SIRENIA was formed by Morten Veland in january 2001.
Morten's musical work was already well known through his work with his former band Tristania,
a band he co-founded back in the mid nineties. Being the main songwriter for this band he
was a part of defining the gothic metal sound from a very early time on.
With SIRENIA his intention was to bring everything to the next level,
a task he succeeded to fulfil.
Up to date SIRENIA has released 5 albums and an EP, their albums have
made it to the charts in 6 countries, receiving great reviews worldwide.
Meanwhile their singles have topped radio charts in several countries.
Their 5th album 'The Enigma of Life’ was released on the
21st of January 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.‘The Enigma of life’ is a very diverse and
complete album that sums up the bands career in addition to adding some new
and exciting elements. With this album the band shows that they have staked out
their musical path and perfected their unique style.
SIRENIA has also toured extensively in Europe and South America over a decade and
performed at most of the biggest festivals in Europe on the same billing as huge acts like;
Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith to mention a few.
SIRENIA sounds like a mixture of gothic metal and rock with classical influences,
in addition to some elements from more extreme metal genres.
Their sound have a solid base in the powerful drums and bass supported
by massive rhythm guitars, dressed with atmospheric keyboards and spiced with
melancholic violins and 12-string guitars.
The vocal styles are diverse and consist of female vocals, choirs, growls,
screams, clean male vocals, whispers and samples. The songs are very intense and the
atmosphere changes frequently. The lyrics are based on reflections on life, death, love, hate,
paranoia, anxiety and mental decline in general.
The band has been through some line-up changes over the years,
but has now settled with a very strong line-up.
In addition to Morten Veland performing guitars and vocals the band consists of
Ailyn: female vocals, Jonathan A. Perez: drums and Michael S. Krumins: guitars.