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Formed: 1985
From: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Update On Kiske/Somerville Collaboration

Producer Mat Sinner checked in from the recording sessions of the highly anticipated album featuring vocalist Michael Kiske and American singer Amanda Somerville (Avantasia). "We finished the songwriting for 12 original new songs – no covers .... and a week ago, we’ve started the final recordings! Everything looks cool and the song material is amazing!"

Most of the songs are written by Mat Sinner together with Magnus Karlsson (co-producer & guitarist). More songwriting contributions come from former "After Forever" guitarist Sander Gommans, Amanda Somerville (Arise, A Thousand Suns, Set Afire) and two outstanding symphonic songs written by Mat Sinner with keyboard maestro Jimmy Kresic (End Of The Road, Devil In Her Heart). Some more song titles can be revealed for the moment: "Silence, Don't Walk Away," "Rain," "Nothing Left To Say," "If I Had A Wish," "One Night Burning" and "Second Chance."

"We’re recording in two studios at the moment" says Mat. "Magnus is recording guitars at his own Stuntguitar Studios in Sweden and I’m working at the Audiospezialist Studio in Germany with drummer Martin Schmidt (ex-Atrocity, RMC Band) and keyboarder Jimmy Kresic (Voodoo Circle). After the Primal Fear European Tour, we will start with the vocal and choir recordings and I’m really looking forward to be a part of this progress. This album is a big challenge and it sounds already like something really special for me, in a time when we face a so many releases every month. Sander Gommans will join the team and will add some lead guitars and we’re talking to two more prominent musicians for a guest appearance."

Achim Koehler (Primal Fear, Edguy) was chosen to mix and master the album at Indiscreet Studios for a spring release on Frontiers Records.

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Leaves' Eyes Announces Russian Show With Atrocity

Leaves' Eyes has issued the following announcement about a Russian tour date with Atrocity in February:

"On Feb 20th 2010, LEAVES’ EYES and ATROCITY once again will show up in Moscow! The bands are looking forward to meet all the Russian Fans and celebrating a great Live Party!"

The details are as follows:

20.02.2010 RU – Moscow, XO Club

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Leaves' Eyes Announces Tour Date Venue Change

Leaves' Eyes has issued the following update about a venue change at the Leipzig stop of their "Beauty and the Beast" tour:

"Attention, there’s a small change regarding the venue in Leipzig, the new location is HELLRAISER! So here’s the billing and venues once again: BEAUTY & THE BEAST Festival Tour 2009. Special guests: ATROCITY (Werk 80 Show), SIRENIA, ELIS, STREAM OF PASSION."

13.11.2009 DE – Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
14.11.2009 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk
15.11.2009 LUX – Esch, Rockhal
16.11.2009 CH – Pratteln, Z7
17.11.2009 DE – Essen, Turock
18.11.2009 NL – Zandaam, DeKade
19.11.2009 NL – Dordrecht, Bibelot
20.11.2009 BE – Vosselaar, Biebob
21.11.2009 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
22.11.2009 F – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
23.11.2009 F – Paris, Le Glaz'Art
24.11.2009 DE – Köln, LMH
25.11.2009 DE – Berlin, K17
26.11.2009 DE – München, Backstage
27.11.2009 HU – Budapest, Diesel
28.11.2009 CZ – Zlin, Novesta / Winter Masters of Rock Festival

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Leaves' Eyes Reveals Beauty & the Beast Fest Dates

Rock the Nation announces the first run of the new festival tour series called Beauty and the Beast Festival, featuring Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity, Sirenia, Elis and Stream of Passion. Tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 13 Lichtenfels, DE - Stadthalle
Nov. 14 Sneek, NL - Bolwerk
Nov. 15 Esch, LUX - Rockhal
Nov. 16 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Nov. 17 Essen, DE - Turock
Nov. 18 Zandaam, NL - DeKade
Nov. 19 Dordrecht, NL - Bibelot
Nov. 20 Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
Nov. 21 Leipzig, DE - Paincastle
Nov. 22 Strasbourg, F - La Laiterie
Nov. 23 Paris, F - Le Glaz'Art
Nov. 24 Köln, DE - LMH
Nov. 25 Berlin, DE - K17
Nov. 26 München, DE - Backstage
Nov. 27 Budapest, HU - Diesel
Nov. 28 Zlin, CZ - Novesta (Winter Masters of Rock Festival)

Leaves' Eyes latest EP, "My Destiny," has already been released in Europe and Canada and is set for a September 22nd release in the U.S.

