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 with this mishap, and we sadly regret this inconvenience for all our fans. We are determined to make this up to you with one or more shows in the same region at some later point. We will keep you posted."

Russian Darkside e-zine has uploaded high-quality photos of SIRENIA's May 10, 2009 concert at club Tochka in Moscow.

Video footage of the show can be viewed below.

"The 13th Floor", the new album from 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 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 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.

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