Italian Gothic metallers LACUNA COIL have announced the release date for their new album “Dark Adrenaline.” The album will be released via Century Media Records on January 23, 2012 in Europe and a day later in North America. Don Gilmore, who has worked with the likes of PEARL JAM, LINKIN PARK and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, and who handled production duties on their 2009 album “Shallow Life,” returns once again as the album’s producer. While the band’s last collaboration with Don Gilmore resulted in a sound leaning more towards their American Alternative rock/metal influences, the new album has a heavier sound that will please their old-school Gothic metal fans, as revealed by frontwoman Cristina Scabbia in recent interviews.
Regarding the new album, Cristina Scabbia commented, “As some of you know, the release for ‘Dark Adrenaline’ was postponed a bit…and this made me even more nervous because I had to wait even more to spit it out! I am so thrilled I can finally say something about this album – ha! I simply love it. I feel this is the best work we have ever done, and it absolutely captures the essence of who we are. The atmosphere of the record will make a lot of old-school fans very happy, and the newer fans will enjoy the vibrant energy and the dark blood running through the songs. I really believe the ‘Dark Adrenaline’ will wake you up. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to enjoy the trip!”
Speaking to UK’s TERRORIZER magazine, she added, “I can definitely say that it’s heavier and more obscure. I think that during the songwriting, we go with the flow and do whatever we like, and we realized that what we enjoy the most when we perform is the heaviness and that melancholic feeling of the darker songs. That’s us, and that’s what came out in this album.”
“Dark Adrenaline” track listing:
1. Trip The Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
6. End of Time
7. I Don’t Believe in Tomorrow
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
12. My Spirit
The lead single, “Trip The Darkness” will be released digitally on October 17th in Europe and on October 18th in the US. LACUNA COIL will embark on their “Darkness Rising Tour,” headlining dates in the UK this November in support of the new single, while also playing some Italian dates in late October. Keep checking as more shows are added to the tour.