LEAH has just announced Kings & Queens! Get it here.
From the coast of British Columbia, Canada, auburn-haired symphonic metal artist LEAH is drawing attention from all over the globe. Inspired by Celtic and world music influences such as Clannad and Loreena McKennitt to European symphonic and progressive metal, LEAH creates something magical and refreshing. Her debut self-released album “Of Earth & Angels” received international critical acclaim, landing her on “The Best Symphonic Metal Album” Metalstorm Awards for 2012.International fans call her “The Metal-Enya”. From ethereal ballads to folk-tales, mysterious world instrumentation and operatic blast beats, LEAH’s music is a breath of fresh air among a sea of female-fronted rock.
LEAH has had success in gaining thousands of fans around the globe, strictly through her online presence and social media, despite never having done a tour.
“Otherworld” (EP) was released in 2013 [re-issued in 2014] and features Eric Peterson’s vocals [Testament/Dragonlord] on the ethereal metal track, “Dreamland”. “Otherworld” followed in the same steps as the debut, but took everything a step forward and gave us a hint on what’s to come in the future.
“Kings & Queens,” the anticipated new album from LEAH is sure to be loved by fans of symphonic metal and female fronted rock. This album is powerful, beautiful and often dances on the edge of progressive. Most of all it’s hard not to be drawn into and enchanted by LEAH’s diverse vocals.
Featuring musicians such as Timo Somers and Sander Zoer of Delain, and Barend Courbois of Blind Guardian and Vengeance, this 15-track masterpiece emerges as the heaviest of all her releases. Dabbling in worldly Celtic, middle eastern, and New-Age flavors, while lyrically laced with epic imagery of dystopias, fallen empires, spiritual warfare, love and destiny, this album proves to be very promising and is expected to be received by fans and critics as one of the top symphonic metal albums of the year.
releases 03 February 2015
All songs written and performed by Leah McHenry
Lyrics: Leah McHenry; “This Present Darkness” by Leah McHenry/Nicki O’Donovan
Timo Somers: Arrangements, production, guitars
Barend Courbois: Bass guitar
Sander Zoer: Drums/percussion
Brent McHenry: Orchestration
Oliver Philipps: Orchestration, pianos
Vocal production: Martin Acosta
Drums recorded at Spacelab studios, Germany
Mixed at Spacelab Studios, Germany
Mastered at Eroc’s Mastering Ranch, Germany
Album art: Darkgrove Studio