DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL – BAND EDITION: CRANKING IT UP TO 11 FOR THE HIT COMIC BOOK SERIES’ WORLD TOUR THIS MARCH

BURBANK, CA (February 1, 2021) – In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition.

Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview. The lineup includes:

Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth
Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido

Issue #2: Featured band: Ghost
Cover artist: Werther Dell’ Edera

Issue #3: Featured band: Lacuna Coil
Cover artist: Timpano / Antonio Fuso

Issue #4: Featured band: Opeth
Cover artist: Mathieu Lauffray

Issue #5: Featured band: Sepultura
Cover artist: Albuquerque / Pedro Mauro

Issue #6: Featured band: Dream Theater
Cover artist: Santi Casas

Issue #7: Featured band: Ozzy Osbourne
Cover artist: Marco Mastrazzo

The Dark Knights: Death Metal seven-issue series event will launch in 13 countries internationally in March and rollout throughout 2021.

Dark Nights: Death Metal, from the bestselling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, launched in the U.S in June 2020. Dark Knights: Death Metal is the sequel to the smash-hit 2017-18 series Dark Nights: Metal, which brought widespread changes to the DC universe and introduced fans to the Dark Multiverse and a runaway-hit villain, the Batman Who Laughs.

When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, who have all been separated, fight to survive.

The seven single issues with the Band edition variant covers will be published monthly in eight countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Turkey.

For the Collectors’ Omnibus Edition featuring additional bonus content, these eight countries will be joined by Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Korea and Japan.

DC’s international publishing partners from each participating country will announce their respective release dates with press releases soon, so check out their social media for the latest information.

For more information about Dark Nights: Death Metal and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the website at www.dcomics.com, and follow on social media @DCComics and @thedcnation.

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DC Joins With Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth and More For Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition

Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL says that she and her bandmates are “doing well” and are continuing to live their lives despite the fact that their country has reported the most deaths from the new coronavirus outside of China, where the virus emerged in December.

On Thursday, Scabbia took to her Instagram to write: “I am getting lots of concerned messages about our health and I feel blessed knowing we are so loved.

“I really, really want to take a minute to THANK YOU all.

“Despite news spreading fear (sometimes panic) around the world , Italy has not become like in Resident Eviland not ‘every single italian is close to death’ as some articles want you to believe, even if of course we are very active and attentive in preventing any case without hiding our heads under the sand.

We, in the band, are doing well and we keep on living our lives, knowing that even if coronavirus does NOT automatically = death, it is still important to protect whoever is more exposed or is more frail against viruses (especially elders with pathologies and anyone with preconditions) and to prevent any kind of spreading for the world’s good.

“I am confident that the moment will pass for us all soon, and I have faith in our health system that WANTS to search for ill people IN ORDER TO HELP AND CURE , being very transparent and not hiding results for the rest of the world, because in case you didn’t notice, the whole world is involved and we didn’t create this virus, we are fighting it.

“We love you all, see you around the world (hopefully) soon, in the meantime, I will keep on enjoying my beautiful country I love so much and its amazing (and healthy) food”

Earlier in the week, LACUNA COIL canceled its previously scheduled shows in Australia and Southeast Asia due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus.

Nearly 200 people in Italy have died from the coronavirus, including 49 during the most recent 24-hour period. More than 4,600 cases have been reported in total.

The bulk of the cases are in the northern region of Lombardy, whose capital is Milan, which is where LACUNA COIL is based.

In Italy, which has one of the world’s oldest populations, 4.25% of individuals confirmed to have the coronavirus have died, the highest rate on the planet.

Around 100,000 people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus and more than 3,000 people have died — the majority in China.

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I am getting lots of concerned messages about our health and I feel blessed knowing we are so loved. I really, really want to take a minute to THANK YOU all. Despite news spreading fear (sometimes panic) around the world , Italy has not become like in Resident Evil and not “every single italian is close to death” as some articles want you to believe, even if of course we are very active and attentive in preventing any case without hiding our heads under the sand. We, in the band, are doing well and we keep on living our lives, knowing that even if coronavirus does NOT automatically = death, it is still important to protect whoever is more exposed or is more frail against viruses (especially elders with pathologies and anyone with preconditions) and to prevent any kind of spreading for the world’s good. I am confident that the moment will pass for us all soon, and I have faith in our health system that WANTS to search for ill people IN ORDER TO HELP AND CURE , being very transparent and not hiding results for the rest of the world, because in case you didn’t notice, the whole world is involved and we didn’t create this virus, we are fighting it. We love you all, see you around the world (hopefully) soon, in the meantime, I will keep on enjoying my beautiful country I love so much and its amazing (and healthy) food 💪🏻🇮🇹

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Italy Didn’t Create The Corona Virus, We Are Fighting It

Lacuna Coil have slowly been teasing the details to their new album, Black Anima, and now fans can hear the first single, “Layers of Time.”

Growler Andrea Ferro draws first blood on the pounding track, which writhes with crunching modern groove, evolving the Lacuna Coil sound even further. Relieving some of the aggression is the siren call of Cristina Scabbia with symphonic elements to drive the atmospheric refrain.

