Italian metal giants LACUNA COIL recently announced the release of their new live album, “Live From The Apocalypse,” set for release on June 25th. Today, a live version of the song “Apocalypse”, which originally appeared on LACUNA COIL‘s latest studio album, “Black Anima”, can be seen 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” will be available in the following formats and can be pre – ordered here.
- Ltd. CD+DVD Digipak
- Gatefold 2LP+DVD & LP Booklet
- Digital album
The vinyl version will be available in the following colors and limitations:
- Black vinyl, unlimited
- 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
“Live From The Apocalypse“ Tracklisting:
- Anima Nera
- Sword Of Anger
- Save Me
- Now Or Never
- Through The Flames
- Black Feathers
- Under The Surface
- The End Is All I Can See
- Black Dried Up Heart
- Bad Things
- Layers Of Time
- Black Anima
- Save Me (Apocalypse Version)
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.’”