LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia has told MTV.com that while the media seems to be fixated on her looks, she said she wants fans to focus on the COIL's music.
"You'll never see [a magazine article dedicated to] 'The Hottest Men in Metal,' because it's not that common for the metal scene to have girls up front," she said. "So it's the easiest thing to [comment on], because it's obvious I'm the different element to the band. You can take advantage of [the attention] if you're sure of your own potential, if you're sure of what the band can give. You can play with your image and the image of the band itself. But when people buy the record, they don't buy the image. They buy it for the music. So when you're sure you can put out a good album, it doesn't matter. It's just more appealing. Even if you advertise tires for a car, you see a naked woman in the ads — and that's not the point, but it's just more appealing. It's a representation of art, in a way."
LACUNA COIL recently shot a video for the second single off the "Karmacode" album, "Closer", which should start airing in late June. Neither Scabbia nor male singer Andrea Ferro would discuss the concept, other than to say it includes no performance footage and is "more like a little movie."
Read the entire interview at MTV.com.
"Karmacode" is reportedly on track to sell between 30,000 and 40,000 copies in its first week of release, which could very well put LACUNA COIL in the teens or low twenties in next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The band's 2002 album "Comalies" has sold more than 230,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A representative for the group's record label, Century Media, recently told Billboard magazine that the album has sold 500,000 units worldwide.