Norway’s SIRENIA return to the road in North America tonight alongside on a headline tour with support Canada’s Threat Signal. The tour starts in Baltimore, MD and runs through April 29th in Brooklyn, NY. A complete list of dates can be found below.
“We are very excited to be returning to North America. Thanks to all our fans who supported us the last time, we are able to come back for yet another tour. Our goal is to keep coming back on a regular basis. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon,” says SIRENIA mastermind Morten Veland.
SIRENIA are currently hard at work on the follow up to their 2016 Napalm Record’s release ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ and are shooting for a late 2018 release. Expect to see your SIRENIA favorites and new selections on tour!
SIRENIA + Threat Signal + supports
4/4: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
4/5: Frederick, MD @ Café 611
4/6: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
4/7: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
4/8: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
4/10: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live!
4/11: Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
4/13: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
4/14: Colton, CA @ The Hub Bar & Lounge
4/15: Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
4/16: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
4/17: Seattle, WA Studio Seven
4/18: Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
4/20: Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
4/22: Winnipeg, MB Handsome Daughter
4/23: Minneapolis, M Lee’s Liquor Lounge
4/24: Chicago, IL Reggie’s
4/25: Detroit, MI Harpo’s
4/26: Toronto, ON The Garrison
4/27: Montreal, QC Katacombes
4/28: Hartford, CT Webster Underground
4/29: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
SIRENIA was formed by Morten Veland in January 2001. Morten’s musical work was already well known through his work with his former band Tristania, a band he co-founded back in the mid-nineties. Being the main songwriter for this band he was a part of defining the gothic metal sound from a very early time on.
With SIRENIA his intention was to bring it to the next level, a task he succeeded to fulfil. Up to date SIRENIA has released 7 albums, an 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 8th album ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ will be released on the 11th of November 2016 by Napalm Records. ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ is a very diverse and complete album that sums up the bands career in addition to adding new and exciting elements. With this album the band shows that they have staked out their musical path and perfected their unique style.
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 andspiced 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 the atmosphere changes frequently. The lyrics are based on reflections on life, death, love, hate, paranoia, anxiety and mental decline in general.