Lacuna Coil are the most notorious Italian band outside of Italy. That’s the irony of it. While the band is popular in countries like America, France, Germany, and England, in their home country they’re virtual unknowns. They began to receive some recognition the moment that Christian Goth rock band Evanescence gained notoriety in Italy, which allowed Lacuna Coil to gain more exposure both on radio and MTV.
Their new album Karmacode has been released in April, introduced by their new single, Our Truth, and a tour in the America as support to Rob Zombie. The band doesn’t offer a change in direction, and why should they when their old formula of Goth metal has worked for so many years? Dark lyrics combined with raw guitars and Cristina’s hypnotic voice makes for the ultimate psychedelic Goth experience.
How was Lacuna Coil chosen for the Ozzfest Tour?
In reality we received a call from the Ozzfest management asking us if we’d be interested in the festival. Of course we accepted.
How do you feel about that it took an American band like Evanescence to help Lacuna Coil gain attention in Italy? Is it true that you’re rivals?
In Italy there aren’t many people that are into Goth Metal. I think that a band like Evanescence made dark, gothy type music more accessible to the public than our band did, which is okay. Lacuna Coil doesn’t have a rivalry going on with Evanescence I think that both the media as well as our fans and their fans created this and played it up a bit. We’ve never met them so it would be silly to be rivals with them.
There are only a few women that are singers for Goth Metal bands, why do you think that is the case?
I don’t think that this is something that relates strictly to Goth Metal. How many female lead singers are there in other music genres? Not very many. The most influential bands of the past two years that have had a female singer are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Distillers, and Evanescence. Of course that’s already a larger sum that are found in Goth Metal where the only female singer other than myself is Tarja from Nightwish. Generally speaking though, as every other sector in the world, the music world is male-dominated. If you’re not a pretty pop princess then the music industry doesn’t know what to do with a woman.
Fierce talent and determination is what makes Lacuna Coil the best band in their category. Fall into the “coil” and let yourself be swept away by Cristina’s dark enticing voice.
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