Hear Lacuna Coil’s Pummeling, Epic New Song “Layers of Time”

Photo by Mark Smitty Neal

Following the big reveal of their next album’s title (Black Anima) and cover art (see below), as well as the announcement of a major co-headlining trek with All That Remains set for this fall, Italy’s Lacuna Coil have finally dropped new music. Singer Cristina Scabbia and Co.’s latest song, “Layers of Time” is both soaring and crushing, displaying the gothic melodicism that fans have come to know and love, but with a harder-edge attack behind it. Black Anima is due October 11th via Century Media.

“It might sound really cliché if we say that it’s gonna be heavier and darker, but this is actually the truth,” Scabbia told HardDrive Radio in an interview about the forthcoming LP. “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. … Black Anima is basically translated as ‘black soul,’ ’cause ‘anima’ is an Italian word that we decided to use as the title.”

See Black Anima’s album cover and track list below, as well as the itinerary for Lacuna Coil and All That Remains’ “Disease of the Anima” tour.

Black Anima 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)

DISEASE OF THE ANIMA TOUR DATES
w/Bad Omens, Toothgrinder, and Uncured

09/15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/17 – Greenville SC – The Firmament
09/18 – Knoxville, TN – Jackson Terminal
09/19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/20 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
09/21 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
09/23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/24 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music
09/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
09/28 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live*
09/30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
10/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater*
10/02 – Berkley, CA – The UC Theatre
10/03 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/05 – Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory*
10/06 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/07 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
10/09 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/10 – Minot, ND – The ‘O’ Riginal Bar

w/Bad Omens, Eximious and Uncured
10/11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
10/12 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
10/16 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues*
10/17 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/18 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/19 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
*no Bad Omens