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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 Replacment Drummer For Tour

Sirenia has issued the following announcement about recruiting Roland Navratil on drums for their upcoming tour dates:

"As Jonathan became a father recently, he has decided to take some time off with his family. So for the Beauty and the Beast tour in November Roland Navratil from Dignity will step in as a session drummer. It is not the first time we work with Roland, as he also replaced Jonathan on our European tour back in 2004/2005. We are looking forward to work with him again, and we would like to wish Jonathan the best of luck and some great time with his family."

Sirenia's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Leaves' Eyes Announces Tour Date Venue Change

Leaves' Eyes has issued the following update about a venue change at the Leipzig stop of their "Beauty and the Beast" tour:

"Attention, there’s a small change regarding the venue in Leipzig, the new location is HELLRAISER! So here’s the billing and venues once again: BEAUTY & THE BEAST Festival Tour 2009. Special guests: ATROCITY (Werk 80 Show), SIRENIA, ELIS, STREAM OF PASSION."

13.11.2009 DE – Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
14.11.2009 NL – Sneek, Bolwerk
15.11.2009 LUX – Esch, Rockhal
16.11.2009 CH – Pratteln, Z7
17.11.2009 DE – Essen, Turock
18.11.2009 NL – Zandaam, DeKade
19.11.2009 NL – Dordrecht, Bibelot
20.11.2009 BE – Vosselaar, Biebob
21.11.2009 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
22.11.2009 F – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
23.11.2009 F – Paris, Le Glaz'Art
24.11.2009 DE – Köln, LMH
25.11.2009 DE – Berlin, K17
26.11.2009 DE – München, Backstage
27.11.2009 HU – Budapest, Diesel
28.11.2009 CZ – Zlin, Novesta / Winter Masters of Rock Festival

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Leaves' Eyes Reveals Beauty & the Beast Fest Dates

Rock the Nation announces the first run of the new festival tour series called Beauty and the Beast Festival, featuring Leaves' Eyes, Atrocity, Sirenia, Elis and Stream of Passion. Tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 13 Lichtenfels, DE - Stadthalle
Nov. 14 Sneek, NL - Bolwerk
Nov. 15 Esch, LUX - Rockhal
Nov. 16 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Nov. 17 Essen, DE - Turock
Nov. 18 Zandaam, NL - DeKade
Nov. 19 Dordrecht, NL - Bibelot
Nov. 20 Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
Nov. 21 Leipzig, DE - Paincastle
Nov. 22 Strasbourg, F - La Laiterie
Nov. 23 Paris, F - Le Glaz'Art
Nov. 24 Köln, DE - LMH
Nov. 25 Berlin, DE - K17
Nov. 26 München, DE - Backstage
Nov. 27 Budapest, HU - Diesel
Nov. 28 Zlin, CZ - Novesta (Winter Masters of Rock Festival)

Leaves' Eyes latest EP, "My Destiny," has already been released in Europe and Canada and is set for a September 22nd release in the U.S.

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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.

"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."

This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.

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Sirenia Cancels Metal Female Voices Festival Show

Sirenia has issued the following statement about canceling their appearance at the Metal Female Voices Festival:

"Due to irregulations done in the booking procedure of the show at Metal Female Voices Fest, Sirenia's show at this specific festival will be canceled. The band itself has nothing to do with this mishap, and we sadly regret this inconvenience for all our fans. We are determined to make this up to you with one or more shows in the same region at some later point. We will keep you posted!"

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Sirenia To Co-Headline The Kherson Festival

Global Promotions has issued the following announcement about Sirenia co-headlining the Kherson Festival:

"We are happy announce that SIRENIA will play in Ukraine again! This will happen in Kherson, on 'Krok u Maibutne' free festival!

"SIRENIA will play as co-headliner of first festival day before SWEET!

"Everyone is welcome to see this great band form Norway! Festival is free price for everyone! So, we are waiting for you on 28-th August 2009 in Kherson!"

A video greeting from Sirenia can also be viewed below. More...

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Sirenia Guitarist Plans On Releasing Side Project

In a recent interview with Metalunderground Sirenia guitarist Morten Veland revealed that he is planning on releasing a side project. Excerpts from the interview are below. More...

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Ailyn of Sirenia Talks About Band and New Album

A video was just posted by Sirenia where Ailyn, the band's new frontwoman, discusses being a part of Sirenia and how she feels about the new album. You can watch the video below. More...

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Sirenia Issues Behind-The-Scenes Video

Norwegian/Spanish gothic metal band Sirenia has just issued the following behind-the-scenes video of "The Path to Decay," which is their latest single, with commentary by the band and the director, Patric Ullaeus. The video is shown below. More...

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Sirenia's New Album Available for Pre-Listening

Norwegian Gothic Metal band Sirenia would like to inform you that, before their new full-length "The 13th Floor" is released on January 23rd, you can pre-listen to it in its entirety on their MySpace page. Sirenia have not mentioned when the pre-listening option will be over.

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Sirenia Posts New Music Video Online

Norwegian act Sirenia has posted a new video online for the song "The Path To Decay," which can be viewed below. The band issued the following statement about the video:

"We had a great time in Gothenburg shooting a brand new video for the song The Path to Decay, taken from our upcoming album. We worked with producer Patric Ullaeus who has a big name in the scene, producing videos for many great metal acts. We are very satisfied with the end result and we look forward to share the video with all of you" More...

