Lacuna Coil will release their ninth studio album, Black Anima, on Oct. 11. The effort marks the Italian metal vets follow-up to 2016’s Delirium and is their first studio album in nearly four years.

The group took to Twitter to break the news. See the post below. In a statement, co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia says: “Black Anima is all of us. It’s you and it’s me, it’s everything we hide and fiercely expose to a world that’s halfway asleep. It is the fogged mirror we are peering into searching for the truth. It’s sacrifice and pain, it’s justice and fear, it’s fury and revenge, it’s past and future… Human beings in the magnificence of a disturbingly ambiguity. The black core that balances it all… as without darkness light would never exist. We proudly present to you our new work and can’t wait to welcome you in our embrace. We are the Anima.”

Back in May, Scabbia revealed via Instagram that the group was in the studio and was making serious progress. “I am in LOVE with the new stuff from my black bubble of enjoyment,” she stated. “I feel immensely grateful for you constant support: it is because of you all that we are able to do what we love the most on a professional level and I NEVER take all this for granted.” She added that the new music “could definitely be heavier. Because that’s what we like to perform onstage.”

Lacuna Coil released The 119 Show: Live in London concert album and DVD back in November to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first album In a Reverie. The band will take the stage at Rock USA 2019 in Oshkosh, Wis. on July 19 and will perform a sold-out two-night stand at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on July 22 and 23. They kick off a full-fledged European tour in November to support the new album with Eluveitie and Infected Rain. Check their tour dates here.

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