Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
News

LEAVES' EYES, Vocalist LIV KRISTINE Part Ways

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 10:51 AM


Elina Siirala Announced As Replacement

- advertisement -
LEAVES' EYES and vocalist Liv Kristine have parted ways. The band issued the following initial statement:

"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!"

Liv Kristine had this repsonse:

"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"

New frontwoman Elina Siirala had this to say:

"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!"

However, that doesn't appear to be all there is to the story.....

The band has been catching a bit of flak for the sudden announcement and replacement news and have once again issued another statement rearding the matter:

"We are just back from a great weekend in Indonesia. Our first show with Elina went awesome! Despite a heavy tropical storm before the gig, 21,000 people showed up in front of the stage!

We understand that many fans and friends are surprised and shocked about the change in our band. We all know Liv had an important role for the band in the past, and we understand people are sad as it was not an easy decision for every one involved. But since a lot of hateful and disrespectful comments are in the social media, we would like to take the opportunity to make some points very clear: LEAVES' EYES has always been a band, and not a project, nor a Liv Kristine solo project at all. We always worked as a team in LEAVES' EYES. In the last decade Tosso (guitarist Thorsten Bauer) and Alex (Krull, LEAVES' EYES co-vocalist and Liv's husband) wrote the music for LEAVES' EYES and Liv took care of the lyrics.

Liv's solo project is called Liv Kristine. We supported Liv also in her solo career, writing music, recording and producing albums and doing management in the past.

The decision to part ways with Liv was taken by all LEAVES' EYES members, including Liv. A mediator — a friend of Liv and Alex — was at the band meeting who can witness that the decision of parting ways was agreed by all members. Liv was happy to have the opportunity to plan changes in her future life and she does not have to go on tour so much anymore. The idea to go separated ways came up already in January. Elina was not part of this decision or process. It was also agreed to help Liv for her solo project, Liv Kristine, and record her new demo songs and her further projects at the studio just like in the past.

Please respect the privacy of Liv and Alex. Disrespectful postings and bashing is harming their family situation and their son Leon. Liv and Alex don't want to split fans — don't give false rumors, haters and bashers a chance! At the moment, we can't tell you more details as legal actions are in process.

To our worldwide fans who are there for the music and not the gossip: Let the music talk!

We are looking forward to present new material with Elina soon! Stay tuned for news of our upcoming video clip, music and tour updates."

Liv Kristine then issued her own response and take on the matter:

"Dear fans and friends, without you I wouldn't have the strength to continue with music. What you all have done for me with all your endless support and passion keeps me going on in these difficult times. Thank you for warning me concerning new postings by someone in LEAVES' EYES, done to harm me and make my situation even worse.

I have nothing to hide, nothing to fear. I was told a bit longer than a week ago that I am not preferred as the band's singer for further tours and recordings anymore. I asked for the situation concerning Indonesia and the soon-to-happen up-coming shows. The answer was 'no.' I asked if there's a replacement and I got no clear answer.

I can't believe this process happened behind my back, parallel to a huge disappointment in my private life.

A few days later, there certainly was a replacement. I must say — that was 'quick'!

I still see LEAVES' EYES as 'my baby' and I will miss playing these gigs, feeling the good vibes, sensing the real Norwegian Viking power with the audiences. Inside my heart I will always treasure LEAVES' EYES for all the good music, tunes, themes, concept and true Viking power. The melodies I used to sing will always stay alive in my ears.

I can't wait to unveil good news for you soon. There will be good news coming from Norway!"

It's also been revealed that there will be an Earbook tour edition of King Of Kings released in June, including a new version and video clip of "Edge Of Steel" featuring new singer Elina. On top of that, there will be an US Edition of King Of Kings including the new version of "Edge Of Steel" as a bonus track.

LEAVES' EYES current tour schedule:

