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Sirenia: Norway invented the elixir of life

February 21 2007

In early 2001, a talented musician and composer Morten Veland left popular among metal band Tristania and with a new team of musicians has recorded nine original tracks - both born band Sirenia.

The original members were: French singer Fabin Gondamin, violinist Tristania and The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Pete Johansson, singer John Kenneth Barkved working up to this project and the Elusive Tristania, and Trail Of Tears drummer Jonathan Perez.

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Their debut album «At Sixes And Sevens» one of the three best gothic metal album of 2002. Legacy Magazine put the disk 14 points out of 15. Journalists Heavy Oder Was?, Have put of 10 points from 12, said of his debut work: "Pleasant modern gothic metal with unobtrusive, although the constant use of electronics ... with a partisan attitude towards the smallest detail, with memorable melodies.

The new group, Morten Veland continues to bend the line «Beyond The Veil» - the last album recorded them with Tristania. Music Sirenia - a multi-dimensional and three-dimensional mixture of individual instruments and musical styles. And the mixture constantly changing, dynamic, albeit with a uniform atmosphere. Compilation of death, black, heavy, doom, symphonic metal, operatic vocals and ubiquitous elements of the classics.

Two years later, Sirenia recorded a second album «An Elixir For Existence». He was even more grandiose and a tremendous success not long in coming. With the release of this album the band signed a long contract with a major European metal label Nuclear Blast. By recording a third disc musicians announced the name of the new vocalist. She was 27-year-old Danish woman Monica Pedersen for many years who sang in the choir and instrumental projects.

The newest studio album «Nine Destinies And A Downfal» was released in early 2007. It was recorded in two studios - Norwegian Jailhouse (Trail Of Tears, Within Temptation) and French Sound Suite (The Sins Of Thy Beloved, Carpathian Forest, Morgul, Obtained Enslavement, Dismal Euphony, and Tristania).

Concert activity Sirenia over the past five years has been very busy: from Europe to Mexico in the company of such monsters as the Trail Of Tears, Edenbridge, Tiamat, Pain and Theatre Of Tragedy. And now the Norwegian "Siren" sailed to Russia - February 24 in Moscow club "point" will be their only performance.

The concert will be presentation of the album «Nine Destinies And A Downfal» and you were the first in the world will hear the latest sound tracks, as well as be able to purchase a license edition and exclusive attributes. The program included speeches and the first two albums.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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