LAKE OF TEARS Finish Recording New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have finished recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", entitled "Black Brick Road", and will begin mixing the effort this weekend. Mixing duties will be completed by April 28, with the mastering sessions scheduled to take place on April 29. The cover artwork will be handled by Kristian Wåhlin, who has ...

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DANZIG: More New Songtitles Revealed

The official Regain Records web site has revealed several more songtitles that are set to appear on DANZIG's eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". Confirmed songtitles so far are as follows: 01. Skincarver 02. 1000 Devils Reign 03. Netherbound 04. Circle of Snakes 05. When We Were Dead 06. Black ...

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GHOSTRIDE Begin Recording Full-Length Debut

GHOSTRIDE, the Sacramento-based band featuring former members of WILL HAVEN, TINFED and ODDMAN, are in the process of recording songs for their debut full-length album, to be released on their own Distruktor Records. The as-yet-untitled CD is being produced by Eric Stenman (FAR, GAMEFACE, 7 SECONDS) and is being targeted for an early summer release. ...

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SAMAEL Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Switzerland's SAMAEL have inked a deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The group are currently writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. SAMAEL fulfilled their contractual obligations to longtime label Century Media Records with the delivery of the "Era One" and "Lesson In Magic #1 by Samaël" projects, ...

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JERRY CANTRELL No Longer Jamming With HUGHES, SMITH

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has reportedly pulled out of his previously announced April 29 appearance with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. No reason was given for Jerry's cancellation. Hughes and Smith are expected to go ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's MIDTFYNS FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for the Midtfyns Festival, a five-day event set to take place June 22-26 in Ringe, Denmark. Also set to appear are DEEP PURPLE and STOMPED, among many others. For more information, click

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Sweden's GMR MUSIC Inks Distribution Deal With TRINITY HONG KONG

Sweden's GMR Music Group has signed a distribution deal with Trinity Hong Kong to release Trinity's albums in Scandinavia. The first three releases to hit Scandinavian shores are DEATHGUY's "The Legend of Romancer" (Thailand), SWORD OF DARKNESS' "Heathendom" (Vietnam) and CARNAL GRIEF's "Out Of Crippled Seeds" (Sweden). Expect more Asian black/death releases from GMR Music ...

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