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German symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes, fronted by Norwegian born Liv Kristine, announced a string of tour dates in support of the band’s upcoming new release “Symphonies of the Night.” The album is expected for release later this year via Napalm Records. The following dates with Atrocity (featuring Leaves’ Eyes members Thorsten Bauer (guitars), spouse of Liv Kristine Alexander Krull (vocals) and guitarist Sander van der Meer) have been confirmed: 2013: 19.10.2013 BE – Wieze, Metal Female Voices Festival XI 26.10.2013 RO – Bucharest, Maximum Rock Festival 27.10.2013 BG – Sofia, Club Mixtape 5 * 12.11.2013 IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony ** 13.11.2013 DE- Nürnberg, Rockfabrik ** 14.11.2013 AT – Vienna, Szene ** 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 2014: 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

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Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered the studio with producer Jay Baumgardner (P.O.D., SEVENDUST, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH) to begin recording their new album for an early 2014 release via Century Media Records.

After the first days of recording, the band is already happy with the magic happening in the studio.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “I am so excited to work on new stuff…

“I am sure a lot of people will be mesmerized by the cinematic vibe of the new album that’s underway.

“I’m very happy to have the chance to work with Jay. Not only is he a pro in what he does, but I am just loving the fact we are going to experiment with new sounds and are getting a different point of view about our art. We’re swamped with the music already…

LACUNA COIL is back, baby!!!”

Andrea Ferro (vocals): “We met Jay a few years ago in L.A. and had a really positive feeling about him, as he has produced and mixed some of my favourite records and some very relevant rock/metal albums.

“We have decided to work with him, because he has the ability to work together with the band towards a common vision without driving the band away from their sound.

“In the studio, there is the right energy that allows common people to achieve uncommon results!”

Cristiano “Pizza” Migliore (guitar): “Yeah, we’re very excited about finally recording new songs — and I can assure you that the new stuff kicks ass!”

LACUNA COIL plans on completing the recording sessions for the new album before joining the “Tragic Illusion Tour” that will celebrate PARADISE LOST‘s 25th anniversary. A few days earlier, they will perform at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium.

LACUNA COIL‘s latest album, “Dark Adrenaline”, sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart. It marked the band’s second CD with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) at the helm.

“We changed producers on our last album, ‘Shallow Life’, and we wanted to work with Don,” Scabbia told KNAC.COM. “I think that we wanted to change producers mainly to see what we could do with a different person. A producer is much like a teacher and we wanted to learn something new and we found that our goals and Don‘s were much the same. When listening to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, I can say that there is so much different. We are more experienced now and more confident in our sound and we get inspired to try to do more with each new record.”

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LEAVES’ EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — has completed work on its new album, “Symphonies Of The Night”, for a late 2013 release via Napalm Records. The CD is being produced by Liv‘s husband, ATROCITY singer and LEAVES’ EYES co-vocalist Alexander Krull, at his Mastersound Studio in Germany.

Says LEAVES’ EYES: “We couldn’t be more proud of the final result.

“Expect this album to be the heaviest and most epic LEAVES’ EYES experience to date: it will haunt you, even in your dreams.

“We’re also proud to unveil the cover of ‘Symphonies Of The Night’, designed by our longtime friend Heile [Stefan Heilemann].

“Be aware of more information concerning the album, release date and upcoming tours soon!”

Liv previously stated about the upcoming LEAVES’ EYES CD : “We have taken a great inspirational step since the production of ‘Meredead’, both sound-wise and vocal-wise.

“It has been such a pleasure evolving in my singing techniques and knowledge and I thank my band members for giving me an inspirational kick when I needed to gain momentum behind the microphone.

‘Symphonies Of The Night’ is hauntingly dream-like and heavy to the core!”

LEAVES’ EYES released a digital-only EP, “Melusine”, on December 16, 2011 in Europe and December 20, 2011 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The five-track EP effort included no less than four previously unreleased songs.

LEAVES’ EYES‘ latest album, “Meredead”, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 32. Released on April 22, 2011 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Napalm Records, the effort was made available exclusively as limited-edition mediabook CD, including bonus track and bonus DVD “Live At The Metal Female Voices Fest”, strictly limited-edition deluxe box set and regular jewel case.


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Metal4 conducted an interview with Spanish female-fronted symphonic metallers DIABULUS IN MUSICA at this year’s edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, which was held on October 19-21 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.

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Metal4 conducted an interview with Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers DELAIN at this year’s edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, which was held on October 19-21 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.

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Metal4 conducted an interview with Minneapolis, Minnesota-based singer Melissa Ferlaak (PLAGUE OF STARS, AESMA DAEVA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, ECHOTERRA) at this year’s edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, which was held on October 19-21 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.

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Finnish act Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s vocalist:

“Goodbye Heidi, welcome back Joonas and Emppu. Amberian Dawn sadly announce the departure of Heidi Parviainen. The first chapter of Amberian Dawn’s story is closed. The band and vocalist Heidi Parviainen, who has been a member of Amberian Dawn from the beginning, have decided to part ways.

“The decision to part company at the end of the year was made consensually in early 2012, thus meaning Amberian Dawn’s appearance at Metal Female Voices Fest was their last show together. Amberian Dawn wishes Heidi all the best for her future and thanks her deeply for the work, effort and contribution she provided during all these years.

“Furthermore the band line-up will change since drummer Heikki Saari and guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen are leaving the band and their positions are filled by ex-drummer Joonas Pykälä-aho and ex-guitarist Emil ‘Emppu’ Pohjalainen. Joonas and Emppu have been around a lot lately and you have seen them on AD’s previous European tour in 2011. In fact Joonas has played on all 3 European tours of AD so far and Emppu on 2. AD wishes Kasperi and Heikki well for their future and successful careers with their new band projects. Your talent and virtuosity was highly appreciated.

“The first chapter of Amberian Dawn lasted 5 years, brought forth 4 studio albums, 3 European tours and about 70 gigs worldwide. This was a great time for everyone involved, but now it’s time to move on and continue with a new line-up and new vocalist, who will be announced in December 2012. Welcome back on board Emppu and Joonas!”

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Planetmosh conducted an interview with bassist Rob van der Loo of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA at this year’s edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, which was held on October 19-21 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.

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Planetmosh conducted an interview with guitarist Philip Restemeier of German symphonic metallers XANDRIA at this year’s edition of the Metal Female Voices Fest, which was held on October 19-21 at the Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium.

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More than a dozen members of Eve’s Apple — a worldwide community of professional female singers, designed to be a platform that informs about women’s work in the world of music — performed at the tenth edition of Metal Female Voices Fest on Friday, October 19 in Wieze, Belgium.

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