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Latest Leaves' Eyes News
Below is our complete Leaves' Eyes 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.
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:
"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.
"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"
The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...
Liv Kristine from Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following announcement about recording new material:
"Dear Fans and Friends,
"Good news from Mastersound Studio: The vocal recordings for all songs of our up-coming release 'Symphonies of the Night' have just been completed. Moreover, Alex is already busy with the mix of the album.
"We have taken a great inspirational step since the production of 'Meredead,' both sound-wise and vocal-wise. It has been such a pleasure evolving in my singing techniques and knowledge and I thank my band members for 'giving me an inspirational kick' when I needed to gain momentum behind the microphone. 'Symphonies of the Night' is hauntingly dream-like and heavy to the core!"
Tyr, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, is currently recording a new album with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) at his studio in Denmark.
For drum tracking on this album, Tyr has enlisted the services of George Kollias, primarily known for his work in Nile and Nightfall. A video featuring drum tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias, is available below.
George Kollias comments on the experience: "Hey Týr fans, this is George Kollias and I hope you are ALL ready for a crushing new album from Týr! I had the pleasure to record the drums on the new album, we had an absolutely great time in the studio and I gotta tell you, the material is super strong and catchy, I'm 100% sure you will all love this new album!! Big thanks to Heri, Terji and Gunnar for the opportunity and to Jacob Hansen for his incredible work with the recordings!"
The band adds: "It was a pleasure to have George in studio. He's an amazing drummer and he certainly made an impact on this album. We're very excited to release this album." More...
France's Melted Space is proud to announce an EP release for 2013 entitled "Between." Check out the artwork below, created by Strychneen Studio.
Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes), Ashmedi (Melechesh), Black Messiah (Seth), El Worm (Wormfood) will appear on this EP, which the band states will include "symphonic, black, modern metal, and acoustic" sounds, and the story revolves around the Romulus and Remus legend. More...
Leaves' Eyes has posted a new video clip online for the track "Melusine," which can be viewed below, and the band also commented on an upcoming album release:
"Dear fans and friends,
"Here's the new video clip for 'Melusine' featuring footage from our live shows, tours and festivals like Wacken Open Air in 2012! You can watch it below.
"To start the new year with some good news for you all, we are proud to announce that this year the new Leaves' Eyes album will be released!! The title of the alum will be 'Symphonies of the Night.' We will keep all of you updated on news concerning the album in the upcoming months!" More...
Firewind posted a trailer for the upcoming fall tour of Europe with Leaves' Eyes. For dates and venues, head over to this location.
Check out the trailer here:
Leaves' Eyes has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously announced shows in Latin America:
"Dear fans and friends from Latin America.
"With great sadness we have to announce that the planned shows in july in Latin America can not take place.
"We are really disappointed that we can't come over and play for all of our Latin American fans and we are working hard at rescheduling the tour for 2013.
"For the reason of cancellation, here is the statement we received from our agent Darkdimensions in Latin America: 'Unfortunately the Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity Latin-American Tour which was supposed to happen this July has to be cancelled. The main reason is that Show Factory (Ecuador promoter) couldn't fulfill the needed requirements, which sadly made it not possible for the tour to happen this time as the shows were connected to each other. We are working for the tour to be rescheduled in 2013.'"
To check out the latest Leaves' Eyes tour dates, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity will be heading to China and Taiwan this July for a series of live shows. A teaser trailer for the run has been posted online and can be viewed below. Liv Kristine commented:
"Thank you so much Nike for inviting us, giving us this great opportunity to share unforgettable memories with our fans and friends in the Asian Metal scene!" Needless to say, we are very excited to explore new territories and meet our fans in China and Taiwan for the very first time!"
Alex Krull added, "We are very happy that we finally make it over to China and Taiwan to play for our fans! A long dream came true! We wanted to come over and play in China and Taiwan for a long time and I'm pretty sure this will be very special for everybody, fans and musicians! See you at the shows!"
Here are the dates:
13.07. CN - Beijng, Star Live House
14.07. CN - Shang Hai, Mao Live House
15.07. TW - Taipei, KHS Hall More...
In addition the band's previously announced European tour dates, Firewind has now added on additional U.K. and Irish tour dates with Leaves' Eyes. The newly added dates are as follows:
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
Firewind is also set to release "Few Against Many" on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan). A teaser trailer can be viewed at this location.
Symphonic/gothic act Leaves' Eyes has confirmed that the band will play Wacken 2012 in August. The band posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:
We are proud to announce that LEAVES' EYES will be playing WACKEN OPEN AIR 2012!
The amazing Viking Battleship is setting sail to go ashore directly on the stage at this year's edition of Wacken Open Air.
Expect an epic show with a breathtaking stage decoration and quite a few surprises!!
LEAVES' EYES will be the main act at the Party Stage on friday the third of August!
Vocalist Liv Kristine commented on the upcoming perfoemance:
I can't wait to play in Wacken again, our Viking ship heading northwards to make a fantastic show for you! Wacken has always been and will always be an amazing, unforgettable experience to me; the loud, crazy audience from all over the planet, the first-class Wacken crew, and all those memories that goes under you skin. Thank you, Wacken, for having us!
Vocalist Alex Krull also commented:
We are proud to be back with our Viking ship at Wacken and play for our friends and fans at the biggest Metal Open Air worldwide! There has always been a special connection between our bands and our friends at Wacken! See you under the Northern flag, my friends!
