name: Giulia age: 14 country: Italy favourite song by SIRENIA: Meridian, Manic Aeon, Euphoria, Star-crossed, Seven keys and nine doors... but I love all their songs!!! other bands: Tristania with Morten, Nightwish, Epica...
When I logged in to MySpace today, I saw Sirenia's bulletin that they would reveal the new female vocalist in a few days. I was very excited, but I failed to notice that the bulletin was in fact a few days old. So imagine my delight when I check MySpace a few hours later, and the announcement was finally made!
I wish that they had a sample of her actually singing a Sirenia song to go along with her photo, as they did when Tristania and Nightwish revealed their new female leads. (I think I read somewhere that Tuomas chose to do it that way because he did not want fans judging Annette only on her looks and not her voice.) But I am very much looking forward to listening to the new Sirenia songs. I wonder whether it will continue in the direction of Nine Destinies or if they will return to their "old sound."
Personally, I preferred the somewhat more accessible Nine Destinies, and I really liked Monika as the female lead because she had both vulnerability and attitude. Plus, I won't lie, I think she is the prettiest of the three previous female leads. (I'm not insulting Fabienne or Henriette at all; they are amazing, too.) But I'll keep my mind open -- this is a very exciting time in the career of Sirenia!
So, what does everyone else think of the announcement and the new female singer?
Favourite Song by Sirenia: Seven Keys and Nine Doors
Other favourite bands: Nightwish, Leaves' Eyes
Anything else you'd like to share: I hope that you aren't too upset with me, but the only Sirenia album I own is Nine Destinies and a Downfall. I am actually not too interested in Gothic metal. I prefer symphonic metal, nothing too dark, but I think the songwriting on Nine Destinies is really wonderful. I also like Monika's voice a lot. So I might not be the most hardcore Sirenia fan out there, but I do like the third album a lot. Thanks for listening! :D
Sirenia and Monika Pedersen have parted ways. This is NOT NOT NOT good on Sirenia's resume...at all.
Here is Moni's statement:
"After much consideration I have chosen to leave Sirenia, but I will continue with music. The reason is, that we have too many musical differences, and I don’t feel like it’s the right band for me. I have had a great time in the band, lots of good experiences and only wish the best for the band in the future.
I want to send a big “Thank You” to all the fans for your support – you haven’t heard the last of me!"
As a result of these circumstances Sirenia will have to pull out of the planned European tour with Therion. The show in Athens will be postponed until may 2008. You have our apologies for this, Sirenia will be back on the road next year. We will use the coming months to find a new singer, as well as composing music for our next album.
I'm currently looking for more Henriette pics and the rest of the Halloween and touring photos that were once up on the official site. Help please :D And if you see anything else missing please tell me.
Erm, so, I've taken to making a ton of icon bases for everyone to use. Feel free to make any icons you want with these. You don't have to credit, but if you're using the base on LJ without editing it, credit would be nice. Most of these are untouched but some of them have small edits.
7x Angela Gossow 7x Floor Jansen 6x Liv Kristine 17x Simone Simons 27x Sirenia 9x Tarja Turunen 32x Vibeke Stene
Err, aye, the mods here should recognize me, I believe.
Name: Morgan Age: 14...young, I know. :P Location: Florida Favourite Song by Sirenia: STAR-CROSSED RIGHT NOW, OMFG. The choirs at the end are awesome. Other favourite bands: Nightwish, Tristania (only their stuff with Morten, hah), Epica, Arch Enemy...and go check my profile for the rest. ;) Anything else you'd like to share: I have a gi-normous crush on Morten >__>
Also, does anyone know where I can find some Sirenia icons? I'm the only one I know of that makes them constantly. >_______>
If you don't know already, Sirenia has released the video to their first single off of Nine Destinies and a Downfall, called "My Mind's Eye". I've seen a... mixed reaction to it so far, but I kinda like it. :] Anyway, here it is:
Anyway, for those who don't know already, Sirenia's going to be releasing a new album next year. It's called "Nine Destinies and a Downfall", and it's set to come out on Feb. 23rd, 2007.
Here's the tracklist:
1: The Last Call 2: My Mind’s Eye 3: One by One 4: Sundown 5: Absent without Leave 6: The Other Side 7: Seven Keys and Nine Doors 8: Downfall 9: Glades of Summer
Sounds pretty cool, if you ask me. And if you're curious to hear the new singer, you can hear Monika (the new singer) in her other band, Sinphonia, on their Myspace page so you can hear her voice. I think she fits in with Sirenia's style. What about you guys?
Oh, I got one more thing for you. These weren't even up on the official site yet, but on Sirenia's myspace: