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Broken Crown Halo is the seventh studio album by Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil. It was released by Century Media on March 31, 2014 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and on April 1 in North America. This is the last album to feature drummer Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati and guitarist Cristiano "Pizza" Migliore, who retired from the band on February 14, 2014.


On January 13, 2014, it was announced that Lacuna Coil will be doing a part of the second The Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour with Sick Puppies, Eyes Set to Kill and Cilver, making it a twenty one-date tour around the United States.[1]


"Nothing Stands In Our Way" served as the lead single from Broken Crown Halo on February 7, 2014.[2] The official video for the song was leaked on Vimeo on August 18, 2014.

On February 10, with the announcement that "I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)" had been released in UK and Italian radio, it was also stated that, an official music video, was filmed the same day.[3]

Commercial performance[]

In the United States, the album debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200 with 13,000 copies sold its in first week.[4]


The Album "Broken Crown Halo" was written by Lacuna Coil, produced by Jay Baumgardner, engineered by Kyle Hoffmann and was mastered by Howie Weinberg. The album was described by the band like a cinematic album, about a dark vision of a near future.

The album was also influenced by classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin, the composer of Dario Argento's classics like Suspiria and Deep Red.

Track listing[]

All songs written and composed by Jay Baumgardner, Marco Biazzi, Andrea Ferro, Cristina Scabbia, and Marco Coti Zelati, except "Nothing Stands In Our Way", written by Baumgardner, Biazzi, Ferro, Cristiano Migliore, Cristiano Mozzati, Scabbia, and Zelati. 

No. Title Length
1. "Nothing Stands in Our Way"   4:07
2. "Zombies"   3:47
3. "Hostage to the Light"   3:56
4. "Victims"   4:31
5. "Die & Rise"   3:44
6. "I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)"   3:56
7. "Cybersleep"   4:26
8. "Infection"   4:23
9. "I Burn in You"   4:15
10. "In the End I Feel Alive"   4:21
11. "One Cold Day" (Dedicated to deceased ex bandmember Claudio Leo) 6:09
Total length:



Chart Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 55
Belgian Ultratop (Flanders)[7] 66
Belgian Ultratop (Wallonia)[8] 60
Canadian Albums Chart 65
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 75
France Albums Chart[9] 56
German Albums Chart[7] 40
Greek Albums Chart[10] 63
Italian Albums Chart[11] 13
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 37
UK Albums Chart[12] 45
UK Rock Chart[13] 3
US Billboard 200[14] 27 13,000
US Hard Rock Albums 5
US Independent Albums 4
US Top Rock Albums 9
US Tastemaker Albums 16

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
2014 "Die & Rise" Mainstream Rock 35

Release history[]

Country Date Edition Format Label
Europe March 31, 2014 Standard CD, Digital download Century Media
New Zealand
Canada April 1, 2014
United States