On October 13, Heavy TV conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL in Melbourne, Australia. You can now watch the chat below.
Speaking about the heavier vocal approach on LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Delirium", Andrea said: "We took some chances, because we thought it's kind of a new chapter for us, because we have a little bit of a new lineup. We have Ryan [Folden, drums]; he plays with us for a few years now — seven, eight years. He was our drum tech even before Cristiano ['CriZ' Mozzati] resigned. And so it's the first time he actually recorded an album with us and did all the touring together. And also we have a new guitar player, Diego [Cavallotti] , we are trying on this run for the album, and so far so good. So we needed to do something a little different that stimulated us as well as the fans to listen to the band again."
Added Cristina: "Even though it's nothing that we have never done before, it's something that we did in the very, very first years of our career. And we basically evolved a little bit, so now we went back to our roots a little bit more, with the growling and with the epic sounds and with the choruses."
Cavallotti joined LACUNA COIL as a fill-in guitarist following the recent departure of Marco "Maus" Biazzi.
Biazzi left LACUNA COIL in January, explaining in a statement: "I felt I couldn't add more in this project any longer so I decided to leave my second family, LACUNA COIL, to take a different path for a new challenge in my life.
"Delirium" entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 33 with first-week sales of just over 13,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set follows the No. 27-peaking "Broken Crown Halo", which also opened with around 13,000 copies back in 2014.
"Delirium" was released on May 27 through Century Media. The CD was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. The effort was produced by LACUNA COIL bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini. Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for "Delirium", which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.