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Formed: 1992
From: Borås, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lake of Tears News

Below is our complete Lake of Tears news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Lake Of Tears Releases Second Live Clip From DVD

Swedish progressive metal act Lake of Tears is streaming another live clip from the new DVD/Live CD release "By The Black Sea," which was released via AFM Records this past Friday. Check out "The Greymen" (from the 2004 release "Black Brick Road") below.

The track list for the release is:

1. To Die Is To Wake
2. Taste Of Hell (see video clip here)
3. Illwill
4. The Greymen
5. Boogie Bubble
6: Cosmic Weed
7. As Daylight Yields
8. The Shadowshires
9. Raven Land
10. Sweetwater
11. Demon You/Lily Anne
12. House Of The Setting Sun
13. Making Evenings
14. Crazyman
15. So Fell Autumn Rain
16. Forever Autumn

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Lake Of Tears Posts Live Video

The new Lake of Tears CD/DVD set "By The Black Sea" is due out on January 31st, and today you can check out a clip from the release. See a live video for "Taste of Hell" below, and the full "By The Black Sea" track listing is as follows:

01. To Die Is To Wake
02. Taste Of Hell
03. Illwill
04. The Greymen
05. Boogie Bubble
06: Cosmic Weed
07. As Daylight Yields
08. The Shadowshires
09. Raven Land
10. Sweetwater
11. Demon You / Lily Anne
12. House Of The Setting Sun
13. Making Evenings
14. Crazyman
15. So Fell Autumn Rain
16 Forever Autumn More...

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Lake Of Tears To Release Live DVD Set

Swedish dark rock/metal pioneers Lake of Tears finally are finally fulfilling the wish of many fans and releasing their first live album on January 31st.

"By The Black Sea" includes the recordings of a full concert with 16 songs in Bucharest, and will be available as a DVD/CD set.

Bonus material on the DVD includes a “Making Of,” an interview, and the band’s latest video clips "llwill" and "House Of The Setting Sun." More...

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AFM Records Releasing New Compilation

The AFM Records label compilation "All For Metal" now continues with part 3. This time "All For Metal III" includes 26 video clips on DVD and a bonus CD with 15 tracks. The compilation will see release on November 30th, 2012 and the track listing is:

DVD
01. Orden Ogan - The Things We Believe In
02. U.D.O. - Leatherhead
03. Kissin’ Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power
04. Masterplan - Time To Be King
05. Heavenly - Fullmoon
06. Shakra - Back On Track
07. The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes
08. Morton - Weeping Bell
09. Triosphere - Marionette
10. Brainstorm - In These Walls
11. Iron Mask - God Punishes, I Kill
12. Crystal Viper - Witch’s Mark
13. At Vance - Facing Your Enemy
14. Wolfpakk - Reptiles Kiss
15. Sinner - Back On Trail
16. Oz - Dominator
17. Elvenking - The Loser
18. Nightmare - Sunrise In Hell
19. Epysode - Obsessions
20. Stahlmann - Tanzmaschine
21. A Life Divided - Heart On Fire
22. Eisbrecher - Eiszeit
23. The Murder Of My Sweet - Unbreakable
24. Lake Of Tears - House Of The Setting Sun
25. The New Black - The King I Was
26. Lyriel - Leverage
27. All Hail The Yeti - The Art Of Mourning
28. Black Messiah - Windloni
29. Ektomorf - The One
30. Solution .45 - Gravitational Lensing
31. Fear Factory - The Industrialist
32. Ministry - Ghouldiggers
33. Suidakra - Dowth 2059
34. Korzus - Truth
35. Onslaught - The Sound Of Violence
36. Tankard - Rules For Fools More...

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Lake Of Tears Tribute Sampler Streaming

As legendary European doom band Lake Of Tears celebrates twenty years, a sampler for the tribute compilation dedicated to their music has been streaming online. Titled "Twenty Years in Tears...A Tribute to Lake Of Tears," the anthology was released by FONO Records and features artists from the Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Finland, Switzerland and their native Sweden paying homage in cover songs. Check out the audio sample stream below, and get updates on the band and the live double CD at the official Lake Of Tears Facebook page. Track One from CD Two is also posted below on an upload that features more band information from compilation.


