Lacuna Coil Release Chilling ‘Delirium’ Music Video
Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil are riding high on their critically-acclaimed eighth studio album, Delirium. Lauded as one of the heaviest records of their career, the title cut is a sterling representation of this notion and the band has just released a haunting music video for the track.
One of the key visual components of Delirium has depicted patients in an asylum from the straightjackets worn by the band onstage to the music video seen above. The song opens up with a moody, clean guitar part and a thumping bass line as worms crawl around loose soil and various other insects make their way into view. Blair Witch style footage takes on a grainy, grey hue as Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro take turns delivering their respective lines.
Clips show a lone person sitting on the floor is an isolated room, while others show a wall of newspaper clipping and handwritten notes all tacked in a massive collage. A blood-soaked hand slowly runs down the wall littered with these notes, creating an uncomfortable and nervous tension.
Scabbia spoke about how the video was filmed, telling Blabbermouth, “We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the U.S. tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years."
Continuing, the singer added, "The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the Delirium vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy."
Delirium reached No. 33 on the Billboard 200 charts and Lacuna Coil wrapped up a North American tour in June earlier this year. Photos from their New York performance can be viewed here.
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