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2012

* HERE WE ARE READY TO TAKE PART AT THE 2012 USA “GIGANTOUR” WITH MR. MUSTAINE’S “MEGADETH”, “MOTORHEAD” AND “VOLBEAT”!!!

* OUR NEW ALBUM “DARK ADRENALINE” WILL BE RELEASED ON JAN 23RD IN EUROPE AND 24TH IN NORTH AMERICA.

2011

* IN JANUARY WE HAVE STARTED THE SONGWRITING SESSIONS FOR OUR UPCOMING ALBUM.

* THE RECORDINGS OF OUR NEW ALBUM “DARK ADRENALINE” START IN APRIL, WITH PRODUCER DON GILMORE, AT THE “OFFICINE MECCANICHE” STUDIO IN MILAN, ITALY (OUR HOMETOWN) AND WILL CONTINUE IN LOS ANGELES AT THE CAN-AM STUDIO WHERE WE FINISHED UP VOCALS. THE ALBUM WILL BE MIXED BY MARCO BARUSSO AT “AISHA STUDIO” AND MASTERED BY MARCO D’AGOSTINO AT “96KHZ.IT MASTERING” STUDIO, BOTH IN MILAN.

* HERE WE ARE EUROPE…SUMMER FESTIVALS FOR US IN JUNE: “GREENFIELD” (CH), “GRASPOP” (BE), “SONISPHERE” (ES), “BENATSKA NOC” (CZ) AND “ARTMANIA” (RO)…GOOD TIMES!!!

* THE RELEASE DATE OF OUR NEWBORN “DARK ADRENALINE” HAS BEEN MOVED FROM OCTOBER 2011 TO JANUARY 2012…

* OUR NEW SONG “TRIP THE DARKNESS” HAS BEEN RELEASED ON OUR OFFICIAL FB PAGE FOLLOWED BY THE OFFICIAL VIDEO SHOT IN MILAN WITH U.K. DIRECTORS TEAM “SITCOM SOLDIERS”.

* TRIP THE DARKNESS HAS BEEN NOMINATED METAL SONG OF THE YEAR ON ITUNES ITALY.

* IN SEPTEMBER WE ARE READY TO START THE DARKNESS RISING TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM “STRAIGHT LINE STITCH” IN THE UK AND BENELUX. WE ALSO HAVE THE PLEASURE TO PERFORM 7 SHOWS IN OUR BELOVED COUNTRY ITALY SUPPORTED BY CAYNE FEATURING CLAUDIO LEO OUR FORMER GUITARIST.

* THE LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR HAS BEEN IN DECEMBER IN ATHENS GREECE.

2010

* JANUARY 29TH THE “SHALLOW LIFE EUROPEAN TOUR” FINALLY STARTS, SIX WEEKS AROUND EUROPE SUPPORTED BY DOMMIN. DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS HAVE BEEN WITH US ONLY FOR THE U.K. SHOWS. THIS HAS BEEN OUR FIRST TOUR WITHOUT OUR BASS PLAYER MARCO THAT HAS BEEN FORCED TO STAY HOME BECAUSE INJURED ON A SHOULDER.

* A DELUXE EDITION OF “SHALLOW LIFE” HAS BEEN RELEASED WITH A LOT OF BONUS MATERIAL.

* OUR SONG “I WON’T TELL YOU” CRACKS THE TOP 40 ACTIVE ROCK RADIO CHART IN THE U.S. AND IS STILL GOING STRONG.

* THE “119″ BLOG HAS LAUNCHED

* THE US TOUR WITH “FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH” AND “SEETHER” (HELLYEAH AND DROWNING POOL) STARTS IN MAY FOLLOWED BY OUR FIRST HEADLINE SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR IN JUNE (MESSICO, VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, CILE ARGENTINA, BRAZIL)

* SONISPHERE (UK) IN JULY WILL BE THE ONLY EUROPEAN FESTIVAL FOR THE SUMMER, BUT WE ARE READY TO START IN SEPTEMBER A MASSIVE EUROPEAN TOUR CALLED “THE SURVIVE TOUR” AND AS A GREAT TOUR ENDING WE TAKE PART AT THE “GREATEST INDIAN OKTOBERFEST” IN BANGALORE, INDIA!!!”