A trailer for the appearance can be seen here: More...
Power metal band Firewind announced the first string of European dates in support of the forthcoming LP "Few Against Many" starting on September 25, 2012 in Paris. Symphonic metal band Leaves Eyes will provide support. "Few Against Many" is scheduled for on May 21, 2012 through Century Media Records (EU) and May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America).
Check out the confirmed tour dates on the poster below:
On the heels of Roland Navrati's departure from Atrocity due to private reasons, the drummer has simultaneously departed from symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes as well. The band announced that Felix Born, of the German metal band Fragmental, will be the new drummer.
Born had the following comments on joining Leaves' Eyes:
I am really happy to announce that I am the new drummer of LEAVES' EYES. As I got the offer to do a jam session with the band I was highly motivated, because I love their music. The combination of grooves and nice melodies is exactly what I appreciate being a drummer. During the jam session I realized the fact that I wanted the job even more, because I felt very comfortable with the whole band. I am really happy about joining LEAVES' EYES and I am looking forward to seeing you all on the road soon!
Frontwoman Live Kristine had the following comments on Born: More...
The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.
The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.
The track list is as follows:
01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...
Symphonic/gothic metal band Leaves' Eyes will re-release the EP entitled "Melusine" in digital format only on December 16, 2011 (EU) and December 20, 2011 (North America) through Napalm Records. The EP was previously released on April 19, 2011 and will now be available through iTunes and Amazon.
The track list for "Melusine" is as follows:
2. To France (Unreleased Mix)
3. Tell-Tale Eyes (Alternate Version)
4. The Battle of Maldon
5. Legend Land (Acoustic Version)
Stream of Passion has posted a road report online from the band's recent time on the road alongside Leaves' Eyes. An excerpt from the blog follows:
"16th of October - Travel Tilburg - Steinheim, Germany. We all share good memories of the European tour we did with Leaves Eyes 2 years ago. So we were really excited to join them once again and tour together!
"As with every tour it all started on a misty morning, somewhere in Holland, in a certain city, in some street, at some garage box... loading all our gear and instruments into an undersized taxi van. After some puzzling we were officialy: on tour! More...
Leaves' Eyes announced that the band will perform a free acoustic show in Paris with supporting act Stream of Passion on October 18, 2011 at Le Klub in Paris. The bands will also be conducting a signing session for fans.
Leaves' Eyes announced that Dutch progressive metal band Stream of Passion will be joining the band on some select European dates. The change was due to the recent cancellation by Visions of Atlantis due to an illness to male vocalist Mario Plank (see article at this location.)
The affected dates are as follows:
14.10.2011 CH - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe (without Stream of Passion)
17.10.2011 F - Lyon, Le CCO / H'elles on Stage festival
18.10.2011 F - Paris, Le Club - Free acoustic show + Signing Session!
20.10.2011 UK - Manchester, Academy 3
21.10.2011 UK - London, Underworld
22.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Leaves' Eyes
23.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Stream of Passion
Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming October shows:
"The Summer fests are over and Leaves' Eyes wants to thank everybody who supported the band at the festivals! Right now, Leaves' Eyes is gearing up for the upcoming October shows and everybody is looking forward to meet the fans from Tunesia (first Leaves' Eyes show on the African Continent), Czech Republic, France, UK and Belgium! See you on tour! You can watch a trailer below."
Leaves' Eyes upcoming tour dates in October are as follows:
08.10.2011 TN - Tunis, Rock on Fire Festival
14.10.2011 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
7.10.2011 FR - Lyon, H'elles of Stage festival
20.10.2011 UK - Manchester, Academy 3
21.10.2011 UK - London, Underworld
22.10.2011 BE - Wieze, Metal Female Voices IX
Leaves' Eyes singer, Liv Kristine, has announced a concert, "One night with Liv Kristine," on December 2nd at Alte Seminarturnhalle in Nagold, Germany.
The Norwegian female singer will be presenting a row of her own songs and special cover songs from her own career (solo, Leaves' Eyes & Theatre of Tragedy) acoustically. Last but least you will get the chance to listen to new, unreleased material.
Tickets for the show are available this location.
Leaves' Eyes has issued the following statement about about merchandise being confiscated at the Summer Breeze festival:
"Dear fans and friends, Some members of the band visited the Summerbreeze festival in Germany this weekend. We met up with our friends from the Nuclear Blast merchandise stand on the festival grounds and got some rather unpleasant news on which we'd like to set the record straight.
"We heard the police showed up and confiscated Leaves' Eyes shirts with a Celtic Cross on it. Apparently the police thought the design had something to do with right-wing symphathies. We also heard some fans were forced to take their shirt off with the same design and had to give it to the police as well. Later the police apologised for the mistake and brought back the shirts to the Nuclear Blast stand, after harrasing the merch people 5 times! We as a band want to state that we are shocked and disgusted by all what has taken place. Also, we are amazed by the ignorance of the police in these matters as clearly Leaves' Eyes have nothing to do with such symphaties, nor does the design of the t-shirt. Clearly they need to do their homework a lot better!
"We think it is a shame that things like this had to happen at one of the best metal festivals we know and also the merch guys and girls @ Nuclear Blast, and last but least to our fans!"