LEAVES' EYES Singer Says Playing This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Was 'Dream Come True'

LEAVES' EYES/ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull has issued the following update:

"Hopefully many of you had the chance to visit Wacken Open Air this summer! Playing in front of around 80,000 people [with LEAVES' EYES] was truly amazing. The whole concert was like one magic moment, moreover, we had brought along our Viking ship which is something we do only at very special events. It was just a pity that you couldn't see all of the great visual effects of the show, because the sun was still shining at 8:00pm and it was not dark enough. We brought a lot of extra lights and FX gear including a big projection screen and animations to each of the songs. Our crew prepared everything one day before and worked until 6 in the morning. As always, they did an outstanding job ('no sleep until the ship is ready on stage') to make this dream come true. I have no words to express how grateful we all are towards our crew, the Wacken organizers and towards everybody else helping the band in any way.

"A big thank you to the audience, to all the fans who came to Wacken to support us and travelled a long way to see us. Thanks also to drummer Alex Holzwarth [RHAPSODY OF FIRE, SIEGES EVEN] for helping us out at the show. The recordings of our third full-length album are almost completed as well. It's such a wonderful thing to work in our own amazing newly built Mastersound Studio. However, in the middle of everything happening I decided to travel back home to Norway with my family to gather more information and inspiration for future concepts and lyrics. We spent many days by the sea and travelled through the fjords and up into the mountains. I will surely give some of these experiences and images back to you on our next album."

Fan-filmed video footage of the Wacken performance can be viewed below.

As previously reported, LEAVES' EYES has been confirmed as the "special guest" at the DORO anniversary show, "25 Years in Rock", at the ISS Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany on December 13, 2008.

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