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Napalm Records artists Arkona and Sirenia are ready to kick of their North American tour, tomorrow night in New York, NY at Webster Hall.  This tour serves as a special 15th anniversary run for Arkona.  The tour is also Sirenia’s first ever North American tour!  A complete list of dates can be found inside.

Anton of Arkona on what fans can expect on tour:
“For our Anniversary set list we have chosen the songs, which we never played in North America before, from each of 7 albums we released. These songs are very well describing our 15th year path. Also we added 2 new songs from our upcoming album, which we are going to record right after out return from the tour. And of course our well known hits will not be forgotten!”

Morten of Sirenia added:
“We are very excited about touring North America for the first time. It’s something that we wanted to do for years and years.  This time it will finally happen. A special thanks to our fans supporting this project via our pledge campaign, together we made this happen. See you in the US and Canada in a few days. First show in NYC on the 13th of May already. Be ready, ’cause we sure are!”


sirenia-enigmaDuring the past decade, Sirenia’s founder, Morten Veland (formerly of Tristania), has seen a harem of talented, beautiful female singers come and go, including Fabienne Gondamin (At Sixes and Seven), Henriette Bordvik (An Elixir for ExistenceSirenian Shores) and, more recently, Monika Pedersen (Nine Destinies and a Downfall). Then he found and recruited Spanish vocalist Ailyn after auditioning more than 500 women. Her debut with the band came on 2009’s The 13th Floor, an album  we said “should put Sirenia into the elite class of gothic metal.”

A couple years later, that hasn’t quite come to fruition, but their new album, The Enigma of Life, might change that. (more…)

sirenia-13th-floorMorten Veland, the former vocalist and guitarist of Tristania, is now on his fourth album with Sirenia, The 13th Floor. And yet again, the band finds itself with a new female vocalist, this time with Spanish singer Ailyn. (more…)

sirenia-nineSirenia’s Nine Destinies and a Downfall is as soothing as it is heavy, combining gothic metal riffs and symphonic metal backed by choir elements. New lead vocalist Monika Pederson’s (ex-Sinphonia) sirenic and sexy voice guides the listener through a journey of emotions.

With a revolving lineup through two albums released on Napalm Records, Norway’s Sirenia is now signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The band was formed in 2000 by Tristiana guitarist/vocalist Morten Velund, and this album marks somewhat of a new direction for the band. (more…)