Lacuna Coil Aiming for New Album in 2019

Lacuna Coil

Getty Lacuna Coil hopes to release a new album in 2019.

Lacuna Coil is aiming to release a new album in 2019, although frontwoman  Cristina Scabbia said in an interview that the band hasn’t finished any songs for the album just yet.

During an interview with Metal Wani, Scabbia said that Lacuna Coil has a vision for a new album in 2019, but that that the band is heavily touring right now, so they want to take their time writing new material.

“We are starting to work on a new record, even though, I have to say, there are no songs ready at all. Because our head right now is in tour mode, and to work on the book and the DVD, it required so much time that we honestly didn’t focus properly on the songwriting.

So as soon as we’ll be back home after the Euro tour that we are approaching, we will focus on the songwriting, and then the thing will be real. But so far, we didn’t really have a lot of time and, most of all, the right mindset to compose new music. And we want to do it in a very serious way and in a way that we know that we can produce good stuff. But soon. We’re planning a new record for next year. Hopefully we’ll make it.”

Check out the full interview below:

LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia on Epic 1.19 Show, The Bands Memoir & Upcoming New Album (2018)Metal Wani's Carl O'Rourke recently sat down once again with Lacuna Coil's own, Cristina Scabbia. The two delved into many topics including the bands epic 1.19 show (now being released as a CD and DVD), their memoir documenting the last twenty years of the band, aptly titled 'Nothing Stands In Our Way' , as well as encouraging fans to get excited for new music from Lacuna Coil, and much more. Asked if there was any trepidation leading up to the bans epic milestone that was their 1.19 show, Cristina said,  "Ooooh yeah! I mean I was so nervous even during the performance, because the pre-production took a long, long time. Because for the first time, we were not the only ones on stage. We were sharing the stage with performing artists that were not singing and playing so they would have to hang from the ceiling, or just like walk around with fire, or other effects. So it was all really difficult to organise." "The day of the actual show, we played the show twice with no breaks as if it was the real one because we had to see that everything could be perfect. Choreographically, with all the special effects and all the breaks with all the lights. And the crew filming the DVD was there so they obviously needed to see what was going on, to see the whole show and be able to capture the most important moments as well. So it was insane." Cristina concluded, "Whenever your organise even a regular gig, there is a lot of pre-production. On a show like this, on a one off show like this, it took ten times more, probably more than ten times the work of a regular show. It was really stressful but I'm so happy that it came out beautifully." On why this feels like the right time to release the bands memoir, Cristina shared, "Well I mean, twenty years as a goal, of just like being in a band, it's not a thing that a lot of bands can talk about. In the future it will be even more difficult because now, the new bands, the new artists sometimes are not lasting so long for different reasons. The market changed, the fans have no patience anymore to follow the career of a band. So we've been lucky that we started in a period where people really wanted to fall in love not only with the music but also with the band, with the members of the band. They wanted to know more about the band and follow the band around the world and the history of the band step by step." "So we wanted to celebrate the fact that we are still here doing what we love with a huge support from our amazing fan base and we wanted something cool to celebrate this. So we thought about a book because we are constantly getting questions in interviews, 'How did you start? How did you guys meet? What did you do to get to this level as a band?'." "We thought that it would have been cool for everyone who likes us as a band and for everyone who wants to know more about us to find out what really happened from day one. Even before day one!" Asked if fans can begin to get excited for new Lacuna Coil music, Cristina broke the silence, "Well, they definitely have to get excited because we are starting to work on a new record. Even though, I have to say, there are no songs ready at all. Our head right now, it's on tour mode and to work on the book and the DVD. It required so much time that we honestly didn't focus properly on the songwriting." "So as soon we'll be back home after the Euro tour that we're approaching we will focus on the songwriting and then the thing will be real. But so far we didn't really have a lot of time and, most of all, the right mindsets to compose new music. And we want to do it in a very serious way, and in a way that we know we can produce good stuff. But soon! We're planning a new record for next year. So hopefully we'll make it."2018-10-27T16:27:37.000Z

Scabbia also said that she isn’t worried about digital music sales declining, and has full faith that Lacuna Coil will survive regardless of the music industry inching closer to an “access-over-ownership” model.

“I’m not concerned, because I think it’s an evolution,” she explained. “I think it will be constantly transforming, but I don’t see it disappearing. Because when I think about the last 20 years, for example, we started with cassettes —we started with a promo cassette that, of course, is not existing anymore. And I remember when CDs came out, everybody was, like, ‘Oh, that will never work. Oh my God! Oh my God! How are we gonna do without cassettes?’ Then CDs took over. Then, when the CD wasn’t working anymore that well and everybody was talking about streaming, everybody was shaming streaming and MP3s, because, ‘Oh my God! What’s gonna happen?'”

She continued: “Things are changing. We just have to hold hands with the future, because it’s happening — it doesn’t really matter. Music will be present, because people need music — people need to listen to music — so it will not be something that will die. Maybe it will only change the way it’s presented, the way it’s broadcasted, the way it’s produced. But I don’t see music going anywhere.”

The band is releasing their first-ever book titled Nothing Stands in Our Way on November 28. A live CD/DVD set, The 119 Show – Live In London, will be available for purchase on November 9 through Century Media.

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