Sirenia band timeline

Sirenia-band

Sirenia band timeline/ Sirenia is a Norwegian gothic metal band from Stavanger, Norway.
The band uses melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean male vocals, a choir, and violins. The lyrics are concerned with human existence, emotion, and mental states.

genres: gothic metal, symphonic metal, doom metal, death-doom (early)
members:
  • Morten Veland
  • Jonathan Pérez
  • Jan Erik Soltvedt
  • Emmanuelle Zoldan
  • Nils Courbaron
past members:
  • Fabienne Gondamin
  • Henriette Bordvik
  • Kristian Gundersen
  • Monika Pedersen
  • Bjørnar Landa
  • Michael S. Krumins
  • Ailyn

Sirenia band timeline


2001

In January 2001, Veland, a founding member of Tristania left the band, within a few weeks Veland had a new band along with three other members. He had written material for Tristania’s next release but because of the split, he used it towards Sirenia’s debut album At Sixes and Sevens with other new material written for it as well. The band entered the studio by November or December 2001. The band failed to find a suitable singer prior to recording in France, so they hired a session female singer named Fabienne Gondamin.


2002

At Sixes and Sevens is the debut studio album by the Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia, and their only album featuring the vocals of French singer Fabienne Gondamin.

At Sixes and Sevens; On the Wane; Meridian from the album At Sixes and Sevens:


2003


2004

The album Sirenian Shores follows in the same vein as the previous At Sixes and Sevens but includes a new female vocalist, Henriette Bordvik.

A large number of the songs are concerned with mental conditions, be it depression (“Voices Within”), drug use (“Euphoria”) or thoughts of suicide (“The Fall Within”); of course, the meanings of all of these songs are subject to further conjecture.

Voices Within; Euphoria; The Fall Within from album An Elixir for Existence:

EP by the Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia. It includes a remix of “Save Me from Myself” (from the second album An Elixir for Existence), an acoustic version of “Meridian” (from the first album At Sixes and Sevens), and three new songs: “Sirenian Shores”, “Obire Mortem” and a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan”.

EP Sirenian Shores:
Sirenian Shores; First We Take Manhatten; Obire Mortem:


2005 – 2006


2007

In 2007 they released a third album – Nine Destinies and a Downfall. The album features new singer, Monika Pedersen from Denmark, who joined the band in April 2006, and new guitarist Bjørnar Landa (from Artifact), who joined the band during the recording.

The Last Call; My Minds Eye; One By One from album Nine Destinies and a Downfall:

Singles and promo singles:
“My Mind’s Eye”

Music videos:
My Mind’s Eye; The Other Side:

On 5 November 2007, Monika Pedersen quit the band over musical disagreements. Her departure caused Sirenia to pull out of a planned European tour with Therion.


2008

On 9 April 2008 Sirenia announced Spanish X Factor contestant Ailyn as their new female vocalist.

On 19 May 2008, it was announced that Bjørnar Landa left the band in order to have more time for his family and studies. He was replaced by Michael S. Krumins (Green Carnation).

On 12 June 2008 Sirenia announced that for the first time in their career, they had decided to work with a bass player for their live shows. The session bass player will be Kristian Olav Torp.
Music videos:
The Path to Decay

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