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Formed: 1991
From: Stavanger, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sirenia News

Below is our complete Sirenia news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sirenia Announces New Guitarist

Norwegian symphonic gothic metal band Sirenia announced the band's new lead guitarist, Jan Erik Soltvedt. Morten Veland (guitars/harsh vocals) made the following announcement

“We are very happy to announce SIRENIA’s new guitar player. Jan Erik Soltvedt has joined the band and will take over the place as lead guitarist. Some of you already know Jan Erik from the shows at Wacken:Open:Air and GSM Fest. We bid him welcome aboard and look forward to more touring together. First up is the South American tour, so we ask all our South American fans to give Jan Erik a warm welcome.”

Soltvedt will take over for the departed Michael S. Krumins.

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Sirenia Announces South American Tour

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia has announced another tour through South America for October/November 2011. Mastermind Morten Veland states:

"Sirenia is very pleased to be touring in South America again. This time we will visit the following countries: Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. It will be our first time in Chile and Peru, always great and exciting to visit new countries on our tours. We’ve visited the other countries in the past, and we have great memories from these shows. The tour dates are listed below. We hope to see you all there. Cheers!”

The dates are as follows:

23 October 2011 Mexico Df - Venue Circo Volador, Mexico
25 October 2011 Venue Teatro Voce, Lima, Peru
27 October 2011 Rock y Guitarras, Santiago, Chile
28 October 2011 Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29 October 2011 Blackmore Rock Bar, São Paulo, Brazil
30 October 2011 Music Hall, Curitiba, Brazil
01 November 2011 TBA, Brazil
02 November 2011 Venue Recreativo Caxiense,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The band’s latest album “The Enigma Of Life” was released via Nuclear Blast in January of this year.

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Napalm Records Seeking Fan Feedback On Compilation

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about seeking fan feedback on which songs to use for an upcoming 15 track sampler release:

"Due to the great feedback we received regarding the free & exclusive Facebook MP3 Compilation, we have decided to release a 'Volume 2' soon! We would like you to help us choose the track list for the 15-track sampler that will feature 'Napalm Records Classics.'

"We have put together a list of 50 possible 'classics' and started a poll on the official Napalm Records Facebook page! So become a fan and vote for your favorite classic track! The top 15 tracks will be included on the compilation, which will of course be free again and only available on our Facebook page!"

Bands appearing on the poll include Tyr, Tristania, Sirenia, Summoning, Korpiklaani, Leaves' Eyes, and more.

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler Album

Nuclear Blast Records is currently offering a sampler album as a free digital download through Amazon.com. You can download all fifteen tracks from the sampler at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bleed Meshuggah
2. Gateways (Edit) Dimmu Borgir
3. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us (without intro) Hell
4. Deathstar Before the Dawn
5. Empyreal Sylosis
6. A Mi Manera Agnostic Front
7. Hisingen Blues Graveyard
8. The Price Destruction
9. Big Time Game Hunting Condemned?
10. Ukon Wacka (featuring Tuomari Nurmio) Korpiklaani
11. The End Of It All (edit) Sirenia
12. Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan Belphegor
13. Sea Of Fate Rhapsody Of Fire
14. Dying For An Angel Avantasia
15. Forsaken At The Gates Forbidden

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Lineup Announced For "Gothic Romance Vol. 4"

German Gothic metal act Denight has issued the following announcement about providing a track for the upcoming "Gothic Romance Vol. 4" sampler album:

"We are very proud to be featured on the Gothic Romance Vol. 4 Sampler with our song 'The Core.' The sampler is released by zyx music / Golden Core Records. Beneath us the sampler contains the Bands Paradise Lost, Mono Inc., Love Like Blood, Nightwish, Megaherz, Sirenia, Lacrimas Profundere, Theatre of Tragedy, Letzte Instanz, Schandmaul and many more."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Paradise Lost - Your Own Reality
2. Mono Inc. - In My Darkest Hour
3. Bury Me Deep - The Pain
4. Angelzoom - These Arms Of Mine
5. Leaves' Eyes - Norwegian Lovesongs
6. A Spell Inside - Waiting
7. Golden Apes - Windlands
8. Love Like Blood - Remember
9. Secret Discovery - Broken
10. Traumtaenzer - Die Wahrheit
11. Liv Kristine - Love In Grey
12. Nightwish - Walking In The Air
13. Megaherz - Mein Gral
14. Teufel - Alles Nur Ein Traum
15. The House Of Usher - To Whatever End

