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LEAVES’ EYES Part Ways With Vocalist Liv Kristine And Recruit Replacement
April 16th, 2016

Liv Kristine

German symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes have parted ways with vocalist and founding member Liv Kristine and recruited EnkElination singer Elina Siirala, revealing this development on April 16th, 2016.

Leaves’ Eyes issued the following statement: “Liv was the female voice of the band since the beginning in 2003. Together we toured through 50 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 an amazing 13 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!“

Liv Kristine commented: “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.”

Meanwhile, Finnish-born and classically trained former opera singer Elina Siirala said: “I can’t quite express how grateful and honoured 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!”

Leaves’ Eyes added: “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!”

Sixth studio record King Of Kings was released in September 2015.