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Atrocity Posts New Video "Fade To Grey" Online

German metal band Atrocity has posted their new video online for the song "Fade To Grey." You can check it out below. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Attention, a new Atrocity video for 'Fade To Grey', including impressions of the Rock Harz Open Air 2008 show, is online (view below).

"Soon there will be more news from Atrocity, stay tuned!" More...

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Leaves' Eyes / Atrocity Drummer Recaps NAMM

Former Opiate for the Masses, current Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity drummer Seven Antonopolous has checked in with the following recap of NAMM:

"Hello everyone! I wanted to drop a few lines about our NAMM adventures. As most of you are probably awere, The Namm Convention is the largest trade/expo show here in the United States. But, more than that it's a great excuse for muscians to hang out, drink excessive amounts of whisky and interact with fans! Thursday night we went to see Simon phillips at the Hyatt hotel. I ended up doing shots with a couple crazy Germans go figure: Chris Koch my European Sabian rep and Christoph Schneider/Rammstein. Needless to say, we had a blast while Johnny Tempesta/The Cult and Charlie Benante/Anthrax brought down the house. So,friday it was myself,Christoph/Rammstein and Shawn/Megadeth at Vic Firth. Many thanks to Marco (The master of the grappa) for having us! Christoph, Shawn and I are really good friends and it's always cool hanging out for 'official business'! That night was the Sabian event Jojo Mayer played, always a real treat to see him play. Really inspiring! That brings us to saturday, and a pretty good size hangover! I was at the Sabian booth with a gang of shredders as well as good friends. Myself, Ray/Korn, Xavier/BuckCherry, Shawn/Megadeth. Ray and I did a drum clinic tour together for Sabian last November. He's one of my favorite players.
As always a Huge thank you to Chris Stankee and everyone at Sabian For a kiler time! I'd Also like to thank Vega, Garrison, Donell and all at D W drums! (special thanks, Vega getting me to my room thursday night!) In addition, Chris Brady and all at Aquarian drumheads! This was an Awesome NAMM and again thanks to all my endorsers for taking care of me all year long! Nothin' but the best!"

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Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity Announce New Drummer

The new member of LEAVES' EYES and ATROCITY is Los Angeles based drummer Seven Antonopolous (ex-Opiate For The Masses).

Seven: "I've been a big fan of the bands for a long time. I can't tell you how excited I am to play with such amazing people! I'm currently at Mastersound Studio in Germany tracking the drums for the new LEAVES' EYES record! These songs have a great epic vibe. I feel like I'm really expending as a musician!"

Seven will take part of the 2008 SABIAN "Show No Mercy" tour featuring also Ray Luzier (Korn), Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria). The dates are as follows:

SABIAN APX Show No Mercy drum clinic 2008 featuring Seven Antonopolous (Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity), Ray Luzier (Korn), Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria)

Nov 08 - Austin, TX @ PASIC
Nov 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Skip's Music, 916.484.7575
Nov 10 - Mesa, AZ @ Milano Music, 480.827.1111
Nov 11 - Palatine, IL @ Drum Pad, 847.934.8768
Nov 12 - Nashville, TN @ Fork's Drum Closet, 615.383.8343
Nov 13 - Spartanburg, SC @Paradiddles, 864.804.6172
Nov 14 - New York, NY @ Sam Ash, 516.932.6400

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Jeff Wagner Discusses Influence and Impact of Prog

Jeff Wagner, author of the upcoming definitive book on progressive metal (scheduled for release in Autumn 2009), former Metal Maniacs editor and current The End Records staffer, has been interviewed by the Noise Pollution blog of James Mayse.

