The Italian Lacuna Coil has been active for 20 years, although the band has existed since 1994. The band was formed in Milan and the 45-year-old Cristina Scabbia, who declined to say she did not want to be a singer. As she betrayed: before the band, she did not dare to sing to her family. Teamrock’s interview with Cristina.
“Singing came completely unexpectedly. My good friend was a DJ in a disco in Milan. I participated in some of his songs, but I did not want to associate the music with my face and personality.”
Then, in 1994, she met Marco Coti-Zelati, whom they loved each other and formed a couple for 10 years, he encouraged Cristina to use her voice more courageously.
“When Lacuna Coil’s chassis started, there were not many metal bands to which the singer was a woman, so sometimes I felt a bit difficult but my teammates helped me a lot, not to figure out how to dress, what to wear and how to make myself. I have not met any kind of sexism in my career, though metal is still a man-oriented genre.”
Cristina is known to share on her Instagram and Facebook, many of her selfies, which she does not mushroomed and she does not apply filters to her photos. In this context, the southern beauty declared:
“I think it’s important for fans to see my real face without make-up. It feels good that these posts are rewarded by people and give a lot of power when they write that they looks me beauty. But at the beginning of my career, I did not have much confidence.”