Italian alt-metal superstars LACUNA COIL have released the music video for their new single, "Reckless". The clip, which was directed by Roberto Saku Cinardi and continues the story of previously released single "Layers Of Time", can be seen below. Both songs are taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Black Anima", which will be released on October 11.
Singer Cristina Scabbia states: "'Reckless' is the second track taken from our new album 'Black Anima'. We wanted the concept of the video for this song to be somehow related 'Layers Of Time'. That's why we filmed both of them in the same location picked by Roberto Saku Cinardi. We had the band's performance at the core of the 'Layers of Time' video, while in 'Reckless', the ideas of freedom and being true to yourself come to life through disturbing horror images to cause a reaction in the audience and actually represent the obscure atmosphere of our new record. In 'Reckless', LACUNA COIL became part and parcel of the nightmare and fears experienced by the little redheaded girl. As usual, working with Saku in such a stunning location and with great actors that completely committed to the roles has been absolutely inspiring. It was definitely worth it and I hope you will like this video as much as I do!"
Director Roberto Cinardi (a.k.a. SaKu) has worked with the band for many videos such as the award-winning "Spellbound" (2009), "I Won't Tell You" (2010), "End of Time" (2012) and the short film with members of the band, "Dark Passengers" (2012).
"Black Anima" track listing:
01. Anima Nera
02. Sword Of Anger
04. Layers Of Time
06. Now Or Never
07. Under The Surface
09. The End Is All I Can See
10. Save Me
11. Black Anima
12. Black Feathers (deluxe edition only)
13. Through The Flames (deluxe edition only)
14. Black Dried Up Heart (deluxe edition only)
Scabbia told HardDrive Radio about "Black Anima": "It might sound really cliché if we say that it's gonna be heavier and darker, but this is actually the truth. Because I don't think that LACUNA COIL has ever been so heavy. And it will be surprising a lot of people, because we experimented a lot of things differently — vocally and musically.
"It will be revolving around a book and some other stuff that we can't talk about. And 'Black Anima' is basically translated as 'black soul,' 'cause 'anima' is an Italian word that we decided to use as the title."
Added co-vocalist Andrea Ferro: "There's quite a variety of songs, so there's heaviness, but there's also some more melodic tracks that can be more catchy. But it's a very complex record with a lot of different flavors. And we experiment a lot on the lyrics about our lives growing up, experiencing loss or other things that you get more of in the mature age. So we felt the connection with these people that [are] not with us anymore, so we decided to talk about this connection that we feel beyond life."
Continued Cristina: "It's a strange combination of sounds that is really difficult to describe. I guess you guys will have to listen to it, 'cause it's hard to describe."
Asked if the diversity of the new LACUNA COIL music will lend itself to a dynamic stage show, Cristina said: "Absolutely, because we're touching different themes. And also the styles of the songs — despite being heavy and sometimes even melodic, they're very diverse, one from each other, so that will give us the opportunity to do a lot of different stuff on stage. We have a lot of ideas for the shows that we will play after the release."
Added Andrea: "We've also been working with some artists for some of the visual of the booklets that we can reproduce on the live show for the backdrop and all the special stuff on stage. So we have a lot of ideas."
LACUNA COIL and ALL THAT REMAINS will join forces for the "Disease Of The Anima" North American co-headlining tour. The trek includes special guests BAD OMENS, TOOTHGRINDER (September 15 - October 10), EXIMIOUS (October 11 - October 19) and UNCURED.