LAKE OF TEARS: New Album Samples Posted Online

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have uploaded two MP3 clips from their upcoming album, "Black Brick Road", at their official web site. The tracks available for download are "The Greymen" (mp3) and "Making Evenings" (mp3). The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who ...

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AEROSMITH Won't Rock With BOSTON POPS After All

According to The Boston Globe, the organizers of the annual Fourth of July extravaganza confirmed Thursday (June 3) AEROSMITH will not be joining the Boston Pops orchestra for their annual Independence Day concert after all. "The Pops and AEROSMITH have been unable to resolve logistical issues in the period between [the band's] North American tour ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Keyboardist

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of keyboardist Pete to the group's ranks. "[Pete] was actually a stand-in when Mike left five years ago," the band write on their web site. "He had other commitments at the time so he couldn't continue." HECATE ENTHRONED are continuing their search for a new vocalist ...

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MNEMIC To Guest On Danish TV Show

MNEMIC vocalist Michael Bøgballe and guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie will be interviewed on June 18 on the Danish national TV program DR2's "Musikprogrammet" regarding the group's appearance at this year's Roskilde Festival. For more information go to the "Musikprogrammet" web site. In other news, MNEMIC's Brian Rasmussen has "nailed the drums for 10 ...

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CREED Officially Split Up

CREED have officially broken up, according to MTV.com. After nearly 10 years together and more than 24 million albums sold, CREED have decided to put an end to their string of multi-platinum records and chart-topping singles. The choice was made months ago, when guitarist Mark Tremonti and singer Scott Stapp reconvened after a yearlong hiatus ...

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DREAM EVIL: 'Book Of Heavy Metal' Catches On

DREAM EVIL — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.), drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), and guitarist Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE) — have entered the Swedish and Japanese album charts at positions No. 45 and No. 47, respectively, with ...

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SOILWORK To Film Video For 'Departure Plan'

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK will be filming a video for the track "Departure Plan" later in the month. "Departure Plan" comes off the group's most recent album, "Figure Number Five" (2003), which was recorded primarily at Queenstreet Recording (THE DEFACED) in SOILWORK's hometown of Helsingborg with producer Fredrik Nordström (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY). Drums ...

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THE HAUNTED Sign New Management Deal

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have signed an exclusive worldwide management deal with Petri Lundén of Talent Trust (EUROPE, TURBONEGRO, THE CARDIGANS). As previously reported, THE HAUNTED have completed the mixing of their fourth full-length album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label (the band were previously signed to Earache Records). The follow-up ...

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