TARTAREAN DESIRE WEBZINE
This interview with Lacuna Coil was done through e-mail in January 2001.
Could you please give us a summary of the history of Lacuna Coil
so far, members, releases etc.?
We produced a promo tape with 2 songs in september 97, we send it
to some labels around Europe and we get the contract purpose from
Century media and Nuclear Blast. We signed the deal with Century media at the
end of the same year. The first EP "Lacuna coil" came out as an EP, and
this is due to the decision to take away the old 2 songs from the demo tapebecause they didn't fit with the rest of the album. After some
tours with Moonspell, The Gathering and some summer festivals as Gods of
Metal and Wacken, we produced the first full lenght "in a Reverie", that
permit us to be absolutely shure about our real possibilities, as a matter
of fact we did other important tours with Skyclad, Grip inc, Lacrimosa, Samael and, the biggest event we played in, the Dynamo festival with
more than 20.000 peaple going crazy in front of us. Then we released
another EP that was supposed to be just a single CD with the only italian song "Senzafine", but then we realized that we wanted to give more at the
same price so "HalfLife cames out as an EP. After that and other live experiences,we hardly worked on the production of the last album
"Unleshed memories", the most intense and melancholic of our short and fast
You will soon be releasing your third full-length album called "Unleashed Memories". Please tell us a little about it and if it will be any different
from your previous achievements?
Second full lenght....:-)) In this LP we tried to mix modern with
classic style. It' s always in Lacuna Coil style but is a step ahead
something more mature. This time we learned to do our job in a more
professional way 'coz we worked really closed to Waldemar in the
choosing our own sound and cooperating more with him. [EDITOR'S NOTE: I actually knew it was their second full-length but sometimes you make mistakes...]
Due to the success you have had before with all of your releases
was a lot of pressure on you for this one I suppose, has this
in any way?
Not at all, we love to talk to people; the point we want to reach
make our music to be known as much as possible, and this gonna happen
thanx to the press. It's not a pressure, it's a pleasure.
If you mean pressure from our label, this is a part of our job and we
better when we're under pressure.
How has it been working with the famous producer Waldemar Sorychta
Better than usual this time, 'coz we had the opportunity to
with him in a complete way.
There are a lot of female fronted bands in the metal world today
example the whole Norwegian scene and other bands like Within
What makes Lacuna Coil unique and different to the rest?
The fact that we have two voices and that Cristina sings in a
way...and the music is also different!
What kind of music do you listen to? Do you have any favorite
We all listen to different kind of music, from metal to pop...the
is that we like good music.
You have been touring a lot, how do you like that? What are your
worst touring memories?
For being an upcoming band, we really toured a lot and fortunately
the tours we did were all good and really funny. The best memories so
were the last gig with Grip Inc. at the Dynamo Open Air Festival, and
days ago the gigs in Mexico City and Guadalajara; The worst things
to some accidents happened to Marco's ribb and knee, to Andy's
...and then the orrible smell on the Grip's bus!!!
What do you think of your label Century Media so far?
We are in a great relationship with CM, they are doing a lot for
most of all in this last period.
I can think of a few other female fronted bands from Italy - Opera
Power Symphony. It is not really the same style as yours but do you
them? Are there any new bands from Italy worth mentioning?
We know pretty well Power Symphony but we don't know Opera IX
personally; there are many italian bands with female vocals to be
mentioned, like Ophidian (really good band), Moon of Steel, Dakrua.
Can you make a living on your music or do you have regular jobs
and, in that case, what do you do?
Not yet, and we can't have regular jobs due to the fact that we're
always on the road. Everyone of us have part-time jobs like working
pubs or doing backliners...
Does the band members have some sort of musical education or are
Most of the members have studied music in schools or have taken
lessons except Cristina; she never took lessons and that fact is
reason why she's got her own style.
What do you think of the Internet as a way of promoting music? I
sort of been waiting for your website to come up again...
Internet is the most modern and used media and its popularity will
always grow, for that reason it's a really good way for
for our website you don't have to wait that much cause we are working
it ( www.lacunacoil.it )!
What do you think of the future of metal music?
It's growing and that's the most important thing; in our opinion
will be more mixing between all styles. This means that many bands
not be classified as we are.
Any final words you would like the world to put their eyes on?
Links of interest:
Lacuna Coil website