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Elexorien

Formed: 2004
From: Groningen, Groningen Province, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Elexorien News

Below is our complete Elexorien news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Elexorien Calls It A Day

Elexorien has issued the following announcement about officially breaking up, as well as about forming a new band titled Qauntum Theory:

"Legions, this may come as a surprise, but we hereby announce that our band is no more. We literally buried the hatched -or the blade, if you will- and will no longer operate under the banner of Elexorien.

"In many ways, this has been quite a tough decision. In others, it was the best choice we could have made, for we are proud to announce the following: We will keep on rocking!

"Liza, Ronald, Bert and Lain, as well as close comrades Jarno (ex-Thronar, ex-Murder Manifest) and Nikky (ex-Noir, Paradox Machine) have formed a new band called Quantum Theory, which is working on a brand new album as we speak. For details, please visit the Quantum Theory website, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.

"Merlijn will still be playing drums in his other band Praetor. The Last Post sounds as we say our personal goodbyes to the band and everyone that was involved, including YOU, proud Legions of the Blade. Endless cheers to all of you out there!" More...

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Elexorien Issues Band Update

Elexorien has checked in with the following update about booking a new show and performing material from an upcoming second album:

"A new show has been booked. On Saturday, the 30th of October, we will be sharing the stage with Indica from Finland. The scene of this female fronted frenzy will be Veenendaal’s Escape.

"In other good news today: we will be performing some new material that night, as our 2nd album is on its way. More details on that will be posted here at a later date. This also is a great opportunity for all of you who haven’t witnessed The New And Improved Elexorien on stage yet, to see the new line-up perform live. We're looking forward to seeing all of you in Veenendaal on the 30th of October!"

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Slechtvalk Reveals New Album Details Online

Dutch metal band Slechtvalk has announced that their new album, "A Forlorn Throne," will be released on May 31st. The band will host an official release show at 'De Kelder' in Amersfoort (NL) on May 28th. Support acts will be ELEXORIEN and MYRKVAR.

Slechtvalk went to Sweden to record the new album with producer/engineer Johan "the ant" Örnborg at Studio Mega. The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. The cover artwork was designed by Raymond Swanland. The album also features guest vocals by Erik Grawsiö from Manegarm on 3 songs.

The tracklisting for "A Forlorn Throne" is as follows:

01. Tamers of the Seas
02. Forsaken
03. Desolate
04. Divided By Malice
05. Allegiance
06. Enthroned
07. Bewailed
08. Towards The Dawn
09. Vengeance Of A Scorned King

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Elexorien Recruits New Vocalist

Elexorien has issued the following update about recruiting a new vocalist:

"New vocalist found! Hearken, proud Legions of the Blade, and hear our words, for we have been quiet for too long, now. Allow us to share something with you. Something out of the ordinary, really. A thing which fills us with great pride and honour, and which has changed our perspective for the better, from a reminiscent gaze at what we have achieved so far, to boldly looking ahead at a bright and splendorous future for Elexorien.

"My friends, we have found our new singer! Lotte - Vocals. Nineteen years of age, she goes by the name of Lotte, and she will manifest baffling new definitions of sounding the siren call. Numerous events are being planned as we speak, so have no fear of missing out on an opportunity to behold us in full glory once more in the near future. Exact dates and locations of said conquerings will be announced soon. We expect our Legion to be at its full strength, and present at all skirmishes. As always, we are looking forward to rush into the fray side by side with you."

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Elexorien Seeking New Female Singer

Elexorien has issued the following announcement about seeking a new female vocalist:

"Mightiest of hails to you all, Legions of the Warblade! Now that five of us remain, we are as of now looking for a new sixth member to complete our ranks once more. For this, a new female vocalist is needed. For those who consider themselves worthy and daring enough to join us, a few things may be of interest to you, all jotted down in the following list.

"We offer the following grand adventures, splendid deeds and epic quests:

- Plenty of shows, in the Netherlands as well as abroad. The South-American conquest we recently undertook was but the beginning of even grander things to come!
- An extremely varied style of music with plenty of room for your personal touch and ideas.
- Recording of our second album, early 2010.
- As one cannot solely fight battles, tons of fun and good times will of course be had.

"We expect, require and demand the following:

- Outstanding vocal skills, and knowledge on how to turn a stage into your personal battleground. In short, a stage-beast with one hell of a voice! (Preferably classically trained singers !)
- Experience, as much as possible. On stage as well as experience in working in and with a band.
- A professional attitude.
- 200% dedication! We will not settle for anything less, as Elexorien is a huge part of our lives, and we have no desire to be 'just another band'.
- A well-developed sense of humour, in order to survive the long road to our shows.
- Your own means of transport is not required, but it would be greatly appreciated. In case you still think you are the one for us, then please send us your application per E-mail, which includes everything about you (+ sound clips/mp3’s/Myspace links, etc…) to the following address: info@elexorien.com More...

