Italian nu-metal six-piece Lacuna Coil have completed an intense recording session in Milan, and will be releasing their seventh album this spring.
Broken Crown Halo is set for release in North America April 1, and it will be the band’s first since their 2012 smash Dark Adrenaline. This last album garnered Lacuna Coil the Best Album at the Female Metal Voices Fest Award in 2012, and led to the band touring with such acts as Motorhead, Megadeth and Sevendust. The group also shone at the 2013 SXSW, giving them lots of momentum going into their latest recording session.
For Broken Crown Halo, Lacuna Coil employed producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., Sevendust) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., Bush), then had the album mastered by Howie Weinberg, who has worked with Deftones, Nirvana and many more.
Lacuna Coil had this to say about their latest work in Italy:
What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.
We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…