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Xandria

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Formed: 1997
From: Bielefeld, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Xandria News

Below is our complete Xandria 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.

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Xandria Kicking Off Tour With Kobra And The Lotus

Napalm Records label-mates Xandria and Kobra and the Lotus are set to kick off their North American tour tonight in New York, NY at Webster Hall's Marlin Room. Both bands have been chomping at the bit to return to the states and the time is finally here.

Xandria is touring in support of latest release and seventh studio album overall "Theater of Dimensions" (check out our review here). The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking, while remaining an incredibly metallic effort.

Kobra and the Lotus is set to release new album and Napalm Records debut "Prevail I" this Friday, full of blistering guitars, pounding rhythms, and haunting vocal melodies that take the listener on a sonic journey.

Kobra Paige comments: "It's been a long time coming for Kobra and the Lotus to release new music and what could be better than to do it on this power packed tour coming up. We are super pumped to be hitting the road with the mighty Xandria and Once Human! It's sure to be a show that has something for everyone and charges people up from start to finish. Prevail I releases Friday but we will be kicking off the tour with the same blast of new tunes right off the bat...can't wait to bang some hair and melt some ears!!! See ya soon." More...

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Xandria Announces North American Tour

Xandria is ready to bring a breathtaking live show back to North America for a headline tour this May. Support on the tour will come from label mates Kobra And The Lotus and Once Human.

The tour kicks off May 9th in New York, NY and runs through May 30th in Mesa, AZ. A complete list of dates can be found below, all supporting latest album "Theater Of Dimension" (reviewed here).

The band cannot wait to tour North America and comments: "We are super excited to go on our first ever North American headline tour in May, playing east to west coast, along with the wonderful Kobra and the Lotus as well as Once Human. Let's get these places rocked!" More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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Xandria Hears The "Call Of Destiny"

It is only ten days until the release of the exciting new album "Theater Of Dimensions" via Napalm Records (January 27th) from symphonic metal act Xandria. The band has been absolutely dominating the subgenre for nearly 20 years. Pre-order the album now at this location.

On the album the band commented: "We brought back plenty of memories, sometimes just bits and pieces, but those stuck to our heads. And it made us see who we are and where we wanted to take our music. All this makes the most colourful Xandria album so far. It contains our most heavy and most emotional moments.”

For "Theater Of Dimensions" the band teamed up again with producer Joost van den Broek. The album features guest vocal appearances from Henning Basse (Firewind), Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), Björn Strid (Soilwork) and Ross Thompson (Van Canto). There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. Folklore and ballad chime in ("Forsaken Love"), heavy thrash rears its ugly head ("We Are Murderers (We All)"), and overall there is no doubt: Xandria are not only fearless, they are at their most entertaining and thrilling!

Today, the band has once again teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to unleash a music video for the brand new song "Call of Destiny." Check it out below.

The track listing for "Theater of Dimensions" is as follows:

1. Where the Heart Is Home
2. Death to the Holy
3. Forsaken Love
4. Call of Destiny
5. We Are Murderers (We All) (Feat. Björn Strid) (see lyric video here)
6. Dark Night of the Soul
7. When the Walls Came Down (Heartache Was Born)
8. Ship of Doom
9. Ceilí
10. Song for Sorrow and Woe
11. Burn Me (Feat. Zaher Zorgati)
12. Queen of Hearts Reborn
13. A Theater of Dimensions (Feat. Henning Basse)

MetalUnderground.com is proud to present "Call of Destiny" here: More...

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Xandria Declares "We Are Murderers (We All)"

Xandria has been dominating the symphonic metal scene for nearly 20 years. Since the addition of vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen in 2013, the band has upped its game with the impressive offering "Sacrificium" in 2014 and the "Fire & Ashes" EP in 2015. The band doesn't hold back with the upcoming release of "Theater of Dimensions," which is set to drop on Napalm Records on January 27th.

Today, the band has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to unleash what is arguably the band's heaviest song to date - "We Are Murderers (We All)." The song features a guest vocal appearance from Soilwork's Björn Strid.

The track listing for "Theater of Dimensions" is as follows:

1. Where the Heart Is Home
2. Death to the Holy
3. Forsaken Love
4. Call of Destiny
5. We Are Murderers (We All) (Feat. Björn Strid)
6. Dark Night of the Soul
7. When the Walls Came Down (Heartache Was Born)
8. Ship of Doom
9. Ceilí
10. Song for Sorrow and Woe
11. Burn Me
12. Queen of Hearts Reborn
13. A Theater of Dimensions

MetalUnderground.com is proud to present "We Are Murderers (We All)" here: More...

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Xandria Comments On Upcoming Album

Xandria's new album "Theater Of Dimensions" will be released worldwide on January 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records. The band comments:

"After the release of 'Sacrificium' we embarked on our longest tour so far. Over 150 shows that took us around the globe. Through so many different countries and diverse cultures. Through so many different, yet inspiring dimensions.

