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Xandria

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

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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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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

Check out "Dreamkeeper" here: More...

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Xandria Reveals Album Track Listing, Posts Teaser

Xandria's new album "Sacrificium" is set for release this coming May in Euruope via Napalm Records, and pre-orders are now available at this location.

Today the band reveals a teaser trailer, available below, and has announced the track listing will be as follows:

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 More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day Four

I woke up with a four alarm hangover….it was my birthday! For the second year in a row, I just couldn’t believe that I would spend it in such “majesty on the seas” with bands I admire and musicians I worship. I rose after just 4 ½ hours and reached for the knife that felt buried in my left temple. A quick look out the porthole of the room revealed a cloudy, foggy and rainy day. I stumbled to the shower and managed to get ready for the first show – Atrocity on the pool deck. I took the elevator to floor 11 to get some breakfast and I peaked through the back stage door (just out the elevator) and the rain was torrential. Ok…how is this going to work? More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Finalizes Lineup

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the final band just as the floating festival sets sail today. It was no surprise as Germany's Atrocity was named. The band makes up the majority of Leaves' Eyes, who are also on the cruise, and both acts will set out on a North American Tour with Moonspell this weekend right after the cruise returns to Miami on Friday morning (see tour dates here).

The sold out event will set sail at 4:00pm today from Miami with a stop at Costa Maya, Mexico on Wednesday before heading back to Miami on Friday morning. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide daily reports on all of the festival activities.

The final lineup is as follows:

Atrocity
Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Announces 2 More Acts; Reports Sellout

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced two of the final three acts as the final weekend before the floating festival sets sail in three days (Monday, January 27th) has arrived. California's Nekrogoblikon and Tampa death metal act Massacre were welcomed onboard in the last 24 hours.

Massacre will be performing some songs from their forthcoming album "Back From Beyond" during the band's two sets.

In addition, UMC reported that the event has sold out, however there are still single tickets in shared cabins still available. For more information, head on over to www.70000tons.com. The cruise dates are from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide reports on all of the activities.

There is at least 1 more band to be announced (it is unknown whether any add on acts will be announced as have been in past years) and the current lineup including the latest is as follows:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Three New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Norway's Keep Of Kalessin and International act Twilight Of The Gods.

For Swashbuckle, it will be the band's second appearance on the cruise and Twilight of the Gods appeared on the first cruise as a Bathory tribute band and will pay homage to Quorthon in one of the band's two sets this year.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Swashbuckle, Keep Of Kalessin and Twilight Of The Gods join the previously announced acts, with 3 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes More...

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Freedom Call, Unearth And Hatesphere Added To 70K

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: Germany's Freedom Call, Boston's Unearth and Danish death thrashers Hatesphere.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Freedom Call, Unearth and Hatesphere join the previously announced acts, with 6 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Novembers Doom
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Poltergeist
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Sonata Arctica Announces North American Tour

Finnish metal act Sonata Arctica announced a major and lengthy North American Tour for September-October. In support is Dutch act Delain and German symphonic metal act Xandria.

Sonata Arctica will support its upcoming new album "Pariah's Child," which is set for release on March 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Xandria will have its new release "Sacrificium" issued by May 2nd via Napalm Records, well before the start of the tour.

VIP packages (which include a meet and greet with Sonata Arctica and a poster of each event) are available at this location.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sept 2014

3 - USA - Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
4 - USA - Stage 48, NYC, NY
5 - USA - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
6 - USA - Palladium, Worcester, MA
8 - CAN - Club Soda, Montréal, QC
9 - CAN - Impérial de Québec, Québec City, QC
10 - CAN - Mavericks, Ottawa, ON
11 - CAN - Mod Club, Toronto, ON
13 - USA - Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
14 - USA - Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
16 - USA - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
17 - USA - Mojoes, Joliet, IL
19 - CAN - Park Theater, Winnipeg, MB
20 - CAN - The Exchange, Regina, SK
21 - CAN - Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
22 - CAN - Republik, Calgary, AB
24 - CAN - The Venue, Vancouver, BC
25 - USA - El Corazón, Seattle, WA
26 - USA - Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
28 - USA - Regency Center, San Francisco, CA
29 - USA - House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
30 - USA - The Grove, Anaheim, CA More...

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Gloryhammer & Poltergeist Named For 70000 Tons

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the next two bands for the upcoming floating festival: Gloryhammer (featuring Christopher Bowes of Alestorm and Thomas Lazlo Winkler formerly of Emerald) and reformed Swiss thrashers Poltergeist (featuring André Grieder, who sang vocals on Destruction's 1990 album "Cracked Brain").

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Gloryhammer and Poltergeist join the previously announced acts, with 9 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Novembers Doom
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Xandria Reveals New Album Title, Artwork & Date

German symphonic metal act Xandria announced that the band's new album will be entitled "Sacrificium" and will be released in Europe on May 2nd. Back in October, the band split with vocalist Manuela Kraller and announced new vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris).

The album's artwork can be seen below. More information on the new album is expected shortly.

In addition, the band announced a string of live dates to coincide with the new release (with more to follow):

14.03.2014 - AT - Innsbruck - Live Stage
01.05.2014 - DE - Aalen - Rock It
02.05.2014 - DE - Memmingen - Kaminwerk
03.05.2014 - AT - Graz - Explosiv
04.05.2014 - AT - Wien - Szene
09.05.2014 - UK - London - Underworld
10.05.2014 - UK - Bilston - Dames of Darkness Festival
17.05.2014 - DE - Bielefeld - Movie
22.05.2014 - DE - München - Backstage
23.05.2014 - DE - Heidelberg - Schwimmbad Club
24.05.2014 - DE - Schüttorf - Komplex
25.05.2014 - DE - Hamburg - Marx
28.05.2014 - DE - Köln - Underground
29.05.2014 - DE - Geiselwind - Out & Loud Open Air festival
30.05.2014 - CZ - Pilsen - Metal Fest CZ Open Air Festival More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Four New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the next four new bands for the upcoming floating festival: Death DTA (featuring Sean Reinert (Cynic) - drums, Paul Masvidal (Cynic) - guitar, Steve DiGiorgio (Autopsy, Testament, Iced Earth) - bass, and Max Phelps (Cynic)), Miami death/progressive fusion act Cynic, Chicago doom metallers Novembers Doom and German hard rock act Bonfire (who will play the entire "Fireworks" album at one of its performances).

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Death DTA, Cynic, Novembers Doom and Bonfire join previously announced acts, with 11 more bands still to be announced:

Carcass
Cripper
Dark Tranquility
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Four Pack Of Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced four new bands for the upcoming floating festival: German classical metal act Haggard, U.S. power metal veterans Vicious Rumors, the recently revived Austrian grindcore act Pungent Stench and Dutch death thrashers Izegrim.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Haggard, Vicious Rumors, Pungent Stench and Izegrim join previously announced acts, with 15 more acts still to be announced:

Carcass
Cripper
Dark Tranquility
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Leaves' Eyes
Obituary
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Xandria More...

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Xandria Posts Christmas Video

Xandria has posted a video Christmas message to fans, which can be viewed below. The outfit also comments:

"We wish you all a merry Christmas and a joyful new year! Have a great time everyone and may all your wishes for the new year come true. We hope to meet you all in 2014 and we promise, it will be an amazing year!"

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