Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered BRX Studio in Milan to record their new album, "Delirium", for a tentative May 2016 release via Century Media. The CD is being produced by LACUNA COIL bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini.
"Delirium" is LACUNA COIL's first album to featuring American drummer Ryan Blake Folden, who has been touring with the band since 2012.
"We entered the studio about a week ago, so we're at the very beginning," LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia told "Loudwire Nights" host Toni Gonzalez. "We're absolutely excited and I think everything will be completed before the end of February, I think. And the album should be out at the end of May. It's called 'Delirium' and there's tons of reasons for it."
She continued: "It's been a crazy couple of years for different reasons, for personal reasons and for a lot of things that we will disclose, or we will tell later."
Scabbia added: "It's heavier than the previous albums we did, which is kind of surprising, because a lot of bands are going the other way around and getting softer and more accessible."
Cristina previously said about the group's upcoming follow-up to last year's "Broken Crown Halo" album: "It's gonna be different. I mean, we have a slightly different lineup [following the recent departures of guitarist Cristiano 'Pizza' Migliore and drummer Cristiano 'CriZ' Mozzati], because we have a new drummer [Ryan Blake Folden] and we're gonna be working with one guitar only, so everything will be more straight to the point. We're gonna be using a lot more electronic arrangements — very weird… It's gonna be very mystique, dark… We're still deciding a lot of details, so it's hard to tell you exactly how it's gonna sound like, but so far, from the demos, it sounds like definitely a different phase of LACUNA COIL."
On the topic of the response from LACUNA COIL fans to the band's musical evolution over the years, co-vocalist Andrea Ferro said: "It's always different with us, because we kind of change a little bit every time, so we always get maybe some people disappointed in the first time, and then they listen to it and they like it. And some other [people], they love it right away. The people that are more open-minded, they're gonna like it, and the people that it takes a little bit more to get used to the new stuff, they don't like it in the beginning, but then they come [around]. That's the characteristic of our band; it's always been like that."
"Broken Crown Halo" sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1, 2014 via Century Media.
"Broken Crown Halo" was recorded Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., BUSH, ZEBRAHEAD).