SIRENIA came together in early 2001, when Morten parted ways with his former band TRISTANIA, due to musical disagreements and personal differences. He was however at this point full of ideas and more than ready to set them free. He invested a lot in new equipment and spent much time in his home studio composing. After recording two great albums with SIRENIA ("At Sixes And Sevens" and "An Elixir For Existence") plus one EP ("Sirenian Shores"), it was time to take everything even further.
In 2006 SIRENIA signed to NUCLEAR BLAST and released “Nine Destinies And A Downfall” which turned out to sound more powerful and heavier than its 2 predecessors – the album hit the German media control charts at # 54 gained the band access to a way broader audience. In November 2007 vocalist Monica Pederson quit the band due to musical disagreements.
The vacant position was soon filled with the young spanish vocalist extraordinaire, Ailyn, and also a new guitarrist, namely Michael S. Krumins, was announced soon. As could already be heard on the „The 13th Floor“ (hitting the German charts on position # 87), the new line-up happens to be the strongest and most powerful to date! “The Enigma Of Life” once more proves mastermind Morten Veland has the right sense for how his band has to evolve over the years.
„ The Enigma Of Life “ is the logical continuation of what the band did in the past years and will definetely take SIRENIA to the next higher level – that is for sure! A must-have for fans of NIGHTWISH, LACUNA COIL and EVANESCENCE!