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From: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Atrocity 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.
ATROCITY have added some new live dates. Here are their latest tour dates:
Fr 13/05/2005 D- Leipzig / WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN-Festival
Fr 17/06/2005 IT - Neapel / MAGNA GRECIA METAL-Festival
Sa 18/06/2005 D - Giessen / METAL-Festival
Fr 15/07/2005 D - Wasserburg Geretzhoven / NIGHT OF DARKNESS-Festival
Sa 16/07/2005 IT - Badia / BADIA ROCKS-Festival
13-14/08/2005 D - Hildesheim / MERA LUNA-Festival
Fr 19/08/2005 D - Schw. Gmünd / SUMMERBREEZE-Festival
Sa 20/08/2005 D - Berlin / K17
Atrocity will play at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. In a special show, they will present first songs from their upcoming album, the follower to "Werk 80". On March 5th there will be the chance to experience Atrocity for the first time with their new drummer Moritz Neuner at Transit Festival.
Here are some Atrocity live dates:
05. Mar. 2005 - SAT Geneva, SWITZERLAND@ Transit Festival
13. Mai 2005 - FRI Leipzig, GERMANY @ Wave Gotik Treffen
18.-20. Aug. 2005 - Abtsgmünd, GERMANY @ Summer Breeze Open Air
Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Vision Bleak
The new drummer of ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES is Moritz Neuner (a.o. Graveworm, Darkwell, Abigor). The production of the new LEAVES' EYES record has just started and the first drumtakes are already done. Also ATROCITY work on songs for a new album.
On related news, Atrocity's frontman Alex Krull is currently working on a remix for the CRADLE OF FILTH's song "Nymphetamine" ( featuring guest vocalist LIV KRISTINE), which is one of the nominees in the Best Metal Performance category for the GRAMMY Award 2005.
Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes claim to have been attacked by French police after a show in Paris. This led to the arrest of Atrocity frontman Alexander Krull, who was also injured in the fracas, among a number of others. They were eventually released without charge, or explanation.
After their grand finale show of the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour in La Locomotive, Paris, Nov. 28, Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes experienced an arbitrary infringement by the French police.
Right after crew and band had finished the loading of their bus in front of La Locomotive and the adjacent varieté Moulin Rouge, policemen appeared and told the bus driver to leave the street immediately. Due to traffic jam this was not possible at once. The policemen started to speak in a very aggressive tone that culminated in the threat of arresting the bus driver. Moreover, they took his papers away, thus Liv Kristine and Alexander Krull complained about the rude behaviour of the police. Then, suddenly a bunch of policemen, some in civil dresses, rushed the bus and attacked the musicians. As a result of their action, Alex Krull was injured, as several policemen beat him and violently pulled him out of the bus and down to the grown. Also, Liv Kristine was thrown against the wall of the bus and was hurt, too. Without any explanations, Alex Krull was arrested, along with him bus driver Helge, the Dutch tour guide Harald and the German journalist Robert Suß who had only tried to calm the policemen and keep them from attacking Liv Kristine again. They were all arrested in front of hundreds of visitors at Moulin Rouge and other clubs who witnessed the happening. The four of them were taken to the police station, where they had to stay for about three hours without any explanation for the arrest, any hearing or announcing of their rights. Only intensive pressure from the German embassy lead to their release. Still the police gave no explanation for their aggressive treatment, nor any excuse.
All these facts concerning these inconceivable happenings will be announced to both the German Foreign Bureau and the Head of Police in Paris.
Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes, fronted by the spouces Alex Krull and Liv Kristine, are currently in the middle of their European tour with Darkwell and Battlelore. They have issued the following update:
One week ago, Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes started up to continue with the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour and are overwhelmed by the great response of their fans. There is a very special tourreport with lots of exclusive photos from the first part of the tour updated here [ at the Gallery and Tourreprt sections of the band's site]. There are also new live pics from the concert in Bad Salzungen, 15.10.04 in the gallery.
During the last week Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes already played in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and they are now looking forward to meet their fans in Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, where they will tour in the next two weeks. Unfortunately, the gig of Atrocity and Leaves? Eyes in Moscow, 04.12., is postponed to an uncertain date. More news will follow.
Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner has revealed that his pre-Sinner band Shiva will be playing a special one-off show in early 2005:
Not only rumours, my very first band is coming back for a special show on February 10th in Stuttgart at The Röhre! We will play a special benefit concert for the Aids Fund Stuttgart and maybe more will happen. We will play a set of old Shiva classics, some brand new tunes and some exciting cover versions. Shiva will feature founding members Armin Sabol (guitar & vocals) and Mat Sinner (vocals, bass) plus new guy Martin Schmidt (drums) from Atrocity. More updates soon!
With regards to Primal Fear...
We've actually started the songwriting for our next album and we are in negotiations with some new but well known names for engineering and mixing the album. We will definitely mix the album outside of Germany this time. Everybody in the band is excited about our new album project and is totally dedicated.
ATROCITY are confirmed to play the Tattoo The Mind Festival, taking place on October 30th and 31st in Amneville/Frankreich, France. Atrocity will perform on the 31st. Also, Atrocity and LEAVES’ EYES have added a new date for their upcoming tour, at the Metal Power 2004 festival, taking place on November 6th at Halle 101 in Speyer, Germany.
Also, there are dates planned for next spring in Czech Republic, Hungary, South/Central America, Canada and the US.
Atlantis Lovelorn" Tour 2004( ATROCITY / LEAVES' EYES / BATTLELORE / DARKWELL) now includes the following dates: More...
Paradise Lost have updated their website (www.paradiselost.co.uk) with a couple of live dates for December.
