FLOWING TEARS Parts Ways With CENTURY MEDIA, Plans Live Album

German female-fronted gothic metal band FLOWING TEARS has issued the following update:

"Since rumours are spreading and we're drowning in mails we thought it might be a good idea to let you all know what's going on in the FT camp.

"As you surely have noticed, the release of an upcoming album is postphoned and it has been quiet here for a while. The reason for that is that while starting writing the new album we realized we were trapped in a kind of album/tour/album circle and felt a little bit burned out, so even though we had already pre-produced some songs we decided to take an off-time for a while rather than recording an uninspired album just to fulfill business rules or expectations.

"Well, this while has become quite a while indeed, and some things have changed meanwhile. We parted ways with Century Media Records with whom we worked together for seven years and archieved more than we ever dreamt of, but lately felt like a part of a machinery rahter than a creative band.

"Well, what does this all mean now? No, this doesn't we we have disbanded, on the contrary. After we had taken a break and taken some neccessary changes on the business side we have now started working as a band again and it feels damn good writing songs again.

"As business things always take a while [to sort out], we're still in negotiations with several record labels as we want to make sure to consider all options we have for taking the best choice for the band's future.

"Well, and to prove you all we're still alive, here's some more news: FLOWING TEARS are confirmed for this year's Metal Female Voices Fest V, taking place in Wieze/Belgium on October 20th. Apart from that, we're right now in studio working on the mixes of live recordings we had taped during the 2004 semi-acoustic tour. Sounds fantastic and we can't wait to share this different side of some FT classics with you. These recordings will probably be released as a live album in the near future to shorten the wait for the upcoming studio album."

FLOWING TEARS' latest album, "Razorbliss", was issued in Europe in March 2004 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Serpentine" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (THE GATHERING, LACUNA COIL, SENTENCED, MOONSPELL) and was the band's first to feature vocalist Helen Vogt, who replaced Stefanie DuchĂȘne in 2003.


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