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German symphonic/gothic band Xandria has unveiled the cover artwork for the band's long awaited fifth release "Neverworld's End" (seen below). The album marks the band's first release since "Salomé - the Seventh Veil" in 2007 and it features the band's new vocalist Manuela Kraller (Haggard).
The album is scheduled for release as follows:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24, 2012
Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22, 2012
Rest of Europe: February 27, 2012
USA, Canada: March 6, 2012
Xandria has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming new album:
"Some people, even some famous bands don't like Mondays... We do! As of this very Monday, we are proud to present the name of our upcoming album: 'Neverworld's End' will be the title of our late winter release and we are already completely thrilled to hear your feedback on the name - and the cover artwork, which you can check out here!
"Although the title may indicate it, this is not a concept album, but there is an overall theme threading its way through most of the songs. However, more about this on a later occasion - for now only this: It is not about Peter Pan ;)
"Plus: After you have had been watching Gerit recording the drums for 'Neverworld's End' last time, part two of our studio blog does take you to the bass and guitar recordings. Enjoy!" More...
Xandria has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming album:
"Hey everyone, exciting news! We are happy to announce the release date of the new, yet to be titled Xandria studio album! Please see below:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux and Italy: Feb 24th 2012
Spain, Finland, Sweden: Feb 22nd 2012
Rest of Europe: Feb 27th 2012
USA / Canada: Mar 6th 2012
"More release dates for other countries to be announced as soon as possible! But don't think we have been lazy. We have been recording and finalizing the album until last week. Check below to get a little insight on our recording sessions for the album. This very first part is documenting the recording of the drums, more parts will follow soon! Enjoy!
"PS: by December you should already be able to pre-order the album via Amazon and other outlets. We will keep you posted!" More...
A video trailer for the upcoming "Out of the Dark" Tour featuring Tristania, Van Canto, Xandria, Amberian Dawn and Serenity can be seen below.
Confirmed "Out of the Dark" Tour dates:
30.09.2011 Karlsruhe, Germany -Substage
01.10.2011 Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
02.10.2011 Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
04.10.2011 Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
05.10.2011 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
06.10.2011 Paris, France - Le Bataclan
07.10.2011 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
08.10.2011 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob (without Xandria)
09.10.2011 London, UK - O2 Academy Islington
11.10.2011 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
12.10.2011 Munich, Germany - Backstage
13.10.2011 Neu-Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
14.10.2011 Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
15.10.2011 Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Xandria has issued the following statement about the recent news of the band signing to Napalm Records:
"Finally we can present some very exciting news: there is a new Xandria album to come and we already roughly can reveal when this is going to hit record stores. We are working intensively to have the new longplayer out in early 2012!
"You all know why it took such a long time, but this was due to our search for THE right singer fit as well as for a few other business reasons. After Manuela had joined us in December last year, we got to speed in all essential business talks and finalized our songwriting, hence we are happy to announce that we now officially are part of the Napalm Records family!
"It took this time because we wanted to make sure that we would have the best conditions to record the new album the way we want it, and Napalm and us shared the same ideas, objectives and visions from the very beginning on. We are very confident Xandria and Napalm Records with its roster and expertise will make a great team! And last but not least, this past half a year with Manuela before starting to record the album was important to grow together as a band again, and also to let the songs combine with her new wonderful voice.
"We already have begun the recordings for the new album, to last throughout the rest of the summer. With mixing and the final mastering the work will be taking until end of this year, hence we are happy to proudly present the new album by early next year. In the meantime, Xandria will also be touring as part of the 'Out Of The Dark Festival Tour' along with VanCanto, Tristania, Serenity and Amberian Dawn, hitting European stages in early fall. More dates to be announced soon. please check our live dates' section online and watch out for a place near you to catch up with us!"
