Mental Health Struggle Inspired Lacuna Coil's Latest Album

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(TeamRock Radio) Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia says seeing a family member struggle with mental ill health made her want to tackle the subject on the band's latest album.

The band released Delirium in May and previously said they wanted it to conjure a "disturbing, cold and weird" atmosphere. They also said they were inspired by an abandoned mental asylum they once visited when writing the record.

Now Scabbia tells Metal Hammer there is also a personal element to the subject matter. She says: "We aren't the sort of band that sings about pure fantasy; I don't think that's ever been our style.

"But, because we had actual experience of these sort of places, it is more real. I've been in that situation and I've been able to breathe the heaviness of these places, and I just began to think about all the different experiences that these people could have.

"And for me, there is this parallel between this album and my personal life right now, because there is someone in my family who is suffering mental illness.

"So I see people trying to cure this problem a lot. I realised that insanity isn't just confined to a medical condition, it's everywhere in the little things in everyday life."

The Italian singer adds that she hopes Delirium will go some way to breaking down the stigmatism that surrounds mental ill health. Read more here.

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