||Lacuna Coil have chosen today to announce the title and release date of their new album. The suspense is over and Broken Crown Halo has been revealed to be the title of their new record, expected on April 1st, 2014 in North America (March 31st in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) via Century Media Records. The album is the band's seventh studio effort, and the follow-up to Dark Adrenaline.
The band said about the new album: "What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown - but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! Broken Crown Halo is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days - it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way."
"We set the bar pretty high with Dark Adrenaline and it hasn't been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven't felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. Broken Crown Halo is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way..."
Lacuna Coil were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach) and engineer Kyle Hoffmann (P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead). The album was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Pantera.
Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook page
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20 - Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's By The Sea
21 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
22 - Lexington, KY - Buster's
23 - Springfield, VA - Empire
24 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
26 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
27 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
28 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
01 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
02 - South Bend, IN - Club Fever
05 - Broussard, LA - The Station Live
06 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
07 - Austin, TX - Infest
08 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
10 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
14 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
15 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
19 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
20 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues