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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sirenia to release tenth album “Riddles, Ruins & Revelations”

Founded back in 2001 and after being active as a top-notch offering in the genre for almost 20 years, Sirenia serve a new, exquisite pearl of symphonic metal: the four-piece around mastermind Morten Veland releases its tenth studio album, “Riddles, Ruins & Revelations”, on February 12, 2021 via Napalm Records!

On this magical output, the French-Norwegian quartet combines a heavy symphonic sound with modern influences, which their most recent record, “Arcane Astral Aeons” (2018), is proof of. This time, Sirenia offers an exciting new twist to their songs, spicing them with electronic vibes, but never losing sight of their musical core. “Riddles, Ruins & Revelations” was produced, mixed and mastered by Morten Veland himself – which marks his first time doing so.

The band has unleashed a bewitching new music video for the first single “Addiction No. 1”. As the album opener, it immediately showcases the direction Sirenia are aiming in with their new epos and is a prime example of how modern melodies chime together with classic symphonic instrumentation. Electronic vibes merge with harsh riffing, while the catchy chorus draws the listener straight into the unique symphonic world of the four-piece, all topped with the outstanding vocals of Emmanuelle Zoldan.

Morten Veland about “Addiction No. 1”:

“This is our first single taken from the upcoming album. Musically I feel that this song really shows a modernized and new side of Sirenia. I find the song very catchy, but heavy at the same time. Furthermore we have given the electronic elements a bigger role in this song. We hope you’ll enjoy it!”