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An Elixir for Existence

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Released  August 3, 2004
Artist  Sirenia
Label  Napalm Records
Length  53:44
Release date  23 February 2004
Producer  Morten Veland
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Recorded  Stargoth Studios, Tau, Norway Sound Suite Studio, Marseille, France September and October 2003
An Elixir for Existence (2004)  Sirenian Shores (EP, 2004)
Genres  Gothic metal, Symphonic metal
Similar  Sirenia albums, Gothic metal albums

Sirenia lithium and a lover

An Elixir for Existence is the second studio album by the Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia, released in 2004. The album follows in the same vein as the previous At Sixes and Sevens, but includes a new female vocalist, Henriette Bordvik.


A large number of the songs are concerned with mental conditions, be it depression ("Voices Within"), drug use ("Euphoria") or thoughts of suicide ("The Fall Within"); of course, the meanings of all of these songs are subject to further conjecture.


  • Morten Veland – guitars, harsh vocals (on all tracks except #6 & #9), bass guitar, keyboards, programming, drums
  • Henriette Bordvik – female vocals (on all tracks except #9)
  • Kristian Gundersen – clean male vocals (on tracks #3, #4 & #7)
  • Anne Verdot – violin (on tracks #2, #3, #4 & #6)
  • Damien Surian, Mathieu Landry, Emmanuelle Zoldan, Sandrine Gouttebel, Emilie Lesbros – choir (on all tracks except #6)
  • Songs

    1Lithium and a Lover6:33
    2Voices Within6:53
    3A Mental Symphony5:26


    An Elixir for Existence Wikipedia

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