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Sirenia Reveals Details for New Album

Sirenia is back with a new leading lady to replace their prior front woman, and a new guitarist. She goes by the name of Ailyn, and he goes by the name of Michael Krumins. In addition, Nuclear Blast states the following: "as can be heard on the new album 'The 13th Floor' the new line-up happens to be the strongest and most powerful to date! But who could put it better than the man behind all this himself"

Morten Veland has the following to say about the new album:
"Musically, it's an album that takes us back in time as well as forth. We have tried to combine everything we have done throughout SIRENIA's career musically and blended it into one massive album. Loads of power combined with melodic aspects, with all the variation and diversity that always has been the main key in SIRENIA's sound and expression. We are really proud of the result and we think this album will satisfy the majority of our fans; the ones that have followed us from the very beginning and the ones who discovered Sirenia's music through our previous album 'Nine Destinies and a Downfall.' We have put our hearts and souls into this album and truly hope that it will give you all some nice moments in the name of metal."

The tracklist is as follows:

1. The Path To Decay
2. Lost In Life
3. The Mind Maelstrom
4. The Seventh Summer
5. Beyond Life’s Scenery
6. The Lucid Door
7. Led Astray
8. Winterborn 77
9. Sirens Of The Seven Seas

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Sirenia Completes New Album

Norway metallers, Sirenia, have issued the following update:

"The new album is now completed, we just received the finished mastered product from Antfarm Studios. And we have to admit we are mighty proud of the result. Expect a release in February next year, we will keep you updated on the release-dates etc. Next thing coming up now is photosessions with photographer Emile M. E. Ashley, while the cover artwork will be done by Jan Yrlund. Stay tuned!"

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Sirenia To Begin Recording New Album In July

Norwegian metal band, Sirenia, issue the following update:

"These days we are going through the final preparations for our next album. The songs are all finished and recordings will start in Juli. The album will be recorded in Sound Suite Studios, France and Stargoth Studios, Norway. The mixing and mastering will take place in Antfarm Studios, Denmark with Tue Madsen. We are really excited about this new album and can't wait to share the new song material with all of you. The album will be complete in September, expect release early next year. We will keep you posted."

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Sirenia Introduce New Vocalist

Sirenia issue the following update on their website:

"Sirenia is finally ready to introduce their new female singer. Ailyn - Born 1982 in Barcelona, now settled in Granada, Spain. Ailyn has been strongly attached to music all her life, and began singing at an early age. Later on she studied singing at The School of Music Albéniz, and obtained singing lessons with several singing teachers around Spain. In the past she’s been singing and performing all kinds of styles and genres, but in 2004 she discovered the sounds of metal combined with atmospheric and classical elements, this style of music made a big impression and she knew right away in which direction she wanted to take her career. Sirenia has done pre-productions of several new songs and recognizes that Ailyn’s voice match perfectly with the new songmaterial. The band is very pleased to have Ailyn onboard and we all look forward to a future collaboration."

A picture of Ailyn can be viewed here.

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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Sirenia Launch Vocalist Search

Norwegian gothic metal band SIRENIA has launched a vocalist search following the recent departure of Danish singer Monika Pedersen due to "musical differences." "We are looking for a talented singer with experience, a cool image and a strong passion for music," the group says in a statement. "Someone who is willing to give the band a high priority for many years to come. Please send us a biography, some recent photos and an mp3/wma file of your voice. If you have your own MySpace site, send us the link."

All submissions should be sent to singer@sirenia.no.

SIRENIA's new album, "Nine Destinies and a Downfall", entered the German Media Control chart in March at position No. 54. The album was recorded at Jailhouse studios in Norway with engineer Hans Eidsgard and Soundsuite studios in France with Terje Refsnes and was mixed and mastered at Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark with Tue Madsen.

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Sirenia Part Ways With Singer

Swedish progressive death metallers THERION have issued the following update:

"Due to musical disagreements singer Monika Pedersen and Sirenia has decided to part ways, here is Monika's statement:

"After much consideration I have chosen to leave Sirenia, but I will continue with music. The reason is, that we have too many musical differences, and I don’t feel like it’s the right band for me. I have had a great time in the band, lots of good experiences and only wish the best for the band in the future.

I want to send a big “Thank You” to all the fans for your support – you haven’t heard the last of me!"

As a result of these circumstances Sirenia will have to pull out of the planned European tour with Therion. The show in Athens will be postponed until may 2008. You have our apologies for this, Sirenia will be back on the road next year. We will use the coming months to find a new singer

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Sirenia Announce More European Tour Dates

SIRENIA has scheduled the following tour dates:

May 19 - Folken - Stavanger, Norway
Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway (first show; all ages)
Jun. 16 - Hold Kjeft - Kristiansand, Norway (second show is not all ages)
Jun. 23 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
Aug. 16 - Metal Heart Festival - Notodden, Norway
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelbühl, Germany
Oct. 20 - Metal Female Voices Fest V - Wieze, Belgium

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Sirenia Post 'The Other Side' Video Online

SIRENIA, the Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, has posted its video for the song "The Other Side" at YouTube.com. The clip was helmed by the renowed Serbian production company I-Code (DEATHSTARS, HAMMERFALL, BLIND GUARDIAN, SCAR SYMMETRY), which previously worked with the group on the "My Mind's Eye" video. More...

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