LAKE OF TEARS Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have set an August 30 release date through Noise Records for their new album, "Black Brick Road". The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who has painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except "Forever Autumn" (1999). Download two MP3 ...

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STRATOVARIUS Replace RUNNING WILD At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

STRATOVARIUS will replace RUNNING WILD on the bill of this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden. Other bands scheduled to appear include MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, SENTENCED, FINNTROLL, THE STORYTELLER, DRAGONFORCE, PAGAN'S MIND, ARISE and FACEBREAKER. The festival organizers commented on STRATOVARIUS' addition ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes A 'PIG'

Apart from doing the occasional acoustic show, working with his side band CLOCK, doing some little bits with the RIVERDOGS and, of course, his DEF LEPPARD activities, guitarist Vivian Campbell has found time to work with yet another project: REDFELTPIG, a group of artists who improvise and record live, resulting in experimental music. REDFELTPIG was ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: Entire New Album Streamed Online

MOTÖRHEAD's entire new album, "Inferno", is available for streaming online at VH1.com. The group's first album of new material since 2002's "Hammered" is scheduled for release on June 22 through Metal-Is Records, a division of the Sanctuary Records Group (the CD will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). The complete ...

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TOMMY LEE: Caught In A Mash?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has told The Miami Herald that he is "over" hip-hop, explaining his fondness for a movement called "mashing," in which rock 'n' roll is infused with some dance beats so that "the dudes who love rock and the chicks who love dance will come together in an ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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OBITUARY Singer: New Songs Are 'Very Heavy'

OBITUARY frontman John Tardy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with an exclusive update on the songwriting sessions for the group's first collection of new material since 1997's "Back From the Dead", tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label (most likely Roadrunner). Read on: On the new songs: John Tardy: "We are busy writing new material ...

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THROCULT: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT have announced the tentative track listing for their new album, "Stormbringer - Conjuration Of The Nighthorde", due on October 5 through Crash Music Inc. The CD was recorded at Flatline Audio Studios (formerly Hellion Studios) with producer Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SERBERUS) and is currently being mixed. "Stormbringer - ...

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