Band Photo: Xandria (?)
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.
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