LACUNA COIL Will Probably Hire DIEGO CAVALLOTTI As Permanent Guitarist

August 3, 2016

Australia's Sticks For Stones recently conducted an interview with vocalist Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can now listen to chat in the YouTube clip below.

Speaking about how LACUNA COIL's live show has evolved over the years, Ferro said: "I would say, obviously, we're more experienced, but also we do have a new lineup, because we've been changing a few bandmembers; they've been retiring from the band. And so we now have Ryan Folden as a drummer, [who] has also recorded [his] first record with us, the last one, 'Delirium'. And then we have a new guitar player called Diego [Cavallotti], [who] is from Italy, whom we're trying on this album cycle. He recorded a couple of lead guitars on the record, and now he's doing this debut live. I mean, he's been touring with us since a few months now; he's done Asia and North America, and now he's playing with us in Europe. So, basically, we're gonna try him for the whole cycle of the record before we decide if it's gonna be a permanent member. But so far so good, and it's a very good candidate, and we like him. And if everything works as right now, he will be our permanent guitar player."

Cavallotti joined LACUNA COIL as a fill-in guitarist following the recent departure of Marco "Maus" Biazzi.

Biazzi left LACUNA COIL in January, explaining in a statement: "I felt I couldn't add more in this project any longer so I decided to leave my second family, LACUNA COIL, to take a different path for a new challenge in my life.

"Delirium" entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 33 with first-week sales of just over 13,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set follows the No. 27-peaking "Broken Crown Halo", which also opened with around 13,000 copies back in 2014.

"Delirium" was released on May 27 through Century Media. The CD was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. The effort was produced by LACUNA COIL bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini. Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for "Delirium", which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.

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