THE END RECORDS staff member Jeff Wagner. Scheduled for release in Autumn 2009, the book will detail the common movements of pioneers like OPETH, WATCHTOWER, VOIVOD, ATHEIST, DREAM THEATER, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, CELTIC FROST, SIGH, and FATES WARNING — metal bands who have gone against the tide of tradition and conservatism. Linked by a desire to push heavy metal forward, these varied bands with a couple hundred other black sheep form the hard-to-pin-down category of "progressive metal."

Here's an excerpt:

We haven’t talked at all about death metal. I find much early death metal rather one-note (or one-grunt), but the genre is showing almost as much variation now as is black metal. What was the first band to take death metal’s “traditional” sound and expand it?

Wagner: That’s the chapter I’m elbow-deep in writing right now. It’s a tough call. Celtic Frost were considered a death metal band as much as a thrash or black metal band back in the day, and when they released ‘Into the Pandemonium’ in 1987, it was a total radicalization of all that. But I think what you’re talking about is the purer late ‘80s/early ‘90s death metal sound. Around 1990/1991, several bands began expanding the sound and taking it into a more experimental and/or technical area. I think of Disharmonic Orchestra (‘Not To Be Undimensional Conscious’) and Atrocity (‘Hallucinations’ and ‘Todessehnsucht’) in Europe, and here in the states the first that come to mind are Death’s ‘Human’ album and Atheist’s ‘Unquestionable Presence.’

Read the full article at Noise Pollution Blog.

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Open Grave Posts 9 Albums For Free Download

Extreme metal label/distro Open Grave Records has announced its second ever "Free Download Weekend" this weekend from today, August 15 through August 17. You can download nine of the label's release for FREE (email address required for verification).

Here is the official list of titles available for free download:

Atrocity - Contaminated EP
Elgibbor - Stronger than Hell
Frost Like Ashes - Born to Pieces
Grind Minded - Domestic Violence
Kekal - The Habit of Fire
Primitive Graven Image - Traversing the Awesome Night + Bonus Demo
Sapremia - With Winter Comes Despair
Skitzo - Five Point Containment
Feast Eternal - With Fire

Open Grave Records will be accepting donations during the weekend, with all donations to be split evenly between all of the bands and the label.

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Nick Barker Quits Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes

Less than six months after joining Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes, drummer Nick Barker (ex-Testament, Cradle of Filth, etc.) has left the group. Here's the official word:

"Atrocity and Leaves Eyes are sorry to inform you that Nick Barker cannot continue to play with the bands due to a drastic change in his private life. The bands wish Nick all the best in his future life and we hope that he will feel better very soon! Drummer Peter Hornung stepped into the breach for Nick at short notice for the shows at the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium and Rockmania Festival, so that the band was able to play the shows."

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Atrocity Post New Video Online

The latest ATROCITY video for "The Sun Always Shines On TV" has been posted online, and is embedded below (after the jump). "The Sun Always Shines On TV" is taken from the new ATROCITY album "Werk 80 II," which is available in stores now. More...

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Nick Barker Joins Atrocity And Leaves' Eyes

The new drummer of ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES is Nick Barker, who has previously played with CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR and TESTAMENT. Says ATROCITY/LEAVES' EYES vocalist/producer Alex Krull, "It's with great pleasure that we can announce Nick Barker is joining the ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES family! We always were great fans of his way of drumming, and we are happy that we will kick some ass in the future together! Nick was our No. 1 choice! When we heard he would join us, we invited him right away!"

Here's a short interview with Nick Barker about his decision to join the two bands:

Q: Nick, how long do you know Alex and the guys of ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES?

Nick: "I've known ATROCITY for many years, I think the first time we met was on the DEICIDE/ATROCITY tour in 1992 when I was the drum tech for support band CANCER, and since that time we've always ran into each other on the European summer festival circuit during the years that followed. Whenever I would play in the Stuttgart area with any of my previous bands, some of the guys would always be there and show their support."

Q: How did it come about that you joined the two bands now?

