Lacuna Coll Tap Ash Costello of New Year's Day for "In the Mean Time"

Lacuna Coll Tap Ash Costello of New Year's Day for "In the Mean Time"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The track precedes the start of the Ignite the Fire Tour which features New Years Day and Oceans of Slumber supporting the goth metal veterans.

Set to begin their North American trek next month with New Year's Day and Oceans of Slumber, goth metal stalwarts Lacuna Coil have shared a hulking new track which previews the run in an impactful way. Enlisting Ash Costello of New Years Day, the single packages meaty guitars, a locomotive beat and growling vocals for a cut that emphasizes Lacuna Coil's muscle. 

The track frames a dual meaning, referencing strange, unfulfilling limbo the band feels society is living in. The title also references the state of flux the band is in - closing out their previous cycles to begin anew. 

The band explain, “’In The Mean Time’ is a reflection on how much our society has generally ‘lost the plot’. We are living in really mean times filled with unhappy people: lonely, anxious, depressed, destructive. The pressure that crushes from the outside doesn't allow to see things with the right clarity. This song is like group therapy: not a lamentation, but acceptance that once broken, it’s hard to put oneself back together again. We need to take our minds off all the inescapable toxicity and find that there’s so much more to this life… and know that in the meantime, everything cannot be aligned."

The band also shared their enthusiasm in having Costello guest on the track. "We invited Ash Costello from New Years Day to feature on the track and we're thrilled she came on board adding exactly what we needed for this song with her warm voice and charisma."

Costello also spoke about the opportunity to join Lacuna Coil on the track and shared why the collaboration was especially important to her. “I am deeply honored to join LACUNA COIL on tour for the first time, to have the incredible opportunity to lend my guest vocals to a new track and appear in the music video. Working alongside the powerhouse vocalist Cristina has been a privilege, and I may be biased in saying that ‘In The Mean Time’ has quickly become my favorite by LACUNA COIL. Its message about embracing individuality and not conforming deeply resonates with me.”

Along with the delivery of the band's latest single, Lacuna Coil have firmed up additional touring plans for later this Year. Enlisting Finnish sensation Blind Channel, Lacuna Coil will set out on a stretch of UK/Ireland dates this October. A currently list of confirmed dates can be found below. Get tickets - HERE

May 2nd Wilmington, DE - The Queen
May 3rd Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
May 4th Reading, PA - Reverb
May 6th Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
May 7th Charlotte, NC - The Underground
May 9th Daytona Beach, FL - Welcome To Rockville (festival date)
May 11th Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bown
May 13th Ft. Smith, AR - Temple Live
May 14th Wichita, KS - Temple Live
May 15th St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
May 18th Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple (festival date)
May 19th Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Metal Fest (festival date)
October 15th Belfast – Limelight
October 16th Dublin – Academy
October 18th Bournemouth – O2 Academy
October 20th Manchester – Academy
October 21st Glasgow – SWG3
October 22nd Wolverhampton – KK’S Steelmill
October 24th Nottingham – Rock City
October 25th London – Roundhouse
October 26th Bristol – O2 Academy
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