Lacuna Coil have begun recording their eighth album Delirium.
Singer Cristina Scabbia says they expect to be finished recording by the end of February – and hope to release it at the end of May.
In an interview with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, she says: ““It’s called Delirium and there’s tons of reasons for it.
“It’s been a crazy couple of years for different reasons, for personal reasons and for a lot of things that we will disclose, or we will tell later.”
She adds: “It’s heavier than the previous albums we did, which is kind of surprising, because a lot of bands are going the other way around and getting softer and more accessible.”
Scabbia previously said the successor to 2014’s Broken Crown Halo will be “heavier,“ with a more electronic feel than their previous albums following the departure of second guitarist Cristiano Migliore.
Singer Andrea Ferro told TeamRock Radio: “We’re working in a different direction because we have just one guitar player now. There’s a lot of electronics because we’re filling the melody more with the keyboards and electronic sounds.”
Lacuna Coil are set to board a ship in Miami next February to perform at the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise alongside Children of Bodom, Iced Earth and others.