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SIRENIA Interviewed In Mexico City

Morten Veland (guitar, vocals) and Ailyn (vocals) of the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA were interviewed by Search & Destroy on February 28, 2010 in Mexico City, Mexico. Watch the chat below. SIRENIA drummer Jonathan A. Perez sat out the band's recent "Beauty & The Beast Tour" (with ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES, ELIS ...

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PARADISE LOST, SIRENIA: New Australian Tour Dates Announced

The new dates have been announced for PARADISE LOST's previously postponed Australian tour with SIRENIA. They are as follows: April 24 - Hi Fi - Brisbane, Australia April 26 - Metro Theatre - Sydney, Australia April 27 - Billboard - Melbourne, Australia PARADISE LOST was forced to postone six shows on its recent European tour ...

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PARADISE LOST's Australian Tour With SIRENIA Postponed

PARADISE LOST's previously announced Australian tour with SIRENIA has been postponed until later this year. New dates will be announced as soon as possible, with all likelihood that those shows will take place in late April. Ticket holders are advised to hold on to their tickets until the new dates are announced, at which stage ...

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SIRENIA Announces Mexican/South American Dates

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has scheduled the following dates in Mexico and South America: Feb. 28 - Mexico City, Mexico - Hard Rock Live Mar. 02 - Bogotá, Colombia - Teatro Metro Mar. 03 - Medellin, Colombia - Teatro Matacandelas Mar. 05 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Superrock Mar. 06 - São Paulo, ...

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PARADISE LOST To Tour Australia With SIRENIA

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will embark on a tour of Australia in February. Support on the trek will come from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted symphonic metal band SIRENIA. The dates are as follows: Feb. 05 - Melbourne, AUS - Billboard Feb. 06 - Sydney, AUS - Metro Theatre Feb. 08 - Brisbane, AUS - ...

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LEAVES' EYES: Leipzig Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of LEAVES' EYES' November 21, 2009 performance at Hellraiser in Leipzig, Germany as part of the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" (with ATROCITY, SIRENIA, ELIS and STREAM OF PASSION) can be viewed below (courtesy of "MusicJay1985"). Due to health concerns, LEAVES' EYES bassist Alla Fedynitch is sitting out the band's shows for ...

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SIRENIA: Footage From Leipzig Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SIRENIA's November 21, 2009 performance at Hellraiser in Leipzig, Germany as part of the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" (with ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES, ELIS and STREAM OF PASSION) can be viewed below (courtesy of "MusicJay1985"). SIRENIA drummer Jonathan A. Perez is sitting out the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" in order ...

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SIRENIA: Footage From Pratteln Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SIRENIA's November 16, 2009 performance at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland as part of the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" (with ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES, ELIS and STREAM OF PASSION) can be viewed below (courtesy of "lorenznightwish"). SIRENIA drummer Jonathan A. Perez is sitting out the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" in order ...

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LEAVES' EYES: Footage From Pratteln Available

Fan-filmed video footage of LEAVES' EYES' November 16, 2009 performance at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland as part of the "Beauty & The Beast Tour" (with ATROCITY, SIRENIA, ELIS and STREAM OF PASSION) can be viewed below (courtesy of "lorenznightwish"). Due to health concerns, LEAVES' EYES bassist Alla Fedynitch is sitting out the band's shows for ...

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ATROCITY Collaborating With Frontman's Sister On New Album

Germany's ATROCITY is recording a new CD which is described as "a project album" featuring frontman Alex Krull's sister Yasmin. The collaboration with Yasmin began on ATROCITY's 1994 "Blut" album, where Alex's sister contributed guest vocals. In 1995 the mystical and very special ATROCITY FEATURING YASMIN "Calling The Rain" mini-album was released, and it became ...

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LEAVES' EYES Taps TARJA/BLIND GUARDIAN Bassist For 'Beauty & The Beast Tour'

Due to health concerns, LEAVES' EYES bassist Alla Fedynitch will sit out the band's shows for the remainder of the year. Her temporary replacement will be Oliver Holzwarth (TARJA TURUNEN, BLIND GUARDIAN), who previously joined LEAVES' EYES on stage for two songs during the German/Norwegian female-fronted metal group's acoustic performance at the Metal Female Voices ...

