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Lacuna Coil is an Italian gothic metal band formed in Milan, Italy, in 1996. They were formerly known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal. The band was heavily inspired by gothic imagery, and the members are known, musically, for composing midtempo songs consisting of guitar lines overlayed with prominent keyboard work, and contrasting dual female/male vocal harmonies to help create a melodic sound. However, much of their more recent material sees a more down-tuned style similar to that of some of their influences such as Korn and Meshuggah. According to the band, they are and have been influenced by Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Septic Flesh, Type O Negative, Depeche Mode, and In Flames, among others.
The band formed as Sleep of Right in 1994, but soon changed their name to Ethereal, and were signed by Century Media at the end of 1997. Finding that the name Ethereal was already taken, they settled instead on Lacuna Coil (which means empty spiral).
The band consisted at that point of co-vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro with bassist/keyboardist Marco Coti Zelati. The band recorded a self titled EP, released in 1998...
|years active||1996 – present|
|music genre||Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal|
|current members|| Cristina Scabbia|
Marco Coti Zelati