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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 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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Lake of Tears Will Post New Track Online on Sunday

A brand new LAKE OF TEARS track, entitled "Last Purple Sky", will be posted on the band's MySpace page this Sunday, April 1. The song comes off the Swedish band's new album, "Moons and Mushrooms", due on April 23 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Black Brick Road" was mixed by Christian Silver. Check out the CD artwork at this location. The album will be released 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 Announce New Album Title

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have set "Moons and Mushrooms" as the title of their seventh full-length album, due on August 28 via Dockyard 1, the new company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR).

LAKE OF TEARS' most recent album, "Black Brick Road", was released in August 2004 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai" featured cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who has painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except "Forever Autumn" (1999). More...

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Lake of Tears To Embark On Tour Through Russia

Sweden’s LAKE OF TEARS have issued the following update:

"LoT have been confirmed for two more festivals this summer; MAMF Festival, Veszto-Magor (Hungary) on August 4th and the Metal Dayz festival in Pratteln (Switzerland) on August 6th.

...and a real treat: In the the beginning of September LoT will embark on a mini-tour through Russia and Ukraine, including stops in 8 - 9 cities! We'll let you know more when all the dates are determined." More...

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Lake of Tears Announce Tentative Release Date

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS are tentatively scheduled to release their as-yet-untitled seventh full-length album on August 28 via Dockyard 1, the new company formed by Dirk Putzke, Christine Stephan (both ex-Sanctuary/Noise Records) and Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR).

LAKE OF TEARS' most recent album, "Black Brick Road", was released in August 2004 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai" featured cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who has painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except "Forever Autumn" (1999).

LAKE OF TEARS are scheduled to perform at the 1,500-capacity Agronomia Hall in Bucharest, Romania on March 11. Support at the show will come from Romanian bands CELELALTE CUVINTE and VOICES OF SILENCE. A gig at the Columbia Club in Berlin, Germany on March 12 has yet to be confirmed.

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More Tuska Open Air Details Revealed

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.

New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.

German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.

Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.

The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.

Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.

Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...

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More Tuska Open Air Confirmations Announced

Dimmu Borgir, Monster Magnet, Sentenced, Destruction, Primal Fear, Bal-Sagoth, Lake of Tears and Wintersun are the latest bands confirmed for the eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to be held July 15-17 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. The 2005 festival will once again present more than 30 bands from different styles of metal, several of which will be announced at a later date.

Saturday, July 16 will be headlined by the infamous Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir. Their Tuska performance will be one of few selected festival shows the band will do next summer. Dimmu Borgirwere originally scheduled to play at Tuska 2004 but after being offered one of the headlining slots at Ozzfest, they obviously had to cancel their appearance.

In addition to the already confirmed acts, more Finnish and international artists will be added to the roster.

Tickets for Tuska 2005 will go on sale April 1 through Lippupalvelu. The three-day ticket costs 67 euros and one-day tickets cost 32 euros.

Tuska 2005 confirmed bands so far: More...

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Quorthon's Silverwing Collaboration To Be Released

Former LAKE OF TEARS guest vocalist Jennie Tebler and BATHORY mastermind Quorthon entered the studio in early 2004 to begin laying down tracks for a collaborative project, which they have dubbed "Silverwing". After the tragic loss of Quorthon in June of last year, Jennie is determined to have the collaboration released.

"Silverwing" features Quorthon's music and lyrics, as well as all instrumentation performed by the late BATHORY legend. The track, which will be issued as a digipack single, was recorded in March 2004 by Quorthon and Mikke Moberg and was mixed by Boss (a.k.a. Black Mark owner and Quorthon's father Börje Forsberg) in September 2004 and January 2005. The CD's layout was designed by Quorthon in January 2004. "Silverwing" will be issued as a digipack single on April 11 via Black Mark.

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Lake Of Tears Complete New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have revealed the complete track listing for their new album, "Black Brick Road", due on August 30 through Noise Records. 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).

"Black Brick Road" track listing: More...

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Lake of Tears Album Release Date and Setlist

The release date for Black Brick Road has been set to August 30.

The gig at the Sweden Rock Festival was a success! It was the first gig in seven years and the band was overwhelmed by the great audience (~3000 people).

Daniel: "We would like to thank everyone who attended the gig... we had a fantastic time and it was all thanks to you!"

After being called in a second time to play "Headstones" as the encore, the band met up with the fans in front of the stage for a short signing/photo session. Worth mentioning is that it was the first time Magnus Sahlgren played with the band live.

Setlist:
Boogie Bubble
Cosmic Weed
Making Evenings
Crazyman
Hold on Tight
Pagan Wish
The Greymen
Encore:
Headstones

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Lake Of Tears Enter The Studio

Swedish Gothic metallers LAKE OF TEARS will enter the studio today to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", entitled "Black Brick Road". "The album cover will be done by the brilliant artist Kristian Wåhlin, who [has] painted all of the previous LAKE OF TEARS covers except Forever Autumn", according to a post on the band's web site. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Greymen", "Black Brick Road", "Making Evenings", "Crazyman" and "A Trip With The Moon".

LAKE OF TEARS have also scheduled the following summer 2004 European festival appearances:
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Lake of Tears Commence Work on New Album

Lake Of Tears are working on their new studio album and they have posted the following update: "Hello friends! Here is what we know at this moment... Recordings of the next album will probably start in February or March next year. It will be titled Black Brick Road. So, we're currently 'hard' at work with 'finding' some new songs. We will play some festivals during next summer. Not much is official yet so I can't give you any more info on this (but if you against all odds really believe that LoT is worth seeing live you should be in Germany this summer). And again I'd like to thank you all... take care. Daniel"

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