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SIRENIA Continuing Work On New Album

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal band SIRENIA last fall entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2011's "The Enigma Of Life" for an early 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the group: "We've been in the studio again this weekend, recording some more vocals. Now we are half way with the vocals to be finished." ...

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SERENITY: First Webisode Posted Online

Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have posted the first in a series of "Serenity Specials" episodes featuring footage from the road as well as anything band-related that they wish to share with the fans. The group states: "This first episode has a pretty obvious title introducing one specific aspect of the band, starring Mario Hirzinger ...

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SERENITY Keyboardist Quits

Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have released the following statement: "With great mourning we have to tell you all that [Mario Hirzinger], our dear friend, keyboardist, song and lyrics writer as well as founder of SERENITY leaves the band as of now... "We already knew his decision for quite some time and fully understand Mario's ...

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SIRENIA Recording New Album

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal band SIRENIA has entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2011's "The Enigma Of Life" for an early 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the group: "Festival season is over and it feels great to be back in the studio again. "The progress on the new album is going very ...

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SERENITY Cancels Dutch Shows

Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have released the following statement: "SERENITY wants to inform you that we had to cancel all shows for November/December 2012 in the Netherlands as support to the dutch band DELAIN. "Please believe us that this was a really hard decision for all of us as there is no worse case ...

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SERENITY: New Video Interview Posted Online

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY before their September 14 performance at the ProgPower USA XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia. You can now watch the chat below. SERENITY's third album, "Death & Legacy", was released in February 2011 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, ...

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SIRENIA: New Audio Interview With AILYN

Kalle-Rock.de conducted an interview with singer Ailyn of the Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal band SIRENIA on July 13 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SIRENIA's latest album, "The Enigma Of Life", was released on January 21, 2011 via Nuclear Blast ...

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SIRENIA: Multi-Camera Rio De Janeiro Footage Available

Multi-camera video footage of SIRENIA's November 2, 2011 performance at Clube Recreativo Caxiense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. SIRENIA recently announced the addition of guitarist Jan Erik Soltvedt to the group's ranks. The band's latest album, "The Enigma Of Life", was released on January 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. SIRENIA's "The ...

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SERENITY: 'When Canvas Starts To Burn' Video Released

"When Canvas Starts To Burn", the new video from Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's third album, "Death & Legacy", which was released on February 25 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser and it features ...

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SIRENIA: Buenos Aires Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SIRENIA's October 28, 2011 concert at Teatro Colegiales in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. SIRENIA recently announced the addition of guitarist Jan Erik Soltvedt to the group's ranks. The band's latest album, "The Enigma Of Life", was released on January 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. SIRENIA's "The End Of ...

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SIRENIA Announces New Guitarist

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metallers SIRENIA have announced the addition of guitarist Jan Erik Soltvedt to the group's ranks. Commented SIRENIA guitarist/composer Morten Veland: "Some of you already know Jan Erik from the shows at [Germany's] Wacken Open Air and [Portugal's] GSM [Gallus Sonorus Musicallis] festival. We bid him welcome aboard and look forward to more ...

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SIRENIA: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metallers SIRENIA at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 4-6, 2011 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. SIRENIA's latest album, "The Enigma Of Life", was released on January 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. A ...

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ARVEN Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

German melodic metallers ARVEN have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band's debut album, "Music Of Light", will be released on September 23. The 10-song CD features artwork by Jan Yrlund (KORPIKLAANI, STRATOVARIUS, SIRENIA). According to a press release, the members of ARVEN are "professionally educated musicians [who] share one important attitude: a strong ...

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The Enigma Of Life - SIRENIA

The female-fronted goth/symphonic metal band has become less of an obscurity, or novelty for that matter, in the collective consciousness of the metal community these past several years. That has especially been the case in North America where a number of acts have done quite well from a sales/profile standpoint. Whatever the case, SIRENIA has ...

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HELLOWEEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE ...

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SIRENIA's 'The Enigma Of Life' Lands On German, Swiss Charts

"The Enigma Of Life", the new album from Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metallers SIRENIA, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #73 Switzerland: #53 Commented mainman Morten Veland: "We would like to thank our fans for all your support. Knowing that you appreciate our work is a big inspiration and motivating factor for us. We ...

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BULLET Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish hard rockers BULLET have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE ...

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Norway's SHINING Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norway's SHINING has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE BEAST BLAAS ...

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HÄMATOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German thrashers HÄMATOM have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE BEAST ...

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SUIDAKRA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German melodic folk/death metallers SUIDAKRA have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA ...

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TORTURE SQUAD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Brazilian metallers TORTURE SQUAD have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE ...

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SERENITY: 'The Chevalier' Video Released

"The Chevalier", the new video from Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY, can be viewed below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Ailyn (SIRENIA), comes off the band's third album, "Death & Legacy", due on February 25 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser ...

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HAIL OF BULLETS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

HAIL OF BULLETS — the Dutch death metal band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen — has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, ...

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