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Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine posted a music video for the song "Paris Paris." The song appears on her new solo release "Libertine," which is out in Europe and released today in North America through Napalm Records.
Check out "Paris Paris" here:
Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine has posted a new trailer on the making of her upcoming new solo release "Libertine." The album is due for release on September 5, 2012 (ESP/FIN/SWE/GRE), September 7, 2012 (GAS/BENELUX), September 10, 2012 (Rest of Europe) and September 18, 2012 (North America) through Napalm Records. The trailer contains interviews and song snippets for the album.
In other news, Liv Kristine announced today that she is filming a new music video for the song "Paris, Paris," which will be released coinciding with the U.S. release date for "Libertine" on September 18, 2012.
Check out the trailer here:
Liv Kristine has posted a teaser for the song "Silence" online, which can be heard via Facebook. Liv also commented:
"Dear Fans & Friends, here's the teaser of the track 'Silence' for you! It was composed in one night. Initially there was this very interesting piano tune, by which the song begins, which really made my musical heart fall in love immediately. It is, to be honest, one of the most interesting compositions I've been part of.
"Moreover, it was truly emotional to record it because this song tells my own story. The way it builds up in its structure and emotional expression is quite unusual, too. It was recorded in one complete take to optimize the emotional effect.
"Thematically the song is strongly bound to a certain state of being: I imagine 'silence' to be that comforting feeling which takes you deeper into you soul-life where you face your emotions, thoughts, dreams and past experiences. 'Silence in the deep' conveys both the feeling of freedom when floating under water, hearing your heart beat, your own breath, and also the wish to be in balance with yourself, knowing who you are and what life is worth. My inspiration comes from the sound of water, which is especially dear to me since I grew up by the sea. I hope you find your own 'silence' in this song." More...
Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) has issued the following update about streaming a teaser online for her new solo album:
"Dear fans & friends, time is running - I am counting the days to the release of 'Libertine.' The good news is that you now can have a listen to a teaser on my FB Bandpage containing the title track 'Libertine!'
Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine unveiled the album art and track listing for her upcoming new solo LP "Libertine." The album is set for release on September 7, 2012 through Napalm Records.
Kristine commented on the release: " 'Libertine' is truly a milestone in my career; it sums up my most important artistic experiences in my creative journey through life.The more rock and metal-based songs like 'Vanilla Skin Delight' (incl. superb male vocals from Tobias Regner), 'Paris Paris', 'Solve Me' and title track 'Libertine' certainly expose some of those magic moments which fans of Theatre of Tragedy enjoyed and treasured on 'Aegis' and 'Musique'. The ballads 'Silence', 'Love Crime' and 'Meet Me in the Red Sky' will go straight into you hearts, each of them being absolute individual in their emotional expressions and musical compositions. Alex [Krull] gave each track a perfect sound in the mix by emphasizing on each song’s characteristic accent and atmosphere. I can’t wait to let you hear this album; it is exceptional to me both personally and in my artistic career, and I can’t wait to play these songs for you live! The cover- and booklet artwork is completed as well. It took a while for me, personally, to find the artistic expression I wished to expose in my pictures, however, Heile (www.heilemania.com) and Alex guided me into the right direction, for which I am so happy and grateful."
The track list for "Libertine" is as follows: More...
Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) has issued the following update about "Libertine," her upcoming new solo album:
"Dear Fans & Friends,
"Summer greetings from Mastersound Studio! The mixdown and mastering of my fourth solo album which is called 'Libertine' was completed yesterday and will be given a release date soon. 'Libertine' is truly a milestone in my career; it sums up my most important artistic experiences in my creative journey through life. The more rock and metal-based songs like 'Vanilla Skin Delight' (incl. superb male vocals from Tobias Regner), 'Paris Paris,' 'Solve Me,' and title track 'Libertine' certainly expose some of those magic moments which fans of Theatre of Tragedy enjoyed and treasured on 'Aegis' and 'Musique.'
"The ballads 'Silence,' 'Love Crime,' and 'Meet Me in the Red Sky' will go straight into you hearts, each of them being absolute individual in their emotional expressions and musical compositions. Alex gave each track a perfect sound in the mix by emphasizing on each song's characteristic accent and atmosphere.
"I can't wait to let you hear this album; it is exceptional to me both personally and in my artistic career, and I can't wait to play these songs for you live! The cover and booklet artwork is completed as well. It took a while for me, personally, to find the artistic expression I wished to expose in my pictures, however, Heile (Heilemania) and Alex guided me into the right direction, for which I am so happy and grateful. The cover of 'Libertine' will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!"
Liv Kristine’s upcoming album (scheduled for a fall 2012 release) will feature a duet with German singer Tobias Regner, the 2006 winner of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar,” a German music talent show in the vein of "American Idol." The track is called "Vanilla Skin Delight," and Liv Kristine comments on the collaboration with Tobias:
"I've got news for you! Last week we recorded male vocals for the track 'Vanilla Skin Delight.' Our special guest is Platinum-Gold-awarded artist Tobias Regner! His voice just fascinates me, and as soon as we had made the decision that we would want a male singer on 'Vanilla Skin Delight,' I thought it would be just perfect having Tobias' powerful and warm voice completing this composition, i.e. turning it into a real rock song duet.
