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Formed: 1985
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.

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US Atrocity Regroup, Sign To Open Grave Records

Reunited Torrington, Connecticut-based thrash/hardcore act ATROCITY (not to be confused with the German band) has teamed up with Open Grave Records to release an EP featuring alternate versions of previously released songs recorded during the "Infected" sessions in 1990. More information on this release will be made available soon.

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, to with 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.

ATROCITY disbanded in 1993 but are back to writing new noise with the original lineup.

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Leaves' Eyes And Atrocity Check In From S. America

LEAVES'EYES and ATROCITY will be guests on Brazilian STAY HEAVY TV. The show will be broadcasted next week. Here you can find a video trailer with some impressions of the South America tour.

The bands have also posted an update as follows:

"Dear fans,
after the sold out show in Santiago de Chile ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES went to Buenes Aires / Argentina. The show was sold out, too, and just amazing! Thank you Argentina and Chile!!! 15.09., LEAVES` EYES and ATROCITY had a great signing session at BLACKMORE ROCK BAR in Sao Paulo! We also did some nice interviews: Liv and Alex were interviewed by FM Rock and Pop (Argentinia).

Check out Zona Metal. They recently posted the first photos of the ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES shows in South America.

Now we arrived in Brazil, looking forward to the shows in Curitiba, Sao Paulo and Recife. Moreover, we will be the guests of the Brazilian Stay Heavy TV! We are having a great time meeting all of our fans in South America!

See you at the shows,

Finally, fans impatiently waiting for the release of "Legend Land" have a chance to listen to all the songs of the new EP two weeks before official release at the release party presented by LEAVES' EYES, sounds2move.de and Napalm Records. In cooperation with Kornhaus Hünfeld there will be the exclusive release party on May 20th where you can hear all the EP's songs for the first time. Moreover, drummer MORITZ NEUNER will be the speacial guest DJ, and will be available for a face-to-face talk and for signing autographs. There will also be some goodies to be won and the band's official merchandise also will be available.

Exclusive LEAVES' EYES "Legend Land" release party:

date: 20.05.2006
venue: Kornhaus Hünfeld (Josefstraße 16, 36088 Hünfeld, Germany)
doors open: 9 p.m.
charge: 3 Euro
programme: + exclusive "Legend Land" pre-listening
+ very special guest: DJ Moritz Neuner (Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity, Darkwell, Graveworm)
+ big raffle
+ merchandise stand

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Atrocity Confirm More European Tour Dates

Atrocity has confirmed additional tour dates this spring. The complete listing as of now follows (note european dates dd.mm):

01.04 - LT Vilnius PHC
05.04 - ARG Buenos Aires Nd Ateneo w/ Leaves' Eyes
07.04 - CHI Santiago de Chile Teatro Providencia w/ Leaves' Eyes
08.04 - CHI Santiago de Chile Teatro Providencia w/ Leaves' Eyes
14.04 - BRA Curitiba Master Hall w/ Leaves' Eyes
15.04 - BRA Belo Horizonte TBC w/ Leaves' Eyes
16.04 - BRA Rio Circo Volador w/ Leaves' Eyes
20.04 - BRA Porto Alegre Opinao w/ Leaves' Eyes, Destruction
21.04 - BRA Sao Paulo Via Funchal w/ Leaves' Eyes, Destruction
22.04 - BRA Recife Abril Pro Rock Festival w/ Leaves' Eyes
27.04 - CH Zurich Dynamo w/ Leaves' Eyes, Elis
30.04 - D Ottweiler/Saarland HEXENTANZ-Festival w/ Leaves' Eyes, Elis
04.05 - UK Glasgow Soundhaus w/ Leaves' Eyes, Elis
05.05 - UK Portsmouth The Frog on the Front w/ Leaves' Eyes, Elis
06.05 - UK Bradford Rio w/ Leaves' Eyes, Elis
07.07 - D Osterode/Harz Rock Harz Festival w/ Leaves' Eyes
22.07 - D Saara Rock im Zelt Featival w/ Leaves' Eyes

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Atrocity Working On DVD

ATROCITY fans watch out! Additionally to the work on the follower to "Werk 80", ATROCITY are already busy with their next project: the first DVD of the band will be released in 2006! To present you the best possible retrospective of the more than 20-year-long band history ATROCITY need your support. Send them all the dates of concerts you visited, especially those in the first years of the band. They also ask you to send photos, videos etc. of their live gigs. The best stuff will be featured on the DVD! More...

