Morten Veland (SIRENIA, MORTEMIA and founder of TRISTANIA) is about to release the fourth Mortemia single from ‘The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions’. The song features Liv Kristine on guest vocals, and is due for release on the 10th of September 2021 via all digital platforms. The track is entitled ‘Decadence Deepens Within’.
After 11 years of silence Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist Morten Veland is once more active with his solo project Mortemia, this time with a brand new concept. ‘The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions’ is a series of singles released on a monthly basis, each song featuring a well known and highly profiled singer in metal. Madeleine Liljestam (Eleine), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion, Ayreon, MaYaN, The Gentle Storm, Dark Horse White Horse) and Alessia Scolletti (Temperance) were the three first special guests on this project. And now for the fourth single Morten has teamed up with Liv Kristine. Liv Kristine has achieved huge success with her former bands Theatre of Tragedy and Leaves Eyes in the past, and is now focusing on her solo career.
Here follow quotes from Morten and Liv Kristine:
I am proud and honored to introduce my long time friend and fellow Norwegian Liv Kristine as my special guest for ‘The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions’. The fourth song is entitled ‘Decadence Deepens Within’, and will be available on all digital platforms on the 10th of September 2021. Liv Kristine is truly one of the pioneers of the genre, and she certainly has paved the way and opened many doors for many bands that emerged in the late nineties and after. This song is really inspired by the nineties era, and I could not think of a more fitting singer than Liv Kristine to sing this song. The song really takes me back in time and gives me a good dose of that nineties nostalgia. Working on this project so far has been an amazing journey for me, and I feel truly privileged to have Liv Kristine onboard this project. I am really looking forward to sharing this song with you all.
After more than two decades, each one of us composing, recording and touring (even sharing stage and tour bus) the world with our music, Morten reached out to me for a collaboration. As soon as I heard the track on my headphones I thought “it was worth waiting”. The Mortemia song ‘Decadence deepens within“ is a brilliant piece of music and it feels like it has been made for me.” Now it’s time to let the world hear it. It’s Norwegian magic.
Photo credits Morten pics: Angst Im Wald