LACUNA COIL: New Audio Interview With CRISTINA SCABBIA Posted Online

A new audio interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of the Italian rock/metal band LACUNA COIL conducted by Vassil Varbanov of Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock is available for download at this location (MP3, 4 MB).

LACUNA COIL's new album, "Shallow Life", has registered the following first-week chart positions:

France: #46
Germany: #52
Italy: #25
Spain: #95
Switzerland: #64
The Netherlands: #76
U.K. (Rock Albums): #2
U.K.: #42
USA: #16

"Shallow Life" sold 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

LACUNA COIL's previous CD, "Karmacode", opened with just under 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.

Commented vocalist Cristina Scabbia: "Thank you, thank you and thank you all! After its first week in the stores, 'Shallow Life' entered The Billboard 200 chart at #16 and we are absolutely thrilled. Most of all, we couldn't be happier about the fact that you (our fans) have supported us and our work, once again. It's been a beautiful journey, together we have shared the same passions for ten years and this is another goal we have reached and are celebrating together with you all out there. Thank you for being part of the LACUNA COIL family and see you all on the road soon. Rock on!"

"Shallow Life" was released in the U.S. on April 21 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in September/October at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Don Gilmore, who has previously worked with LINKIN PARK, TRAPT, AVRIL LAVIGNE, GOOD CHARLOTTE, THE VERONICAS, PEARL JAM, TRUST COMPANY and DURAN DURAN.

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