LEAVES' EYES Parts Ways With Singer LIV KRISTINE, Announces Replacement

LEAVES' EYES Parts Ways With Singer LIV KRISTINE, Announces Replacement

LEAVES' EYES has parted ways with Norwegian singer Liv Kristine and has replaced her with Elina Siirala, a Finnish vocalist who lives in London, England.

Said LEAVES' EYES in a statement: "Liv was the female voice of the band since the beginning in 2003. Together we toured through fifty countries and five continents. Moreover, we recorded six 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 thirteen 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 stated: "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."

Liv added in a post on her personal Facebook page: "It's with sadness I see the latest news reaching you. That this chapter in my life would have to end so soon was not my intention. Life must go on. For all of us."

Kristine's husband is ATROCITY singer and LEAVES' EYES co-vocalist Alexander Krull, who produced all the LEAVES' EYES albums at his Mastersound Studio in Germany.

Said Elina: "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!"

Siirala will make her live debut with LEAVES' EYES this weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition, there will be an earbook tour edition of LEAVES' EYES' latest album, "King Of Kings", released in June, including a new version and video for the song "Edge Of Steel", featuring Elina. There will also be a U.S. edition of "King Of Kings" with the new version of "Edge Of Steel" as a bonus track.


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).