  • 4.28 - Rider's Café - Lübeck, Germany
  • 4.29 - High Voltage, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 4.30 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 5.1 - De Verlichte Geest - Roeselare, Belgium
  • 5.12 - Colos-Saal, Germany - Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • 5.13 - Wave Gotik Treffen - Leipzig, Germany (Viking Show)
  • 5.14 - Masters of Symphonic Metal - Pratteln, Switzerland
  • 6.10 - Rockfels - Loreley, Germany
  • 7.8 - Zobens un Lemess Festival - Lone, Latvia
  • 8.21 - Rechitsa, Belarus - Metal Crowd Festival
  • 10.22 - Metal Female Voices Festival - Wieze, Belgium (Viking Show)
  • 11.6 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC*
  • 11.7 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD*
  • 11.8 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY*
  • 11.9 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA*
  • 11.11 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ*
  • 11.12 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT*
  • 11.13 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC*
  • 11.14 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON*
  • 11.16 - Dallas - Kitchener, ON*
  • 11.17 - Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH*
  • 11.18 - Token Lounge - Westland, MI*
  • 11.19 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA*
  • 11.21 - Rave - Milwaukee, WI*
  • 11.22 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN*
  • 11.24 - The Exchange - Regina, SK Canada*
  • 11.25 - Dickens - Calgary, AB Canada*
  • 11.26 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB Canada*
  • 11.28 - The Venue - Vancouver, BC Canada*
  • 11.29 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA*
  • 11.30 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR*
  • 12.2 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA*
  • 12.3 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA*
  • 12.4 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA*
  • 12.5 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ*
  • 12.6 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX*
  • 12.8 - Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO*
  • 12.9 - Granada - Lawrence, KS*
  • 12.10 - Trees - Dallas, TX*
  • 12.11 - Cine el Rey - McAllen, TX*
  • 12.13 - Alamo Music Hall - San Antonio, TX*
  • 12.14 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX*
  • 12.16 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL*
  • 12.17 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA*
* - With SONATA ARCTICA


