LACUNA COIL Singer Checks In From OZZFEST

LACUNA COIL made their much-anticipated return to the U.S. on June 29 as part of this year's Ozzfest main-stage lineup. The massive summer trek coincides with the release of the new single "Enjoy The Silence", which impacted commercial radio this week. The video for the track, completed by the directorial team Fort Awesome, who also shot the group's acclaimed "Our Truth" clip, will also make its U.S. television debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, July 15 at 10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST.

Since its release, LACUNA COIL's new album, "Karmacode", has sold over 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and spent a total of eight weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album's success can be partly contributed to the strength of its lead-off single, "Our Truth", and a stellar live performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in May. The track was added by over 75 Active Rock and Alternative Radio outlets (and played by well over 125 commercial outlets in all), becoming a Top 30 Active Rock single while spending over 2 1/2 months on the Top 40 Active Rock Radio Chart and reaching a monitored Arbitron audience of over 11 million listeners.

Andrea Ferro (vocals) checks in with the following Ozzfest report: "Ozzfest is well underway and we couldn't be more excited! To play on the main stage is a big challenge for us. The mood is really different from the second stage, and you really have to win over the audience that very often is sitting in a chair waiting to be impressed. The signing sessions at FYE and Jagermeister are always special moments to get closer to the fans that often tell us that they can't afford the seats on main stage and that they watch the show from far away on the lawn. That is true devotion, and we can never thank them enough for the support.

"Last Sunday was one of the most special days we've ever spent on tour and it will be surely the one we will never forget. On that day, our beloved Italy played France in the World Cup final. The tension was at a maximum level for us. Our bus was filled with the DRAGONFORCE guys, their crew, some of the security guys with Italian blood and our friends in UNEARTH (Italian blooded as well) all watchin' the match on satellite. When Italy won, all of us started running around in a triumph of flags and soccer jerseys. We then played our show wearing our national soccer jerseys and with flags on top of the bass speakers. It was a hell of a party. That's it for the moment and we hope to see you all soon."

LACUNA COIL's breakthrough single "Heaven's A Lie", from the acclaimed 2002 album "Comalies", is also currently featured in a summer promotional spot for CBS-TV's "Criminal Minds" program.

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