Interview with Morten Veland (Sirenia & Mortemia)

Mortemia Comes Back With Hauntingly Beautiful Compositions.

It’s been almost ten years since ¨Misere Mortem¨ was released from the mind of Morten Veland, being a studio project only ¨Mortemia¨ has now an interesting twist into it. By inviting talented Heavy Queens to enrich the concept behind this new long production ¨The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions¨ Morten has nailed it!

With a bit of time in his hands, and a privileged creative sensitivity Morten has already surprised us with two singles from this album. ¨The Enigmatic Sequel¨ with Madeleine Liljestam, and ¨Death Turns a Blind Eye¨ with Marcela Bovio.

We had a little chat with Morten Veland to talk about the plans for Mortemia and the concept of this new album.

Hello, Morten, thank you for taking the time to chat with us! How are you?

Morten – Hello. First of all, thanks a lot for your interest in Mortemia!! Your support is highly appreciated. 🙂

1. How did Mortemia start?

Morten – I had the idea to start Mortemia back in 2009. Back then I was composing a lot of material, and I felt that not all of it would fit into the Sirenia concept, and so I decided to channel it through Mortemia instead. I released the debut album ‘Misere Mortem’ back in 2010. But not much happened after that. Sirenia was taking up all my time, so I did not have the time to follow up on Mortemia until now. With the pandemic putting an end to all our touring plans, all of a sudden I had a lot of time on my hands. So I decided to get to work with Mortemia again.

2. Are you considering any other singers for the project, or are they already selected?

Morten – Most of them are already selected, but there are still some songs left that I need to find a singer for. It is a very interesting and exciting project to work on, and I feel very privileged and thankful to be able to work with such talented singers.

3. So, who are we expecting next? 

Morten – The next singer will be a super talented singer as well, for sure. 😉 A part of the concept is to keep the singer’s name a secret up until a week before release date, so each month I will announce a new singer and a new song. In this way the fans have something to look forward to every month. 🙂

4. Could you tell us a bit more about the meaning of the last song you recorded with Marcela?

Morten – The words are quite inspired by the pandemic, quite dark as most of my lyrics are. The song is powerful, dynamic and very melodic. And Marcela does an amazing performance that makes the song really shine.

Thank you for your time!

Morten – My pleasure, cheers!

You can check more about Mortemia, and Sirenia in the following links:

MORTEMIA – Death Turns a Blind Eye (feat. Marcela Bovio) official lyric video – YouTube

Death Turns a Blind Eye (feat. Marcela Bovio) by Mortemia – DistroKid

The Enigmatic Sequel (feat. Madeleine Liljestam):

Mortemia – Startside | Facebook
Mortemia (@mortemiaofficial) • Instagram-bilder og -videoerSpotify – Mortemia
‎Mortemia on Apple Music
Mortemia on Amazon Music
Mortemia (
Mortemia – YouTube

Sirenia – Official Sirenia WebsiteSirenia | Facebook
Sirenia – YouTube
sireniabandofficial (@sireniaband) / Twitter
Sirenia Official (@sireniabandofficial) • Instagram-bilder og -videoer
Sirenia (
‎Sirenia on Apple Music
Sirenia on Amazon Music
Sirenia on Spotify:
Products – Sirenia

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