"Layers Of Time", the new video from Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Black Anima", which will be released on October 11 through Century Media Records.
Once more, LACUNA COIL teamed up with director Roberto Cinardi (a.k.a. SaKu) to shoot the video for "Layers Of Time". SaKu has worked with the band for many videos, such as the award-winning "Spellbound" (2009), "I Won't Tell You" (2010), "End Of Time" (2012) and the short film with members of the band, "Dark Passengers" (2012).
Says singer Cristina Scabbia: "Ladies and gentlemen: we give you 'Layers Of Time'! We are so excited that our first new music from 'Black Anima' is finally released. 'Layers Of Time' will hit you hard — and it's just a taste of what's to come... Enjoy!"
"Black Anima" track listing:
01. Anima Nera
02. Sword Of Anger
04. Layers Of Time
06. Now Or Never
07. Under The Surface
09. The End Is All I Can See
10. Save Me
11. Black Anima
12. Black Feathers (deluxe edition only)
13. Through The Flames (deluxe edition only)
14. Black Dried Up Heart (deluxe edition only)
Scabbia told HardDrive Radio about "Black Anima": "It might sound really cliché if we say that it's gonna be heavier and darker, but this is actually the truth. Because I don't think that LACUNA COIL has ever been so heavy. And it will be surprising a lot of people, because we experimented a lot of things differently — vocally and musically.
"It will be revolving around a book and some other stuff that we can't talk about. And 'Black Anima' is basically translated as 'black soul,' 'cause 'anima' is an Italian word that we decided to use as the title."
Added co-vocalist Andrea Ferro: "There's quite a variety of songs, so there's heaviness, but there's also some more melodic tracks that can be more catchy. But it's a very complex record with a lot of different flavors. And we experiment a lot on the lyrics about our lives growing up, experiencing loss or other things that you get more of in the mature age. So we felt the connection with these people that [are] not with us anymore, so we decided to talk about this connection that we feel beyond life."
Continued Cristina: "It's a strange combination of sounds that is really difficult to describe. I guess you guys will have to listen to it, 'cause it's hard to describe."
Asked if the diversity of the new LACUNA COIL music will lend itself to a dynamic stage show, Cristina said: "Absolutely, because we're touching different themes. And also the styles of the songs — despite being heavy and sometimes even melodic, they're very diverse, one from each other, so that will give us the opportunity to do a lot of different stuff on stage. We have a lot of ideas for the shows that we will play after the release."
Added Andrea: "We've also been working with some artists for some of the visual of the booklets that we can reproduce on the live show for the backdrop and all the special stuff on stage. So we have a lot of ideas. And we're still working on them, because we just literally delivered the master last Monday, or a week ago, basically. And it was actually the last day we could deliver [laughs], so it was right in time, perfectly in time. So Marco [Coti Zelati, bass] has been in the studio, working like crazy to finish the master and the mixing. So we already have all the ideas, but we didn't have a lot of time to actually develop them, because we had to focus on that first. But so the next days, we're gonna make it happen."
LACUNA COIL and ALL THAT REMAINS will join forces for the "Disease Of The Anima" North American co-headlining tour. The trek includes special guests BAD OMENS, TOOTHGRINDER (September 15 - October 10), EXIMIOUS (October 11 - October 19) and UNCURED. Tickets for the tour go on sale starting July 26 at 12 p.m. local time. Tickets will include a digital download e-mail directly from MusicRedemptions.com, where fans can redeem either "Black Anima" or ALL THAT REMAINS's latest album, "Victim Of The New Disease". The download will only be available in select markets.