2009

* AFTER CHRISTMAS, THE MIX IS FINISHED AND THE MASTERING OF “SHALLOW LIFE” STARTS. TED JENSEN IS OUR MAN ON THIS ONE AT THE WORLD FAMOUS “STERLING SOUND STUDIOS” IN NEW YORK.

* THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY WE SHOOT THE VIDEO FOR THE FIRST SINGLE “SPELLBOUND” WITH ITALIAN DIRECTOR “SAKU”. WE SHOOT IT IN MILAN (ITALY) AT THE “GOLD” RESTAURANT OWNED BY THE FASHION DESIGNERS “DOLCE E GABBANA”.

* IN THE END OF FEBRUARY WE RETURN TO AUSTRALIA TO PLAY 6 SHOWS AT THE “SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL”, A TRAVELIN’ EVENT THAT GOES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND ALL TYPES OF ROCK BANDS. THE HEADLINERS ARE “ALICE IN CHAINS” AND “NINE INCH NAILS”. SUMMERTIME IN “OZ” AND FEW DAYS OF VACATION IN THIS AMAZING LAND.

* A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER THE RETURN HOME, ANDREA AND CRISTINA LEAVE FOR A LITTLE PROMO TRIP ACROSS EUROPE TO TALK ABOUT THE UPCOMING RECORD ‘SHALLOW LIFE’.

* APRIL 7TH, CENTURY MEDIA RELEASES “MANIFESTO OF LACUNA COIL” A SORT OF “BEST OF” FOR RETAILERS AND PUBLIC.

* ON MARCH 17TH THE “MUSIC AS A WEAPON 4″, A TWO MONTHS ARENA TOUR IN THE STATES, STARTS AND THE LINE UP IS PRETTY HOT WITH “DISTURBED”, “KILLSWITCH ENGAGE”, “LACUNA COIL” AND “CHIMAIRA” ON MAIN STAGE. THERE IS ALSO A SECOND STAGE OPEN AIR WITH A BOUNCH OF OTHER BANDS, FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS EXHIBITIONS AND TATTOO CONVENTIONS IN ALMOST EVERY CITY. DURING THE TOUR WE’VE BEEN PLAYING ALSO SOME OFF DATES WITH KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND CHIMAIRA.

*THE SAME MONTH, DURING A DAY OFF, WE’VE BEEN SHOOTING IN KANSAS CITY THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “I LIKE IT” WITH DIRECTOR KEVIN CUSTER.

* APRIL 20TH AND 21ST MARKS THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATES FOR EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA OF OUR FIFTH ALBUM “SHALLOW LIFE”. IT DEBUTED ON POSITION 16 IN THE U.S. OFFICIAL “BILLBOARD CHART” AND WENT STRAIGHT IN THE NATIONAL CHARTS OF: ITALY, AUSTRALIA, U.K., GERMANY, FRANCE, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, GREECE AND JAPAN.

* IN JUNE THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “SPELLBOUND” HAS BEEN THE MOST REQUESTED ON THE “MYSPACE CHART” OF MTV2 IN THE U.K.

* OUR UNRELEASED SONG “THE LAST GOODBYE” HAS BEEN USED IN THE OFFICIAL MOVIE “SAW 6″ SOUNDTRACK.

* THE 4TH OF JULY OUR “SPELLBOUND” HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS IN THE STATES, SUPPORT WAS OFFERED BY KILL HANNAH AND DOMMIN. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR HAS BEEN THE SOLD OUT SHOW AT THE FAMOUS “HOUSE OF BLUES” ON SUNSET BLVD (LOS ANGELES), FOLLOWED, THE MORNING AFTER, BY A TV APPEARANCE ON “FUEL TV” FOR TWO LIVE SONGS.

* OUR SONG “SPELLBOUND” CRACKED THE TOP 40 (ACTIVE ROCK) IN THE U.S.A. AND THEN CLIMBED HIGHER AND HIGHER.

