LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead (Album Review)

LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead (Album Review)

Leaves’ Eyes was formed in 2003 by Norwegian vocalist Liv Kristine and German singer Alexander Krull. I would describe the band as symphonic metal with a taste of Viking/Pagan/Celtic and folk. In 2018 they will release their seventh studio album, Sign Of The Dragonhead, their first with new singer Elina Siirala who joined in early 2016 after the departure of founding member Kristine. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on an early…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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LEAVES’ EYES – Sign of the Dragonhead (January 12, 2018)

LEAVES’ EYES – Sign of the Dragonhead (January 12, 2018)

The Viking sails have been set – 2018 will be under the Sign of the Dragonhead. Uncompromising, combative, epic – Leaves’ Eyes are one of the most successful bands in the symphonic metal genre and return with their seventh album, ready to live up to the public’s high expectations. Leaves‘ Eyes are the historians of metal. Every album puts to music a chapter of Nordic mythology or one of the Nordic sagas. Lovelorn (2004) delved…

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Talking to ALEX KRULL of LEAVES’ EYES (Interview)

Talking to ALEX KRULL of LEAVES’ EYES (Interview)

After naming their last album his #1 of the year, Decibel Geek staff writer/photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin finally had the chance to see Leaves’ Eyes recently in Toronto. He was also able to sit down with Alex Krull to talk about the current North America tour with Battle Beast and Sabaton, as well as the most recent music and what we can expect from the band in the near future. Alex Krull also touches on the…

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LEAVES’ EYES – Live at the Opera House Toronto (Photo Gallery)

LEAVES’ EYES – Live at the Opera House Toronto (Photo Gallery)

Leaves’ Eyes is a Symphonic/Viking/Pagan/Folk Metal formed by Norwegian lead singer Liv Kristine in 2003.  I found this band with the release of their 2013 album Symphonies of The Night and became an instant fan. In 2015, thanks to AFM Records, Leaves’ Eyes released their 6th studio album King Of Kings. This was my #1 album for 2015. As good as the album was, Leaves’ Eyes decided it was time to switch things up. In April 2016 the…

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LEAVES’ EYES Live in Toronto April 27th 2017

LEAVES’ EYES Live in Toronto April 27th 2017

Leaves’ Eyes formed in 2003 in Norway and is a mix of Symphonic/Viking/Pagan/Folk music. When I first heard Leaves’ Eyes in 2013, I became an instant fan. In 2015, thanks to AFM Records, Leaves’ Eyes released their 6th studio album King Of Kings. This was my #1 album for 2015. As good as the album was, Leaves’ Eyes decided it was time to switch things up. In April 2016 the band and singer Liv Kristine decided to…

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ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

For the first time in their career, Sirenia from Norway will land on North American soil and tour USA & Canada. Touring for their latest album Dim Days of Dolor released November 2016. Dim Days of Dolor did make my personal Top 10 for 2016. The new album and tour features new lead vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan.  Zoldan is a trained opera singer who has been with Sirenia as a choir singer for over a decade! Taking from the Sirenia official website:…

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LEAVES’ EYES – Fires in the North (EP) (Nov 4, 2016)

LEAVES’ EYES – Fires in the North (EP) (Nov 4, 2016)

After celebrating the biggest success of their career with King Of Kings, symphonic metal band LEAVES’ EYES parted ways with their vocalist, Liv Kristine. A suitable replacement was found in London-based Finn Elina Siirala, who now gives her official release debut with LEAVES’ EYES on the Fires In The North EP, after the “Edge Of Steel” video with her exceeded 400,000 videos on Youtube alone within only 3 months. “Fires In The North” is a…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

The year is done with new music and what a year it has been! With almost 130 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favourites wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to rate these. Depending on how I felt that day and what I want to listen to, one would rate high on the list, then shortly after fall…

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Album Review: Leaves’ Eyes – King Of Kings

Album Review: Leaves’ Eyes – King Of Kings

   King Of Kings – Release September 18th, 2015 Leaves’ Eyes is a Symphonic/Viking/Pagan/Folk Metal formed by Norwegian lead singer Liv Kristine in 2003. This is their 6th studio album – King of Kings. I found this band with the release of their 2013 album Symphonies of The Night and became an instant fan. With the release of their new CD King Of Kings, I have become an even bigger fan with one of my favourite…

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