Leaves’ Eyes new album “Symphonies of the Night” teaser and details

Symphonic metal band, Leaves’ Eyes (led by ex-Theatre of Tragedy vocalist, Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull) have revealed the details and the album trailer for the upcoming release, titled “Symphonies of the Night” which sets to be released this 15th November. The band released the press statement about the stories of their upcoming album from their official website.

Dear Fans, Friends &…Fangs!

“Are we living to die…am I here just to be your sacrifice…” “Symphonies of the Night” unveils the stories of eleven heroines from breathtaking legends and history books.”

“Symphony of the Night” is the title track on our up-coming album, based on a lesbian vampire novel and thriller by J. Sheridan Le Fanu written as early as in 1871.To many he is THE Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels.”

“It’s about the beautiful Carmilla Karnstein, who preys on a young girl, Laura, but also falls in love with her. Carmilla feels guilty for sucking the life force out of Laura, but also professes love and adoration for her. Like many vampire romances, their love is doomed and unhealthy, but also glorious.”

“I hope you like my tribute to Le Fanu: Leaves’ Eyes’ symphony of your night!”

Love,
Liv

Track listing:
01. Hell To The Heavens
02. Fading Earth
03. Maid Of Lorraine
04. Galswintha
05. Symphony Of The Night
06. Saint Cecelia
07. Hymn To The Lone Sands
08. Angel And The Ghost
09. Éléonore De Provence
10. Nightshade
11. Ophelia

Bonus tracks:
12. Eileen’s Ardency (feat. Carmen Elise Espenæs)
13. One Caress (Depeche Mode cover)

Valkyrian Music has recently conducted an interview with Liv Kristine and talks about the band’s latest release.
Check the interview here.

Listen to the audio samples of the upcoming album:

The official trailer for “Symphonies of the Night”

“Hell to the Heavens” official streaming

Excerpts from the Metal Female Voices Fest 2013

Last week, the 11th edition of MFVF or the Metal Female Voices Fest took place once again in front of thousands of attendees of the said festival. The said festival is a 3-day event featuring different female fronted metal bands started from 18th October up to 19th October at the Oktoberhallen, Wieze, Belgium.

The fest started in October 18 with Eve’s Apple, a band with more than 10 members featuring different female singers of different bands, including Charlotte Wessels (Delain), Ailyn Gimenez (Sirenia), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Marjan Welman (Autumn), Manuella Kraller (Xandria), Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol) and a lot more.

Here’s the FULL acoustic performance of these amazing ladies:


 
Liv Kristine closed the first day of the festival with her 1,5 hr set, playing some songs from her previous band, Theatre of Tragedy.

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The second day of the fest was led by Lacuna Coil, Delain and Leaves’ Eyes. The 3 bands play a full set and were supported by opening bands like Magion, Azylya, Victorians, Imperia, Serenity, Chaostar, Kobra & the Lotus, Asrai and Kontrust.


 
Leaves’ Eyes played most of the songs from their upcoming album, “Symphonies of the Night”.



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Delain got more time to play in this year’s festival. They play bunch of songs from their 3 full-length and one song from their most recent release, “Interlude”. They also have Sharon den Adel to join them on stage and play 2 songs with the band.


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Lacuna Coil played a special “Karmacode” album show at their set. They have played all songs from the said album and played few more songs on the Encore including hit singles “Trip the darkness” and “Heaven’s a lie”.

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On the last day of the festival, we have Tarja, Revamp, Stream of Passion and Anneke van Giersbergen live on stage together with L’Endevi, Hell City, Dalriada, Eleanor, Cadaveria and Crimfall.


 
Stream of Passion started the show with one of the songs from their most recent album, “Dark Days”. The band is at its best and perform the fan favorites form their 3 albums.

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Anneke van Giersbergen own the stage by playing the title track of the same album name. She played most of the tracks from “Drive” and “Everything Is Changing”. She also played 3 The Gathering songs such as “You Learn About It”, “Saturnine” and the killer “Strange Machines”.

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ReVamp kills the silence with their headbanging and rocking performance. The songs from their most recent album “Wild Card” made it to the setlist that night and gave a mind-blowing performance. Too bad, they didn’t cover even one After Forever song, but still a great set!

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Last for that night? Here’s the ex-Nightwish singer, Tarja. She played a full set promoting most of the songs from her most recent solo album, “Colours in the dark”. She also covered a Nightwish song called, “Wish I Had An Angel”, and the most anticipated duet with Floor Jansen for the song “Over the Hills And Far Away”, Gary Moore cover.

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