Saturday, October 6, 2007

Sirenia - a Gothic Metal band

"SIRENIA sounds like a mixture of gothic metal and rock with classical influences, as well as black and death metal elements. Their sounds have a solid base in the powerful drums and bass which are arranged in a very dynamic and progressive way and supported by powerful rhythm guitars, dressed with atmospheric keyboards and spiced with melancholic violins and 12-string guitars. The Vocal styles are varied and are made up by growls, screams, female vocals, clean male vocals, choirs, 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."


"Sirenia came together in early 2001, when Morten Veland parted ways with his former band Tristania, due to musical disagreements and personal differences. He was however at this point full of ideas and more than ready to set them free. He invested a lot in new equipment and spent much time in his home studio composing."

  • Morten Veland - Programming, Growling, Clean Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
  • Monika Pedersen - Female Vocals
  • Jonathan A. Perez - Drums
  • Bjørnar Landa - Guitar
  • At Sixes and Sevens (2002)
  • An Elixir for Existence (2004)
  • Nine Destinies and a Downfall (2007)

There’s a light and a darkened road
There’s a night and a fading hope
There was a dream that once was mine
But now it seems it has passed with time

Sail away my little sister
Sail away to the other side
Sail away my little sister
Sail away far into the night
Where times seems much better
Than this void called life

There’s a voice inside my head
There was a hope, now now long since dead
It’s all a wonder, will I abide
I hear you calling from the other side

information: Sirenia Official Site