With Lacuna Coil’s highly anticipated ninth album, Black Anima, coming out October 11th, vocalist Andrea Ferro tells us what we can expect from the Italian goth-metal giants’ next installment.
“We’ve always tried to have a record that makes sense when we release it. If it’s 2019, it has to be a record that makes sense in 2019,” Ferro told DaBelly Magazine. “Obviously, we do have our style that we bring for 20 years, so you will recognize the style of the band no matter what direction we go.”
Lacuna Coil is a true veteran of the craft, having started out back in 1994, albeit under different names. Over the years the band’s sound has changed somewhat to lean less on guitar melodies and to feature more prominent bass lines.
“It’s important for us to keep a certain freshness in the production, the sounds we’re choosing, the arrangement we choose,” Ferro explained. “That makes it interesting for us, as well as for the fans. We have to play these songs for a long time, so it’s important that we’re still excited about playing them.”
As for the overall experience, Ferro is convinced fans would find the album a diverse and satisfying listen: “We have some songs that are really heavy, some others that are more catchy and some others which are more introspective and trippy. It’s probably the most complete record we’ve done.”