here’s the cover artwork of my up-coming album VERVAIN!
Artwork by Stefan Heilemann.
The release dates are:
October 24th 2014 EUR
October 27th 2014 UK
November 4th 2014 USA & CAN
I can’t wait to let you hear my new album! Further information is attached, moreover, great news about the guest singers will follow soon!
LIV KRISTINE – VERVAIN
The finest piece of music art – and nothing less
This album definitely is larger than even Liv Kristine herself might be aware of by now. She has established a world-wide career. Moreover, she was nominated for the Grammy Award. Liv has sold upwards of 500,000 records with Theatre of Tragedy, toured through more than 40 countries on five continents, and has charted consistently with Leaves’ Eyes, Theatre of Tragedy, and as a solo artist.
Now, Liv Kristine has created VERVAIN!
Liv Kristine’s fifth solo album unfolds as a dark rock masterpiece assembling terrific melodies, enthralling song structures and a world class voice – all captured in an incomparable premium sound. Deliberately, the singer bethinks herself of the musical strengths that made her famous as the epicenter of the legendary Theatre of Tragedy. In cooperation with talented musicians she now delivers her greatest production ever. Haunting tunes, imaginative instrumentation and extraordinary creativity unite into the finest piece of music art eternalized in a perfect sound production. Never before, the Norwegian vocalist has seduced ears and minds under the cloak of such a variety of characters – all of them torn between darkness and light. “My Wilderness” is a brilliant rock song and the perfect opener for the album. In “Love Decay”, a soon-to-be gothic hit, two longing vampires crave for love in a passionate duet*. Driven by energetic rock beats, her haunting and angel-like voice on “Hunters” only gives a glimpse of what a femme fatale is able to do with men. Contrary to this, the fragile and vulnerable “Lotus” makes you melt, displaying as a heart-breaking elegy of loneliness. The fateful instrumentation of “Creeper” seems to soak a doomed Liv Kristine into decay ironically. A highlight solely by the combination of these two singers, the tailor-made duet “Stronghold of Angels” merges both so unequal voices just naturally, as if they had been singing together all their lives*. The variety of VERVAIN seems to be the outcome of different gifted song writers – which it is not! However, all the songs share the same intriguing atmosphere only the original Theatre of Tragedy-songs knew to create. What better occasion is there to present VERVAIN live than the “The Sirens” tour of gothic metal legends Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes, ex-Theatre of Tragedy), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and Kari Rueslåtten (ex-The 3rd And The Mortal)?
VERVAIN is a true gift for myriads of her followers who have been following Liv Kristine’s career since the golden times with Theatre of Tragedy!
* Guest singers soon to be announced!
THE SIRENS in concert 2014
feat. Liv Kristine, Anneke Van Giersbergen & Kari Rueslåtten
14.10.2014 DE Bonn, Harmonie
15.10.2014 FR Colmar, Le Grillen
16.10.2014 UK London, Proud
18.10.2014 BE Wieze, Metal Female Voices Fest
19.10.2014 NL Oss, De Groene Engel
06.12.2014 CH Pratteln, Z7
17.12.2014 NL Zoetermeer, Boerderij
18.12.2014 DE Jena, F-Haus
19.12.2014 DE Nagold, Alte Seminarturnhalle
20.12.2014 FR Paris, Divan Du Monde
More dates to be announced soon!