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Xandria Inks Deal With Napalm Records

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.

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