"We brought back plenty of memories, sometimes just bits and pieces, but those stuck to our heads. And it made us see who we are and where we wanted to take our music. Made us fearless. Made us push our boundaries once more. Made us cross some so-called genre defining borders. Made us bundle all our trademarks and take them to the next level.

"All this makes the most colourful Xandria album so far. It contains our most heavy and most emotional moments. Again, producer Joost van den Broek did a phenomenal job capturing the atmosphere down to every detail. 'A Theater of Musical Dimensions.' Can't wait to share the songs with you..."

Xandria will be heavily hitting the road not only in Europe but also in Latin America, Canada and the US. Find all upcoming tour dates and festival shows listed below. More...

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Xandria Reveals New Album Art

Xandria just checked in with this announcement about gearing up to release a new album early next year:

"Today is the day that we proudly present the cover artwork, title and release date of our upcoming album to the world! And what a proud moment this already is! The first milestone is here and with it we start the countdown to the worldwide release: Jan 27th - 2017. With our new album we, Xandria, will cross the boundaries of our genre, present you with a bolder sound and lure you into our 'Theater of Dimensions!'" More...

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Public Sales Begin For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...

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The Agonist Announces Tour With Epica

Recent Napalm Records signees The Agonist will be hitting the road this fall in North America alongside Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse.

Additionally for the first three shows, label-mates Xandria will share the bill. On November 8th Napalm outfit Arkona will join the tour in place of Xandria for the duration of the tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The Agonist is also currently hard at work on a Napalm Records debut album, due later this year with full details still to come. More...

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Metal Bands Express Support For Paris

Since the ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 dead, bands from across the globe have come come online to express their support for the people of France.

It's no surprise that many metal band actually played the same venue (the Bataclan) that was assaulted Friday night in the attack at the Eagles Of Death Metal show. Below are several longer messages left by metal and hardcore bands about the situation.

For those with strong stomachs, footage has also come online shot just outside the venue during the attack as show-goers fled from the terrorist gunmen.

Xandria: "Hand in hand for love, not hate. Today we wanted to share news and updates about our music with you - but like you all we too are left speechless. When a scene of terror hits you so close to home you truly feel how fragile the world is and how scarce mankind being united has become. As touring musicians, we had been playing yesterday's scene of terror, 'Le Bataclan' in Paris, multiple times ourselves. Today it's hard to imagine that a place where we found happiness in numerous occasions, within minutes became a house of horror. Violence and war are never an answer! " More...

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Xandria Takes A "Voyage Of The Fallen"

German symphonic metal act Xandria is one day from issuing the brand new EP "Fire & Ashes" (due out July 31st via Napalm Records), the follow up to the 2014 slab of perfection called "Sacrificium," the first release to feature vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (see review here).

Today, the band teams up with Metal Unfdergound.com for the exclusive unleashing of the lyric video for the opening track "Voyage of the Fallen." The EP features three new tracks, two re-recorded classics - "Ravenheart" (from the 2004 release of the same name) and "Now & Forever" (from the 2005 release "India") - and two covers: Sonata Arctica's "Don't Say a Word" and Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything for Love."

The full track listing for "Fire & Ashes" is:

1. Voyage of The Fallen (New Track)
2. Unembraced (New Track)
3. In Remembrance (New Track)
4. Ravenheart (2015 Version)
5. Now & Forever (2015 Version)
6. Don't Say A Word (Sonata Arctica Cover)
7. I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (Meatloaf Cover)

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Xandria Details New EP "Fire & Ashes"

German symphonic metal act Xandria announced the details of the upcoming new EP to be entitled "Fire & Ashes." The EP will drop on July 31st via Napalm Records. The cover artwork (shown below) was designed by eminently respectable Felipe Machado, known also for his works with Rage, Blind Guardian, Iron Savior and Rhapsody of Fire.

In addition to three new tracks, "Fire & Ashes" will feature two re-recorded classics: "Ravenheart" (from the 2004 release of the same name) and "Now & Forever" (from the 2005 release "India"). Two covers will be included as well: Sonata Arctica's "Don't Say a Word" and Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything for Love."

The band commented on the choice of the Meatloaf classic: "During the photoshoot for the Sacrificium record we were digging through our music libraries to find something appropriate for getting us in the right mood. At some point we got stuck with an artist every one of us had a crush on someone with and a story to tell about back then from our teenager days in the earlier 90ies.

"We straight away started joking about doing a Xandria version of this particular song, but really forgot about it until the discussion of doing some remake for an EP came up again. With the biggest respect we started this operation of transforming one of our all time faves, a real classic, into a Xandria hymn. Well, we think we quite did an 'okay' job and on July the 31st it`s your turn to decide whether you`ve got a favorite song or not."

