"When I am getting ready to leave for a tour (or a recording) I ALWAYS make sure I pack few boxes of Vocalzone to take them with me. The effect they have on my voice it is unbelievable. I almost feels like I have three times air capacity in my chest while I sing and my throat doesn't get dry at all. Plus, the pastils taste good too! Highly recommended." - Cristina Scabbia, Lacuna Coil
Cristina Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil. Her first influences were from bands such as Genesis, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and traditional Italian music. Cristina is a naturally trained vocalist and has never taken singing lessons. Scabbia feels that many types of music have had an influence on her, although she feels they are difficult to categorise. Cristina is one of the most popular female singers in rock and metal nowadays, creating her own personal style of vocals and image, being a role model for new generations. She is also one of the most popular female metal singers on social media.
Cristina writes an advice column in the popular rock magazine Revolver. Among others, she is featured in a Megadeth song, "À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)". She also featured on "The Theory of Everything", an album from Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Ayreon project.. She is also the featured artist in the Apocalyptica song "S.O.S. (Anything But Love)" and another version of the Alter Bridge song "Watch Over You".
The Vocalzone Team was very lucky to personally meet Cristina at the Bloodstock Festival this year. They also enjoyed watching the band performing on stage (see the photo below).
Lacuna Coil on stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2014
Andrea is the male vocalist and one of the founding members of Lacuna Coil. He founded Lacuna Coil with Marco Zelati in 1994. As far as the songwriting is concerned, Ferro has said that it is "a process that is always evolving," and described it as "democratic," as some of the parts that he has written Cristina adapts to her voice and sings. On the other hand, some of the parts she has written, he sings. Ferro has changed his vocal style quite a bit over time. For example, he had a tendency to use death growls for many songs on previous albums, but over time he began to use clean vocals more frequently. Ferro is featured in a Cayne song, "Through The Ashes". He is also the featured artist in the I.P.E.R. song "Ancora in piedi".
Cristina and Andrea before a concert