Lacuna Coil

Tricky Falls and DIN Present

Lacuna Coil

Butcher Babies, 9Electric, Painted Wives

Tue, May 10, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tricky Falls

El Paso, TX


Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil
The year is 2014, and the album is "Broken Crown Halo" – it marks the latest chapter in the ongoing LACUNA COIL legacy, a dark and sultry ride that started in Italy and has resonated in an opaque wake of sonic splendor throughout the world.

Time has been good to LACUNA COIL, who are a flagship band on Century Media Records and a proven commodity worldwide, in the past two years alone having toured the globe as headliners, as well as in support of Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, Sevendust and Paradise Lost. "Broken Crown Halo" is the band's seventh studio album, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to "Dark Adrenaline", which was released in January 2012 and debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, helping the band eclipse one million cumulative sales in North America alone.

But as the title suggests, "Broken Crown Halo" isn't about everything that's good – it's about everything that is real. In particular, the world as it exists in 2014. "We've always been fascinated by the differences and comparisons between real life and fairy tales, and on this album we decided to mix the two worlds when writing our lyrics," says frontman Andrea Ferro, who along with frontwoman Cristina Scabbia form the most effervescent one-two vocal punch in hard rock and metal. "We've fused dark and horror elements with real life situations and have created a metaphor – we are fighting for a kingdom and a crown that is not what it seems, it represents the moment of confusion we're living in and the very fragile situations we face every day."

"In the past year we've been dealing with a lot of pain that has brought us down as a band and left us broken and shattered. But it also made us realize how much time has made us stronger," continues Ferro. "There have been times that we've been trapped in our past, only to discover that no one but ourselves can free us. When darkness holds you close, you need to open the wound and let it bleed out…"

And bleed it does, from the resounding drive of opening track "Nothing Stands In Our Way" and the resolute march of "Zombies", into the thundering anthem "Die & Rise" and the soaring rhapsody that is "I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)." "Broken Crown Halo" looks at life through blood red glasses and casts a beautifully melancholic hue over the world we wander. It is unapologetically brute with a vindictive air, and simultaneously supple and warm, beckoning you in and challenging you to join the movement. If you notice a flair for the cinematic in the eleven tracks, your perception is spot on, as LACUNA COIL wear the influence of their rich Italian culture and heritage on their sleeves.

"We've always been fascinated by soundtracks and Italian horror movies," says Scabbia of the band's influence on "Broken Crown Halo" – "Dario Argento is not only a favorite of ours, he's also a cult favorite around the world, and bands like Goblin wrote the soundtracks for a lot of those movies. Growing up with these movies and music, we really absorbed those influences." Expands Ferro: "Movies like 'Deep Red', 'Suspiria', 'Planet of the Vampires' and 'Once Upon A Time In The West', and musicians like Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani continue to leave their mark on us... Marco ['Maki' Coti-Zelati, bass] often likes to write songs while watching those old movies and war documentaries without the sound and playing over the visuals."

Joined in their Milan, Italy hometown by Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] who produced and mixed "Broken Crown Halo" as well as engineer Kyle Hoffman [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead], LACUNA COIL recorded in the storied "Officine Meccaniche" studio, owned by famed songwriter and musician Mauro Pagani of the Italian prog band Masters P.F.M. The vintage gear and classic influence collided with the rough and tumble modern world with unique and invigorating results.

"We set the bar pretty high with 'Dark Adrenaline' and it hasn't been easy bringing our sound to the next
level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year of personal issues and change," says the
band in a unified voice. "We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band
that we haven't felt before. 'Broken Crown Halo' is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting
nothing stand in our way…"
Butcher Babies
Butcher Babies
Faster than you can say heavy fucking metal, The Butcher Babies have
clawed their way to the top of the Hollywood music scene to become the
undisputed darlings of the Sunset Strip. Now, they are poised to take
on the rest of the world.

Fronted by Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, and backed by Henry Flury
on lead guitar (Amen), Jason Klein on bass (Azdachao), and Chris
Warner on drums (Scars of Tomorrow), the Butcher Babies dish out
brutal grooves that attack the crowd during performances that play out
like a slaughter house carnival ride.

Rock Journalist Keith Valcourt recently hailed the Butcher Babies as
"The Hottest Band in the World" in his review of a show. "The Butcher
Babies deliver a loud crashing blend of heavy metal, punk and thrash
that recalls Pantera" notes Valcourt, adding "their stage show
embodies the horror antics of Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie. Carla and
Heidi don't merely sing: they assault the crowd with a blinding flash
of aggression and abuse. And the crowd loves them for it."

The perfect anti heroes for today's lackluster corporate music scene,
The Butcher Babies are answering the demand for a resurgence of the
days when going to a rock show was an event with their blistering
combination of theatrical presence and balls out metal.
9E colors their soundscape with cutting edge dance/electronic influences like Skrillex, Nero, Pendulum and The Prodigy, blending the digital mayhem with industrial-rock grooves reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, and Static-X. In February of 2011, the Hollywood based quartet unveiled this new sound in their premiere show at The Roxy Theatre. In their short career, 9ELECTRIC has developed a manic, high energy performance style accompanied by go-go dancers, custom lighting, and synched video projections. It's a dance party that rocks! 9E recently brought their live show on tour with Island Records recording artists American Head Charge, gaining legions of fans who have taken to the internet and spread 9ELECTRIC's songs and videos like a virus. As of April 2012, 9E videos have been viewed over 800,000 times on YouTube, and 9E have over 10,000 fans on Facebook. In April, 2012, 9E released their first single DESTROY AS YOU GO - featuring guest vocals by Wayne Static (Static-X) – to online retailers including iTunes. The single was also added to radio stations across the US including some national satellite stations.
Painted Wives
Southern California's Painted Wives attempt to inhabit the space between acts like High on fire, Queens of the Stone age, Gojira, and Alice in Chains. Painted Wives approach the sonic and literary mediums with a raw and serious tone, reaching out to tell the story of another place. Technical and melodic compositions are translated with brute force and brought to the live experience with purpose.
Venue Information:
Tricky Falls
209 S El Paso St
El Paso, TX, 79901