LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia spoke to Tattoo.com about the band's first-ever book, titled "Nothing Stands In Our Way", which is scheduled to be published around the world in early 2018.
"Nothing Stands In Our Way" is described as "the full twenty-year story of the Italian gothfathers as told by the band in their own words. Illustrated throughout with rare and candid photographs, memorabilia and personal artefacts, it will see founding members Scabbia, Andrea Ferro and Marco Coti Zelati sifting through the birth, growth and full flowering of the band to tell twenty years of LACUNA COIL.
Scabbia told Tattoo.com (see video below): "[The book] is another way for us to celebrate our birthday. It's gonna be telling the story of LACUNA COIL from the beginning up until now, with a lot of pictures, a lot of backstage pictures and a lot of stories that we never told before. And it's gonna [summarize] the career of LACUNA COIL. I mean, we couldn't put everything we did, because there are some things that we… [laughs] we like better to keep for ourselves, 'cause it's better this way, but there will be some really cool stuff to check out."
Scabbia also talked about LACUNA COIL's plan to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its debut by playing a very special show, dubbed "Nothing Stands In Our Way", on January 19, 2018 at London, England's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. The concert will be filmed and recorded for a release later in 2018.
Said Cristina: "Well, it's gonna be the 19th of January, and there is a reason why we picked out this gig. It's because 1/19 is recognized as 'Lacuna Coil Day,' because we have a song that's called '1.19', so the people from the fan club and the fans decided to declare it 'Lacuna Coil Day.' And we thought about making a special show in London, because, logistically, we thought it was the easiest way to reach, even for people who are not coming from Europe, our area. Usually the flights are cheaper. Like, if you come from the States, it's easier to reach London than Milano, for instance, [which] is our hometown. So we thought about London."
"Nothing Stands In Our Way" will be available around the world in two editions, the Classic and the limited-run Signature set.
Register your interest now to be sure of getting a copy, and for the chance to have your name printed in the book.
Ferro recently told the Impact metal channel that LACUNA COIL fans will have to wait at least a couple of years for the follow-up to 2016's "Delirium" album.