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Leaves' Eyes Splits With Vocalist Liv Kristine

Update: Both sides have now released new statements accusing the other of lying and playing dirty. You can read Liv's here and the rest of the band's at this location.

In a twist that has left many fans reeling, Leaves' Eyes has parted ways with vocalist Liv Kristine. One of our wonderfuly snarky FB fans commented, "since the band was named after her the new band name will be Krull's Eyebrows!" The band issued this statement online about the situation:

"Dear Fans and Friends, with the upcoming shows, tours and releases Leaves' Eyes will introduce their new female singer: Elina Siirala, Finnish vocalist living in London. Leaves’ Eyes and former vocalist Liv Kristine will part ways.

"Liv was the female voice of the band since the beginning in 2003. Together we toured through 50 countries and 5 continents, moreover we recorded 6 studio albums with outstanding singer Liv. We are full of pride in what we have reached together! From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Liv for amazing 13 years of being our front lady, the work we have done together and all the passion for music that we shared all these years! We wish Liv all the best for the future, her solo career and other projects! Liv will always be an important part of the Leaves’ Eyes history but now we are looking forward to a new chapter and the new musical adventures of Leaves’ Eyes!

"We embrace Elina with open arms and hearts! She is a fantastic singer and performer. Please, welcome the new female voice of Leaves’ Eyes: Sensational Elina Siirala!"

Liv Kristine had this to say: "I am highly proud of having been founding member and front lady of Leaves' Eyes, which has played a vital role in my life since 2003. Good luck guys, thank you for the amazing music, outstanding moments with our worldwide audiences, moreover, the passion we all share. Love, Liv"

Elina adds: "I can’t quite express how grateful and honored I am for being asked to join Leaves’ Eyes, one of the most iconic bands in symphonic metal! I have the utmost respect for Liv and the band and what they’ve achieved over the years! I take on this challenge with a huge excitement and look forward to the new chapter in my career. It’s truly thrilling to be working with such talented musicians who also are some of the nicest people I’ve met. My biggest passion is to make music and perform, so right now I can’t wait to see what the future will bring!"

See the band live with this new vocalist on these upcoming dates:

14.02.2016 ISR - Tel Aviv, Symphonic Fest Israel
17.04.2016 IDN - Jakarta, Hammersonic Festival
28.04.2016 DE - Lübeck, Rider's Café
29.04.2016 DK - Copenhagen, High Voltage
30.04.2016 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar
01.05.2016 BE - Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest
12.05.2016 DE - Aschaffenburg, Colo-Saal
13.05.2016 DE - Leipzig, Wave Gotik Treffen (Viking Show with Swords stage set)
14.05.2016 CH - Pratteln, Masters of Symphonic Metal
10.06.2016 DE - Rockfels, Loreley
08.07.2016 LV Lone, Zobens un Lemess festival
21.08.2016 BY - Rechitsa, Metal Crowd Festival
03.09. - 08.09.2016 DE - Full Metal Cruise
22.10.2016 BE - Wieze, Metal Female Voices Festival (Viking ship Special show)
11.06.2016 USA - Silver Spring MD - The Fillmore*
11.08.2016 USA - Clifton Park NY - Upstate Concert Hall*
11.09.2016 USA - Philadelphia PA - The Trocadero*
11.10.2016 USA - Providence RI - Firehouse 13**
11.11.2016 USA - Sayreville NJ - Starland Ballroom*
11.12.2016 USA - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater*
11.13.2016 CAN - Montreal QC - Club Soda*
11.14.2016 CAN - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks*
11.15.2016 CAN - Quebec QC - Le Cercle**
11.16.2016 CAN - Kitchener ON - Dallas*
11.17.2016 USA - Columbus OH - Park Street Saloon*
11.18.2016 USA - Westland MI - Token Lounge*
11.19.2016 USA - Pittsburgh PA - Altar Bar*
11.20.2016 USA - Cleveland OH - Agora Ballroom**
11.21.2016 USA - Milwaukee WI - The Rave*
11.22.2016 USA - Minneapolis MN - Mill City Nights*
11.24.2016 CAN - Regina SK - The Exchange*
11.25.2016 CAN - Calgary AB - Dickens*
11.26.2016 CAN - Edmonton AB - Starlite Room*
11.28.2016 CAN - Vancouver BC - The Venue*
11.29.2016 USA - Seattle WA - El Corazon*
11.30.2016 USA - Portland OR - Hawthorne Theatre*
12.02.2016 USA - San Francisco CA - Slim’s*
12.03.2016 USA - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick*
12.04.2016 USA - Anaheim CA - The Grove*
12.05.2016 USA - Tempe, AZ - Club Red*
12.06.2016 USA - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls*
12.08.2016 USA - Englewood CO - Gothic Theater*
12.09.2016 USA - Lawrence KS - Granada*
12.10.2016 USA - Dallas TX - Trees*
12.11.2016 USA - McAllen, TX - Cine el Rey*
12.12.2016 USA - Austin TX - Dirty Dog Bar**
12.13.2016 USA - San Antonio TX - Alamo Music Hall*
12.14.2016 USA - Houston TX - Scout Bar*
12.16.2016 USA - Lake Buena Vista FL - House of Blues*
12.17.2016 USA - Atlanta GA - The Masquerade*
26.01.2017 RUS - St. Petersburg, Opera Club
27.01.2017 RUS - Moscow, Volta Club

* With Sonata Arctica, Omnium Gatherum
** Leaves’ Eyes (Headliner shows) plus Omnium Gatherum

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5 Comments on "Leaves' Eyes Splits With Liv Kristine"

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1. Allnn writes:

She'll be back with another band in less than a year or stay as a solo act stuck in Europe. Yes, Theatre of Tragedy

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2. zfuckshitup writes:

they should have replaced her with one of the b****es from butcher babies, show me some tits!!!

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3. Vizator writes:

I thought it was her band. Well, guess who the sh** head in that relationship is. And bye bye Leaves Eyes and welcome new Liv project.

# Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. woob writes:

I like the band and Liv Kristine, but why is it "her band"? Yeah it's named after her, but she essentially just started banging the leader of another band (Atrocity) and then took the whole thing over. You have to admit that none of them would be what they are today without each other.

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5. xFiruath writes:

I think you maybe just explained why it's her band :)

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