Great news for the fans of Dutch symphonic masters Epica and Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil. Both bands have reported on being back in the studio, cooking up new tunes.
At the beginning of May, the band spent some time at Sandlane Recording Facilities with the renowned producer Joost van den Broek responsible for their latest studio records. “Spent a great week at Sandlane Recording Facilities with Epica recording some very special songs again!” informed Epica keyboard player Coen Janssen on his Instagram.
Bandmembers have been busy posting pictures from the studio – we’ve seen a photo of Mark Jansen recording some grunts but also band’s guitarist Isaac Delahaye with an acoustic guitar, followed by Coen Janssen with an accordion and grand piano. That means the band has recorded some heavy tunes but also some stripped-down material. We see the pattern of acoustic bonus tracks from their previous studio records “The Quantum Enigma” and “The Holographic Principle” here. There’s a possibility that the tracks are connected to Epica’s official book “The Essence Of Epica” that’s available for pre-order now, scheduled for release later this year. “Hearing the almost finished result of our latest studio recordings makes me really happy! Expect the unexpected,” posted the vocalist Simone Simons on her socials on May 16. Well, let’s wait and see what these symphonic metallers have in store for us.
Entering 2019 with a new album in mind, the band has taken a break from heavy touring to focus on a follow-up of their 2016’s album “Delirium”. After months of writing and demoing, Lacuna Coil have finally entered the studio this week, as confirmed by their vocalist Cristina Scabbia on her social media accounts: “We FINALLY entered the studio to start the recording of new music, today!” She went on with enthusiasm: “I feel so very happy and on fire (and so are the boys!), I am in LOVE with new stuff and from my black bubble of enjoyment I feel immensely grateful for your constant support: it is because of you all that we are able to do what we love the most on a professional level and I NEVER take all this for granted. I always remember where we came from and f*ck I hope I’ll do this forever and ever!! I can’t wait to let you hear something new!”
The band has already made progress, and all the drum parts have been already recorded. “All the drumzzz are done, today editing then, from the next week, we’ll start with rhythm guitars,” reported the bassist Marco “Maki” Coti Zelati from Brx Studio in Milano yesterday. The band will be joining folk metallers Eluveitie and Moldovan outfit Infected Rain for EU/UK tour in November and December. With a bit of luck, we’ll get to hear some new material by then.