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 melodies and bombastic choir passages, thus creating the perfect blend of traditional gothic metal and modern elements."

Commented Veland: "I am happy to have signed to Napalm Records for my new project MORTEMIA. I am looking forward to the cooperation with the label and to bring out more music to all the metal fans out there."

"The 13th Floor", the new album from SIRENIA, debuted at No. 149 on Billboard's 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.


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