German folk metal pioneers Leaves Eyes are about to unleash their 5th studio album titled Symphonies Of The Night via Napalm Records this November 26th in US. (November 15th in Europe). Leaves Eyes goes back to their roots on this record, which can only be categorized as heavenly epic.
As always the dual voice work between Liv Kristine & Alex Krull works perfectly here, but you can notice that Alex‘s voice is more brutal and dominant than ever before, this perhaps is an after effect from the latest Atrocity album titled Okkult released early this year, Which presents one of the heaviest vocal work that I have ever heard from Alex. The guitar work on Symphonies Of The Night was done by the shredding duo of Thorsten Bauer & Sander van der Meer who debuts as the new Leaves Eyes guitar player, and is part of the Atrocity line up. Another debut in the band is the inclusion of drummer Felix Martin who joined the them in 2012.
The album as traditional by now, features a duo between the Espenæs sisters Liv Kristine and Carmen (Midnattsol, Savn) on the song Eileen’s Ardency. Leaves Eyes released the video clip for Hell To The Heavens, a few weeks ago, and currently is touring Europe with Atrocity.
The Age Of Metal had the pleasure to catch up with frontman Alex Krull before the band’s performance at Metal Female Voices Fest XI in Belgium last month. We talked about their tour, Symphonies Of The Night, and a tentative US tour that it seems to be on the works.
Tour Dates 2013/2014
15.11.2013 DE- Essen, Turock (CD Release Show) **
16.11.2013 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk **
17.11.2013 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg **
20.11.2013 CN – Beijing ,Yu Gong live house *
21.11.2013 CN – Shanghai live, Mao live house *
23.11.2013 TW – Taipei, The Wall live house *
27.11.2013 TH – Bangkok, The Rock Pub *
14.12.2013 RU – St. Petersburg, Arctica Club
15.12.2013 RU – Moscow, Moscow Hall
25.01.2014 PR – San Juan Pr., La Respuesta *
27.01/31.01.2014 – Miami/Caribbean Sea, 70.000 Tons of Metal
14.03.2014 – DE – Arnsberg, Zero **
15.03.2014 – NL – Almelo, Ramrock Festival *
16.03.2014 – DE – Berlin, K17 **
* with Atrocity
** with Atrocity & Special Guests