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Leaves' Eyes Confirm Tour Dates w/ Atrocity in '06

Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity have just confirmed more tour dates together in April of next year. Here are the latest Leaves' Eyes tour dates:

Leaves' Eyes with Atrocity:
02.12.05 RUS St.Petersburg @ Port Club
03.12.05 RUS Moscow @ Point Club
10.12.05 CH Islikon @ C4

Leaves' Eyes with Subway to Sally:
15.12.05 D Karlsruhe Festhalle Durlach
16.12.05 D Munich Georg Elser Halle
17.12.05 A Vienna Arena
18.12.05 D Dresden Alter Schlachthof
19.12.05 D Langen Stadthalle
20.12.05 D Köln Live Music Hall
21.12.05 D Dortmund Soundgarden
26.12.05 D Losheim/Saar Alte Eisenbahnhalle
27.12.05 D Bremen Aladin
28.12.05 D Braunschweig Jolly Joker
29.12.05 D B. Salzungen Pressenwerk
30.12.05 D Potsdam Lindenpark

Leaves' Eyes with Atrocity:
07.04.06 CHI Santiago de Chile @ Theatre Caupolincan
08.04.06 CHI Santiago de Chile @ Theatre Gabriela Mistral
09.04.06 ARG Buenos Aires @ Nd Ateneo
11.04.06 BRA Porto Alegre @ Opiniao
12.04.06 BRA Curitiba Espacio Callas
14.04.06 BRA Belo Horizonte tbc
15.04.06 BRA Sao Paulo Direct Tv-Cie Hall
16.04.06 BRA Sao Paulo Manifesto Bar

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Evil Darkness Tour 2006 Taking Shape

The Evil Darkness Tour, Scheduled for late summer and fall of 2006 is taking shape. They have announced the 21 US cities that it will stop in over the duration of the tour in 2006. Some venue's are still tentative, and dates are subject to change at this time. The Evil Darkness Tour recently announced the European Rock band Leaves' Eyes as the first confirmed band, as one of three headliners. In addition, talks with Atrocity, which shares band members with Leaves' Eyes, were taking place for the Tour in 2007.

The current schedule of tour dates is as follows:

August 8th, 2006 - San Diego, California @ iPay One Center*
August 11th, 2006 - Phoenix, Arizona @ Glendale Arena*
August 14th, 2006 - Los Angeles, California @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena*
August 19th, 2006 - Seattle, Washington @ Seattle Center*
August 23rd, 2006 - Denver, Colorado @ The Pepsi Center*
August 26th, 2006 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ Ford Center*
September 9th, 2006 - Dallas, Texas @ Reuinion Arena*
September 12th, 2006 - Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center*
September 18th, 2006 - St. Louis, Missouri @ Savvis Center *
September 22nd, 2006 - Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Target Center
September 26th, 2006 - Chicago, Illinois @ United Center*
September 28th, 2006 - Detroit, Michigan @ The Palace*
October 3rd, 2006 - Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
October 8th, 2006 - New York, New York @ Madison Square Gardens*
October 11th, 2006 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Wachovia Center*
October 14th, 2006 - Reston, Virginia @ Richmond Coliseum*
October 17th, 2006 - Raleigh, North Carolina @ RBC Center*
October 20th, 2006 - Atlanta, Georgia @ Phillips Arena*
October 24th, 2006 - Miami, Florida @ Miami Arena*
October 27th, 2006 - Tampa, Florida @ St. Pete Times Forum*
October 30th, 2006 - Orlando, Florida @ TD Waterhouse Centre*

Listings marked with an asterik (*) denote that the venue has not been confirmed, but is in the pre-emptive planning stages, and is the venue of choice.

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Leaves' Eyes Drummer To Tour With Graveworm

Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes drummer, Moritz Neuner, will play again drums for Italian metal-act Graveworm on their upcoming european tour together with Kataklysm & Eminence. Graveworm tour dates:

Jun. 25 SLOV - Tolmin / METAL CAMP-Festival
Jun. 26 D - München / SUMMER HELL-Festival
Jun. 27 CH - Winterthur / Endstation
Jun. 28 D - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
Jun. 29 D - Heidelberg / Schwimmbad
Jun. 30 D - Hamburg / Markthalle
Jul. 01 D - Köln / Undergound

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Atrocity Add Live Dates And Fests

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

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Atrocity To Play Wave Gotik Treffen

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

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Dark Tranquillity, Caliban To Play Summer Breeze

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:

Amon Amarth
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Final Breath
God Dethroned
Lacrimas Profundere
Nocte Obducta
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Bones
The Vision Bleak

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New Atrocity & Leaves' Eyes Drummer

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.

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Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes Attacked By French Police

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.

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Atrocity And Leaves Eyes Attacked By French Police

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.

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Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes Update From The Road

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.

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Matt Sinner's Pre-Sinner Band To Play Special Show

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.

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Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes Add New Live Dates

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...

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Paradise Lost Schedule Greek Dates

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.

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Liv Kristine Signs Solo Deal With Roadrunner

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: info@mastersoundmanagement.de

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...

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Leaves' Eyes And Atrocity Team Up For An Euro Tour

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...

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Watch Leaves' Eyes 'Into The Light' Video Online

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.

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