||"Comalies", LACUNA COIL's critically acclaimed album, has just surpassed the 200.000 U.S. SoundScan plateau. This marks the first time a Century Media artist has reached this illustrious benchmark. The accomplishment comes on the heels of the radio success of the powerful singles "Heaven's A Lie" and "Swamped" with the video-clips also exploding at numerous music TV stations worldwide. The group spent the past two years touring the US relentlessly with the likes of Anthrax, Opeth, P.O.D. and Type O Negative only to emerge as Ozzfest 2004's breakout artist after consistently outselling all other second stage acts each week while Europe was successfully toured with Sentenced and Moonspell. Led by the undeniably captivating Cristina Scabbia (vocals), the group garnered mainstream acclaim from such publications as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Stuff, among others.
LACUNA COIL are currently in the pre-production phase for the highly anticipated follow-up to "Comalies" with longtime producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sentenced, Moonspell).
Cristina checks in with the following report on the band's songwriting progress:
"We are working on the new stuff and I can tell you it is definitely killer! We are really proud of the new songs and we are still composing new material. We plan on presenting some of the new tracks this summer at festivals around Europe; check out the dates at http://www.lacunacoil.it and http://www.emptyspiral.net Thanks for the great support you've given us since we started. We love you and we are ready to come back to kick some serious ass!"
"One of the larger success stories in metal." - Billboard
"Artist To Watch In 2005." - Rolling Stone USA
"LACUNA COIL are on the verge of a major breakthrough." - Yahoo
LACUNA COIL will soon break from the studio to participate in a few major European festivals. The dates are listed below, more to follow:
21. May 05 (F) Hirson Rotonde Festival
04. June 05 (D) Nürnberg Rock Im Park
05. June 05 (D) Nürburgring/Eifel Rock Am Ring
11.June 05 (I) Bologna Gods of Metal
12. June 05 (UK) Donington Park Download Festival
24. June 05 (F) Le Mans Fury Festival
24.-26. June 05 (B) Dessel Graspop*
14. August 05 (D) Hildesheim M'era Luna**
18.-20. August 05 (D) Abtsgmünd Summerbreeze***
22. October 05 (B) Wieze Female Voices Festival
Official Website - http://www.lacunacoil.it
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