Interview with Liv Kristine of Leaves’ Eyes – Belfast, September 16th 2012

Many countries jealously guard their culture and heritage – but when a band such as Leaves’ Eyes openly defy national boundaries, not only in terms of their membership but also in their lyrical inspiration, cultural identity becomes secondary to the new cultural infusion of symphonic heavy metal which draws its influences from both Nordic and Celtic traditions and themes.

Despite being made up of German and Norwegian musicians, the band actually have their roots on the island of Ireland – so where better for Planet Mosh to sit down with vocalist Liv Kristine during their ongoing supporting trek with Greek power metallers Firewind, to mull over the life-changing experience the band has been for the singer, her solo career and how LE’s next album not only will be their heaviest yet but will also see Liv adding yet another language to her multi-linguistic dictionary?

Less than 20 minutes after this chat, Liv, her husband Alexander Krull and the rest of the band were onstage at Belfast’s historic Limelight – and you’ll be able to read our report from the frontline of that particular firestorm of a gig very soon…

Leaves’ Eyes’ current album, ‘Meredead’, is available now on Napalm Records and can be bought by clicking on the link below.

Liv Kristine’s latest solo album, ‘Libertine’, is also available now on Napalm.

The ‘Few Against Many’ tour continues on the following dates:

September 18th – Corporation, Sheffield

September 19th – Queen’s Hall, Nuneaton

September 20th – White Rabbit, Plymouth

September 21st – Talking Heads, Southampton

September 22nd – O2 Academy, Islington

September 25th – Divan de Monde, Paris

September 26th – Grillen, Colmar

September 27th – Matrix, Bochum

September 28th – Knust, Hamburg

September 29th – Godset, Kolding

September 30th – SO 36, Berlin

October 2nd – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg

October 3rd – Eventhalle Westpark, Ingolstadt

October 4th – Underground, Cologne

October 5th – Hedon, Zwolle

October 6th – Biebob, Vosselaar

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