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Sirenian Shores is an EP
Extended play
An EP is a musical recording which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify as a full album or LP. The term EP originally referred only to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play records and LP records, but it is now applied to mid-length Compact...

 by the Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 gothic metal
Gothic metal
Gothic metal or goth metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that combines the aggression of doom metal with the dark melancholy of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music...

 band Sirenia
Sirenia (band)
Sirenia is a gothic metal band from Stavanger, Norway which incorporates a mixture of gothic metal and symphonic metal, as well as extreme metal and death metal elements...

. It includes two new songs, "Sirenian Shores" and "Obire Mortem", a remix of "Save Me from Myself", an acoustic version of "Meridian" and a cover of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Norman Cohen, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships...

's "First We Take Manhattan
First We Take Manhattan
"First We Take Manhattan" is a song written by Leonard Cohen. It was originally recorded by Jennifer Warnes on her 1987 album Famous Blue Raincoat, which consisted entirely of songs written or co-written by Cohen.-Background and writing:...

". The EP was released on October 11, 2004, by Napalm Records
Napalm Records
Napalm Records is an Austrian independent record label focused on heavy metal and hard rock.Originally, Napalm Records focused mainly on black metal acts such as Abigor and Summoning and folk metal bands such as Falkenbach and Vintersorg....

.

Track listing

  1. "Sirenian Shores" – 6:01
  2. "Save Me from Myself" (remix) – 5:05
  3. "Meridian" (acoustic) – 4:05
  4. "First We Take Manhattan
    First We Take Manhattan
    "First We Take Manhattan" is a song written by Leonard Cohen. It was originally recorded by Jennifer Warnes on her 1987 album Famous Blue Raincoat, which consisted entirely of songs written or co-written by Cohen.-Background and writing:...

    " – 3:56 (Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Norman Cohen, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships...

     cover)
  5. "Obire Mortem" – 2:22

Credits

  • Morten Veland
    Morten Veland
    Morten Veland is a Norwegian musician. He was one of the founding members of the Norwegian gothic metal band Tristania and later founded Sirenia....

     – all instruments, harsh vocals
  • Henriette Bordvik – female vocals
    Singing
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

  • Fabienne Gondamin - female vocals on track 3
  • Emmanuelle Zoldan - female vocals on track 4
  • Kristian Gundersen – clean male vocals
  • Damien Surian, Emilie Lesbros, Johanna Giraud, Sandrine Gouttebel, Emmanuelle Zoldan, Hubert Piazzola, Mathieu Landry - choir