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Leaves’ Eyes – new video ‘ To France’ from new album

The German gothic band Leaves’ Eyes released the new video ‘ To France’ taken from their new album ‘Meredead.’ Watch it on the Napalm Records Youtube page. The release of their fourth album is set for 22th April in Europe.

The video is directed by Patric Ullaeus (Revolver.se) and shows a more romantic side of the band. Journalist Robert Suss says about the new release: “Unmistakably different. With their fourth album, “Meredead”, the 4-nation formation unleashes a tidal wave that will leave the music world breathless. Whether a gentle ballad or an opulent opus, the tracks are direct and to the point. With the band’s strength and courage, as well as an unorthodox variety, Leaves’ Eyes has unequivocally reinvented itself.”

There are different limited editions available:  Meredead with a mediabook CD incl. bonus track and bonus DVD ‘Live at The Metal Female Voices Festival 2010’, strictly Deluxe box set and regular jewel case.  The box is limited to 1000 copies only and comes with a pendent of a celtic cross with band-branding. Pre-order it now on Napalm Records.

Liv Kristine explains more about the title of the album:  “Meredead” could mean ‘dead by the sea’, ‘or the deadly sea’. Poetically, we could add some imagination and lyrical sound and say “Sea of Death”. Secondly, the word “Meredead” sums up some of the themes rooted in my lyrics on the album.

Now you may ask, why sing in Old-English? Since my Old-English studies I’ve taken great interest in both Old-English poetry and grammar. I just felt that this song required Old-English lyrics, and an Old-English “sound”, moreover, it needed this historical feel! Old-English or Anglo-Saxon is an early form of the English language that was spoken and written by Angeln, Sachsen and Jüten (Germanic tribes, called Anglo-Saxons) and their descendants in parts of what are now England and southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

Although, for me, it meant digging my nose into my Old-English books for weeks (and buying even more at Amazon), I feel that it was really worth it, moreover, it made so much fun! For me, having Norwegian and Danish parents and grand-parents, it’s even more interesting that from the 9th century, Old-English experienced heavy influence from Old Norse, a member of the related North Germanic group of languagesI highly recommend having a look at the book “The Cambridge Old English Reader” by R. Marsden.”

Melusine EP

On the 19th of April 2011 the brandnew May edition of Sonic Seducer magazine will be out including a very special musical highlight: The exclusive 5 track “Melusine” EP. The “Melusine” EP contains exclusive tracks and versions of songs which have not been released in this form previously. The smashing titletrack was recorded only for this EP and this edition of Sonic Seducer magazine!  More info: LINK

LEAVES’ EYES will bring a limited amount of the magazine on tour. If you have no chance to buy it somewhere you can get the exclusive “Melusine” EP together with the magazine at the merchstand.

1. Melusine (Exclusive Non-Album-Song)
2. To France (Sonic Mix)
3. Tell-Tale Eyes (Alternate Version)
4. The Battle Of Maldon (Remastered Version)
5. Legend Land (Acoustic Version)


22.04.2011 NL Sneek Bolwerk*
23.04.2011 NL Enschede Atak**
24.04.2011 NL Rotterdam Baroeg**
25.04.2011 D Frankfurt Nachtleben**
26.04.2011 D Nürnberg Z-Bau***
28.04.2011 CH Pratteln Z7*
29.04.2011 I Bologna Sottotetto Sound Club*
30.04.2011 I Romagnano Sesia Rock N Roll Arena*


Acoustic and Signing Session:
23.04. NL Nijmegen, Stae Off Art Metal Store (plus MIDNATTSOL Signing) at 11.00 till 13.00 hours. Also the new album will be available for a special price.
27.04. D Donzdorf, Nuclear Blast

on tour with TARJA TURUNEN

03.05.2011 D Stuttgart Longhorn
04.05.2011 D Erlangen E-Werk
06.05.2011 D München Backstage
07.05.2011 D Karlsruhe Festhalle Durlach
10.05.2011 D Bonn Brückenforum
11.05.2011 D Osnabrück Rosenhof
13.05.2011 D Hamburg Große Freiheit
14.05.2011 B Bomal-sur-Ourthe Durbuy Rock Festival*
16.05.2011 D Leipzig Haus Auensee
17.05.2011 D Neu Isenburg Hugenottenhalle
19.05.2011 D Bochum Matrix
20.05.2011 D Hannover Capitol


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