SIRENIA was formed by Morten Veland in January 2001. Up to date SIRENIA has released 9 albums, 1 EP and several singles.
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 latest album 'Arcane Astral Aeons' was released on the 26th of October 2018 via Napalm Records. SIRENIA has also toured extensively in Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia and Australia for 16 years and counting and performed at the biggest festivals in Europe on the same billing as huge acts like; Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Korn, to mention a few. SIRENIA sounds like a mixture of gothic metal and rock with classical orchestrations, 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 music is at all times melodic and groovy. 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 dynamic. The lyrics are based on reflections on life, death, love, hate, paranoia, anxiety and mental decline in general. Morten Veland - bass & vocals, Emmanuelle Zoldan - vocals, Nils Courbaron - guitar, Jan Erik Soltvedt - guitar