Nick: "Alex approached me at the Metal Hammer award ceremony in London last June (2007) and said that he was looking for a drummer that could handle the complexity and savagery of ATROCITY as well as the softer, more groove-laden beauty of LEAVES' EYES, and he thought I could be the right man to do both jobs. I had some prior commitments and obligations to fulfil at that time, but we spoke over the Christmas period and arranged for me to come to Stuttgart and audition; everything was fantastic both musically and from a social and personal aspect."

Q: How do you like the music of both bands? They are quite different from each other.

Nick: "I absolutely love the diversity of both bands. With ATROCITY, you have such brutal songs from the 'Atlantis' album such as 'Reich Of Phenomena', 'Apocaplyse' and 'Clash Of Titans', which I can't wait to play live and sink my teeth into. Then, on the other hand, you have LEAVES' EYES, which for me is something very new and very exciting as a drummer coming from a mainly black/death metal background. Liv has the most beautiful voice in the whole world within this genre, and the music is very moving, beautifully crafted and almost spiritual."

Q: You just jammed the first time with the guys at Mastersound Studio. How was it? What are your impressions?

Nick: "When I first arrived at Mastersound Studios, my first impression was 'WOW!!!' I had no idea of the sheer scale of dedication, time, money and professionalism that had been invested into the studio itself. Over the years, I have been in many first-class recording studios myself, but I have to say, Mastersound is a cut above the rest.The whole band were extremely friendly and there was an overwhelming sense of 'family' among them all, which made me feel very relaxed and at ease almost immediately. We jammed some classic songs by METALLICA, SLAYER and MORBID ANGEL to warm up before concentrating on the more serious matters of LEAVES' EYES and ATROCITY, and like I said earlier, everything was fantastic, both musically and socially."

Q: What are you going to do next with the two bands?

Nick: "Next up is a video shoot with ATROCITY in Berlin next month for the 'Werk 80 II' album, and then in March, LEAVES' EYES will play in Mexico City. April we will be working our asses off writing songs for the new LEAVES' EYES record in the brand new, relocated Mastersound studios. In May, LEAVES' EYES and ATROCITY will tour Asia (China, Taiwan, etc) for the first time ever. Upon our return from the Orient, we will continue to work hard on the new record, which is planned for an autumn 2008 release."

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Atrocity Reveal New Album Details

Long-running German metallers ATROCITY will release a new two-song download single on January 11. According to vocalist Alex Krull, "'Smalltown Boy' turned out to be hymn-like, catchy and melodic wheras 'Relax' has become a real monster song!"

"Smalltown Boy" and "Relax" come off ATROCITY's long-awaited new album, "Werk 80 II", which is scheduled for release on February 29, 2008. Like the first "Werk 80" release, which came out in 1997, "Werk 80 II" features ATROCITY's interpretations of hit songs from the '80s.

"Werk 80 II" track listing:

01. People Are People (DEPECHE MODE)
02. Smalltown Boy (BRONSKI BEAT)
04. Don't You (Forget About Me) (SIMPLE MINDS)
05. The Sun Always Shines on TV (A-HA)
06. Hey Little Girl (ICEHOUSE)
07. Fade To Grey (VISAGE)
08. Such A Shame (TALK TALK)
09. Keine Heimat (IDEAL)
10. Here Comes The Rain Again (EURYTHMICS)
11. Forever Young (ALPHAVILLE)
12. Feels Like Heaven (FICTION FACTORY) (bonus track for special edition) More...

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Atrocity's "Todessehnsucht" To Be Re-Released

The second ATROCITY album "Todessehnsucht" (Longing For Death) will be re-released on October 15, 2007 in a most exclusive digipak version. The American fans can look forward to the 5th of November to get this masterpiece including the Death cover "Archangel." "Todessehnsucht" has been remastered by Alex Krull at Mastersound Studio.

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Atrocity To Release New Album In February

Veteran German metallers ATROCITY will release their long-awaited new album, "Werk 80 II", on February 8, 2008. A single will precede the full-length CD in November. Like the first "Werk 80" release, which came out in 1997, "Werk 80 II" features ATROCITY's interpretations of hit songs from the '80s.