Sept 30th: Karlsruhe (Ger) – Substage
Oct 1st: Prague (CZ) – Abaton
Oct 2nd: Budapest (HU) – Club 202
Oct 4th: Milan (I) – Alcatraz
Oct 5th: Pratteln (CH) – Z7
Oct 6th: Paris (F) – Le Bataclan
Oct 7th: Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat
Oct 9th: London (GB) - O2 Academy Islington
Oct 11th: Cologne (Ger) – Live Music Hall
Oct 12th: Munich (Ger) – Backstage
Oct 13th: Neu-Isenburg (Ger) – Hugenottenhalle
Oct 14th: Hamburg (Ger) – Markthalle
Oct 15th: Dortmund (Ger) - Dortmund
Oct 21st: Wieze (B) - Oktoberhallen Metal Female Voices Fest
Napalm Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a record deal with Xandria:
"Germany's symphonic metal act Xandria and Napalm Records are proud to announce the worldwide signing of the female fronted 5-piece to the Austrian-based record company. Xandria's upcoming, fifth full-length studio album is scheduled to be released in early 2012. All of the previous studio albums prominently charted in the German Media Control album charts.
"After the departure of former lead singer Lisa Middelhauve, Xandria took some time off to find the perfect replacement and is now happy to present the new voice of Xandria: Manuela Kraller. Manuela might be familiar to some due to her past cooperation with Haggard."
Guitarist Marco Heubaum had this to say about Xandria's new business partner: "We wanted to make sure that we'd have the best conditions to record the new album the way we want it. Furthermore, Napalm and Xandria shared the same ideas, objectives, and vision from the very beginning. We are extremely confident that Xandria and Napalm Records, with its expertise and impressive roster of artists, will make a great team!"
The band is currently spending time in the studio, recording the yet untitled new album. The international release is scheduled for early 2012. In the meantime, Xandria will also be part of the "Out of the Dark Festival Tour" along with Van Canto, Tristania, Serenity, and Amberian Dawn, hitting European stages in early fall.
International live activities and festival appearances are planned around the release of the new album in 2012. In addition, Xandria will perform at the Metal Female Voices Festival (Belgium) in October 2011.
Revamp has issued the following announcement about dropping off the upcoming "Out of the Dark" tour with Tristania:
"Floor Jansen, front woman of Revamp, has not fully recovered from a burn out yet. For that reason Revamp regretfully cancelled participation in the European Out of the Dark Tour with Van Canto, Tristania, Xandria & Amberian Dawn. Here's a personal video from Floor explaining why we had to cancel the tour."
Norwegian gothic metal act Tristania, which recently announced it will be performing at the upcoming second 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, has now issued the following update about the "Out of the Dark" tour:
"Tristania will be back on the road in Europe for the Out of the Dark Festival Tour 2011. The 14 gigs from September 30th until October 15th will include eight different countries in Europe, and the tour live package contain the following bands: Tristania, Van Canto, Revamp, Xandria, and Amberian Dawn. More live shows to be announced soon....."
The promotional poster can be viewed after the jump, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
30.09.2011 (D) KARLSRUHE / Substage
01.10.2011 (CZ) PRAGUE / Abaton
02.10.2011 (H) BUDAPEST / Club 202
04.10.2011 (I) MILAN / Alcatraz
05.10.2011 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
06.10.2011 (F) PARIS / Le Bataclan
07.10.2011 (NL) HAARLEM / Patronaat
08.10.2011 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
09.10.2011 (GB) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
11.10.2011 (D) COLOGNE / Live Music Hall
12.10.2011 (D) MUNICH / Backstage
13.10.2011 (D) NEU-ISENBURG / Hugenottenhalle
14.10.2011 (D) HAMBURG / Markthalle
15.10.2011 (D) DORTMUND / FZW More...
Xandria is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Metal Female Voices festival, which is set to take place in Belgium from October 21st - 23rd.
Other confirmed bands for the festival include Therion, Doro, Battlelore, Stream of Passion, Deadlock, Amaranthe, Draconian, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found by heading over to this location.
Footage is also available of Xandria performing live with the band's new vocalist Manuela Kraller here.
