Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has issued the following update:
"As Jonathan [A. Perez, drums] became a father recently, he has decided to take some time off with his family. So for the 'Beauty & The Beast' tour in November Roland Navratil from DIGNITY will step in as a session drummer.
"It is not the first time we work with Roland, as he also replaced Jonathan on our European tour back in 2004/2005.
"We are looking forward to work with him again, and we would like to wish Jonathan the best of luck and some great time with his family."
Scheduled to kick off on November 13 in Lichtenfels, Germany, the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" will also features LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY, ELIS and STREAM OF PASSION.
"The 13th Floor", the latest album from SIRENIA, debuted at No. 149 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"The 13th Floor" was released in Europe on January 23. The CD was tracked at Sound Suite Studios in France and Stargoth Studios in Norway while the mixing and mastering sessions took place at the Antfarm Studios in Denmark with Tue Madsen.
SIRENIA's video for the song "The Path To Decay" was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL) of Revolver Film Company.
SIRENIA recruited singer Ailyn (born: Pilar Giménez García) as the replacement for Monika Pedersen, who left the group in 2007 after only one album due to "musical differences."
Ailyn is best known as a member of the young team in the Spanish version of "The X Factor", the biggest television talent competition in Europe.
Goetia Metal has uploaded video footage and photos of SIRENIA's September 19, 2009 concert at Sala Caracol in Madrid, Spain. One of the clips can be viewed below.