Sirenia

Riddles, Ruins & Revelation with Morten Veland Due to the pandemic, this turned out to be a challenging album to make; we had to do many things quite different than we would typically do. The pandemic hit Europe with full force just a few days before we were supposed to begin the recording sessions for…

Everdawn

Cleopatra with Alina Gavrilenko We were lucky enough to get into the studio together and finish recording right before covid in Pennsylvania/New Jersey. At that point, we only had three days to record all vocals for 12 songs, with harmonies and layers. I had to sing for around 12 hours a day, so I’m amazed…

Ensiferum

Thalassic by Sami Hinkka Back in 1995 when Markus Toivonen (guitars, backing vocals) founded this band, he was at his friend’s home and started to go through Finnish-Latin-Finnish dictionary and there it was ‘Ensiferum: The one who carries a sword’. It fit perfectly the ideas he had for the band; heroism, fantasy, medieval-ish and metal…

Serenity

The Last Knight by Fabio D’Amore The name Serenity comes from a song title of the band Arena, from 1998. Our former keyboard player Mario, and founding member, had the idea for the title. I think it fits the band’s style and gives a calm and charming feeling when you spell or read it. We…