Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL played a short acoustic set earlier today (Saturday, April 6) at the studios of the 95.1 WIIL Rock radio station in Kenosha, Wisconsin. You can now watch video footage of the "Trip The Darkness" and "Shallow Life" performances below.
In an interview with Unsung Melody, LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia stated about "Trip The Darkness": "We like to think that life is made of good and bad moments for everyone. Like Yin and Yang. So, of course everyone is happy when something good happens, as well as you feel bad and depressed when something bad happens. I think that a balance in between the two is needed. Sometimes you have to embrace your darkest moments, because they are a part of life itself. Without the darkest moments, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the happier moments the same way. So, 'Trip The Darkness' talks about that. The fact that you have to react to adversity. Just accepting that something may go wrong in your life."
Asked about LACUNA COIL's approach to having two lead singers — Scabbia and Andrea Ferro — Cristina told Metal Sucks: "I think having two singers — one male and one female — gives you the opportunity to do something different. My voice might be more dreamy and angelic and nice, and Andrea's is more aggressive than mine. Of course, we are a man and a woman singing together. We don't sit down and think about how to share the parts. It comes out really naturally. To our ears, it's really easy to pick out what sounds better. There are parts that are better if he sings it, and the other way around, just the opposite. Sometimes I can write parts for him that he will sing, and he writes parts that I will sing on the actual final recording. We don't think too much about that. We don't want to force anyone to eat two meals at the same time. [laughs] We just treat our voices like two instruments that we can add to the composition. It doesn't really matter who sings what."
LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Dark Adrenaline", sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart.