LAKE OF TEARS Return To Action With "The Neonai"

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have completed the recordings for their fifth full-length album, entitled The Neonai, with producer Ulf Wahlberg at Stockholm's XTC studios, and will begin mixing the effort next week for an August release through Black Mark Production. Featuring return guest appearances by former TIAMAT/DISMEMBER guitarist Magnus Sahlgren (who appeared on 1999's Forever ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Headline Kansas Festival In Late June?

DEF LEPPARD have issued a "non-denial" via their official web site in response to the rumors of the group's participation as a headliner in a festival to take place in Kansas on June 29th. According to the band, "unfortunately, due to legal and organizational issues, we are not able to give you any details at ...

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JAMES MURPHY Confirms Upcoming SUMMON Collaboration

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is presently receiving treatment for a brain tumor with which he was diagnosed last August, has confirmed that he will be producing the forthcoming album from Michigan-based black metallers SUMMON, entitled The Blood Runs Black. The recording is tentatively scheduled to take place in June for a late 2002 ...

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SLIPKNOT: No New Music Until Summer 2003

SLIPKNOT will not commence work on the follow-up to Iowa until early next year, according to frontman Corey Taylor. A summer 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. In the meantime, the group will perform at several European festivals in August, including the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals, and Germany's Off Limits festival. In related ...

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