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Pain Posts European Tour Trailer

The following press release has now been issued about Pain heading out on the "Into Darkness" tour:

"The gaping, sinister and black abyss has many faces – just like its musical offspring…for the second time, the Into Darkness tour will crawl upon Europe! In time for the dawning of black winter days, a live package will start hitting clubs November 9th and boasting a line up full of dark gems of the widest stylistic variety: industrial metal, gothic tunes, melancholic doom – this tour has it all: Pain, Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, Lake of Tears, and Scar of the Sun united on one tour.

"Swedish legends Pain, featuring maestro Peter Tägtgren, will fill the headliner position, and this act can truly make the dead dance! Morbid lyrics meet stomping industrial beats and wicked metal guitars: a band to make every goth, EBM freak and metalhead in the audience happy with evergreens such as ‘Follow Me‘ or ‘Shut Your Mouth‘! 2011 saw the release of 'You Only Live Twice' and Pain is renowned to spread a heavy and somber atmosphere live especially."

Watch the official Pain tour teaser trailer below. Tickets are available through Nuclear Blast at this location.

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Into Darkness Tour Trailer Posted

A trailer was posted up for the upcoming "Into Darkness" Tour of Europe featuring Pain, Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, Lake of Tears and Scar of the Sun. The full schedule of dates and venues can be found at this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Pain Announces "Into Darkness" Tour Dates

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about Pain's upcoming "Into Darkness" tour dates:

"The gaping, sinister and black abyss has many faces – just like its musical offspring…for the second time, the Into Darkness tour will crawl upon Europe!

"In time for the dawning of black winter days, a live package will start hitting clubs November 9th and boasting a line up full of dark gems of the widest stylistic variety.

"Swedish legends Pain featuring maestro Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) will fill the headliner position, and this act can truly make the dead dance! Morbid lyrics meet stomping industrial beats and wicked metal guitars: a band to make every goth, EBM freak and metalhead in the audience happy with evergreens such as ‘Eleanor Rigby‘, ‘Follow Me‘ or ‘Shut Your Mouth‘! 2011 saw the release of 'You Only Live Twice' and Pain are renowned to spread a heavy and somber atmosphere live especially."

Pain has the following upcoming live shows with Moonspell, Swallow the Sun, and Lake of Tears: More...

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Manowar To Headline Ost Fest 2012

New York's own true metal band Manowar announced that the band will headline the Saturday, June 16, 2012 portion of Ost Fest in Bucharest, Romania. The event will be held from June 15-17, 2012 at the Romexpo.

Other acts confirmed are as follows:

June 15: Motley Crue, Dimmu Borgir, Overkill
June 16: Europe, Manowar
June 17: Megadeth, Motorhead, Lake of Tears, W.A.S.P.

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Lake Of Tears Posts New Music Video

Swedish Gothic metal band Lake Of Tears posted a new music video for the song "House of the Setting Sun." The track appears on the band's latest effort "Illwill" which was released last April through AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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AFM 15th Anniversary Festival Packs All-Star Card

AFM Records is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year. In addition to a three CD compilation, the label has also put together an all-star lineup for a festival in Hamburg, Germany on November 26, 2011. The lineup for the show includes headliners U.D.O. along with Voodoo Circle, Orden Ogan, Kissin' Dynamite, Dark Age, The New Black, Lake Of Tears, A Life (Divided), Mob Rules, Byfrost, XStahlmann, Buried In Black, Black Messiah and Crystal Viper with a special act to be announced.

The special 15th Anniversary 3CD compilation will be released on October 28, 2011, but festival attendee's will receive the package free with a ticket purchase.

The track listing for the "AFM Records 15th Anniversary Compilation" is:

CD 1:

1. 24/7 (U.D.O.)
2. Avantasia (Avantasia) (Single Version)
3. The Black Mare (Dragonland) (Edit)*
4. Broken Hero (Iron Mask*)
5. Soulburn (Masterplan)
6. Temple Of Stone (Brainstorm)
7. Brotherhood Of Light (Morton)
8. Heavy Metal Never Dies (Iron Savior*)
9. Watching In Silence (Circle II Circle)
10. Night Of The Sin (Crystal Viper)
11. Dominator (Oz*) More...

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Lake Of Tears Posts New Video Online

Swedish gothic metal outfit Lake Of Tears has posted a new music video online for the song, "Illwill." You can check it out below. The song is the title track from the group's latest studio album, which was released through AFM Records on April 29th.

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Lake Of Tears Posts Songs From New Album

To give you a foretaste of the upcoming Lake of Tears album “Illwill” (to be released on April 29th), four new songs are now available for streaming. You can check out the tracks “U.N.S.A.N.E.,” “House Of The Setting Sun,” "Midnight Madness,” and “Illwill” in the player below. ”Illwill” will be released on April 29th, 2011 through AFM Records.