Confirmed dates include:
11 at Idrogios Club in Thessaloniki, Greece (with Atrocity, Leave' Eyes)
12 at Rodon Club in Athens, Greece (with Atrocity, Leaves’ Eyes)
As reported earlier this week, Paradise Lost have announced that the title of their new album will be Paradise Lost, in celebration of their 10th studio album since their first album, Lost Paradise was released in 1990.
Artwork and final tracklisting for the new album are still to be confirmed.
The band completed the recordings for the album at Chapel Studios in Oxfordshire, UK in August, 2004.
Some working titles of songs expected to be featured on the new album include: ‘Through The Silence’, ‘Shine’, ‘Sun Fading’, ‘Sanctimonious You’, ‘Redshift’, ‘Forever After’, ‘Getting Over The Madness’, ‘Accept The Pain’, ‘Close Your Eyes’ and ‘The Laws Of Cause’.
More details on the forthcoming release as they become available.
Former Theatre Of Tragedy and current LEAVES' EYES singer Liv Kristine has just signed a worldwide record deal for her soloproject with Roadrunner Records.
In related news, drummer Martin Schmidt has announced that he will leave ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES by the end of the year. Both bands are currently looking for a new drummer. Applications can be send to: email@example.com
The band has also added a few more dates from their upcoming tour with ATROCITY, BATTLELORE and ELIS. The updated itinerary looks like this: More...
Alex Krull and his wife, Liv Kristine Espenæs will be touring Europe with their closely cooperating bands- ATROCITY and LEAVES EYES'.
Confirmed dates include: More...
LEAVES’ EYES (featuring members of Atrocity and ex- TOT Liv Kristine) have posted the video for ‘Into The Light’ at their official website. Check it out here
The ‘Into The Light’ single is due out on April 19th. The track comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Lovelorn, scheduled for release on May 24th.
Leaves’ Eyes will make their live debut on May 28th at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany.
The German Gothic metallers ATROCITY have posted the cover of their new album, "Atlantis", at their official website. View the new album artwork here
Atlantis was produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio.
The first single from "Atlantis", ‘Cold Black Days’, recently entered the German Alternative Chart at #17. The video for the single is currently in rotation on the Schattenreich Club TV DVD (also featuring Within Temptation, H.I.M., Oomph!, In Flames, Crematory and Battlelore) in 40 German clubs.
The single features different mixes of the title track, a cover of a DAS ICH track and the bonus track ‘Antediluvian World’. Also included is an atmospheric multimedia section designed with Atrocity's own Atlantis font and a screensaver.
Atrocity will play the With Full Force Open Air festival on July 4th. This will be the first time the band performs material from "Atlantis" live.
The band have also confirmed the tracklisting for the new album, due out on April 26th: More...
The new ATROCITY Single "Cold Black Days" in stores now, and the new ATROCITY Video "Cold Black Days" is online now.
ATROCITY will release their ‘Cold Black Days’ single on March 15th. The track is taken from the band’s "Atlantis" album, due for release on April 26th. There will also be a video for ‘Cold Black Days’.
The single will feature different mixes of the title track, a cover of a DAS ICH track and the bonus track ‘Antediluvian World’. Also included is an atmospheric multimedia section designed with Atrocity's own Atlantis font and a screensaver.
Atrocity will play the With Full Force Open Air festival on July 4th. This will be the first time the band performs material from "Atlantis" in a live setting.
Morbid Records have confirmed that IMMORTAL RITES’ debut album "Art Of Devolution" will be released in Europe on March 15th. The album was recently released in North America.
The album was produced by Alex Krull ( Atrocity) at Mastersound Studios. Guests on the release include vocalist Krull and Atrocity bandmate Martin Schmidt ( drums) and vocalist Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes, ex-Theatre of Tragedy).
In related news, Immortal Rites are ironing out details for appearances at this summer’s festivals, possibly including Summer Breeze or Party-San.
The German Gothic metal mega project, featuring Theatre Of Tragedy's ex- singer Liv Kristine and members from Atrocity, will be shooting the video for their new single, ‘Into Your Light’, on February 9th and 10th at the Apollo Variete Theatre in Dusseldorf.
The single for ‘Into Your Light’ is due for release on April 5th. The track comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, Lovelorn, due for release on May 24th through Napalm Records.
Also, LEAVES' EYES will have their first worldwide live performance on the WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN in Leipzig on 28th of May 2004! Just before this event, the album "Lovelorn" will be released on 24th of May 2004!
After a three day video shoot, ATROCITY have finished their work on the new video for "Cold Black Days", which will also be the new single off the band's latest album (in stores March 15th). The story behind the video is based on the new concept Atrocity's new album, "Atlantis". In the coming days the cut of the music video will be done at MVP studios. ORKUS Magazine and METAL HEART will have special features of the making of the the "Cold Black Days" video.
The recordings for the new ATROCITY album called “Atlantis” are in full swing. The concept album is produced at Mastersound Studio and will be released 26.04.2004 by Napalm Records. There are even three hot songs as candidates for the Single release, which will be out in stores 01.03.2004: „Cold Black Days“, „Enigma“ and „Sunken Paradise“. There will be shot a video clip for one of these songs in January 2004. Singer and producer Alex Krull:
“We intend to stage the concept album about Atlantis with great expenses. It’s a great theme and it contains many interesting facts and it has stayed one of the mysterious phenomenas with all its myths and legends until today. Because of that, the musical side will not only be one dimension at all. There will be absolutely brutal and bombastic songs with incredible heaviness as well as very atmospheric and melodic songs. “Atlantis” is exactly the right material for this band to give top speed.”
In advance you can listen to the demo version of the Atrocity song “Gods of Nations” on the Napalm Records Compilation V and the 20 th anniversary Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg Compilation.