Syrens Call

Location:  France Genre: Progressive Metal
Status: Inactive Current Label: Pervade Productions
Years Active: 1998-2013

Power, Melody, Emotion. These three words together fully show what the musical universe of SYRENS CALL is.
Created late in 1997, the band records the song ‘Strange Reality’ at the LB Lab under the leadership of Stéphane Buriez (LOUDBLAST). The critics are positive both in national and international magazines. Soon, the fans show the same enthusiasm.

syrens callThis wonderful welcoming transcends the band who then works flat out to write the first chapter of its history. Released in 2000 and entitled “Fantasea”, the first album is going to give SYRENS CALL the opportunity to make itself known in France and abroad as well.
Although it was made in their own studio – except for a version of ‘Far Away’ recorded at the LB Lab – the quality of the work seduces the BRENNUS label which releases the album in 15 countries.

MAXIMUM CD – Russia – and HELLION RECORDS – Brazil – labels sign in turn with the band, which is therefore given the opportunity to enlarge its audience a bit more.

From then on, the band performs with famous bands in the metal scene such as ARK, THRESHOLD, VANDEN PLAS, WITHIN TEMPTATION, SUPERIOR, THE GATHERING and even did the opening act for DORO in Paris in January 2002.

The core of fans expands… So does the band! Then the band gets a new member – Frank Manier on the keyboards. He completes the initial quintet in September 2002. This young musician brings a brand-new life into the band, which is already working hard on its second album. He integrates the band rapidly. The new songs are given another dimension and the recording for “Emoceans” can start.

Recorded during 2003 in SYRENS CALL’s own studio, then mixed and mastered by Bruno Levesque (SILENCE) in January-February 2004, “Emoceans” proves the band’s ability to reach new standards by offering something more melodic, mature and powerful. This evolution has been confirmed by a positive welcoming of the album by the media.

But the good balance within the band is compromised when the members decide to part ways with their singer just after performing a memorable show at the Metal Female Voices Festival II at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, opening for bands like NIGHTWISH and EPICA.

SYRENS CALL then begins the composition process of a new album. Meanwhile they find their new frontwoman in summer 2005 after several months of search and audition. Her name is Soraya.
The rapid integration of Soraya makes possible the quick recording of new songs played live during Fall 2005. A 5 tracks MCD named “Against Wind and Tide”, containing 3 new compositions, a new version of ‘Aquatic Coma’ and a cover of DEPECHE MODE ‘Enjoy The Silence’, is available since September 2006, once again on the BRENNUS label. But even before its official release this CD opened SYRENS CALL the door to the French final of the METAL BATTLE in Paris in 2006.

Convinced that Soraya’s arrival is giving the band a new dimension SYRENS CALL continues making steps forwards with a performance at Raismesfest 2007 sharing the bill with bands like GOTTHARD, AFTER FOREVER, THERION or GLEN HUGUES; an opening gig for SYMPHONY X in Lille and, cherry on the cake, the recording of its anniversary concert the 3rd of May 2007. This very special moment in the band’s history was released in a double deluxe digipack DVD/CD entitled “Live From The Abyss” on the label Thundering Records/Pervade Productions in May 2008. During 2008 and 2009 SYRENS CALL did several concerts to promote their DVD through electric shows and even acoustic gigs for the first time.

The success of the DVD makes SYRENS CALL confident to record “Raging Waters”, the first LP with Soraya behind the mike, which will be released by Pervade Productions in November 2010. Raging Waters has been recorded and mixed by Frank Manier in the Booster Studios. It can be noted that the 14-minute epic song ‘The Dance of Light’ features a Death-metal vocal part from Stéphane Buriez (LOUDBLAST). Raging Waters has been mastered at the legendary Finnvox studios by Mikka Jussila, well-known for his work with NIGHTWISH and STRATOVARIUS (among many others).
SYRENS CALL will be back on stage by September 2010 to defend their new songs. This is just the beginning of a new page in the band’s history…

Members:

  • Soraya HOSTENS – Vocals
  • Thibaut COISNE – Guitar
  • Stéphane THURIOT – Guitare
  • Sébastien PAUL – Drums
  • Eric SERRE – Bass
  • Frank MANIER – Keyboards

Discography:

Fantasea (LP) 2000
Emoceans (LP) 2004
Against Wind and Tide 2006
Live from the Abyss 2008
Raging Waters 2010

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