Lake Of Tears by AFM Records

The track listing is as follows:

1. Floating In Darkness
2. Illwill
3. The Hating
4. U.N.S.A.N.E.
5. House Of The Setting Sun
6. Behind The Green Door
7. Parasites
8. Out Of Control
9. Taste Of Hell
10. Midnight Madness

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Lake Of Tears Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Swedish metal act Lake of Tears has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length album "Illwill." "Illwill" is set to be released on April 29, 2011 through AFM Records. The tracklisting for the CD is as follows:

1. Floating In Darkness
2. Illwill
3. The Hating
4. U.N.S.A.N.E.
5. House Of The Setting Sun
6. Behind The Green Door
7. Parasites
8. Out Of Control
9. Taste Of Hell
10. Midnight Madness

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Disillusion Announces Greek Tour Dates

German metallers Disillusion have announced they will be playing two upcoming shows in Greece alongside Pain of Salvation, Lake of Tears, Aqua De Annique, and Scar of the Sun. The details are as follows:

1/23/2010 - Athens - Gagarin 205
1/24/2010 - Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater

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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.

"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."

This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.

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Lake of Tears Signs To AFM Records

Swedish metallers, Lake of Tears, has signed to AFM Records. The label issues the following statement about the signing:

"We are very happy to welcome the Swedish cult band LAKE OF TEARS on AFM Records! With their unique, versatile sound the band has convinced critics and fans alike, lately with their 2007 effort 'Moons And Mushrooms.' A new LAKE OF TEARS album is already in the making and you can expect a release by the end of the year."

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Lake Of Tears To Play Lebanon And Other Shows

Swedish metallers LAKE Of TEARS have issued the following update:

"For the first time ever, LAKE Of TEARS will play a show in Lebanon, at the Tantra Kaslik in Beirut on January 9, 2009. Opening bands are ARMORY, POSTMORTEM and ELEMENT 26. Tickets are on sale at Cheers club (Broumana) and Cherry's pub (Anthelias). The whole event will be broadcast on LebaneseBands.com."

Here are the upcoming LAKE Of TEARS shows:

Jan. 09 - Tantra Kaslik - Beirut, Lebanon
Jul. 18 - ProRock Festival - Kiev, Ukraine
Oct. 24 - Sundown Festival - Gaildorf, Germany

LAKE OF TEARS' latest album, "Moons and Mushrooms," was released in April 2007 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Black Brick Road" was mixed by Christian Silver. The CD was issued in two editions — a normal version with eight tracks and a limited-edition digipack containing a cover of STATUS QUO's "Is There a Better Way" "played with the energy of a punk rock song!"

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Lake of Tears Post Romanian Concert Online

Fan-filmed video footage of LAKE OF TEARS' headlining appearance at the Lot Of Rage event on September 8, 2007 at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania can be found at Metal Charge. According to a posting on the site, 3,000 "headbangers" attended the concert, which saw the Swedish metal band run through 21 songs covering their entire discography, including the group's latest effort, "Moons and Mushrooms". Another fan-filmed clip from the same show can be viewed below.

A 30-minute video interview with LAKE OF TEARS conducted in Romania can be found at Metalhead.ro.

"Moons and Mushrooms" was released on April 23 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Black Brick Road" was mixed by Christian Silver. The album was issued in two editions — a normal version with eight tracks and a limited-edition digipack containing a cover of STATUS QUO's "Is There a Better Way" "played with the energy of a punk rock song!"

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Lake of Tears Explain Tracks On New Album

Johan Oudhuis, LAKE OF TEARS' bass player, spoke with MetalHead.ro about their new album, Moons And Mushrooms, and about every song included on the release, prior to the band's upcoming Romanian gig, scheduled for September 8th.

Even if the name Moons And Mushrooms is not "such a big concept", in the bassist's opinion, still the title gives the band a feeling of agreement and welfare. "I think it consists of something which can be defined as the Lake Of Tears spirit", says Johan.

Johan Oudhuis about the songs included on this album: 'Last Purple Sky' - "This in one of the first songs written for this album, so it is quite old. When we first played it, we thought, 'Well, this will be the first song of the album!'. It's a classical Lake Of Tears. The track is correlated with the production, which emphasizes the guitar work, so the sound is pretty heavy."

Read more at this location.

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