Sunday, 23 October 2011

Leaves Eyes - The Underworld Camden

With Alex

With Marcella

Full Set list
  • Spirits Masquerade
  • Velvet Heart
  • Oceans Way
  • My Destiny
  • Etain
  • Farewell Proud Men
  • Melusine
  • For Amelie
  • Take the Devil in Me
  • Krakevesia
  • Empty Horizon
  • Elegy
  • To France
Encore - Froyas Theme

Really enjoyable gig - Not so many photos from me this time because the lighting was very poor.

The melodic singing vocals of Liv Kristine are up by death growled vocals from Alex Krull who is also her husband.The vocal style is referred to as "beauty and the beast" by Liv. It was fantastic to talk to them afterwards, Alex is a big English football fan and was pleased that Arsenal had signed the German international Thomas Mertasaker. He thought it quite funny when I told him they call him the 'BFG' - The Big Friendly German'. I have to say Alex has probably got the longest hair i've ever seen on a male or female !

Alex Krull

Have to admit that i'm not totally up to speed with the back catalogue of Leaves Eyes lot of the songs are about Norse Mythologhy and Vikings Eyes. I did pick up a copy of the new album 'Meredead' which I was pleased to get signed by the band.

Before Leaves Eyes we had two support bands. Originally it was going to be Visions of Atlantis who I was looking forward to seeing for the first time. But they were switched with Streams of passion for reasons unknown. First up were 'Awake by Design who had also seen supporting Sonata Arctica. They put on a good set and front man Adrian Powell was his usual enigmatic self emerging himself into the audience and doing a lap of honour for good measure!
Was really impressed with Streams of Passion who I last saw in Utrecht supporting Delain. The sound seemed heavier and really delivered a great set!

Marcella - Streams Of Passion

Live Kristine - Leaves Eyes founder and vocals

Leaves' Eyes are a German-Norwegian symphonic metal band from Stavanger, Norway and Ludwigsburg, Germany along with a couple of Dutch bandmembers and a fellow German. They were formed in 2003 by Liv Kristine,the former lead singer of Theatre of Tragedy.
My first visit to The Underworld in the heart of Camden in the basement of the Worlds end pub. Quite surprised by the size as I thought it would be much bigger. Apparently holds 500 so very intimate with the stage virtually at audience level.

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