Silje Wergeland

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Silje Wergeland
Silje Wergeland The Gathering January 2010 Budapest Pic 04.jpg
Silje Wergeland in Budapest, 2010
Background information
Birth name Silje Wergeland
Born (1974-11-09) 9 November 1974 (age 41)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Occupation(s) Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter, Lyricist
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 2000 to present
Associated acts Octavia Sperati, Arcturus, Syrach, The Gathering, Danny Cavanagh, Tristania, Katatonia
Website The Gathering Official Page

Silje Wergeland (born November 9, 1974 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and pianist. She is best known as the current the lead vocalist of the Dutch progressive/alternative rock band The Gathering since 2009. [1] She was also the frontwoman of Norwegian doom/gothic metal band Octavia Sperati.

Musical career[edit]

Silje Wergeland was a founding member of the female group of gothic / doom metal Octavia Sperati in 2000, where she remained as vocalist and one of the main songwriters along with Gyri Losnegaard and Bodil Myklebust, until 2008. [2]

On 10 March 2009 it was announced that singer Wergeland joined Dutch rock band The Gathering, replacing singer Anneke van Giersbergen, who left to form her own band Agua de Annique. [3]

Her first studio album with The Gathering, The West Pole was released on May 2009. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Wergeland regularly lives in Bergen. She has a couple relationship with Mads Lilletvedt, drummer of the death / thrash metal local band Hellish Outcast and Sahg. They are the parents of two girls: Marie, born in August 2012 and Louise, born in February 2016.


With Octavia Sperati[edit]

With The Gathering[edit]


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