LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — has inked a new deal with AFM Records.
"We couldn't be happier with our choice to sign with AFM Records," says Liv. "We wanted a trustful and true partner and we feel that with Jochen and his whole team."
Added LEAVES' EYES singer and producer (and Liv's husband) Alexander Krull: "We are more than happy to sign with AFM Records! It's incredible to team up with Jochen Richert and his entire supportive staff! We have known Jochen for years and also worked successfully together in the past. This is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of LEAVES' EYES!”
Says Jochen Richert, AFM CEO: "When you get the chance to work with such an incredible band, you just have to do it. LEAVES' EYES are one of the leading bands in their genre and we know that Liv and her band are professional in every way. In addition, we know each other for many years and get along so well. So LEAVES' EYES for us is the 'total package' and we are delighted and proud to be their new label home."
States Nils Wasko, AFM creative director: "I can only agree here: it's a pleasure to have LEAVES' EYES on board now. Liv is an icon of the gothic and symphonic metal scene and has led both THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and later LEAVES' EYES to international fame. We are really looking forward to this new collaboration."
LEAVES' EYES recently entered Mastersound Studios in Steinheim, Germany to begin recording its new full-length CD for a late 2015 release. Liv states: "The album's concept is rooted in a highly important chapter in the history of Norway. The sagas of Norway's kings and the Middle Ages has always been of great interest to me and it's such a pleasure to compose and record this huge soundtrack with my dream team here at Mastersound Studio. Thanks to my guys for these enchanting tunes and killer production!"
LEAVES' EYES' latest album, "Symphonies Of The Night", was released on November 13, 2013 in Spain, Sweden and Norway; November 15 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Benelux; November 18 in the rest of Europe; and on November 26 in North America via Napalm Records. The effort was produced by Liv's husband, ATROCITY singer and LEAVES' EYES co-vocalist Alexander Krull, at his Mastersound Studio in Germany. The cover artwork was created by Heile (a.k.a. Stefan Heilemann).
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