* THE “SPELLBOUND TOUR” SPREADED OVER EUROPE FOR SOME FESTIVAL APPEARANCES, DOWNLOAD (UK), ROCK IN IDRO (I), NOVA ROCK (A), WACKEN (D), GRASPOP (B), SUMMER DARKNESS (NL) AND A VERY INTIMATE SHOW AT THE LONDON “BARFLY” JUST FOR OUR FANCLUB. AFTER THESE SHOWS WE’VE BEEN FLYING BACK TO THE STATES TO COMPLETE THE TOUR THAT ENDED WITH AN INCREDIBLE SHOW IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

* “I LIKE IT” HAS BEEN SINGLE OF THE WEEK ON “KERRANG RADIO” IN THE U.K.

* “HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR” STARTS IN SEPTEMBER AND FINISH IN NOVEMBER, ALL THAT REMAINS, LACUNA COIL, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, FROM SWORD TO SUNRISE AND TAKING DAWN. FOR THE FIRST TIME A RADIO PROGRAM PUT TOGETHER A BOUNCH OF RADIO FRIENDLY BANDS FOR A TOUR ACROSS AMERICA AND CANADA. LOTS OF ACOUSTIC SETS IN THE RADIOS.

* IN DECEMBER THE BAND SHOT THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “I WON’T TELL YOU” IN MILAN WITH DIRECTOR SAKU. FOR THE FIRST TIME WE’VE ASKED OUR FANS TO BE PART OF THE VIDEO AND THE’VE BEEN AWESOME!

* FEW DAYS LATER SAKU AND THE BAND WON AN AWARD IN ITALY FOR THE VIDEO OF “SPELLBOUND” IN THE CATEGORY “BEST EDITING”.

2008

* IN THE END OF FEBRUARY, CRISTINA, SING A SONG WITH ITALIAN SONGWRITER “L’AURA” AT THE FAMOUS ITALIAN EVENT “FESTIVAL DI SANREMO” BROADCASTED ON NATIONAL TV. SHE DID IT AS PART OF THE “REZOPHONIC” CHARITY PROJECT.

* IS MARCH AND WE START THE SONGWRITING PROCESS FOR “SHALLOW LIFE”, WE BUILT A LITTLE STUDIO IN OUR PRACTICE ROOM.

* BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY PART OF THE BAND START THE MIX OF OUR FIRST LIVE DVD AT THE “OFFICINE MECCANICHE STUDIOS” IN MILAN WITH PRODUCER MARCO TRANTACOSTE.

* TIME RUNS FAST AND JULY COMES, WE TAKE A BREAK FROM REHEARSAL AND FLY TO ATHENS (GREECE) TO PLAY AT THE “ROCK ‘EM ALL” FESTIVAL.

* IN AUGUST WE START THE PRE PRODUCTION FOR “SHALLOW LIFE” AT THE “SWING HOUSE” PRACTICE ROOM IN LOS ANGELES WITH PRODUCER DON GILMORE.

* IN SEPTEMBER WE ENTER THE “NRG STUDIOS” IN HOLLYWOOD (CA) WITH DON GILMORE TO RECORD “SHALLOW LIFE” AND WE STAY THERE FOR OVER TWO MONTHS UNTIL EVERYTHING IS RECORDED.

* WHILE STILL IN THE STUDIO WE PLAY AN ACOUSTIC SET AT THE “DAVE NAVARRO’S SHOW” ON “SPREAD TV” WHERE WE ALSO HAVE THE PLEASURE TO MEET “AL JOURGENSEN” FROM “MINISTRY”.

* A WEEK AFTER THE END OF THE RECORDINGS WE START A EUROPEAN TOUR WITH “BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE” AND OPENERS “BLEEDING THROUGH”. HUGE SHOWS AND GOOD TIMES.

* ON NOVEMBER 25TH OUR OFFICIAL FIRST LIVE DVD “VISUAL KARMA, BODY MIND AND SOUL” IS RELEASED.

* A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS WE PLAY AT THE ‘GREEN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL’ IN ESTONIA AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN RUSSIA. TWO SHOWS, MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG, CRAZY PEOPLE, LOTS OF FUN AND AMAZING SIGHTSEEING.

