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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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TARJA Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

TARJA and PINKY DOODLE POODLE have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VII, set to take place October 17, 2009 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 17: SIRENIA MIDNATTSOL AUTUMN AMBERIAN DAWN FLOWING TEARS KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI MANIC MOVEMENT PINKY DOODLE POODLE WHYZDOM UNSUN Sunday, ...

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DEADLOCK Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

Germany's DEADLOCK has been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VII, set to take place October 17, 2009 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMBERIAN DAWN AUTUMN CORONATUS DARZAMAT DEADLOCK DELAIN DORO (25th-anniversary show) FLOWING TEARS KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI LAHANNYA MANIC MOVEMENT MIDNATTSOL SIRENIA STREAM OF PASSION TO-MERA ...

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DELAIN, DARZAMAT Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

DELAIN and DARZAMAT have been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VII, set to take place October 17, 2009 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMBERIAN DAWN AUTUMN CORONATUS DARZAMAT DELAIN DORO (25th-anniversary show) FLOWING TEARS KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI LAHANNYA MANIC MOVEMENT MIDNATTSOL SIRENIA STREAM OF PASSION TO-MERA ...

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SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VII

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has been confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Fest VII, set to take place October 17, 2009 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMBERIAN DAWN AUTUMN CORONATUS DORO (25th-anniversary show) FLOWING TEARS KIVIMETSAN DRUIDI LAHANNYA MANIC MOVEMENT MIDNATTSOL SIRENIA STREAM OF PASSION ...

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NIGHTWISH, SAHG, SIRENIA Confirmed For NORWAY ROCK FESTIVAL

NIGHTWISH, SAHG, SIRENIA, THUNDERBOLT, MUSTASCH, K[NINE] and ZEROZONIC have been confirmed for the Norway Rock Festival, set to take place July 9-12, 2009 in Kvinesdal, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MANOWAR NIGHTWISH IN FLAMES SATYRICON TESTAMENT W.A.S.P ARCH ENEMY U.D.O SONATA ARTICA DORO MUSTASCH SIRENIA SAHG SKAMBANKT BACKYARD BABIES HOLYHELL SISTER ...

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IMMORTAL Added To Romania's ROCK CITY OPEN AIR

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have been confirmed have been confirmed 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 BETRAYER BLAZE BAYLEY BLOOD RED THRONE BRAINSTORM BUCOVINA CIRITH GORGOR CLAYMORE CROSSOVER DAWN OF DESTINY ...

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SIRENIA: More Tour Dates Announced

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has scheduled the following dates: May 10 - Tochka, Moscow, Russia May 12 - [to be announced], Kisheneu, Moldova May 14 - Bingo, Kyiv, Ukraine May 16 - Progressia, Warshaw, Poland May 17 - Studio, Krakow, Poland Aug. 22 - Rock City Open Air, Romania Sep. 17 - Salamandra ...

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TRISTANIA Singer Featured In ARTIFACT's 'New Messiah' Video

"New Messiah", the new video from ARTIFACT, the Norwegian band featuring former SIRENIA guitarist Björnar Landa, can be viewed below. The clip features a special guest appearance by TRISTANIA singer Mariangela Demurtas. ARTIFACT released its debut album, "The Only Salvation", in June 2008 via Spiralchords. According to a press release, "The Only Salvation" is "a ...

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SIRENIA: 'The 13th Floor' North American Release Date Confirmed

"The 13th Floor", the new album from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, will receive a North American release on April 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. "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 ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO, BLAZE BAYLEY To Perform At Romania's ROCK CITY OPEN AIR

According to a posting on former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's MySpace page, both he and ex-MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley will perform at 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 BLAZE BAYLEY BRAINSTORM ...

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SIRENIA: 'The 13th Floor' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The 13th Floor", the new album from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Switzerland: #67 Germany: #87 "The 13th Floor" was released on January 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was tracked at Sound Suite Studios in France and Stargoth Studios in Norway while the mixing ...

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EASTERN FRONT Prepares To Record Debut Album

Unsigned U.K. black metallers EASTERN FRONT will enter Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden on February 8 to begin recording their debut album entitled "Blood On Snow". The CD will be co-produced by Anders Backelin from LORD BELIAL. After a successful European tour in September 2008 with LORD BELIAL and ...

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SIRENIA Singer AILYN Talks About New Album: Video Available

A two-minute video clip featuring SIRENIA's 26-year-old Spanish singer Ailyn talking about the band's new album, "The 13th Floor", can be viewed below. "The 13th Floor" will be released on January 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was tracked at Sound Suite Studios in France and Stargoth Studios in Norway while the mixing and ...

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SIRENIA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'The Path To Decay' Video Shoot Available

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for "The Path To Decay", the new single from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL) of Revolver Film Company. Guitarist Morten Veland said, "We are very satisfied ...

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SIRENIA: 'The Path To Decay' Video Available

"The Path To Decay", the new video from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL) of Revolver Film Company. Guitarist Morten Veland said, "We are very satisfied with the end result and [are excited] to share ...

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SIRENIA Mastermind On New Album, Singer

Dimitris Kontogeorgakos of Metal-Temple.com recently conducted an interview with SIRENIA mastermind Morten Veland. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal-Temple.com: So, can you say that the [new SIRENIA] album ["The 13th Floor"] sounds the way it did when it was in your mind? Morten Veland: You know, an album always turns ...

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SIRENIA: 'The Path To Decay' Video Premiere Date Announced

"The Path To Decay", the new video from the Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA, will receive its online premiere on January 5, 2009 via MySpace. The clip was shot in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL) of Revolver Film Company. Guitarist Morten Veland said, "We are very satisfied with the ...

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SIRENIA Films 'The Path To Decay' Video

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has finished filming a video for the song "The Path To Decay" in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL) of Revolver Film Company. Guitarist Morten Veland said, "We are very satisfied with the end result and we look forward to share the video with all ...

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ARTIFACT Completes Filming 'New Messiah' Video

ARTIFACT, the Norwegian band featuring former SIRENIA guitarist Björnar Landa, has finished filming a video for the song "New Messiah". The group says, "Although [the clip] hasn't been edited yet, we can promise you lots of smoke, sparks and pyrotechnics. We've even included a special surprise for you at the end of the video." ARTIFACT ...

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SIRENIA: New Song Posted Online

Norwegian/Spanish female-fronted gothic metal band SIRENIA has posted a new song, "The Path To Decay", on its MySpace page. SIRENIA will release the "The Path To Decay" download-only single on December 26. The track listing for the single is as follows: 01. The Path To Decay (radio mix) 02. The Path To Decay ...

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