Italian metal giants LACUNA COIL recently announced the release of their new live album, Live From The Apocalypse, to be released on June 25th. Today, the band have dropped the live version of “Apocalypse”, originally released on the latest studio album Black Anima, which is available to purchase and stream on all digital platforms. Watch the video for “Apocalypse” from the Live From The Apocalypse bonus DVD, below.
“Looking at the sand gliding down through the hourglass… ‘Apocalypse’ is factual and actual in today’s pandemic, though, we couldn’t foresee this when we wrote it: the separation, the solitude, the confusion, the resilience. We keep on fighting for our will to survive,” states Cristina Scabbia about “Apocalypse”.
Andrea Ferro adds, “Apocalypse is usually a huge concept involving destruction or damage and the way the world ends. In our vision, there’s no big apocalypse just endless little ones. Ignorance, complacency, selfishness alone can bring apocalypse.”
Live From The Apocalypse is the fruit of an unprecedented time. Unlike previous live efforts the Italians, under the yoke of the pandemic, cleverly devised a way for their devoted fan base to hear and see them on stage by organizing a special live stream event performing their latest album, Black Anima, in its entirety this past September 2020. This very special show will now be released digitally and physically (vinyl and CD). The physical album formats come with a bonus DVD featuring the footage of the original live stream.
Live From The Apocalypse Tracklisting:
10. The End Is All I Can See
16. Save Me (Apocalypse Version)
– Gatefold 2LP+DVD & LP Booklet
The vinyl version will be available in the following colors and limitations:
– Neon yellow, limited to 300 copies worldwide, available at CMDistro EU
– Red vinyl, limited to 200 copies worldwide, only available at EMP
– White vinyl, limited to 300 copies worldwide, only available at the band’s official store
– Silver vinyl, limited to 300 copies worldwide, only available at Century Media US
– Transp. Orange vinyl, limited to 300 copies worldwide, only available at Revolver
Photo by: CUNENE
By all accounts, this was no ordinary gig. Even though LACUNA COIL were in their hometown of Milan—at the famed Alcatraz Club—there were no fans to greet them. No roar of anticipation; No claps of adulation; No interaction with the people who had become deeply involved in and had a profound love for LACUNA COIL’s music and live shows over two-plus decades. The live stream energy was different. It had to be. With hearts on their sleeves, cameras rolling, and the world tuning in online, LACUNA COIL brought “Black Anima: Live from the Apocalypse” to life.
“On one hand, it felt awkward to play for a huge empty room,” tells vocalist Andrea Ferro. “But, on the other hand, it felt great to finally reconnect with our fans at home and with the people working behind the scenes. A lot of people enjoyed the show—it was definitely a one-off event loaded with a lot of emotions and feelings. Live from the Apocalypse is an opportunity to offer a new release to our fans while the COVID-19 crisis is still a real thing, affecting them and us. The live album represents a unique moment in our career (and life) that will be forever remembered as that one time when we literally ‘rose from the Apocalypse.'”
Pre-order “HORNS UP!”, LACUNA COIL’s very own tabletop (or better yet, concert floor!) party game in pure rock style. The game itself takes place at a LACUNA COIL show, where each player must fight his or her way to be the first to reach the stage. There will obviously be many “friendship-threatening” actions challenging the opponents. LACUNA COIL band members will be an active presence in the game: they are depicted on the Stage Cards, and each of these will have consequences on the whole audience! The pre-order campaign is live worldwide and as the number of requested copies rises, the project will become more developed, with new events and new expansions. Shipping is available Worldwide until November 2021.