* DURING THIS TOUR, “DON” SEND US THE MIXES OF “SHALLOW LIFE” TO BE REVIEWED.

2007

* “JAGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR” A TWO MONTHS RUN FROM MARCH TO MAY IN AMERICA WITH OUR BUDDIES “STONE SOUR” AND “SHADOWS FALL”, CO-HEADLINING OFFDATES WITH “SHADOWS FALL” AND A LONG ACOUSTIC TOUR IN MUSIC STORES PRESENTED BY OVATION GUITARS.

* TO FOLLOW OUR FIRST PROPER HEADLINING TOUR IN THE U.S. AND CANADA WITH SUPPORT OFFERED BY “WITHIN TEMPTATION”, “THE GATHERING”, “IN THIS MOMENT” AND “STOLEN BABIES”.

* BACK TO EUROPE FOR VARIOUS SUMMER FESTIVALS, TWO OF THEM ARE MAINSTREAM FESTIVALS WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTISTS: “PUKKELPOP” IN BELGIUM AND “LOWLANDS” IN HOLLAND.

* IN OCTOBER, OUR FIRST EXPERIENCE IN TOKIO (JAPAN) AS PART OF THE “LOUD PARK FESTIVAL”. WE ALSO HAD A COUPLE OF DAYS TO VISIT THE CITY AND WE LOVED IT!

* BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER MARKS OUR FIRST TRIP TO AUSTRALIA IN THE “GIGANTOUR 2007″ PACKAGE. WITH US, “DEVILDRIVER”, “STATIC X” AND OF COURSE THE HEADLINER “MEGADETH”. GOOD TIMES WITH ALL THE BANDS AND SOME CHANCES TO SIGHTSEE THE BEAUTYFUL AUSTRALIA.

* AT THE END OF NOVEMBER WE PLAY A SHOW IN OUR HOMETOWN (MILAN) AT THE “CLUB DE SADE” FOR THE OFFICIAL “GUITAR HERO 3″ VIDEOGAME LAUNCH PARTY. OUR SONG “CLOSER” IS INCLUDED IN THE GAME AND THE FOLKS AT “ACTIVISION” ASK US TO JOIN THE PARTY!

* IN DECEMBER “ROCK TV” ONCE AGAIN ASK US TO PLAY FOR THEIR BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE “ROLLING STONE” IN MILAN AND WE ACCEPT WITH PLEASURE. THE SHOW IS BROADCASTED ON “ROCK TV”.

2006

* THE YEAR STARTS WITH THE SHOOTING OF TWO VIDEOS IN ONE DAY IN THE SAME AREA OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. ONCE AGAIN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF “FORTH AWSOME”: “CLOSER” AND “ENJOY THE SILENCE”.

* WE HAVE THE ENORMOUS PLEASURE TO SUPPORT “ROB ZOMBIE” ON HIS AMERICAN TOUR! ALMOST EVERY SHOW IS SOLD OUT AND “BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE” IS THE OPENING BAND. THE TOUR ENDED UP IN A REALLY “ITALIAN” WAY WITH MARCO COOKING PASTA FOR ALL THE BANDS AND CREWS ON THE TOUR.

* AFTER FEW DAYS WE ARE READY TO HIT EUROPE AND SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS SUMMER FESTIVALS SUCH AS “DOWNLOAD” (U.K.), “ROCK IM PARK” AND “ROCK AM RING” (GERMANY), “DAUWPOP” (HOLLAND), “HEINEKEN JAMMIN FESTIVAL” (ITALY) AND ‘GRASPOP’ (BELGIUM).

* …AND THEN BACK AGAIN IN THE U.S., READY FOR ANOTHER DOSE OF THE BIGGEST TOURING ROCK FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD: “OZZFEST 2006″. WE HAVE THE PLEASURE TO SHARE THE STAGE WITH BANDS LIKE “DRAGONFORCE”, “HATEBREAD”, “AVENGED SEVENFOLD”, “DISTURBED”, “SYSTEM OF A DOWN” AND OF COURSE “OZZY OSBOURNE” HIMSELF!