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Elexorien Parts Ways With Vocalist

Elexorien has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist Iné Zijlstra:

"Proud Legions,

"We hereby announce the departure of Iné as vocalist of Elexorien. Due to personal differences, we no longer feel we are a solid unit, and we were left with no other choice but to go separate ways.

"Iné’s statement is as follows: 'Although it hurts inside, I’ve made the decision to leave Elexorien. Due to some personal issues I feel like I can not put a hundred percent effort in this band at the moment. Being the singer of Elexorien has been an amazing experience; I absolutely love making music, being on stage, going on tours and having fun. The recent South-America tour is a fantastic memory forever. It was a great honour to perform for you, the fans. Maybe you will see me in other musical projects in the future. I want to thank Elexorien for all the good times we shared and wish them all the best for the future. I hope the band will be on stage again very soon! Especially I would like to thank you, the fans, and everyone who helped me or Elexorien the last five years. You’re the best, I will never forget you!'

"We would like to thank Iné for the good times we shared and fun we had, and wish her nothing but the best in her future musical and personal enterprises. Updates on Elexorien’s future will be posted here soon. No need to panic - we will continue burning stages as soon as possible! Thank you for your time and attention."

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Elexorien Issues Post Tour Recap

Epic battle metal band Elexorien has issued the following post tour recap from their South American performances:

"Time flies, when you’re having fun. Last night’s show in Bogota, Colombia, was the last one of our South American tour with God Dethroned. 4 countries, 13 shows, tons of fun, a whole lot of new friends and new additions to the Legion of the Warblade, and last but not least an immense experience for all of us.

"We hereby would like to express our endless gratitude to everyone involved, especially to the following people: Tiago and his entire crew of fantastic people, Jose, Helmut @ Soho Pub Guayaquil, Paul, Nelson and his team, all the bands that supported us on this tour, Belphegor for the fun and good times in Colombia, and of course our dear friends and most esteemed colleagues of mighty GOD DETHRONED for all the things we went through together! Endless beers and cheers for your support, advice, great fun, and all the awesome shows we played together.

"And of course, to YOU out there - the ever-growing Legion of friends, followers, and faithful fans. Thank you so much for coming to the shows and setting ablaze the night skies while howling your battlecries to the silver moon. Eternal hails and ales to Santo Andre, Curitiba, Bauru, Campinas, Arequipa, Lima, Trujillo, Loja, Guayaquil, Quito, Medellin and Bogota! We hope to be back soon!

"As always, with utmost honour, we salute you."

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Elexorian Streaming New Song Online

Epic battle metal band Elexorien has issued the following statement about streaming a new song on their official MySpace page:

"For those who patiently waited: our recently recorded song “For Those Who Remain” is online now! You can check the Media-section on www.elexorien.com and our Myspace to listen to our work and download it for free!! As we have stated before, this is a track from our upcoming album, and part of its grand concept. More info on that will be posted at a later time. For now, enjoy the song, and spread the word!"

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Elexorien To Tour South America With God Dethroned

Dutch folk/Viking metallers, Elexorien have announced a South American tour with fellow Dutch death metal band God Dethroned. The tour schedule is currently as follows:

09/03 - Santo Andre-SP, Catedral Bar (BRA)
09/04 - Opera 1, Curitiba-PR (BRA)
09/05 - Hangar 110, Sao Paolo-SP (BRA)
09/06 - Campinas–SP, Hammer Rock Bar (BRA)
09/07 - tba, Botucatu-SP (BRA)
09/09 - tba, Ica (PER)
09/11 - tba, Huancayo (PER)
09/12 - tba, Lima (PER)
09/13 - tba, Trujillo (PER)
09/15 - tba, Cuenca (ECU)
09/16 - tba, Quito (ECU)
09/18 - Alterno Bar, Cali (COL)
09/19 - Aula Multiple Porvenir, Rionegro-Antioquia (COL)
09/20 - Club Gotika , Bogota (COL) More...

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Elexorien Announces New Drummer Merlijn Poolman

Dutch battle metal act ELEXORIEN have issued the following update:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!

We are proud to announce that our search for a new drummer has ended! The latest addition to the pack is known as Merlijn Poolman, who is also known for drumkit devastation in ABDUCTED, and for supplying artillery fire in WINTER SIEGE. Now that we are at full strength once more, the newly risen storm will be ravaging the stage again soon! Apart from fine-tuning the details of our current set, we will finally continue working on new material for our upcoming album."

Many hails,
Lainedil & Elexorien

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