LACUNA COIL is recording 'a very special project'
LACUNA COIL has entered the studio to begin recording “a very special project.” The Italian heavy rockers shared the news of the latest studio session in an Instagram post earlier today (Tuesday, February 22). The band uploaded a picture of the LACUNA COIL bandmembers drinking coffee at what appears to be a bar, and included the following message: “Ready for #day2 of the recording of a very special project.”
Last June, LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia told Revolver that she and her bandmates didn’t use the coronavirus downtime to work on new music. “We didn’t want to force the fact that because we were home, we had to write music,” she explained. “We always thought that to write music, you need to be inspired. And inspiration comes from the outside, comes from experiences that you have, things that you live. At least this is valid for us.
“Everything we do in a regular life, in a normal life enriches us and gives us input that we can put in our music,” she said. “And also we like to write together. So, if Marco (Coti Zelati, bass) creates the basis of the music together with the other musicians in the band, then Andrea (Ferro, vocals) and I jump in with the lyrics and vocal lines. But we do that together. We need to enter in songwriting mode. So we didn’t really like the fact that we had to write separately just because we have to put a record together because it’s quarantine. Now we are starting to collect ideas ’cause we feel a little bit happier.”
Scabbia continued: “We didn’t want anything connected to the negativity of the pandemic… That’s why I used my time to do something completely different. Because I know that what I did that it’s completely different from what I usually do will make me start again to do what I did before with passion — with the same passion. I was just afraid that if I would have used all the downtime making music when I didn’t really want to, it would have had a negative influence on me. And it would have been, like, ‘I really don’t want to do that.’ And I also wanted to prove to myself that, yeah, music is main passion. I love what I do for a living, and I hope that I can do it until the day I die. But I also wanted to show myself that I can be capable of doing something else as well.”
Last summer, LACUNA COIL released a new live album, “Live From The Apocalypse”, via Century Media. The effort was recorded at the band’s special September 2020 livestream event where LACUNA COIL performed its latest album, “Black Anima”, in its entirety.
In February 2021, LACUNA COIL took part in an initiative dubbed “L’Ultimo Concerto?” (Last Concert) to highlight the increasingly uncertain future of music venues. Instead of delivering live performances as part of a scheduled free virtual stream, each of around 130 Italian artists was filmed taking the stage at a different venue and then standing there in silence as a way of commemorating the one-year mark since the first Italian venues closed.