* ON THE ROAD AGAIN IN EUROPE FOR OUR BIG HEADLINING TOUR, SUPPORTED BY “POISONBLACK”.

* ALWAYS READY TO ROCK, BACK IN THE STATES SUPPORTING DANZIG’S “BLACKEST OF THE BLACK”.

* …THEN OUR SECOND TRIP TO MEXICO, FIRST TIME AS HEADLINERS! TWO SHOWS, MONTERREY AND MEXICO CITY.

* AND AMERICA AGAIN, “LACUNA COIL”, “IN FLAMES”, WITH “SEEMLESS” AND “THE SWORD” AS OPENERS.

* FINALLY HOME WE SHOOT THE VIDEO FOR OUR LAST SINGLE OUT OF “KARMACODE” ‘WITHIN ME’. WE HAVE DONE IT PART IN TORINO AND PART IN THE ISLAND OF SARDEGNA WITH DIRECTOR “KAL KARMAN”.

2005

* GREAT EUROPEAN FESTIVALS IN COUNTRIES LIKE FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN, U.K., BELGIUM AND POLAND…WHERE WE HAD THE CHANCE TO PLAY LIVE WITH “KORN” AND VISIT THE CONCENTRATION CAMP OF “AUSCHWITZ”.

* WE ENTER THE “MASSIVE ARTS” STUDIOS (ITALY) AND THE “WOODHOUSE STUDIOS” (GERMANY) FOR THE RECORDING SESSIONS OF OUR FOURTH FULL ALBUM “KARMACODE”.

* WE ALSO ENTER THE “GALAXY STUDIOS” (BELGIUM) TO MIX THE ALBUM WITH RONALD PRENT.

* THE U.K. TOUR “AN EVENING WITH LACUNA COIL” BEGINS… ALL THE GIGS ARE SOLD OUT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME WE OPEN FOR OURSELVES WITH AN ACOUSTIC SET.

* AFTER THE TOUR SOME OF US GO BACK TO BELGIUM FOR THE LAST STEP…THE MASTERING OF “KARMACODE” WITH DARCY PROPER!

* BACK IN THE U.S., FOR LOTS OF PHOTOSESSIONS AND MOST OF ALL TO SHOOT THE VIDEO OF THE NEW SINGLE “OUR TRUTH”.

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE FEEL LIKE REAL ACTORS ON A BIG MOVIE SET! THE VIDEO IS DIRECTED BY “FORTH AWESOME” IN HOLLYWOOD.

2004

* SUMMERTIME IN EUROPE, GRANADA (SPAIN), “PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL”, AND THEN …ITALY, FINALLY WE HAVE THE PLEASURE TO PLAY AGAIN SOME SHOWS IN OUR COUNTRY AFTER A LONG TIME! UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO CANCEL SOME OF THE GIGS, DUE TO THE UPCOMING RECORDING OF OUR NEW VIDEO “SWAMPED”! WE SHOOT IT AGAIN IN SWEDEN WITH THE SAME DIRECTOR BUT THIS TIME IN A LITTLE CASTLE.

* CRISTINA TOOK PART IN THE PROGRAM “BRAND NEW” FOR MTV ITALY!

* THE FIRST WEEK END OF APRIL SIGNS THE END OF THE ITALIAN TOUR WITH “NODE” AS SUPPORTERS.

* THE BAND APPEAR ON ITALIAN NATIONAL TV CHANNEL “ALL MUSIC” FOR A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “HEAVEN’S A LIE”.

* THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF OUR CAREER AT THAT TIME! FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER WE ARE TRAVELING ALL ACROSS THE STATES FIRST WITH “BLINDSIDE” AND “HAZEN STREET”, SUPPORTING P.O.D., AND THEN TAKING PART IN “OZZFEST 2004″. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS PLAYING WITH BANDS SUCH AS “BLACK SABBATH”, “SLAYER”, “SLIPKNOT”, “JUDAS PRIEST”, “BLACK LABEL SOCIETY”, AND MANY MORE… DURING THIS RUN WE PLAY OFF DATES SHOWS WITH “SUPERJOINT RITUAL” AND “DEVILDRIVER”, AND IMPROVING OUR LIVE EXPERIENCE HAVING SOME ACOUSTIC SHOWS IN BIG STORES LIKE “BORDERS”.