Disk 2

1. Sirenia - Save Me From Myself
2. Imperia - Broken Wings
3. Lacrimas Profundere - Dead Heart Serenade
4. Theatre Of Tragedy - Venus
5. Whispers In The Shadow - Blessed In Disguise
6. Exit To Eden - Remember
7. The Cold - Just For Tonight
8. Schöngeist - Nie Mehr Allein
9. Scream Silence - Euphoria
10. Denight - The Core
11. Destroid - Let Me Leave
12. Sinamore - Darkness Of Day
13. Letzte Instantz - Dein Licht
14. Schandmaul - Prinzessin
15. Edenbridge - Eternity

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Sirenia Comments On New Album Chart Positions

Norwegian/Spanish Gothic metal act Sirenia has announced the following chart positions for the band's new album "The Enigma of Life:"

Germany: #73
Switzerland: #53

Commented Sirenia main man Morten Veland: "We would like to thank our fans for all your support. Knowing that you appreciate our work is a big inspiration and motivating factor for us. We are looking forward to seeing you all on tour soon, and to perform the songs from 'The enigma of life' for you live in concert. A very special thanks to our ever loyal fans in Germany and Switzerland, you guys rock! Cheers!"

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. The End of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight in Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days to Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma of Life
13. Oscura Realidad

North American Bonus Track:
14. El Enigma De La Vida (acoustic version)

iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track:
15. El Enigma De La Vida

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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Serenity Posts New Music Video Online

Austrian symphonic metal act Serenity has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Chevalier," which is taken from the band's forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Death & Legacy," is set for release on February 25 through Napalm Records. You can view the music video, which features vocals from Ailyn of Sirenia, below:

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Sirenia Comments On Festival Appearances

Norwegian / Spanish gothic metal act Sirenia will be performing at this year's editions of the Wacken (GER) and Masters Of Rock (CZ) festivals, with more festival appearances to be announced soon.

Quoted Mastermind Morten Veland: "We are very excited these days as the release date for 'The Enigma Of Life' is coming up. We are very eager to share the new album with all our fans. We just launched our new and updated website at this location. Here we will keep all of you up to date on all future activities. Wacken Open Air and Masters of Rock are already confirmed and more festivals will be announced soon. stay tuned! Cheers!”

“The Enigma Of Life” will be released on Friday, January 21st, 2011.

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Sirenia Streaming New Song

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal act Sirenia has posted another new song online from the band's new album "The Enigma of Life." You can check out the new track "Fallen Angel" via the Sirenia MySpace page. "The Enigma of Life" is set to be unleashed on January 21st, 2011 in Europe and on February 15th in North America.

Commented mainman Morten Veland: "The release date for The Enigma Of Life is closing in now. To shorten the waiting period we have decided to release one more track from the album. This is the track ‘Fallen Angel’, we hope you will enjoy it while you wait for the album. Cheers!”

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. The End of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight in Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days to Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma of Life
13. Oscura Realidad

North American Bonus Track:
14. El Enigma De La Vida (acoustic version)

iTunes Exclusive Bonus Track:
15. El Enigma De La Vida

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Devildriver To Play Wacken Open Air

Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver has confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:

ACCU§ER
APOCALYPTICA
AS I LAY DYING
AVANTASIA
BLAAS OF GLORY
BLIND GUARDIAN
BLOWSIGHT
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
DEVILDRIVER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
EXODUS
HAYSEED DIXIE
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HELLSAW
ICED EARTH
IN SOLITUDE
JUDAS PRIEST
KHOLD
KNORKATOR
KREATOR
MAYHEM
MORBID ANGEL
MORGOTH
MOTÖRHEAD
OZZY OSBOURNE
PRIMAL FEAR
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
RUSSKAJA
SEPULTURA
SIRENIA
SKÁLMÖLD
SKI KING
SMACK BALLZ
SODOM
STIER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
TAUTHR
THE HAUNTED
THE PROPHECY²³
TOKYO BLADE
TRIVIUM
TSJUDER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
VOLCANO
VREID
WARRANT

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Sirenia Posts New Music Video Online

Norwegian/Spanish metal act Sirenia has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The End of it All" and was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company. "The End of it All" is set to appear on the band's forthcoming new album "The Enigma Of Life" which is set for release on January 21st, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.


