Photo credits Morten: Angst Im Wald – Photo credits Heidi: Marko Simonen
Morten Veland (SIRENIA, MORTEMIA and founder of TRISTANIA) released the 9th Mortemia song from ‘The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions’ today. The track features Heidi Parviainen (Dark Sarah) on guest vocals and it is available on all digital platforms as of today the 6th of May 2022. The track is entitled ‘Veiled in Despair’.
“I am proud and honoured to introduce Heidi Parviainen from Dark Sarah as my special guest for ‘The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions’. The ninth song is entitled ‘Veiled in Despair’, and is now available on all digital platforms.
I have followed Heidi’s work for a very long time, and I find her voice and vocal capabilities absolutely stunning. Every time Heidi starts singing I get instant goosebumps. The way that she pours emotions into everything she performs and her technical level is absolutely flawless. I feel truly privileged and thankful to have Heidi on board this project, and I am really looking forward to sharing this song with you all. This song is very doomy and melancholic and it has a very soundtrack-like vibe to it.”
“I felt honored when Morten asked me to sing on his new song, love his work and this song is very cinematic and atmospheric! I did the recording in the middle of Dark Sarah´s new album ´Attack Of Orym´ recordings and it was a very refreshing change! The song itself is very intimate, etheric, melancholic and I could say very Nordic too! You can almost hear the evergreen forests, misty meadows, fjelds and fjords when you close your eyes.”
Stream ‘Veiled in Despair’ feat. Heidi Parviainen HERE.
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 guest singer from the metal scene, so far the following singers has contributed:
Madeleine Liljestam (Eleine)
Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion, Ayreon, MaYaN, Dark Horse White Horse)
Alessia Scolletti (Temperance, ERA)
Liv Kristine (Liv Kristine, ex-Theatre of Tragedy, ex-Leaves Eyes)
Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum, The Dark Side of the Moon)
Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers)
Maja Shining (Forever Still)
Erica Ohlsson (Metalite)
Heidi Parviainen (Dark Sarah, ex Amberian Dawn)
More information at https://www.facebook.com/mortemianorway