2003

* GOOD START WITH HEADLINING SHOWS IN ITALY AND THEN IN GREECE WITH OUR LABELMATES TIAMAT.

* IN APRIL WE ARE READY TO HIT THE STATES AGAIN, 4 WEEKS AS MAIN SUPPORT FOR “OPETH” AND THE FIRST TWO HEADLINING SHOWS IN THE U.S. WE ALSO PLAYED A COUPLE OF GIGS IN THE “BLACKEST OF THE BLACK” TOUR WHICH ALSO FEATURED “DANZING”, “SUPERJOINT RYTUAL”, “NILE” AND “BEHEMOTH”.

* MORE SHOWS IN ITALY AND FESTIVALS IN EUROPE, THE BIGGEST FESTIVAL WE’VE EVER PLAYED IN ITALY HAS BEEN THE “HEINEKEN JAMMIN’ FESTIVAL”, 40.000 PEOPLE WITH ‘IRON MAIDEN’ AS HEADLINER. MORE ITALIAN SHOWS AND THE “GRASPOP” FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM, CHRIS, OUR GUITAR PLAYER, ALMOST BROKE HIS LEG FALLIN INTO A HOLE IN THE STAGE!

* STRAIGHT AFTER THAT WE ARE READY TO START THE LONGEST TOUR WE’VE EVER DONE IN OUR CARREER…10 WEEKS IN THE STATES JOINING TYPE O’ NEGATIVE AND ANTHRAX, PLUS HEADLINING SHOWS.

* OUR FIRST VIDEO…”HEAVEN’S A LIE”! WE FLEW UP TO GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, TO MEET DIRECTOR “PATRICK ULLAEUS” OF “REVOLVER FILM COMPANY” AND WE ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

* WE FLY AGAIN OVERSEAS FOR OUR FIRST HEADLINING TOUR IN THE STATES, WITH “DOG FASHION DISCO” SUPPORTING US…FROM CAMBRIDGE, (MA) TO SAN DIEGO, (CA) WE RAISED THE ITALIAN FLAG ONCE MORE!

* IT’S XXXMAS TIME AND THE EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS! “LACUNA COIL”, “MOONSPELL”, “PASSENGER” AND ‘POISON BLACK’.

2002

* AFTER FEW MONTHS OF HARD WORK IN THE PRACTICE ROOM, WE’RE READY TO START THE PRE-PRODUCTION WITH WALDEMAR IN MILAN (ITALY).

* IN APRIL WE ARE ALREADY LOCATED IN DORTMUND (GERMANY), STARTING THE RECORDINGS OF “COMALIES” AT THE “WOODHOUSE STUDIO”, THAT WILL END IN MAY.

* SUMMER TRIP AT THE EUROROCK FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM.

* SEPTEMBER: EUROPEAN RELEASE FOR “COMALIES”, WE GET LOTS OF COVER STORIES FROM MAGAZINES, INCLUDING “TERRORIZER” IN U.K., “ROCK HARD” IN GERMANY AND “METAL HAMMER” IN GREECE.

* CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH OUR FINNISH FELLAZ “SENTENCED” AND OPENER “BLACKSHINE”.

* THE UPCOMING “FOUR ABSENT FRIENDS” U.S. TOUR IS CANCELED FOR US DUE TO BUROCRATICS ISSUES.

2001

* OUR SECOND FULL LENGHT ALBUM “UNLEASHED MEMORIES” IS OUT.

* WE START AN EXTENSIVE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH “THEATRE OF TRAGEDY” AND OPENER “BESEECH”.

* THEN THE “METAL ODYSSEY TOUR 2001″ FEATURING “DIMMU BORGIR”, “IN FLAMES”, “NEVERMORE” AND OPENER “SUSPERIA”. THE BIGGEST TOUR FOR US AT THE TIME WITH LOTS OF SOLD OUT SHOWS.

* ITALIAN GIGS AND FESTIVALS…TREVISO, ROMA, RIMINI, PRATO AND PINARELLA DI CERVIA.

