Stene grew up in a home filled with music. In an interview, she stated that her influences were the people with whom she had performed personally. Before Tristania, Stene mostly performed classical vocals at various music schools. She also sang in choirs and performed in jazz, folk, and classical concerts as a solo artist with varying musicians, and admitted that "all the traveling with the band makes it impossible to let a serious choir depend on you". Stene has cited Tori Amos, Björk, David Bowie, Tom Waits and Diamanda Galás as "only a few of many singers that I think are very good". Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano
Tristania's keyboardist, Einar Moen, said in an interview that Stene "has a classical education actually - sort of an opera school or university degree. And she has also taken singing lessons since she was a little girl, so she's always sung." He also mentioned that when he met Vibeke, she wasn't into gothic metal, but more into rock and heavy metal.
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