Commented frontman Alex Krull: "We took a lot of time for the production to get the best result. All fans of the first 'Werk 80' will like the second one too. This time we have worked together with an orchestra and a choir. So the whole album has gained a bit more of a classical touch, which I personally like a lot. Everything sounds very harmonic and organic. The work on this album has been intense and thrilling. On the first 'Werk 80' album we also used classical elements but we enforced this on the new one. Thus the electronic parts got moved a little bit into the background. We didn't want to do the same on this successive album but including new elements and developing our style. I promise you 'Werk 80 II' is gonna be a class of its own worth waiting for it."

Regarding the album cover artwork, Krull said, "This time we got a very special cover model — we couldn't have chosen any better. The whole artwork is state of the art and dark at the same time. We won't say more at this moment."

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Heavy Metal Festivals Proliferate Across Europe

Bryan Reesman of Grammy.com reports: It's summertime, so plenty of heavy metal and hard rock festivals and tours are rolling across America, shaking the rafters with loud guitars and screaming fans. But for all the hoopla surrounding Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Sounds Of The Underground and other traveling rock and roll circuses, not to mention the steady growth of annual events like the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, there are even greater numbers of heavy music festivals in England and across Europe that are attracting tens of thousands of fans per weekend and making an even greater cultural impact. Volume-driven events like Wacken Open Air, Download and Graspop have become the major destinations for headbangers of all persuasions.

"The festivals are getting more and more important because the people come together from everywhere, and the open-airs are becoming a real happening for the fans from different places and countries," declares ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull. "Actually the audience is becoming the 'star' and not just the band playing on stage. Some festivals last for several days, and the people are celebrating together, joining the metal markets, or making new friends."

Singer Doro Pesch, who is based both in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany, believes there are more festivals overseas because the demand is greater. "I think that people are really into metal and rock again, almost like it used to be in the '80s," she observes. "The festivals are sometimes sold out in a couple of days. The time is good for our kind of music again. It's really, really great."

Read the full article at Grammy.com.

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Atrocity To Start Working On New Full Length

Reunited Torrington, Connecticut-based thrash/hardcore act ATROCITY (not to be confused with the German band) have signed with Open Grave Records for a brand new full-length album, due out late 2007/early 2008. Earlier this year Open Grave Records released ATROCITY's "Contaminated", which featured alternative recordings from the original, "Infected" sessions back in 1990.

Formed in early 1985 by Rob Wedda (vocals), Rich Flint (bass), Scott Reynolds (guitar) and Jeff White (drums), ATROCITY had pushed out three demos ("Toxic Death", "Ravaged by Disease", "Mangled") and a self-financed seven-inch EP, entitled "Hatred Birth", by 1989. They soon caught the attention of U.K.-based Metalcore Records, a subsidiary of Plastichead Distribution, whom they ultimately signed with.

ATROCITY's first album, "Infected" (1990), is very raw and featured a very violent death metal/grind sound. The second album, "The Art of Death" (1992), saw a lineup change when Scott left the band and was replaced by Jesse Piechowski on guitar.

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Lacrimas Profundere and Leaves' Eyes Cross Paths

Lacrimas Profundere have announced new tour dates. On April 27 and 28, Lacrimas Profundere will join their labelmates Leaves' Eyes on their highly successful "Vinland World Tour 2006" for two dates. Here are the Lacrimas Profundere tour dates:

8.04. D- Berlin / Dark Eastern festival
15./16.06. D- Glauchau / Woodstage summer open air
27.04. D - Bad Salzungen / KW 70*
28.04. D - München / Metropolis*
16.-18.08. D - Summerbreeze Open Air

Also, Napalm artist Fairyland will be part of selected concerts of the European Leaves' Eyes / Kamelot tour:

29.03. NL - Zoetermeer / Boerderij
30.03. NL - Plato / Helmond
03.04. D - Bochum / Zeche
05.04. F - Paris / Elisee Montmartre
06.04. B - Antwerpen / Hof Ter Loo
07.04. CH - Pratteln / Z7
08.04. D - Langen / NOISEGATE-Festival
10.04. D - Nürnberg / Hirsch
12.04. CZ - Zlin / Masters Of Rock Cafe

