DIEGO CAVALLOTTI Says His Exit From LACUNA COIL Is ‘Not The Result’ Of His ‘Dissatisfaction Or Desire To Explore New Opportunities’

DIEGO CAVALLOTTI Says His Exit From LACUNA COIL Is ‘Not The Result’ Of His ‘Dissatisfaction Or Desire To Explore New Opportunities’

Diego Cavallotti has released a statement regarding his departure from LACUNA COIL.

Cavallotti, who joined LACUNA COIL in 2016, initially as a fill-in guitarist following the departure of Marco “Maus” Biazzi, took to his social media earlier today (Wednesday, June 19) to write: “Good morning everyone.

“I want to share with all of you this post regarding my departure from the band.

“Yes, I am no longer part of the LACUNA COIL.

“Although this decision is not the result of my dissatisfaction or desire to explore new opportunities, I have serenely decided to accept it in consideration of these almost 10 wonderful years spent together, playing around the world, and to allow the band to continue its course without me.

“I wish to Maki, Andrea, Cristina and Richard the greatest success and the greatest satisfaction. I thank them for the huge wealth of experience gained over all these years, always side by side.

“I thank all of you, friends, fans and artists who have written to me but above all for the immense support that I’m receiving.

“However, this is not the end of anything, one chapter has just been closed and I am ready to write another one. For me music is, and remains, my only reason for living and I will never stop doing what I love, even if that meant going back to playing in garages or in front of anyone.

“I can’t wait to find out what the future has for me, I am ready to evaluate every possible new opportunity and I will continue to carry out my projects with pride and dedication.

“Thank you very much to everyone, see you around.”

When LACUNA COIL announced Cavallotti‘s exit on Monday (June 17),the band wrote in a statement: “As we step into a new cycle, writing and recording our next album, we are parting ways with Diego ‘DD’ Cavallotti. We thank him for the many unforgettable moments shared over the years and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

“All future live plans remain unchanged and the new songs are taking form, we can’t wait to share them with our fans.”

Biazzi left LACUNA COIL in January 2016, explaining in a statement: “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.”

LACUNA COIL recently completed the “Ignite The Fire” U.S. tour with support from NEW YEARS DAY and OCEANS OF SLUMBER.

In April, LACUNA COIL released another new single, “In The Mean Time”, featuring Ash Costello of NEW YEARS DAY. The song’s title is a reference to the mean times the world is living in, as well as a reference to the state the band itself is in, between cycles.

Last July, LACUNA COIL released the official lyric video for a new track called “Never Dawn”. For the song, the band partnered with CMON, the renowned board game publisher behind the popular game “Zombicide”.

In a recent interview with Brazil’s Sonoridades Inc., LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2019’s “Black Anima” album. She said: “I can’t really tell you a lot. I can tell you that we are progressing very fast. We are almost, like, 100… We completed, let’s say, the demoing. We still have to record the rest of the songs, but we will soon — probably after the tour, after the [May 2024] North American tour. And if everything goes as projected, before the end of the year [it] will be released. And that’s already a big news, because we always say, ‘We don’t know. Maybe.’ … I absolutely love the songs. I’m part of the process. But I’m very pleased.”

Asked if “Never Dawn” will be on the upcoming album, Cristina said: “I think it will be. I think it will be, ’cause it will make sense. And it also fits with the other songs — it really fits with the other songs. Many heavy songs.”

LACUNA COIL has spent some of the last couple of years promoting “Comalies XX”, the “deconstructed” and “transported” version of the band’s third album, “Comalies”.

“Comalies XX” was made available on October 14, 2022 via Century Media Records.

LACUNA COIL celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Comalies”, by performing it in its entirety at a one-night-only concert on October 15, 2022 at Fabrique in Milano.

“Comalies” was originally released on October 29, 2002 through Century Media Records. The LP, which featured the band’s breakthrough single “Heaven’s A Lie”, has reportedly gone on to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States alone.