Leaves’ Eyes whips The Last Viking with the Chain Of The Golden Horn
As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, “The Last Viking” will be released on October 23rd, 2020. The symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes have previously turned Leif Eriksson’s discovery of America and the life of Norway’s first king into music, on their cult-albums “Vinland Saga” (2005) and “King of Kings” (2015).
Finnish soprano-sensation Elina Siirala has become a key strength to the band’s sound and the raging pagan-hymn “Chain Of The Golden Horn” chronicles Hardrada’s dangerous escape from Byzantium, where a heavy iron chain was hidden in the Bosporus waters to wreck hostile ships. Watch the music video for this latest single here:
The first single off “The Last Viking” was “Dark Love Empress”. Released in the middle of August, the song is about the vengeful empress Zoë. When the Viking hero refuses to be one of her many lovers she has him locked in the Byzantine dungeons. The attentive reader recognizes, it’s not happening by accident, that those two clips have been released in that particular order. They successively narrate the whole story.
LEAVES’ EYES – „The Last Viking”
01. Death Of A King
02. Chain Of The Golden Horn
03. Dark Love Empress
04. Serpents And Dragons
05. Black Butterfly (feat. Clémentine Delauney)*
06. War Of Kings
07. For Victory
08. Two Kings One Realm
09. Flames In The Sky
12. Night Of The Ravens*
13. The Last Viking
14. Break Into The Sky Of Aeon
The album “The Last Viking” is now available for pre-order as 2-CD Digipak (incl. Instrumental Bonus-CD), 2-CD Digipak “Collector’s Edition” (incl. Instrumental Bonus-CD, alternate cover artwork & handsigned autographcard), Ltd. Gtf. Vinyl (pinewood green, hazy orange – ltd. to 533 units each) and Ltd. Hardcover Artbook (exclusive cover, 30x30cm, 60 pages, incl. album, „Viking Spirit“ DVD featuring the original film documentary about the growing Viking re-enactment scene of which Fronter Alex and the band is part of since many years, Studio Making Of, Official Videoclips, Soundtrack Bonus-CD & handsigned autograph card – limited to 1066 units)
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