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ELIS Drummer Forced To Sit Out European Tour

Drummer Max Naescher of Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS will sit out the band's upcoming "Beauty & The Beast" European tour with LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY, SIRENIA and STREAM OF PASSION due to "job-related reasons." An "amazing" replacement drummer by the name of Trevor has been enlisted for the upcoming trek, which kicks off on November 13 ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Bassist Performs With LEAVES' EYES At METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST; Video Available

Bassist Oliver Holzwarth (TARJA TURUNEN, BLIND GUARDIAN) joined LEAVES' EYES — the band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — for two songs during the German/Norwegian female-fronted metal group's acoustic performance at the Metal Female Voices Fest on October 19, 2009 in Wieze, Belgium. Holzwarth was filling ...

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Renowned Artist JOACHIM LUETKE Releases 'Transformer' DVD-ROM

Artist extraordinaire Joachim Luetke has released an exceptional DVD-ROM featuring his artistic collaborations with DIMMU BORGIR, KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY, DIVINE HERESY, PAIN, MESHUGGAH, RAGE, SIRENIA, THE KOVENANT, YELWORC, PERSEPHONE and SOPOR AETERNUS. The disc contains 26 songs, nine videos plus two interactive books (DIMMU BORGIR - 36 pages, SOPOR AETERNUS - 128 pages), all embedded ...

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ARTIFACT Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Norway's ARTIFACT has parted ways with guitarist Björnar Landa (ex-SIRENIA) "due to a lack of the necessary motivation and drive on his part," according to a statement released by the band. ARTIFACT is currently seeking a replacement second guitarist. Interested parties can contact the group via MySpace. "New Messiah", the latest video from ...

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LAHANNYA Confirmed For U.K.'s FEMME METAL FESTIVAL

LAHANNYA has been confirmed for the Femme Metal Festival, set to take place November 7 at The Asylum in Birmingham, England and November 8 at Chinnerys in Southend on Sea, England. The festival billing is now as follows: Saturday, November 7 at The Asylum in Birmingham: DELAIN CARDAMON HAND LAHANNYA APPARITION MARKIZE GODYVA WINTER STORM ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For U.K.'s FEMME METAL FESTIVAL

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Femme Metal Festival, set to take place November 7, 2009 at The Asylum in Birmingham and November 8 at Chinnery's in Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SIRENIA DELAIN CARDAMON HAND APPARITION SANITY FALLS ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Named 'Sexiest Female Metal Musician'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was named "Sexiest Female Metal Musician" by the visitors of the Metalhead.ro web site. More than 6,000 votes were cast, with Turunen narrowly beating out her NIGHTWISH replacement, Anette Olzon. The final results are as follows: 01. Tarja Turunen (ex-NIGHTWISH) 02. Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH) 03. Ailyn (SIRENIA) 04. ...

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SIRENIA Mainman's MORTEMIA Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Norwegian gothic metal icon Morten Veland (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA) has inked a deal with Napalm Records for his new band MORTEMIA. Morten promises his fans a "sweeping listening experience," which will follow the path of TRISTANIA's masterpiece "Beyond the Veil". Adcording to a press release, "The first songs stay true to his promise and offer beautiful ...

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SIRENIA Pulls Out Of Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has released the following statemnent: "Due to irregularities done in the booking procedure of the show at Metal Female Voices Fest [set to take place October 17, 2009 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium], SIRENIA's show at this specific festival will be cancelled. The band itself has nothing to do ...

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CANDLEMASS, MAYHEM, SOLITUDE AETURNUS Confirmed For Romania's ROCK CITY OPEN AIR

CANDLEMASS, MAYHEM, SOLITUDE AETURNUS and DEW-SCENTED are among the newly confirmed bands for the Rock City Open Air 2009 festival, set to take place August 20-23 in Fetesti, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGATHODAIMON AMON AMARTH ANCIENT RITES BELPHEGOR BETRAYER BLAZE BAYLEY BLOOD RED THRONE BRAINSTORM BUCOVINA CANDLEMASS CIRITH GORGOR CLAYMORE ...

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SIRENIA: 'The 13th Floor' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed

"The 13th Floor", the new album from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 149 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing ...

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