* OUR ONLY APPEARENCE AT THE “WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN” FESTIVAL IN LEIPZIG (GERMANY).

* BASS PLAYER MARCO COTI ZELATI HAD SURGERY ON THE LEGAMENTS OF HIS KNEE, HE CANNOT JOIN US DURING THE SUMMER GIGS.

* SUMMER GIGS: “ROCK MACHINA” FESTIVAL IN VALENCIA (SPAIN), UNFORGETTABLE GIG AT THE “WACKEN OPEN AIR” FESTIVAL (GERMANY). THE “SUMMERBREEZE” FESTIVAL (GERMANY). STRAIGHT TO BELGIUM FOR THE “EUROROCK” FESTIVAL, WHERE WE PLAY IN A TENT BECAUSE A STRONG STORM DESTROYED THE REAL STAGE THE DAY BEFORE. “Z7″ FESTIVAL IN SWITZERLAND. “M’ERA LUNA” FESTIVAL IN GERMANY.

* MORE SHOWS IN ITALY IN OSNAGO AND CAGLIARI.

* “ROCK TV” IS BORN AND WE ARE INVITED TO JOIN THIS NEWBORN TV CHANNEL WITH A GIG AT THE “ROLLING STONE” IN MILANO.

* FIRST TOUR IN THE U.S. WITH OUR LATIN FRIENDS “MOONSPELL”! AWESOME!!! 12 GIGS, IT WAS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE IN OUR CARREER.

2000

* WE ENTER THE “DAMAGE INC.” STUDIOS IN VENTIMIGLIA (ITALY) WITH WALDEMAR SORYCHTA TO RECORD A NEW EP “HALFLIFE”. “LA DOLCE VITA” ATMOSPHERE OF THE LIGURIAN COAST IS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR OUR FIRST APPROACH TO DIGITAL RECORDING TECHNIQUES, ITALIAN LYRICS AND A COVER TUNE.

* OUR FIRST HEADLINING TOUR ACROSS EUROPE. 13 GIGS INCLUDING U.K. AND IRELAND. IN BELFAST, ANDREA FALLS ON STAGE AND HAS TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A DISLOCATION OF HIS SHOULDER.

* FESTIVAL IN MILAN (ITALY), “PALA AQUATICA”, MORE THAN 2500 PEOPLE.

* IN OCTOBER WE ENTER “WOODHOUSE STUDIO” WITH THE FRIEND/PRODUCER WALDEMAR SORYCHTA TO RECORD THE SECOND ALBUM “UNLEASHED MEMORIES”.

* IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME, TWO GIGS (GUADALAJARA AND MEXICO CITY) SUPPORT FOR “THEATRE OF TRAGEDY”, UNBELIEVABLE AUDIENCES (MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE EACH GIG), INCREDIBLE WEATHER AND… 3 DAYS IN ACAPULCO FOR VACATION!

1999

* MARCO “MAUS” BIAZZI JOINS THE BAND ON SECOND GUITAR. NOW THE LINE-UP IS FINALLY COMPLETE!

* OUR FIRST GIG SUPPORTING “IN A REVERIE” IS ALSO THE RELEASE SHOW AT MILAN’S ROCK TEMPLE: ‘THE ROLLING STONE’, IN FRONT OF MORE THAN 1500 PEOPLE.

* WE EMBARK ON A CO-HEADLINING EUROPEAN TOUR WITH “SKYCLAD”.

* THEN THE “INTO THE DARKNESS” TOUR, FEATURING “LACUNA COIL”, “GRIP INC.”,”SAMAEL” AND OPENER “MY INSANITY”.

* A TOUR AS MAIN SUPPORT FOR “GRIP INC.” ON THEIR EUROPEAN TOUR. FIRST EXPERIENCE THROUGH EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH FRIEND/PRODUCER WALDEMAR SORYCHTA AND DRUMS GOD DAVE LOMBARDO. THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR ARE THE APPEARANCE AT POLAND’S “METAL MANIA FESTIVAL” IN FRONT OF 5000 EXCITED FANS AND THE SHOW AT THE PRESTIGIOUS ‘DYNAMO OPEN AIR’ IN HOLLAND, WITNESSED BY ALMOST 20.000 PEOPLE IN A PACKED TENT.

