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Lacuna Coil Tap Black Lodge Guitarist as Temporary Replacement

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Italy’s finest gothic metal export Lacuna Coil have undergone some serious lineup changes following the departures of drummer Cristiano Mozzati and guitarist Cristiano Migliore in 2014 after being in the group since 1998. The shakeup continued last month when six-stringer Marco ‘Maus’ Biazzi parted ways with the band, also having been part of Lacuna Coil since 1998. The band is forging ahead with a new album on the horizon and have enlisted a temporary guitarist while they try to stabilize the lineup.

Lacuna Coil recently took part in the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise with a slightly familiar face behind the guitar. Black Lodge axeman Daniel Sahágun was tapped to perform with the group and he is no stranger to the band. Sahágun first made an appearance onstage filling in for bassist Marco Zelati in 2014. While his services were a fit as Lacuna Coil remained on the cruise lineup (footage below), the band has informed fans that Sahágun is not their permanent guitarist. “[Daniel] came on the cruise to play with us, but he is not the new member of Lacuna Coil (still part of the family, though!),” said singer Cristina Scabbia.

Biazzi’s exit was announced in January of this year, leaving Lacuna Coil without a guitarist for the time being. In his statement explaining his departure, the guitarist thanked the band and the fans, explaining, “I felt I couldn’t add more in this project any longer so I decided to leave my second family, Lacuna Coil, to take a different path for a new challenge in my life. I’m now looking for another musical project to start and to get back on the road as soon as possible to kick ass again around the globe because this is what I want and what I love the most.”

Unflappable, Lacuna Coil are poised to release their eighth studio album, Delirium, in May.

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