Listen to “Layers of Time” below.

Black Anima, the Italian group’s ninth album, is set for an Oct. 11 release through Century Media. Pre-order your copy here and look below for the album artwork and track listing.

Catch Lacuna Coil in North America this Fall on a co-headlining tour with All That Remains. See all the dates beneath the album details at the bottom of the page to see if they’re playing at a city near you.

Lacuna Coil, Black Anima Album Art + Track Listing

01. “Anima Nera”
02. “Sword Of Anger”
03. “Reckless”
04. “Layers Of Time”
05. “Apocalypse”
06. “Now Or Never”
07. “Under The Surface”
08. “Veneficium”
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)

All That Remains + Lacuna Coil 2019 North American Tour Dates
With Bad Omens, Toothgrinder, and Uncured

Sept. 15 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
Sept. 17 – Greenville S.C. @ The Firmament
Sept. 18 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Jackson Terminal
Sept. 19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
Sept. 20 – Dothan, Ala. @ The Plant
Sept. 21 – Mobile, Ala. @ Soul Kitchen
Sept. 23 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
Sept. 24 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Pressroom
Sept. 28 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Hard Rock Live*
Sept. 30 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues*
Oct. 01 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent Theater*
Oct. 02 – Berkley, Calif. @ The UC Theatre
Oct. 03 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades
Oct. 05 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Knitting Factory*
Oct. 06 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre
Oct. 07 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite Room
Oct. 09 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Park Theatre
Oct. 10 – Minot, N.D. @ The ‘O’ Riginal Bar

With Bad Omens, Eximious, and Uncured
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Cabooze
Oct. 12 – Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave II
Oct. 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverfront Live
Oct. 16 – Chicago, Ill. @ House Of Blues*
Oct. 17 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House Of Blues
Oct. 18 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
Oct. 19 – Baltimore, Md. Ram’s Head Live
*no Bad Omens

Lacuna Coil Debut New Song “Layers of Time” ANNOUNCE ‘BLACK ANIMA’ ALBUM DETAILS

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Italian goth metal outfit Lacuna Coil are riding high on their critically-acclaimed eighth studio album, Delirium. Lauded as one of the heaviest records of their career, the title cut is a sterling representation of this notion and the band has just released a haunting music video for the track.

One of the key visual components of Delirium has depicted patients in an asylum from the straight jackets worn by the band onstage to the music video seen above. The song opens up with a moody, clean guitar part and a thumping bass line as worms crawl around loose soil and various other insects make their way into view. Blair Witch style footage takes on a grainy, grey hue as Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro take turns delivering their respective lines.

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Clips show a lone person sitting on the floor in an isolated room, while others show a wall of newspaper clipping and handwritten notes all tacked in a massive collage. A blood-soaked hand slowly runs down the wall littered with these notes, creating an uncomfortable and nervous tension.

Scabbia spoke about how the video was filmed, telling Blabbermouth, “We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the U.S. tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years.”

Continuing, the singer added, “The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the Delirium vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy.”

Lacuna Coil – Delirium

LACUNA COIL – The House Of Shame

The Italian band Lacuna Coil have undergone several lineup changes over the past few years, with a few longtime members departing. Vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro remain, along with bassist Marco Coti Zelati.

With the changes for their latest album, Ferro says, “Delirium is not the beginning of a new chapter in Lacuna Coil’s life, it is the beginning of a new book.”

Scabbia adds, “Everything feels different this time in the Lacuna Coil camp. It’s something I can hear, and something I can breathe. A new wave of confidence, a renewed essence, and pure drops of energy sweating out of our pores.”

Delirium utilizes some of the metal stylings from the band’s early days along with the accessible hard rock of more recent albums. Opening track “The House of Shame” opens with gruff vocals from Ferro before Scabbia’s melodic vocals kick in. “Broken Things” is catchy, but has plenty of heft.

Zelati wears multiple hats on Delirium. In addition to his bass duties, he also plays guitar on the album. And after working with high profile producers like Don Gilmore (Korn, Bullet For My Valentine) and Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Seether) on their last few albums, this time Zelati takes the production reins.

The band brought in some guest guitarists, as well, with Myles Kennedy (Slash, Alter Bridge), Diego Cavallotti (Neptune’s Rage) and Mark Vollelunga (Nothing More) among those contributing solos. This is the first Lacuna Coil album for drummer Ryan Blake Folden, who anchors the heavy parts with ease and shows dexterity and subtlety in softer sections.

Songs like “Downfall” add plenty of atmosphere and orchestration to the mix, as does “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You.” When it comes to chemistry, Scabbia and Ferro have been singing together for 20 years, and their voices blend effortlessly. They trade off vocal parts seamlessly, whether they are both singing or if Ferro is using a harsher style.

Delirium should appeal to Lacuna Coil fans old and new. It’s a polished album with memorable and flawlessly arranged songs that also includes some of the heaviest material they have done. That combination makes for a diverse and dynamic release.

New Lacuna Coil Album Delirium