* BACK TO ITALY TO PLAY THE “GOD’S OF METAL”, THE MOST IMPORTANT HARD ROCK FESTIVAL IN OUR COUNTRY, WITH A SWELLING CROWD OF OVER 25.000 PEOPLE, OUR MOST INTENSE GIG SO FAR. SHARING THE STAGE WITH NAMES AS “METALLICA” AND “MONSTER MAGNET” IS AN HONOUR!

* 3 GIGS AS HEADLINER, FROM ROTTERDAM (HOLLAND) TO ALTHEIM (GERMANY) UNFORTUNATELY “MAUS” IS NOT WITH US ON THIS ONE BUT WE ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE “PATRICK GRAZIOSI” (THY NATURE) JOINING US TO GIVE AN HAND ON SECOND GUITAR.

* MAIN SUPPORT FOR “LACRIMOSA” ON A GERMAN TOUR, HUGE CLUBS, ALMOST EVERY GIG IS SOLD OUT. BASS PLAYER MARCO BROKE A RIB AND THEREFORE THE BAND HAS TO CANCEL THE LAST THREE GIGS.

1998

* LONG TIME FRIENDS CRISTIANO “CHRIS” MIGLIORE AND CRISTIANO “CRIZ” MOZZATI ARE RECRUITED TO JOIN THE BAND RESPECTIVELY ON GUITAR AND DRUMS.

* THE SELF-TITLED EP IS RELEASED.

* WE OPEN FOR “MOONSPELL” AT THE “COLISEUM” IN LISBON (PORTUGAL) IN FRONT OF 4000 PEOPLE.

* OUR SECOND EUROPEAN TOUR, THIS TIME WITH “THE GATHERING” AND “SEIGMEN”. CHRIS IS INJURED SHORTLY BEFORE DEPARTURE AND CANNOT MAKE IT, STEVE MINELLI (NODE) TAKES HIS DUTY ON GUITAR FOR THE TOUR.

* KEYBOARDIST ALICE CHIARELLI JOINS THE BAND FOR FEW MONTHS.

* OUR FIRST SUMMER FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE, WE OPEN THE MAIN STAGE AT THE “WACKEN OPEN-AIR” (GERMANY). ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IS OUR FIRST SIGNING SESSION.

* THE ALMOST-COMPLETE BAND (ANDREA-MARCO-CRISTINA-CHRIS-CRIZ) COMES TOGETHER TO RECORD HIS FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM AT THE “WOODHOUSE STUDIOS” WITH WALDEMAR, “IN A REVERIE” IS BORN.

1997

* THE DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP IS RECORDED AT THE “WOODHOUSE STUDIO” IN HAGEN (GERMANY) WITH PRODUCER WALDEMAR SORYCHTA.

* OUR FIRST LIVE EXPERIENCE BEGINS SUPPORTING OUR LABEL-MATES “MOONSPELL” ON A EUROPEAN TOUR: ANXIETY, STAGE-FRIGHT AND INTENSE EMOTIONS CULMINATED IN THE BREAK-UP OF THE BAND MID-TOUR. EMERGENCY AID WAS OFFERED BY MARKUS FREIWALD AKA “MAKKA” ON DRUMS AND ANDERS IWERS ON GUITAR.

1996

* A TWO-SONGS DEMOTAPE UNDER THE NAME “ETHEREAL” IS RECORDED AND SENT TO SEVERAL LABELS ACROSS EUROPE.

* AFTER REVIEWING THE OFFERS THAT CAME IN, AN INTERNATIONAL DEAL IS SIGNED WITH INDEPENDENT LABEL “CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS”.

* THE NAME OF THE BAND CHANGES INTO “LACUNA COIL” BECAUSE THE NAME “ETHEREAL” HAS ALREADY BEEN TAKEN. “LACUNA COIL” IS A MIX OF ITALIAN AND ENGLISH WORDS AND CAN BE TRANSLATED AS “EMPTY SPIRAL”.

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