Today Leaves’ Eyes announced that they parted ways with Liv Kristine and that Elina Siirala will take her place. Here you can read their official statement:
LEAVES’ EYES announce new singer
Dear Fans and Friends,
with the upcoming shows, tours and releases Leaves’ Eyes will introduce their new female singer: Elina Siirala, Finnish vocalist living in London. Leaves’ Eyes and former vocalist Liv Kristine will part ways.
Leaves’ Eyes: “Liv was the female voice of the band since the beginning in 2003. Together we toured through 50 countries and 5 continents, moreover we recorded 6 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 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 comments: “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. Love, Liv”
Elina comments: “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!”
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!”
Leaves’ Eyes will be touring around the globe with the new singer Elina Siirala! Check out the tour dates. The live world premiere will be in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Moreover, there will be an Earbook tour edition of „King of Kings“ released in June, including a new version and video clip of „Edge of Steel“ feat. new singer Elina! On top there will be an US Edition of „King of Kings“ incl. the new version of „Edge of Steel“ as a Bonus track.