"Broken Crown Halo", the new studio album from Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1 via Century Media.
LACUNA COIL's last effort, "Dark Adrenaline", opened with around 20,000 units in 2012 to debut at No. 15.
The band's 2009 album, "Shallow Life", premiered with 21,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 16.
LACUNA COIL's "Karmacode" album registered a first-week tally of 34,000 copies back in April 2006 to land at No. 28. It has since sold more than 200,000 units in the U.S.
The band's 2002 album, "Comalies", has shifted more than 300,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"Broken Crown Halo" was recorded Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., BUSH, ZEBRAHEAD). The effort was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include RAMMSTEIN, SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA, DEFTONES and SHERYL CROW.
"Broken Crown Halo" is LACUNA COIL's seventh studio effort and the follow-up to "Dark Adrenaline", which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and SEVENDUST.
"Broken Crown Halo" track listing:
01. Nothing Stands In Our Way
03. Hostage To The Light
05. Die & Rise
06. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
09. I Burn In You
10. In The End I Feel Alive
11. One Cold Day
LACUNA COIL in February hit the road as a quintet as part of "The Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour" following the departures of guitarist Cris "Pizza" Migliore and drummer Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati. Marco "Maus" Biazzi handled all guitar duties on the trek while drummer Ryan Blake Folden once again sat behind the kit.
The Revolver-magazine-presented "The Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour kicked off February 20 and featured LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL and CILVER. The tour launched in Wilmington, North Carolina, and ran through March 20 in Anaheim, California.
"Broken Crown Halo" album trailer:
"Die & Rise" lyric video:
"Nothing Stands In Our Way" lyric video: