:59pm Reply
  • spikedylacid

    I like the new album. However, it's basically Dark Adrenaline B-sides, although not bad, it's simply not all that interesting.

    17 Apr 11:48pm Reply
  • agoniasenzafine

    @ guilhermecu Sorry, what? I haven't written anything that would give you reasons to say smth like that. And even if I did, you still could just disagree instead of offending me.

    17 Apr 2:03pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    @agoniasenzafine bitch, shut the fck up

    17 Apr 7:07am Reply
  • agoniasenzafine

    other people: we love Lacuna Coil the way they are. other people: Andrea should shut up and get kicked out of the band. @ No offence, I just really don't get it how can you claim to be a Coiler after that. Andi's voice is specific and he actually has got problems with it singing live, but it doesn't make him a worse person, an awful vocalist after all. Without his parts Lacuna would be just an ordinary female fronted band and would never make me stop by. I DO love them the way they are, I DO like Andi's voice, I DO accept their new style although I miss their oldschool stuff as well, after all (even after Pizza and Criz had retired) I'm still their fan and it's not gonna change. And I'm not blaming anyone when Andrea's voice is not one's taste. Just don't say you love the band unless you don't accept all its members.

    16 Apr 8:17pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    16 Apr 12:15pm Reply
  • parampampammm

    Good new album

    15 Apr 4:25pm Reply
  • Puffnstuff

    I stopped by to say that I absolutely love Lacuna Coil. I'm not going to rank their albums because I can find something on all of them to love. I only wish that Cristina would do all of the singing and they'd just duct tape Andrea's mouth shut and turn off his mike.

    15 Apr 10:24am Reply
  • breadysoul

    Shallow Life (So shoot me. I don't despise alternative metal) > Lacuna Coil > Unleashed Memories > Karmacode > In a Reverie > Dark Adrenaline > Broken Crown Halo > Comalies > Halflife

    11 Apr 11:57am Reply
  • PatrickMLima

    Zombies <3

    10 Apr 9:44pm Reply
  • Riktenkay

    Unleashed Memories > Comalies > Half Life > Karmacode > Lacuna Coil > In a Reverie > Dark Adrenaline > Shallow Life > Broken Crown Halo

    9 Apr 11:49pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    Just one month to their concert in Curitiba/Brazil <3

    9 Apr 6:50pm Reply
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