The End Of It All

Here is the "The Enigma Of Life" tracklisting:
1. The End Of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight In Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days To Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma Of Life
13. Oscura Realidad (bonus track)
14. The Enigma Of Life (acoustic version; bonus track)

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Sirenia Posts New Album Trailer

Sirenia has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "The Enigma of Life" and the video clip for "The End of it All." You can view the teaser video below. "The Enigma Of Life" is set for release on January 21st, 2011.

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Sirenia Confirms Festival Appearance

European metal act Sirenia has announced that it will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:

ACCU§ER
APOCALYPTICA
AVANTASIA
BLAAS OF GLORY
BLIND GUARDIAN
BLOWSIGHT
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
HAYSEED DIXIE
ICED EARTH
IN SOLITUDE
JUDAS PRIEST
KHOLD
KNORKATOR
MAYHEM
MORBID ANGEL
MORGOTH
MOTÖRHEAD
OZZY OSBOURNE
PRIMAL FEAR
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
RUSSKAJA
SEPULTURA
SIRENIA
SKÁLMÖLD
SKI KING
SMACK BALLZ
SODOM
STIER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
TAUTHR
THE HAUNTED
THE PROPHECY²³
TOKYO BLADE
TRIVIUM
TSJUDER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
VREID
WARRANT

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Sirenia Streaming New Song

Sirenia is set to release the new album "The Enigma of Life" on January 21st, 2011. The band is now streaming a new song online from the upcoming release. The new track "The End of it All" can be heard through Sirenia's MySpace page.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The End Of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight In Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days To Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma Of Life
13. Oscura Realidad (bonus track)
14. The Enigma Of Life (acoustic version; bonus track)

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Sirenia Announces New Album Track Listing

Sirenia is set to release the new album "The Enigma of Life" on January 21st, 2011. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The End Of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight In Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days To Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma Of Life
13. Oscura Realidad (bonus track)
14. The Enigma Of Life (acoustic version; bonus track)

You can also check out the album's cover artwork at this location.

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Sirenia Reveals New Album Artwork

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal act Sirenia has revealed the cover artwork for the band's forthcoming album "The Enigma Of Life," which can be viewed here.

Commented Sirenia's Morten Veland: "We are very pleased to finally have completed our new album 'The enigma of life.' We just received the mastered version from Finnvox studios in Finland. We are very satisfied with the end result that reflects almost 2 years of hard work. We are very eager to share all the new songs with our fans and all the metalheads out there. We hope that the album will give you a great listening experience."

The new album "The Enigma Of Life" is set to be released on January 21st, 2011.

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Sirenia Announces New Album Title

The female-fronted goth/symphonic band Sirenia has announced that their latests album will be titled "The Enigma Of Life." The album is set for an early 2011 release, but no track listing is available at this time.

"The Enigma Of Life" is a follow up to Sirenia's 2009 album "The 13th Floor." You can read MU's review of Sirenia's "The 13th Floor" here. "The Enigma Of Life" is the second album featuring lead singer Ailyn, making her the only Sirenia vocalist who has managed to survive through more than one album.

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Sirenia Announces More Festival Appearances

Norwegian Gothic metallers Sirenia have announced they will be making appearances at the Global East Rock festival in the Ukraine and the Benatska Noc festival in the Czech Republic. Sirenia's upcoming festival stops area s follows:

7/15 2010 Jorddunstfestivalen Frøya, Norway
7/18 2010 Caos Emergente Open Air Viseu, São Pedro do Sul, Vila Maior, PORTUGAL
7/31 2010 Benatska Noc Festival Mála Skála, CZECH REPUBLIC
8/15 2010 Art Mania Festival Sibiu, Transylvania, ROMANIA
9/3 2010 Global East Rock Festival Kyiv region, Petropavlivska Borschagivka village, UKRAINE
9/11 2010 Plock Cover Festival Plock, Poland, PL

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Sirenia Confirmed For Jorddunst Festival

Sirenia has been confirmed to perform at Norway's Jorddunst festival on the 15th of July, 2010 in Frøya. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Sirenia's other upcoming festival appearances are as follows:

5/21 2010 Festival “kRock u Maibutnye” Kherson, Ukraine, UA
7/18 2010 Caos Emergente Open Air Viseu, São Pedro do Sul, Vila Maior, PORTUGAL
8/14 Art Mania Festival, Transylvania, Sibiu, ROMANIA
9/11 2010 Plock Cover Festival Plock, Poland, PL

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