Taking its name from the Finnish word for ‘angel’, EnkeliNation was formed in November 2011 by Elina Siirala. A classically trained former opera singer from Finland, she moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal. In 2012, Elina started working with guitar player Shadow and this collaboration brought the sound of the band to a new level. Later on, Elina and Shadow have been joined by drummer Ben and most recently bassist Julia.
After playing numerous live shows in and around London, EnkeliNation brought out their first EP in September 2012. Spring 2014 saw the release of their official music video ‘Tears of Lust’ and in April the band supported Van Canto at the Underworld London. Their debut album (Tears of Lust) was launched in July, followed by a headline release show at The Underworld. EnkeliNation also played Bloodstock festival in August and toured in UK later in the year. Their new music video for 'Last time together' was funded through indiegogo, the campaign reaching 145% of the goal and was premiered in February 2015. The band played the Dames of Darkness festival in May and are currently writing new material for their second album.
Metal band enkElination combines the soaring and mesmeric voice of singer Elina Siirala with a full-bodied, artful sound all their own. Unique in its blend of the delicate and the powerful, enkElination brings together the drama of the operatic stage and the untamed expressiveness of metal. Their music captures stories both earthy and otherworldly; evoking feelings that stay with the listener long after the song has ended.