Xandria has posted performance footage online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Many of you have asked for it, here it finally is: A video showing us performing with the orchestra on our January concert, that was also the first live appearance with our new singer Manuela! After a long time of waiting for it we now got some video material from the organizer of the show, so we hope you enjoy it!"
Xandria has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"The new singer! Today we present the new Xandria singer to you: Her name is Manuela Kraller and on our official homepage at this location you can get more infos on her! Here is a video clip with greetings from Manuela!"
German goth metal act Xandria have announced the addition of Manuela Kraller as its new, permanent vocalist. Manuela Kraller commented on joining Xandria by saying:
"My musical life started very late, at the age of 23. In a choir in Finland I discovered singing for me and since then it became my passion. I began to take classical singing lessons, sang in church and gospel choirs and soon I was asked to be a solo singer in choirs, at churchly and also at private occasions. But as I have grown up with metal and rock music I soon wanted to combine it with my classical background. So I started singing rock and metal songs with a friend and also wrote own songs for the first time. Soon after that I joined a metal band called Nagor Mar (Switzerland) and I also became a singer in the German band Haggard, where I had great experiences on stage and on tour. And now a 'new age' has begun for me and I am very pleased to be the new singer of Xandria!"
French act Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about recruiting a guest vocalist for the group's upcoming appearance at the Raismes Festival:
"Dear friends, we are delighted to announce that next Sept 12th, we will have the great honor to welcome on the stage of the Raismes Fest our friend Lisa Middelhauve as guest lead vocalist! Many of you already know Lisa as former front woman of the legendary German band Xandria. so you'll easily understand how thrilled we are at the idea of sharing the stage with such a great lady. Needless to say that this is an event that you won't want to miss, so... just see you all there!"
You can also check out Whyzdom's music via the band's MySpace page.
German gothic metallers Xandria, who announced their new vocalist earlier this month, have now issued the following statement that they are again seeking a new singer:
"We have good and bad news for you. First the bad ones: It now appears that Kerstin Bischof unfortunately can´t be the permanent new singer of Xandria. Due to occupational and private reasons she wants to concentrate on her non-musical career in the future and cannot support Xandria the way it would be necessary. We wish her all the best for the future!
"So here and now we are searching for a new singer again, details for applications follow in a few days on our official homepage. We know that you are waiting for a new album, and we are very sorry for keeping you waiting even longer for the new songs, with which we actually wanted to enter the recording studio now. The good news is that we will play the coming concerts nevertheless, cause our old singer Lisa Middelhauve has agreed to step in for them. But she will not enter the band again, so this will be an unexpected last opportunity for many fans to experience her on stage with Xandria once more!"
Xandria's upcoming shows are as follows:
5/7 2010 Thessaloniki (GR) - 8Ball Club
5/8 2010 Athens (GR) - AN Club
German goth metal band Xandria has issued the following statement about their new vocalist:
"We all have waited long for this moment, and without putting you on the rack anymore we just introduce her to you now:
"The new Xandria singer's name is Kerstin Bischof, and on our official homepage you now can find more infos on her and a greeting from her to you all!"
German goth metal band Xandria has issued the following statement about unveiling their new vocalist:
"You all might have guessed by the fact that there are so many new live dates that the day wouldn't be far: And right, in one week, on Sunday, February the 8th, on our official homepage, we will present the new Xandria vocalist to you!"
German goth metallers XANDRIA have announced the following tour dates:
3/05 - Chrudim, Czech Republic - Pitch Club
3/06 - Zlín, Czech Republic - Metal Mania Festival
3/07 - Jihlava, Czech Republic - Delnický D?m
8/25 - Caracas, Venezuela - Teatro Corpanca
8/26 - Bogota, Columbia - Teatro Libre
8/28 - Santiago, Chile - Blondie
8/29 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Tribe House
8/30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Super Rock
9/25-27 - Birmingham, UK - Metal Fest