Since its creation back in 1998, Sirenia had become one of the biggest and most influential bands in the symphonic gothic metal realm, their style is faithful to the original formula of melodic keyboards, symphonic choirs, sharp guitar riffs, growling vocal, and female vocals that made the genre rise to greatness back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Sirenia broke away from the Nightwish/Within Temptation lineage to become a darker and extreme band than the rest of their peers at the time.
After many years of trying different female vocalists (their first three albums were recorded using different female vocalists) in 2008 they found in the voice of Ailyn, a young beautiful Spanish singer, their permanent vocalist. Now, and after three years of being under the radar Sirenia returns with a new album titled Perils Of The Deep Blue. The album is strong, fast, melodic and has all the Sirenia elements that made this band so mesmerizing and appealing, just like a siren’s voice. Perils Of The Deep Blue also featuring a new step in Ailyn‘s vocal development, her vocal range has expanded, and her pitch is more beautiful and powerful than in the last two Sirenia‘s records.
The Age Of Metal had the pleasure to speak with Morten Veland founder, guitar player and vocalist of Sirenia. We talked about the new album, its conception process, the lineup, Ailyn, his side project Mortemia and much more.