Morten pic by Angst im Wald
Morten Veland (SIRENIA, MORTEMIA and founder of TRISTANIA) released the first MORTEMIA song from ‘The Covid Aftermath Sessions’ today. The track features Federica Lanna (Volturian) on guest vocals and it is available on all digital platforms as of today the 9thof December 2022. The track is a cover version of Madonna’s song ‘Frozen’, originally released in 1998.
“I am proud and honoured to introduce Federica Lanna from the band Volturian as my special guest for ‘The Covid Aftermath Sessions’. The first song is a cover version of Madonna’s song ‘Frozen’, originally released back in 1998, our brand new version of the song will be available on all digital platforms on the 9th of December 2022.
Me and Federica did an awesome version of the song together, and I feel that this song also fits a symphonic metal arrangement very well. The original version is very dark and melancholic, so it made perfect sense to me to do a cover version of it. Federica has a really beautiful and expressive voice that fits perfectly for this track. I feel truly privileged and thankful to have Federica on board this project, and I am really pleased to be sharing this song with you all. Frozen is a great way to open the brand new project “The Covid Aftermath Sessions.”
“This summer me and Morten were having a little talk on IG about Madonna and her career, and we discovered that we are both in love with her masterpiece Frozen; when Morten told me that he was planning to make a cover of it and he wanted me to be on board I was so extremely happy to jump in. Not only because I am a huge fan of Madonna, but also because the arrangement of Morten was really a killer one, and I fell in love with it. I think that the dark and mystical atmosphere of the original song fits perfectly with symphonic metal sound and even if I am a soprano I always really liked to use my lower register and experience my darkest colors. I truly admire Morten and his work, so I am honored about this collaboration, and I am really proud of the result we achieved”
Listen to ‘Frozen’ feat. Federica Lanna on Spotify: Frozen (feat. Federica Lanna) by Mortemia – DistroKid
Also join Mortemia tonight at 18:00 hours CET, when the video clip premieres on the official Mortemia youtube channel.
After 11 years of silence Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist Morten Veland activated his solo project Mortemiaduring the early stages of the Covid 19 pandemic, this time with a brand new concept consisting of collaborations with multiple guest singers. ‘The Pandemic Pandemonium Sessions’ was a series of singles released on a monthly basis, each song featuring a well known and highly profiled guest singer from the metal scene. Now he is ready to endeavor on the next project entitled ‘The Covid Aftermath Sessions’, once more the project will feature multiple amazing guest singers.
So far the following singers has contributed for Morten Veland’s collaborations:
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)
Zora Cock (Blackbriar)
Linda Toni Grahn (Anima Veil, ex Follow the Cipher)
Caterina Nix (Chaos Magic)
Federica Lanna (Volturian)
More information at https://www.facebook.com/mortemianorway