Vinland Saga is the second full-length album of the symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes, released in 2005. It is a concept album that tells the story of the voyage of Leif Erikson and his discovery of Vinland (a.k.a. Newfoundland). The main vocals are by Liv Kristine, but there are some death growls by Alexander Krull in the songs Solemn Sea, The Thorn, and New Found Land. The band also released a limited edition version of the album on 7 November 2006. The album includes two bonus tracks, a making-of video, an interview with Liv Kristine, as well as the " Elegy" music video found on the original.
Track listing [ edit ]
All lyrics written by
Liv Kristine, all music composed by Alexander Krull, Thorsten Bauer, Mathias Röderer & Christopher Lukhaup.
"Farewell Proud Men"
"Misseri (Turn Green Meadows Into Grey)"
"Amhrán (Song of the Winds)"
"New Found Land"
Bonus tracks [ edit ]
"Heal" – 3:58
"For Amelie" (new version) - 3:37
Multimedia Part [ edit ]
Elegy - 4:32
Interview - 7:35
Making of a Saga - 4:03
Production [ edit ]
Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered By Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studios
Assistant Recording Engineers: Mathias Roderer, Thorsten Bauer, Chris Lukhaup, Robert Sus
Personnel [ edit ]
Leaves' Eyes [ edit ]
Liv Kristine: Female Vocals, Keyboards
Alexander Krull: Death Vocals, Keyboards, Programming, Samples Thorsten Bauer: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards
Mathias Röderer: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards
Christopher Lukhaup: Bass, Keyboards
Moritz Neuner: Drums, Percussion, Keyboards
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Backing Vocals On "New Found Land": Robert & Johannes Sus, Norman Sickinger, Christof Kutzers, Anders Oddsberg, Steven Willems, Simone Sacco, Gunnar Sauermann, Sascha Henneberger, Markus Bruder, Jochen Steinsdorfer, Ralf Oechsle
Cello & Piano ("Elegy"), Harp ("Amhran"): Timon Birkhofer
Violin: Jana Kallenberg
References [ edit ]
Leaves' Eyes, "Vinland Saga" CD 2005, Napalm Records.