"Fortunately, our friend and movie-maker Konrad Hollenstein was able to provide us with the necessary contact information, thus we were able to get hold of Tobias the very next day. 48 hours later Tobias knocked on the door and I was very happy and grateful that he had found his way to Mastersound Studio. We realized straight away that we have so much in common (sports, both being born on the country side, good and bad experience with the music business, touring, red-wine, art...), despite the fact that we come from completely different musical backgrounds: Tobias winning 'Deutschland Sucht den Superstar,' the German version of Pop Idol, in 2006, compared to my own revolutionary beginnings with Theatre of Tragedy in the nineties.
"Here we are, being duet partners in the same song, moreover, it felt like we had known each other for a long time. Tobias is a very open-minded, warm-hearted and fine guy, with whom I really would like sharing stage with sometime in the future. He is a fantastic rock singer, and he is highly professional. I asked him to sing in the way he felt the most comfortable with. 'Vanilla Skin Delight' will blow you away!"
Leaves' Eyes frontwoman Liv Kristine checked in from the studio to announce that she is in the middle of recording her fourth yet untitled solo LP. She is currently recording at Mastersound Studios.
Kristine had the following announcement about the upcoming release: "I am very happy to announce that we are in the middle of the production of my fourth solo album, working together with J.B., who is a great inspiration to me. The mood of this season with its amazing colours and warm light fits perfectly to my up-coming release. "Libertine" will be the title of one of the tracks, as well as one of the songs I will play live in Nagold, Germany, at my solo concert 02.12.2011."
More information on the release is expected soon.
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.
German Gothic metal act Denight has issued the following announcement about providing a track for the upcoming "Gothic Romance Vol. 4" sampler album:
"We are very proud to be featured on the Gothic Romance Vol. 4 Sampler with our song 'The Core.' The sampler is released by zyx music / Golden Core Records. Beneath us the sampler contains the Bands Paradise Lost, Mono Inc., Love Like Blood, Nightwish, Megaherz, Sirenia, Lacrimas Profundere, Theatre of Tragedy, Letzte Instanz, Schandmaul and many more."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Paradise Lost - Your Own Reality
2. Mono Inc. - In My Darkest Hour
3. Bury Me Deep - The Pain
4. Angelzoom - These Arms Of Mine
5. Leaves' Eyes - Norwegian Lovesongs
6. A Spell Inside - Waiting
7. Golden Apes - Windlands
8. Love Like Blood - Remember
9. Secret Discovery - Broken
10. Traumtaenzer - Die Wahrheit
11. Liv Kristine - Love In Grey
12. Nightwish - Walking In The Air
13. Megaherz - Mein Gral
14. Teufel - Alles Nur Ein Traum
15. The House Of Usher - To Whatever End
1. Sirenia - Save Me From Myself
2. Imperia - Broken Wings
3. Lacrimas Profundere - Dead Heart Serenade
4. Theatre Of Tragedy - Venus
5. Whispers In The Shadow - Blessed In Disguise
6. Exit To Eden - Remember
7. The Cold - Just For Tonight
8. Schöngeist - Nie Mehr Allein
9. Scream Silence - Euphoria
10. Denight - The Core
11. Destroid - Let Me Leave
12. Sinamore - Darkness Of Day
13. Letzte Instantz - Dein Licht
14. Schandmaul - Prinzessin
15. Edenbridge - Eternity
Leave's Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine has posted a music video online from the title track of her new solo album "Skin Tight," which is set to be released on August 30th in Europe and August 31st in North America. The video clip can be viewed below.
Leave's Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine has issued the following update about releasing a new solo album:
"Dear Fans & Friends, my up-coming album 'Skintight' is on its way to you! In January, the production at Mastersound Studio was completed and the artwork finished by Stefan Heilemann. It has been a fantastic experience to evolve during the recording process. Tori Amos gave me a lot of inspiration in the way she records her songs. My main aim is to release an album which goes directly under your skin, and into your hearts. Being authentic, but perhaps not flawless, is the philosophy I follow artistically. It is not necessary to tune and shape a singing voice when it comes from the heart, from deep within. This is why I chose the title 'Skintight.'
"Most recordings were done 'in one go,' i.e. record a complete song without breaks. Moreover, we've kept and paid attention to the natural processes which take place during singing, like breathing, movements of the lips, emotional expression and strength etc. All this makes the album authentic, real, and direct. The music is played with only a few, however, original instruments. A very down to earth album, and absolutely 'real,' like as if you were sitting next to me and I would sing a song to you. All songs have been written by Torsten Bauer, and myself. Alexander Krull produced the album. My lyrics tell about my childhood ('One of Them,' 'Wonders'), and my observations of the fast, cold, superficial and grey society of the masses ('The Rarest Flower', 'Boy at the Window'). 'Skintight' is dedicated to the children of this world - our future. Children embodies real, true and endless love; love towards nature, and love between human beings. This is an album which will open your hearts."