Italian metal giants Lacuna Coil recently announced the release of their new live album, Live From The Apocalypse, to be released on June 25th. Now 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.
«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:
1. Anima Nera
2. Sword Of Anger
3. Save Me
4. Now Or Never
6. Through The Flames
8. Black Feathers
9. Under The Surface
10. The End Is All I Can See
12. Black Dried Up Heart
13. Bad Things
14. Layers Of Time
15. Black Anima
16. 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 Coils 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.
Vocalist Andrea Ferro states, «On one hand, it felt awkward to play for a huge empty room, 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».