From the rugged coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada metal songwriter LEAH is turning heads across the globe.
Inspired by Historic Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, and Celtic Landscapes, she set out to create a world of music that will take you to another realm.
Fans have given her the title “The Metal Enya” and described her music as a cross between Lord of the Rings, Loreena McKennitt, and Nightwish.
Fans of heavy metal run to LEAH’s music as a reprieve from their more aggressive playlist and love to chill-out to the magical vibes of LEAH’s voice, while non-metal fans find themselves beginning to headbang just a little bit!
Whether you love aggressive metal or love ethereal music, LEAH somehow weaves the two together, creating a perfect Kingdom of metal ambiance.
In a sea of mediocre symphonic metal, LEAH stands out not only with her magnetic twist of Celtic and World influences, but also her well-known ethereal vocals.
Her debut self-released album Of Earth & Angels received international critical acclaim, landing her on “The Best Symphonic Metal Album” Metalstorm Awards for 2012.
Cover of the first album
Otherworld (EP) was released in 2013 [re-issued in 2014 through Inner Wound Recordings] and features the vocals of guitar legend Eric Peterson [Testament/Dragonlord] on the ethereal metal track, “Dreamland”.
Cover of Otherworld EP
2014 was very successful year for LEAH as she raised over $27,000 through Indiegogo via her fans to record and produce a new full-length album.
LEAH released Kings & Queens in early 2015 through Inner Wound Recordings, receiving dozens of four and five-star reviews, and gaining thousands of new fans around the world.
Cover of the second album
LEAH sets the bar for both independent artists and the symphonic metal genre alike, which is often dependent on touring as the primary means of gaining new fans and marketing.
Being a full-time mother and family woman, LEAH achieves all her success having never done a tour in her entire musical career.
She hopes to tour one day, but in the meantime plans to continue her path as a recording artist and songwriter, as well as help other artists achieve success in the independent music arena.
Her previous albums:
Of Earth And Angels (2012)
Kings And Queens (2015)
Her 3rd full-length album, The Quest is now pre-orderable here!
It will be released on October 5, 2018!
Cover of the new album
You can watch below the full length documentary about the making the new album, The Quest.
In this video you’ll see the musicians around the world who contributed to creating this brand new Celtic Fantasy Metal album, what it was like to create something like this, and how we pulled it off being in separate locations all around the world.
LEAH was collaborated with such a great musicians like:
Troy Donockley from Nightwish
Barend Courbois from Blind Guardian
Timo Somers from Delain
Sander Zoer (ex-Delain)
Chen Balbus from Orphaned Land
Oliver Philipps from Everon and Phantasma
The album cover was made by Jan Yrlund
Mixed and Mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Amaranthe)
The first single, Edge of Your Sword is out now!
Cover of the new single
Watch the song’s lyric video below: