LACUNA COIL Lose Two Members
Valentine's Day seems like a bad day to announce two members of your band are leaving, but that's what Lacuna Coil are forced to do. The band announced today that guitarist Cris ‘Pizza’ Migliore and drummer Cristiano ‘CriZ’ Mozzati have left the band:
It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today: Our two brothers Cris ‘Pizza’ Migliore and Cristiano ‘CriZ’ Mozzati have decided to retire from LACUNA COIL.
Both Pizza and CriZ have had big changes impact their lives recently – we know how stressful and difficult it can be to balance both real life and the life of a professional touring musician, and we have nothing but total respect for their decisions to focus on their families and lives at home.
We have such incredible memories of traveling and exploring the world together with Pizza and CriZ, and we want to wish them both all the best as they begin these exciting new chapters in their lives. We will never forget the important roles they played in this band, or the incredible times we shared together.
THANK YOU PIZZA AND CRIZ! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!
Cristina, Andrea, Marco, and Maus.
Frontwoman Cristina Scabbia also posted a goodbye message:
I know it feels weird the fact that we chose Valentine's day to release the news that Chris "Pizza" Migliore and Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati decided to leave the Lacuna coil family.
But it ALL makes sense when at the base of this choice there is still a huge amount of love.
Love for us 6 as a strong group of good friends, love for what we have been able to achieve in so many years together.
Love for Lacuna coil.
I believe this being THE most friendly split (I cannot even call it so, cause it sounds bad) happened to a band.
Not a fight, no ego problems, no anger: a decision taken in the most serene way from Criz and Pizza and fully accepted from the rest of LC.
No, you will not read any angry articles on Blabbermouth, sorry :))
We know we left some of you heartbroken with the news and surely Andi, Maki, Maus and I are gonna MISS THE HELL out of our brothers (even though we will still see each other off stage :)))!!) , but don't take this all as a sad news because Criz and Pizza are serene in their decisions and the rest of us are absolutely, completely, totally determined to bring you guys the most sincere and great album we did so far, "Broken Crown Halo", and keep the LACUNA COIL LEGACY going.
Are you ready? We definitely are and have NO intention to stop.
Are you with us?
NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY.
It seems there are no hard feelings here, and I think while nobody is saying it, the decline in Lacuna Coil's popularity has to be somewhat to blame. They are not selling the type of CDs they were five years ago, and the two guys, who I assume have families, realized "ok, this is it…I guess I'd rather be with my family." That's pure speculation on my part though.
If you're wondering why Scabia wrote "nothing stands in our way," that just happens to be the title of the band's new single:
Their new album, Broken Crown Halo comes out April 1 on Century Media.