Cristina Scabbia

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Cristina Scabbia
Scabbia in 2006
Scabbia in 2006
Background information
Birth nameCristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia
Born (1972-06-06) 6 June 1972 (age 49)
OriginMilan, Italy
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1991–present
LabelsCentury Media
Associated acts

Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia (Italian: [krisˈtiːna adriˈaːna ˈkjaːra ˈskabbja]; born 6 June 1972) is an Italian singer and songwriter, best known as one of the two vocalists of gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.[1] She used to write an advice column in the popular rock magazine Revolver, alongside musician Vinnie Paul. Scabbia 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, with which she is cast as the Mother. 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".[2] Scabbia performed a duet with the Italian ex-singer of Linea 77 Emiliano Audisio on the track "Beautiful Lie" to be part of the soundtrack for the 2013 Italian film Passione sinistra.[3]

Lacuna Coil[edit]

Scabbia performing with Lacuna Coil at Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2017
External video
Lacuna Coil 2003.jpg
video icon Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia - Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?, Loudwire[4]

In 1991, Scabbia began singing professionally as a touring musician for other bands and providing backing vocals.[5] Later that year, she met the male vocalist Andrea Ferro and bass player Marco Coti Zelati of Lacuna Coil in Milan's Midnight club and started dating Marco after.[6][7] At the time, the band was named Ethereal, and Scabbia was asked to do vocals by her then boyfriend and bass player, Marco. She was employed to record vocals on the demo tapes, and invited to be a permanent member.[8] After several changes in the band's line-up, the members were reduced to Ferro, Coti Zelati and Scabbia. The members recorded a two track demo in May 1996, and were soon signed by the German branch of Century Media, eventually joining with the American branch of the label. Once signed, the band changed their name to Lacuna Coil after learning that a Greek band signed to Century Media had already claimed the name Ethereal. Adding new band members, Lacuna Coil began, releasing their first album in 1999.[9]

Guest work[edit]

Title With
The Theory of Everything[10] Ayreon
"Beautiful Lie" Emiliano Audisio
"Nell'acqua" Rezophonic
"Watch Over You" Alter Bridge
"Basta!" L'Aura feat. Rezophonic
"S.O.S. (Anything But Love)" Apocalyptica
"À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)" Megadeth
"Can You Hear Me?" Rezophonic
"I'm That" Franco Battiato
"Scars" Metal Allegiance
"I Breathe" Schiller
"Wild Woman" Danko Jones
"Feliz Navidad (Charity Version)" Tarja
"Goodbye Stranger" Tarja
"Salem" Genus Ordinis Dei
"Monster" Wednesday 13


  1. ^ "Cristina Scabbia". Maxim. Archived from the original on 3 July 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Cristina Scabbia Biography". Archived from the original on 9 January 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2006.
  3. ^ "Emiliano Audisio (ex Linea 77) e Cristina Scabbia duettano in 'Beautiful lie'". rockol. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'". Loudwire. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  5. ^ Cristina Scabbia (13 December 2002). "Lacuna coil interview with cristina scabbia" (Interview). Interviewed by Neon. Archived from the original on 7 March 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2007.
  6. ^ Cristina Scabbia (23 December 2006). "Interview with Cristina Scabbia (Vocalist)" (Interview). Interviewed by Kevin Karr. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2007.
  7. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry. "MusicMight Biography". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2007.
  8. ^ "Loudwire wiki fact or fiction: Cristina Scabbia lacuna coil".
  9. ^ "Ethereal". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Cristina Scabbia to guest on Ayreon Theory of Everything". YouTube. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.

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