According to Blabbermouth.net, the cover artwork for "Dark Adrenaline", the new album from the Italian heavy rock act Lacuna Coil, can be seen now. The CD will be released on January 24 via Century Media Records.
"Dark Adrenaline" track listing:
01. Trip The Darkness 02. Against You 03. Kill The Light 04. Give Me Something More 05. Upsidedown 06. End Of Time 07. I Don't Believe In Tomorrow 08. Intoxicated 09. The Army Inside 10. Losing My Religion 11. Fire 12. My Spirit
In a new interview with Revolver magazine, Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia stated about "Dark Adrenaline", "I really feel that it is really, really a good album with good songs. I think that it totally captures the essence of Lacuna Coil because it's definitely a mixture of our roots and something completely new. We never repeated ourself with any album, but this one, it's a perfect balance between the old stuff and the new. And the new stuff, it's more obscure than the usual. It's definitely heavier - the sound is way heavier than we did before. A lot of people will be surprised. I think so... I believe that, you know, it's something that they don't really expect from us. They probably expect us to go, I don't know, more melodic and mellow and actually this is not the direction we are taking. [Laughs] We're kind of getting heavier while everybody else is getting mellower. [Laughs]"
When asked if she and her bandmates specific aims when they went into the studio, Cristina said, "No, not really, because I think that when you are writing songs, it's not about what you want to achieve. You just go with the flow and you just like what you hear. And if you like something, you just, like, work on it. I don't think it would make sense for us just to think about a song or like, Oh, the album is going to sound like that. That wouldn't be honest and that wouldn't be hard, you know? Of course, you kind of know what you want to do, just because you know that's your taste, but you don't really know what's gonna be the final result. You just, you know, put down layers and layers and layers and layers, and then you just hear the result at the very end. Actually, after the mixing you're just like, Oh, wow! [Laughs] It's hard to see things, you know. You just kind of draw the image of what you think it's gonna be, but you don't really know what's gonna be in the end."
Lacuna Coil co-vocalist Andrea Ferro recently told Revolver magazine about the sound of the new CD, "We have different kinds of songs - some are pretty heavy with a really powerful groove and some killer riffs, some have a darker vibe a bit more in our traditional style, and some others are more anthemic. In my opinion, it's a great collection of metal and rock songs."
When asked if the band is trying anything different with the material this time around, Ferro said, "There's a variety of moods; some things which are new, and some which sound like more traditional Lacuna Coil. We were experimenting with the previous album and we learned a lot from that about what is the essence of our 'sound'. We usually never repeat the same record, and that will again be the case this time around. It's 100 percent a Lacuna Coil album, with the benefit of some great inspiration during the songwriting process."
Regarding the band's renewed collaboration with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine), Ferro said, "After you've spent a few months constantly working on the songs, it's important to have someone like Don come in and give you a sincere opinion of the songs. He is helping us in keeping things fresh, and getting our sound together for 2011. Most of the songs haven't really changed in essence, but he is really good at outlining the most important and interesting details of the music and the lyrics. He also creates a really great vibe while recording".