In addition to this tour, Leaves' Eyes use every day off for even more concerts, being joined by Atrocity on these new tour dates:

01.04. IRE - Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
10.05. LAT - Riga / Melna Piektdiena
11.05. EST - Tallinn / Nõmme Cult
12.05. LIT - Vilnius / Mulen Ružas

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Leaves' Eyes Update Tour Itinerary

Having previously announced a summer North American tour, Leaves' Eyes have released their complete itnerary for their March, April, and May tour dates with Fairyland and Kamelot preceding the North American dates. Here they are:

29.03. NL - Zoetermeer / Boerderij
30.03. NL - Plato / Helmond
31.03. UK - Cheltenham / PROGPOWER UK-Festival
01.04. IRE - Dublin / Voodoo Lounge*
03.04. D - Bochum / Zeche
05.04. F - Paris / Elysee Monmatre
06.04. B - Antwerpen / Hof Ter Loh
07.04. CH - Pratteln / Z7
08.04. D - Offenbach / Capitol
10.04. D - Nürnberg / Hirsch
12.04. CZ - Zlin / Masters Of Rock Cafe


30.06. D - Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr / CASTLEROCK-Festival
20.07. GRE - Xanthi / METALHEALING-Festival

13.04.2007 HUN - Budapest / Wigwham
14.04.2007 SER - Belgrade / SEC
01.05.2007 SWE - Göteborg / Trägdarn
02.05.2007 SWE - Stockholm / Fryshuset
05.05.2007 NOR - Haugesund / Karmoygeddon-Festival
08.05.2007 FIN - Helsinki / Tavastia
09.05.2007 FIN - Tampere / Pakkahuone
19.05.2007 NOR - Oslo / Sentrum Scene
17.08.2007 USA - West Springfield, VA / Jaxx
18.08.2007 USA - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance Theatre
19.08.2007 USA - New York, NY / B.B. Kings Blues Club
20.08.2007 USA - Hartford, CT / Webster Theatre*
21.08.2007 USA - Bedford, NH / Mark's Place*
22.08.2007 CAN - Montreal, QU / Medley
23.08.2007 CAN - Quebec City, QC / Imperial
24.08.2007 CAN - Toronto, ON / The Opera House
25.08.2007 USA - Cleveland, OH / Peabody's
26.08.2007 USA - Detroit, MI / I-Rock*
27.08.2007 USA - Mokena, IL / The Pearl Room
28.08.2007 USA - St.Paul, MN / Station 4
30.08.2007 USA - Denver, CO / Bluebird Theatre
01.09.2007 USA - Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy Theatre
02.09.2007 USA - Los Angeles, CA / Key Club
*Leaves' Eyes ONLY

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Leaves' Eyes, Blind Guardian Live Report & Photos

It was a surprisingly warm but torrential first December day. This evening I made an extra effort to get to Worcester on time because Leaves' Eyes were opening. I've been an ardent admirer of Liv Kristine since, naturally, her Theatre Of Tragedy days and I'll always regret not seeing her with them. Several years ago, she and her former mates were accumulating hordes of devoted fans around Europe, but after Liv was gone the fairytale came to an abrupt stop and the band pretty much fell into oblivion. Luckily, Liv didn't let her talent go unused and formed a new band with all of Atrocity's members.

The show started at 9 as there were only two bands tonight. By that time the Palladium was full of beaming and mostly teenage fans. As usual, I was sceptical about the local reception, dreading Leaves' Eyes wouldn't get half of the recognition they deserve as they are not necessarily well known around here, at least for now. I'm glad to report that my fears were banished as the audience quickly warmed up to their sound and even though there were no sing-alongs, the front rows really got into it. But then again, who can resist the utterly charming Liv Kristine? Clad in a fetching red dress topped with a corset (think album cover attire), her serene and mesmerizing voice paired with Atrocity's heavy guitars brought about an emotional, almost intimate atmosphere. You could see she was sincerely into the lyrics, trying to convey the feeling through her theatrically expressive face and gestures. More...

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