The track listing for "Fire & Ashes" is:

1. Voyage of The Fallen (New Track)
2. Unembraced (New Track)
3. In Remembrance (New Track)
4. Ravenheart (2015 Version)
5. Now & Forever (2015 Version)
6. Don't Say A Word (Sonata Arctica Cover)
7. I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (Meatloaf Cover) More...

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Xandria To Release New EP This Summer

German symphonic metal act Xandria has been at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands recording new music for an EP release this summer, as a follow up to "Sacrificium" (see review here). The full details of the EP are not yet revealed, but in addition to three new tracks there will be a few classics re-recorded, as well as some cover songs.

The band posted the following message:

"Well, we dropped a few hints here and there, so let's be straight forward on this now: No rest for the wicked - there will be an EP coming out this summer! As some of you might have already heard or seen on our Instagram channel, we currently have invaded the Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands to nail down some new music for you folks.

"Everything we are recording right now will end up on this yet to be titled EP. Not only it will contain 3 brand new tracks… No, here comes the fuzz: we are also going to have two remakes of Xandria classics and 1 or 2 cover versions for you!

"How does that sound? We can promise . It's gonna be rad!!!"

More information is expected soon.

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Powerwolf To Tour With Civil War And Xandria

Powerwolf today announces the support bands and additional dates for the upcoming Wolfsnächte tour, commenting:

"We're happy to have gathered a great lineup for the upcoming Wolfsnächte tour 2015. The wolves will be accompanied by none less than Germany's power metal hopefuls Orden Ogan, Swedish troopers Civil War (the new band of Ex-Sabaton members) as well as German / Dutch symphonic metallers Xandria.

"With this package featuring a wide variety of melodic and epic metal, we're damn sure these nights - topped by the biggest Powerwolf stage show to date - will become truly unforgettable!" More...

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Dutch Artists Collaborate For "The Power Of Love"

The Power of Love is a Dutch metal collaboration for the Red Cross, a very special large-scale collaboration between Netherlands-based metal artists to help gather donations and bring aid to victims of sexual abuse in conflict territories, featuring (amongst others) Floor Jansen, Simone Simons, Mark Jansen, Charlotte Wessels, Arjen Lucassen, and Ruud Jolie.

The Power Of Love comes on the occasion of 3FM’s Serious Request 2014 - a massive Dutch charity event that is organised every year by one of Netherland’s biggest radio stations.

From December 8th onward, fans will be able to give a donation and download a heavy cover of “The Power of Love,” originally performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, at this location. The lineup includes: More...

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Xandria Posts New Album Unboxing Video

With the countdown to "Sacrificum" on, Xandria has released an unboxing video for the new album, which is due out on May 5th. Pre-orders are available here, and the clip can be seen below.

A previously posted teaser trailer can be found at this location, and the album's track listing is:

1. Sacrificium
2. Nightfall
3. Dreamkeeper
4. Stardust
5. The Undiscovered Land
6. Betrayer
7. Until The End
8. Come With Me
9. Little Red Relish
10. Our Neverworld
11. Temple Of Hate
12. Sweet Atonement

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Xandria Posts New Video For "Nightfall"

Xandria released a music video for the new track "Nightfall." The video premiered over on Metal Insider at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the new album entitled "Sacrificium," which will release via Napalm Records on May 2nd (G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), May 5th (EU), May 6th (North America) and May 7th (ESP/SWE/NOR).

"Sacrificium" sees the debut release with new vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris). The track list for the album is:

1. Sacrificium
2. Nightfall
3. Dreamkeeper (see lyric video)
4. Stardust
5. The Undiscovered Land
6. Betrayer
7. Until The End
8. Come With Me
9. Little Red Relish
10. Our Neverworld
11. Temple Of Hate
12. Sweet Atonement

Check out "Nightfall" here: More...

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Xandria Posts "Sacrificium" Album Preview

Xandria released a preview clip, featuring clips from the entire new release entitled "Sacrificium." The album is set for release via Napalm Records on May 2nd (G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), May 5th (EU), May 6th (North America) and May 7th (ESP/SWE/NOR).

"Sacrificium" sees the debut release with new vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris). The track list for the album is:

1. Sacrificium
2. Nightfall
3. Dreamkeeper
4. Stardust
5. The Undiscovered Land
6. Betrayer
7. Until The End
8. Come With Me
9. Little Red Relish
10. Our Neverworld
11. Temple Of Hate
12. Sweet Atonement

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Xandria Premieres New Lyric Video "Dreamkeeper"

Germany's Xandria premiered the lyric video for the new track "Dreamkeeper" over at Bravewords (also in the player below). The track appears on the upcoming new release "Sacrificium," which drops via Napalm Records on May 5th.

The album marks the first with new vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris). The track list for the album is:

1. Sacrificium
2. Nightfall
3. Dreamkeeper
4. Stardust
5. The Undiscovered Land
6. Betrayer
7. Until The End
8. Come With Me
9. Little Red Relish
10. Our Neverworld
11. Temple Of Hate
12. Sweet Atonement

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