LACUNA COIL just embarked on a U.S. tour as direct support to IN FLAMES with THE SWORD and SEEMLESS in the support slots. The group recently completed a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black Tour alongside the legendary DANZIG, labelmates THE HAUNTED, BELPHEGOR, and ASESINO. This is their group’s third U.S. run in support of Karmacode, their highly praised new album.

Andrea Ferro (male vocals) checks in with the following report: “Blackest of The Black was a good experience, and we were especially excited to have a chance to tour again alongside our party bros Kenny and Johnny from TYPE O NEGATIVE, who helped out DANZIG on this tour. We also had the chance to hit some places we never played before like Spokane, Santa Cruz, Tucson and Fresno, which were all amazing. The people’s reactions were simply awesome. The last day in Santa Cruz, DANZIG cancelled so we had to take the role of the headliner, which was all together a really cool experience.

“This led us immediately into two really packed headlining shows in Mexico, where we were met with first class treatment. We haven’t played there since 2001, when we opened for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. We did a signing session the first day and stayed for almost two hours. Eventually we had to leave, and the fans were following us grabbing our hair and screaming. We felt like the BEATLES in the ‘60s! Both shows were truly amazing, and even if the technical conditions were not really appropriate, the crowd brought everything to a magic level. It’s always amazing how much these people appreciate the fact that you come to their country, they always have such a great time.

“We just began the final portion of our touring for the year after joining up with IN FLAMES, SEEMLESS, and THE SWORD. The first gig in Norfolk was very good, with a lot of people jumping and screaming, so things are already off to a really positive start. Rock on, and we will see you soon.”

The band’s latest video, “Our Truth,” can be viewed here:

Tour dates:
12/08 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/11 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
12/12 Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
12/13 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/16 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/17 Metro – Chicago, IL
12/18 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
12/19 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

SEEMLESS – What Have We Become

SEEMLESS‘ sophomore album, What Have We Become, arrives with the hope of being something special as alluded to in their debut album. The album continues their heavy blues rock sound, which neither follows the clichés of retro rock bands nor is too predictable as anything typically termed “stoner rock.” Though there is nothing on the album that can be described as “bad,” there is just something missing here. While some riffs and songs parts are cool, most of them fail to excite and may leave you indifferent. The songs maintain a certain level of complacency and never really get into the groove of things and really kick ass. Perhaps the abundance of bands out there that share a relatively similar sound hinders SEEMLESS‘ effectiveness as well. The conviction of the band is not questioned. However, the execution is another matter. At the end of the day, What Have We Become fails to do its job and grab the listener. (Equal Vision Records)