Lacuna Coil

lacuna_coilLacuna Coil is an Italian gothic metal band from Milan, Italy, formed in 1994. Formerly known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal, the band was inspired by the combination of gothic imagery and music, and the members have been known, musically, for composing midtempo songs consisting of guitar lines overlaid with prominent keyboard work, and contrasting dual female/male vocal harmonies to help create a melodic detached sound. Much of the band’s recent material, however, sees a heavier and more down-tuned style, featuring a more distinct bass line and a higher mixing of the guitars within the songs.

The band’s 2006 release, Karmacode peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200. They have played among the world’s biggest heavy metal festivals on the main stage including Ozzfest, Bloodstock Open Air, Wacken Open Air, and played with Megadeth on their Gigantour tour in November 2007, and alongside Disturbed and Killswitch Engage on the fourth Music as a Weapon Tour. Their fifth album “Shallow Life” was released in Europe on April 20, 2009 and in the United States on April 21, 2009.

Other Information

  • Also known as: Sleep of Right, Ethereal
  • Origin: Milan, Italy
  • Genres: Gothic metal, Alternative metal
  • Years active: 1994-present
  • Label: Century Media
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Cristina Scabbia – vocals
  2. Andrea Ferro – vocals
  3. Cristiano “Pizza” Migliore – guitar
  4. Marco “Maus” Biazzi – guitar
  5. Marco Coti Zelati – bass, keyboards
  6. Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati – drums, percussion



  • Ethereal (1996) – Demo
  • In a Reverie (1999)
  • Lacuna Coil (1998) – EP
  • Halflife (2000) – EP
  • Unleashed Memories (2001)
  • Comalies (2002)
  • The EPs (2005) – Compilations
  • Karmacode (2006)
  • Visual Karma (Body, Mind and Soul) (2008) – DVD
  • Manifesto of Lacuna Coil (2009) – Compilations
  • Shallow Life (2009)


Lacuna Coil (1998)
Halflife (2000)

~ by molco on July 10, 2009.

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