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Tristania is tagged as: gothic metal, symphonic metal, female fronted metal, metal, gothic

Tristania is a gothic metal band from Stavanger, Norway, formed in the end of 1996 by Morten Veland (male vocals/guitars), Einar Moen (keyboards), and Kenneth Olsson (drums). Soon thereafter, the band’s original lineup was fleshed out further with the addition of guitarist Anders Hidle, bassist Rune Østerhus (who was recently replaced by Ole Vistnes), and vocalist Vibeke Stene (who has been replaced by Mariangela Demurtas).
The band’s music is usually classified as gothic metal, due to its strong ties with the genre’s history in addition to the band’s use of styles and traits stereotypical of the genre. However, they pride themselves on their musical diversity, as evidenced by the evolution of their music over the course of their five studio albums.
Tristania’s earlier albums Widow’s Weeds and Beyond the Veil put a lot of focus around classical like female vocals, haunting choruses and classical instruments such as pipe organ, flutes and violins. The leading voice on many of their songs was the menacing harsh vocals of Morten Veland. The atmosphere is also achieved by quite unique sounding guitar effects.|Morten Veland left in 2000 for “musical and social differences” to form the band Sirenia.
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Top 10 Tristania Songs
My Lost Lenore
Midwintertears
Mercyside
The Ravens
Sanguine Sky
Sirene
Deadlocked
Open Ground
Wormwood
Destination Departure
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Illumination
Widow's Weeds
World of Glass
Beyond the Veil
Ashes
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Midwintertears/Angina
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