Threat Signal, Valinor Excelsior, Niviane

Mon · April 23, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)


This event is 18 and over

SIRENIA was formed by Morten Veland in January 2001. Morten’s musical work was already well known through his work with his former band Tristania, a band he co-founded back in the mid nineties. Being the main songwriter for this band he was a part of defining the gothic metal sound from a very early time on.

With SIRENIA his intention was to bring it to the next level, a task he succeeded to fulfil. Up to date SIRENIA has released 7 albums, an EP and several singles. Their albums have made it to the charts in 6 countries, receiving great reviews worldwide. Meanwhile their singles have topped radio charts in several countries. Their 8th album ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ will be released on the 11th of November 2016 by Napalm Records. ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ is a very diverse and complete album that sums up the bands career in addition to adding new and exciting elements. With this album the band shows that they have staked out their musical path and perfected their unique style. SIRENIA has also toured extensively in Europe, Central and South America, Australia for over more than a decade and performed at the biggest festivals in Europe on the same billing as huge acts like; Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Korn, to mention a few.

SIRENIA sounds like a mixture of gothic metal and rock with classical orchestrations, in addition to some elements from more extreme metal genres. Their sound have a solid base in the powerful drums and bass supported by massive rhythm guitars, dressed with atmospheric keyboards and
spiced with melancholic violins and 12-string guitars. The music is at all times melodic and groovy. The vocal styles are diverse and consist of female vocals, choirs, growls, screams, clean male vocals, whispers and samples. The songs are very intense and the atmosphere changes frequently. The lyrics are based on reflections on life, death, love, hate, paranoia, anxiety and mental decline in general.

The band has been through some line-up changes over the years, but has now settled with a fixed and strong line-up. Sirenia is: Morten Veland [guitars and vocals], Emmanuelle Zoldan [female vocals], Jonathan A. Perez [drums] and Jan Erik Soltvedt [guitars].
Threat Signal
Threat Signal
Threat Signal is a Canadian metal band from the city of Hamilton, Ontario. Threat Signal was formed in late 2003 by cousins Jon and Rich Howard, eventually they added guitarist Kyle McKnight and began writing material. In early 2004, drummer Adam Matthews joined the band. Threat Signal posted their song "Rational Eyes" on an international metal chart on After a few weeks, the song reached #1, and it has received many awards including best guitars, best drums, best male vocals, best production, song of the week, and song of the day. In August 2004 Eric Papky, Kyle's former guitar teacher, joined the band on bass. Success on sparked some early record label interest and helped create a large following even prior to the band ever having played live. In August 2005 Marco Bresette replaced Eric Papky on bass guitar.

Current Members:
Jon Howard – Vocals (since 2003)
Pat Kavanagh – Bass guitar, backing vocals (since 2006)
Travis Montgomery – Lead guitar (since 2007)
Matt Perrin - Guitar (since 2013)

Past Members:
Kyle McKnight – Guitar (2003–2007)
Rich Howard – Guitar, backing vocals (2003–2006)
Eric Papky – Bass guitar (2004–2005)
Adam Matthews – Drums (2004–2006)
Marco Bressette – Bass guitar (2005–2006), guitar (2006–2007)
George Parfitt – Drums (2006–2007)
Norman Killeen – Drums (2007–2010) (Passed away on August 25, 2016)
Adam Weber – Guitar (2007–2010)
Alex Rüdinger - Drums (2010–2012)
Kris Norris – Lead guitar (2010, 2013)
Chris Feener - Guitar (2010-2012)
Joey Muha - Drums (2012-2015)
Valinor Excelsior
Venue Information:
Lee's Liquor Lounge
101 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55405