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
NAPALM DEATH Reveal New Album Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
All-Star Band ECHOBATS Launch "Save Me from Loving You" Video
NEON COVEN Featuring JACOB BUNTON And ACE VON JOHNSON Set To Release Debut Full-Length Album Future Postponed
DAMNATION ANGELS Debut "A Sum Of Our Parts" Video
STEELER Featuring RON KEEL Celebrates 40th Anniversary With New Release, Come Hell Or Hollywood (1981-82)
SIGNAL 13 Film Ghostly Video For "Stay With Me"
VICIOUS RUMORS Unveil New Album Celebration Decay
CREMATORY Releases Cover Video For "When The Children Cry"
SEPULTURA Announce Their Rescheduled North American "Quadra Tour"
STEELHEART Release Timely, Powerful "My Freedom" Video
ELLEFSON, the Solo Band Of DAVID ELLEFSON, Set To Release Covers Album, No Cover
ZAKK WYLDE Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of BLACK SABBATH With Blistering Recreation Of Their Debut Album
SABATON Unleash "Devil Dogs" Video
DEVILDRIVER Launches Second Video For Track "Iona"
IRON ANGEL Set For New Album Emerald Eyes
BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce Re-Stitch These Wounds And Special Live Stream Album Release Show
MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS Drop "Tell Tale Heart" Video
TONY MONTANA, BRENTT ARCEMENT Team Up For SHADOW & THE THRILL's Debut Album Sugarbowl
SVEN GALI Premiere Music Video For "Now"
AMARANTHE Reveal New Album Manifest
BRUJERIA Unleash New Video For "COVID-666"
MAD MAX Gets "Hurricaned" With New Streaming Single
HEATHEN Unveil New Album Empire Of The Blind
DORO Releases New Digital Single, Video "Brickwall"
VENOM PRISON Announce New Release Defy The Tyrant
SEVENDUST Release New SOUNDGARDEN Cover For "The Day I Tired To Live"
PALAYE ROYALE Release Music Video For "Anxiety"
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce New Album Scorpio
WHITECHAPEL Launches "Doom Woods" Animated Video
ANTHRAX Tip Hat To DIMEBAG With New Bourbon, 'The Healer'
AYREON Set For New Album Transitus
SICK OF IT ALL Share New Video For "Bull's Anthem"
INCANTATION Reveal Sect of Vile Divinities Album
TRIVIUM Announce Global Livestream Event "A Light Or A Distant Mirror"
NECROT Unleashes "Asleep Forever" Single
KILL THE LIGHTS Cover TESTAMENT's "Into The Pit"
STRYPER Unveil New Album Even The Devil Believes
Prog Supergroup FLYING COLORS Set For New Live Album Third Stage: Live In London
ANTI-FLAG Announce "Quarantine Sucks, Let's Party!" Digital Tour
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveal The Final Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
SKELETAL REMAINS Unveil New Album The Entombment Of Chaos
JOYOUS WOLF Debut "Odyssey" Animated Video
DEATH DEALER Announce New Album, Star Bass Player
BEYOND THE BLACK Drops New Video For "Human"
SCORPIONS Share New Song "Sign Of Hope"
MISERY SIGNALS Releases New Single/Video For "River King"
SEETHER Returns With First New Album In Three Years, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare for War”)
JERRY CANTRELL To Appear On GIBSON TV’s ICONS
ENSIFERUM Releases Video For Single "Amdromeda"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveals The Second Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
LAMB OF GOD Launch New Video For "Gears"
GRAVE DIGGER Stream New Track "Barbarian"
ANGELES Unveil Hell On High Heels Album Tracklisting
PRIMAL FEAR Unleash New Single, Video "I Am Alive"
VALKYRIE Debut New Track "The Choice"
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Share Otherworldly Music Video For New Track "Abyss"
STEEL PANTHER Debut "Let's Get High Tonight" Video
DAN REED NETWORK, RECKLESS LOVE Announce "Let's Hear It For The King" Co-Headline UK Tour
THE AGONIST Releases New Album Title Track Video For "Orphans"
MACHINE HEAD Drop 2-Track Civil Unrest Single
AIRFORCE Unveil New Album Strike Hard
RAGE Reveals New Lineup And Launches New Single/Video
SEPTICFLESH Announces Live Pre-Screening Event For Upcoming Concert DVD
ALCATRAZZ Drop New Video For "London 1666"
WILDSTREET ‘Kings Of The World Tour’ Tour Dates Announced
ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Set To Release First Book, Wicked Words and Epic Tales
DEE SNIDER Reveals "I Am The Hurricane" Live Video
CLINT LOWERY Surprise Releases Grief & Distance EP
AVERSIONS CROWN Release Music Video For "Paradigm"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveals The First Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
RUSH Launch Their New Official Conceptual Music Video For “The Spirit of Radio”
AVATAR Share New Single "God Of Sick Dreams"
KVELERTAK Reveal Special Plans For "Live From Amper Tone Studio" Livestream Show
JEFFREY NOTHING Shares New Track "Never Enough"
POWER TRIP Surprises Fans With Live In Seattle 05.28.18 Album
ANGELES To Release New Album Hell On High Heels
ENSLAVED Invite Fans To Vote On Setlist For Upcoming Roadburn "Chronicles Of The Northbound" Show
RA Sign New Record Deal, Return With First New Album In Seven Years
BPMD Releases Metallic Cover Of "We're An American Band"
ACK! An All Star Tribute To ACE FREHLEY Tribute Set For MORC Live Stream
HEAVEN BELOW Set For Rest In Pieces: A Tribute To The Departed Covers Album
AMARANTHE Announce The Cancellation Of Their North American 2020 Tour
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Are "A Little Bit Off" With New Video
ANVIL To Perform At The First Canadian Metal Streaming Event
SILVERTUNG Debut Video For "World Gone Mad"
ANTHRAX Announce Persistence Of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
NIGHT DEMON Release "Are You Out There" 7" Single
IN FLAMES Announce 20th Anniversary Edition Of Clayman Album
ABYSMAL DAWN Premieres CANDLEMASS Cover "Bewitched"
BLACK CROWN INITIATE Unveil New Album Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
MUSHROOMHEAD Unleash Cinematic Post-Apocalyptic Music Video For New Track "The Heresy"
OCEANS OF SLUMBER Reveal Self-Titled New Album
FROM ASHES TO NEW Stream New Track "What I Get"
SUICIDE SILENCE To Stream 2015 Mental Health America Benefit Show
ENSIFERUM Launches "Rum, Women, Victory" Video
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Unveil New Album Abyss
ONSLAUGHT Unleash First Single From Upcoming Generation Antichrist Album
ASPHALT VALENTINE Premiere Video For "Twisted Road"
ENSLAVED Announce 'CINEMATIC SUMMER TOUR'
BLACK STAR RIDERS Share New Single "Candidate For Heartbreak"
WARKINGS Set To Unleash New Album Revenge'
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Drops New LP Title Track Video For "More Machine Than Man"
NECROT Readies New Full-Length Album Mortal
LAMB OF GOD Reveals Fourth New Single, "Routes"
ALESTORM Debut "Pirate Metal Drinking Crew" Video
KAMELOT Announce Stunning New Live Album + DVD/BluRay, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013
MADAME MAYHEM Launches New Single "Breaking Down"
BLEED FROM WITHIN Launch New Album Title Track Video "Fracture"
VALKYRIE Set To Drop New Album Fear
DOKKEN Reveal Release Of The Lost Songs: 1978-1981
VANDENBERG Stream New Track "Skyfall"
VOIVOD Set To Release The End Of Dormancy EP
THE AGONIST Drops New Fan Video For "In Vertigo"
TRAPT Share "Make It Out Alive" Track
PUDDLE OF MUDD To Perform Live Stream Concert
THE QUIREBOYS Announce ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ 30th Anniversary UK Tour
STABBING WESTWARD Ink Record Deal, Ready First New Studio Album In Almost 20 Years
HAKEN Launch Video For "Invasion"
DEVILDRIVER Return With Dealing With Demons I' Album
DEF LEPPARD, MOTLEY CRUE Stadium Tour Postponed





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2020 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News