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March 22 will see symphonic metal Vikings Leaves’ Eyes release their much-awaited, new studio album “Myths Of Fate” via AFM Records. 

In support of their upcoming record release, Leaves’ Eyes have also announced an extensive touring schedule kicking off in March, find all live dates listed below.

Four years after bringing “The Last Viking” to Valhalla with their previous opus, Leaves’ Eyes resurrect with “Myths Of Fate” to celebrate their 20th year of existence. As the first singles such as “Forged By Fire”, “Realm Of Dark Waves” and today’s premiere of “Who Wants To Live Forever” prove, with their ninth studio album, the Germany-based act consolidates their leading position in the symphonic metal universe. Powerful, epic and impressive – the band once again merges traditional metal genres by fusing elements of folk, gothic, and classical music into a captivating sonic masterpiece.

With “Myths Of Fate”, the band set sails for new winds that definitely blow from the harsh shallows of the symphonic metal genre. The fantastic world of legends from Norse and Eastern European mythology is the setting for monumental entertainment: Leaves’ Eyes open up a world of magical places, spellbound weapons or supernatural creatures.

The band produced a total of five music videos with Mastersound Entertainment. Filmed on impressive locations in Iceland, Germany and Poland, they bring the myths captivatingly to the screen. Magic creatures, great battles and enchanting warrior queens come to live.

Leaves’ Eyes have always played in a league of their own. The international group has toured all populated continents, playing concerts in more than 50 countries, frequently reach top positions in the album charts and with every output they deliver a multimedia masterpiece when it comes to video clips and artwork.

In their multifaceted discography, Leaves’ Eyes naturally integrate various genres such as folk metal, Viking metal or symphonic metal into their unique sound creations. Legendary releases like “Vinland Saga” (2005) or “Njord” (2009) made them pioneers in their own league, a position they successfully confirmed with chart-breakers like “King Of Kings” (2015) or “Sign Of The Dragonhead” (2018). Their compositions are complex, though, always well balanced between heaviness and melodic atmosphere. Each of their mind-broadening lyrical concepts based on mediaeval mythology are thoroughly researched, offering their audience journeys to the past times of Vikings, myths and sagas.

Their live shows are spectacular events with breathtaking stage scenery, including a Viking ship or even the “Swords In Rock” monument from Norway. Leaves’ Eyes have been setting world history to music and undeniably, by doing so, have raced to the top of the symphonic metal tree.

Now, Alexander Krull once again exceeded his own standards in the producer’s chair. For the fine and complex compositions you will find on “Myths Of Fate”, he created an extraordinary and crystal-clear sound sphere with an undeniable live feeling. The band sounds raw and feisty, but still leaves space for affective atmospheres. The US soundtrack-multi-talent Jonah Weingarten contributes the impressive orchestral score that was created hand in hand with the metal arrangements. Moreover, Lea-Sophie Fischer (Eluveitie) on the fiddle and Thomas Roth’s play of the mediaeval Nyckelharpa add on mystical sounds to “Myths Of Fate”.

Leaves’ Eyes have created an entire universe of their own imagination that showcases their talent as storytellers and music perfectionists. No doubt, the band will leave an everlasting footprint in their own genre with this album. “Myths Of Fate” provides a dynamic soundtrack for a vivid escape into a magical world of mythology.

1. Forged by Fire
2. Realm of Dark Waves
3. Who Wants to Live Forever
4. Hammer of the Gods
5. In Eternity
6. Fear the Serpent
7. Goddess of the Night
8. Sons of Triglav
9. Elder Spirit
10. Einherjar
11. Sail with the Dead

Leaves’ Eyes tour dates with special guests Metalite on selected dates + Catalyst Crime:
14.03.2024 UK Birmingham / Asylum
15.03.2024 UK Glasgow / Slay
16.03.2024 UK London / The Dome
17.03.2024 UK Manchester / Academy 3
19.03.2024 DE Nürnberg / Hirsch
20.03.2024 CZ Solothurn / Kofmehl
21.03.2024 DE Bochum / Matrix
23.03.2024 DE Osnabrück / Bastard Club
24.03.2024 DE Leipzig / Hellraiser
26.03.2024 DE Darmstadt / Centralstation
27.03.2024 DE München / Backstage
29.03.2024 ES Madrid / Moby Dick
30.03.2024 PT Porto / Hard Club
01.04.2024 ES Barcelona / La Nau
02.04.2024 IT Milano / Legend Club
03.04.2024 AT Vienna / Szene
04.04.2024 HU Budapest / Analog Music Club
05.04.2024 BG Sofia / Joy Station Club
06.04.2024 RO Bucharest / Fabrica
07.04.2024 RO Cluj Napoca / Form Space
08.04.2024 PL Krakau / Kamienna 12
09.04.2024 PL Warsaw / Hydrozagadka
10.04.2024 PL Gdansk / Drizzly Grizzly
11.04.2024 DE Hamburg / Headcrash
13.04.2024 DE Berlin / Orwohaus

Leaves’ Eyes is:
Elina Siirala – vocals
Alexander Krull – vocals
Micki Richter – guitar
Luc Gebhardt – guitar
Joris Nijenhuis – drums

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