Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia: 'You Have to Embrace the Darkest Moments'
Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia is in Florida, enjoying a little warm weather before kicking off a winter tour that ends in February and includes quite a few dates in the cold northwest.
The band - Scabbia, co-vocalist Andrea Ferro, bassist Marco Coti Zelati, guitarist Cristiano Migliore, guitarist Marco Biazziand drummer Cristino Mozzati - will be on Megadeth's Gigantour package tour in support of their brand new album, 'Dark Adrenaline.' Produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne) in Milan and Los Angeles, the album features more of the Italian group's intoxicating blend of massive guitars, explosive dynamics and huge vocal hooks.
Noisecreep spoke with Scabbia about the new album, and why she and the band decided to cover an R.E.M. classic this time out.
Summarizing the album, the bio says that Dark Adrenaline "feels more complete" than your last, 2009's 'Shallow Life.' What does that mean?
The problem is that it's always really difficult to describe a new album, to compare to the previous album because obviously as a musician you try to do something new and you do something that represents yourself in the present time, so to compare it is already weird, but if I try to be really rational, this album feels more complete because it really includes our roots and also something new, while 'Shallow Life' was representing our rock side and there was not a lot of our old sound.
This is an album where, for the first time, we took a lot of our old roots on when we started, the musicality, just the feeling. It's just an old vibe coming out. I cannot really describe it. It's something that we noticed after we actually recorded it when a lot of people started to point it out