Since their preparation for the forthcoming album has been revealed, every subtle act of the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil has been keenly watched. Today, the band has officially announced Black Anima out on October 11 via Century Media Records. Pre-order for Black Anima is available now.
Black Anima is their ninth studio album and the follow up to 2016’s Delirium. Co-vocalist Andrea Ferro spoke out the experiences and inspiration behind their last album in our recent interview with the band, where he raised the awareness of the mental illness and human relations that should be treated seriously. While speaking of the concept and the ideas of this album, Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia believes:
“Black Anima is all of us. It’s you and it’s me. It’s everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that’s halfway asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are peering into searching for the truth. It’s sacrifice and pain, its justice and fear, its fury and revenge, it’s past and future. Human beings in the magnificence of a disturbing ambiguity. The black core that balances it all… as without darkness light would never exist. We proudly present to you our new work and can’t wait to welcome you in our embrace. We are the Anima.”
Last year, Lacuna Coil’s “The 119 Show — Live In London” was filmed and recorded as special DVD to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album, In A Reverie. This year Lacuna Coil will reprise the unique, one-time event by performing twice in New York City at Gramercy Theatre on July 22 and July 23. On July 25, Scabbia and Ferro will host an exclusive in-store event at Looney Tunes Records in Long Island, New York.
To share and give back to their fans, Lacuna Coil mixed several popular tracks from Comalies and In A Reverie and reissued those two classic albums. Pre-order for the re-issues of Comailes and In A Reverie are available now, while the official releases out on August 30.
Swiss Folk Metal band Eluveitie and Moldovan nu metal band Infected Rain will support the band’s performances during several European festival shows in November. Check out their upcoming tour dates and purchase tickets here.
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