Liv Kristine

Liv Kristine Espenæs
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Background information
Birth nameLiv Kristine Espenæs
Also known asLiv Kristine
Born (1976-02-14) 14 February 1976 (age 43)
Stavanger, Norway
OriginStavanger, Norway
GenresSymphonic metal, Gothic metal, Folk metal, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1993–present
LabelsNapalm Records
Associated acts

Liv Kristine Espenæs (born 14 February 1976), better known as Liv Kristine, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music. She started her career in the music industry as a vocalist for the gothic metal band Theatre of Tragedy, and is the former lead vocalist for the symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes. She is known for her work in close association with her then-husband and leader of the German band Atrocity, Alexander Krull. Currently she is a singer of a German band Midnattsol alongside her younger sister Carmen Elise Espenæs.


Liv Kristine was born in Stavanger, and joined the Norwegian gothic metal band Theatre of Tragedy in 1994 as a backup singer, but was soon sharing lead vocals duties with Raymond István Rohonyi.[1] She was fired from Theatre of Tragedy in 2003, a fact she learned about through the band's website.[2] She had been living in Germany since 1996 and collaborating with the death metal band Atrocity, whose singer Alexander Krull she married on 3 July 2003.[3] With the five musicians from Atrocity she formed a new band, Leaves' Eyes, in August 2003.[4] She has also released five solo albums, the most recent of which was released in October 2014 through Napalm Records.

Kristine has a soprano vocal range.[5]

In 2005, Liv Kristine was nominated for a Grammy award with Cradle of Filth for the song "Nymphetamine".[6]

In 2016, Liv joined Eluveitie as a session vocalist for a couple of their live shows after the departure of their singer Anna Murphy.

On 16 April 2016, Leaves' Eyes stated that Liv Kristine, who formed and had the idea of the band project, was no longer the singer of the band.[7]

In December 2017 it was announced that Liv joins her sister Carmen's band Midnattsol. She was originally announced to be a guest on their new album but after some discussions, the band picked her up as a permanent member.

Other Languages
العربية: ليف كريستين
تۆرکجه: لیف کریستین
čeština: Liv Kristine
Deutsch: Liv Kristine
español: Liv Kristine
français: Liv Kristine
interlingua: Liv Kristine
italiano: Liv Kristine
magyar: Liv Kristine
polski: Liv Kristine
português: Liv Kristine
română: Liv Kristine
српски / srpski: Liv Kristine
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull
svenska: Liv Kristine
українська: Лів Крістін