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 Venger and this collaboration brought the sound of the band to a new level. More recently, Elina and Shadow have been joined by bassist Alasdair and drummer Ben.
After playing numerous live shows in and around London, enkElination released their first EP in September of 2012. This current spring has seen the release of their official music video “Tears of Lust” and in April enkElination supported Van Canto at the Underworld London. Their debut album (Tears of Lust), was released 21st of July and they’re set to play Bloodstock festival 2014 in August.
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.