Published Feb 18, 2009Looking to up the quotient of Italian gothic metal in your life? It's your lucky day because Lacuna Coil have just announced that their latest effort, Shallow Life, will hit North American shores April 21. Thank all that is bleak and unholy because it seems like forever since we've heard singer Cristina Scabbia's velvety voice doing something new. Maybe that's because last effort Karmacode came out way back in 2006.
Stepping up their recorded presence, Lacuna Coil utilized the ears and talents of renowned producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte) to nail down their fifth album's eight tracks. Committed to tape at the legendary NRG Studios in Los Angeles, Lacuna Coil are another notch on the studio's bedpost that also boasts the likes of Foo Fighters, the Used, Slayer, Papa Roach and more. Maybe some of that multi-mega-unit-shifting luck will rub off on Shallow Life.
Knowing fans are salivating, wondering what the band have concocted, Scabbia says this about the album, "[It's] a natural metamorphosis from within the band; we explored different musical territories while maintaining our style. A mix of old and new, fast and slow... light and dark. The album production is incredibly powerful and has a beautiful purity to it. Hopefully listeners will feel the same sort of connection that we have to these songs. It would be great to think that we have produced songs that will make anybody either think, smile or cry. Shallow Life has forced us to challenge ourselves. It represents the way we see ourselves in the days we live in through truth, love and lies."
Naturally, a major North American tour is in the works and it looks as though it will begin as part of the Music As A Weapon IV tour alongside Disturbed, Killswitch Engage and Chimaira.