LEAVES' EYES Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Roland Navratil has left LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — for "private reasons" and has been replaced by Felix Born.

Commented Felix: "I am really happy to announce that I am the new drummer of LEAVES' EYES. As I got the offer to do a jam session with the band, I was highly motivated, because I love their music. The combination of grooves and nice melodies is exactly what I appreciate being a drummer. During the jam session, I realized the fact that I wanted the job even more, because I felt very comfortable with the whole band. I am really happy about joining LEAVES' EYES and I am looking forward to seeing you all on the road soon!"

Added Liv: "Felix convinced me straight away through his way of playing, for both [my solo band] as well as for LEAVES' EYES. He is a highly talented drummer, probably one of the greatest talents in Germany, in the studio as well as on stage. He is a fresh breath to our music."

In other news, Greece's Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull. During the chat, which can be streamed below, Liv discusses plans for LEAVES' EYES' next studio album — which she says will be heavier than last year's "Meredead" — her next solo album, and the forthcoming CD from ATROCITY.

Interview (audio):

LEAVES' EYES released a digital-only EP, "Melusine", on December 16, 2011 in Europe and December 20 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The five-track EP effort includes no less than four previously unreleased songs.

The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Melusine
02. To France (unreleased mix)
03. Tell-Tale Eyes (alternate version)
04. The Battle Of Maldon
05. Legend Land (acoustic version)

Check out audio samples at Amazon.de.

LEAVES' EYES' latest album, "Meredead", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 32. Released on April 22, 2011 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Napalm Records, the effort was made available exclusively as limited-edition mediabook CD, including bonus track and bonus DVD "Live At The Metal Female Voices Fest", strictly limited-edition deluxe box set and regular jewel case. The deluxe box set (pictured below) is limited to 1,000 copies and includes the mediabook CD including bonus track and bonus DVD, "Live At The Metal Female Voices Fest", plus pendant (Celtic cross with LEAVES' EYES branding).

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