Symphonic metal band Xandria has changed vocalist once again. The five piece is presenting the Dutch talent Dianne van Giersbergen as their new singer. The former singer for three years Manuela Kraller decided to leave the band "to follow other musical challenges".
Following their last release Neverworld's End, German symphonic metal act Xandria has just hit the studio this past week to start recording their next album. The yet to be titled new album is going to be the sixth studio album in the band's career. The production is a collaboration with Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Star One, ReVamp, etc.) and Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Epica, Avantasia and many more), joining forces with the group's main composer Marco Heubaum.
UK metalcore outfit Asking Alexandria is currently streaming their new album's sixth track titled "Poison". If you are curious about the new album, now is your chance to take a listen to their new material. Check out "Poison" from the new album From Death To Destiny that will be released next week on Sumerian Records.
Asking Alexandria is set to release an upcoming album through Sumerian Records in 2013, and the band has now posted a new song online titled "Run Free". You can enjoy it below. The new album will be the follow-up to 2011's Reckless & Relentless.
Nils Middelhauve has parted ways with German symphonic metal outfit Xandria. You will do well to remember that Nils sat out the band's European Tour last April due to an injured finger. The bassist has however decided to quit the band.
German symphonic metallers Xandria have issued the following announcement about the band's bass player having to miss their upcoming European tour: "Bad luck for our bass guitar player Nils. Whilst we were playing the most recent shows w/ Epica, Nils severely hurt his right forefinger on stage which eventually led to a serious blood poisoning after the last show."
"Valentine", the new video from German gothic metallers Xandria has premiered and is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's upcoming album entitled Neverworld's End, scheduled for a February 22nd release via Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.
A sample from the song "Valentine" from German symphonic metallers Xandria is now available online and you can listen to it on the video below. The song comes off the band's upcoming album Neverworld's End, scheduled for a February 22nd release via Napalm Records. Samples from the whole album can also be streamed at Amazon. The album features Manuela Kraller, the new operatic vocalist seeking to replace Lisa Middelhauve. More album details here.
Having inked a new record deal with Napalm Records in August, the German symphonic gothic metal quintet Xandria have now unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album entitled Neverworld's End. The album will see the light of day on February 22nd, 2012.
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.
Earlier today, German Symphonic metallers Xandria have unveiled their new singer and frontwoman, Manuela Kraller.
She started singing at the lately age of 23, took classical lessons and sang in church and gospel choirs. As her interest towards rock and metal music grew up on her, she found herself performing in a Swiss metal band called Nagor Mar. She also became a singer in the famous act Haggard as a tour musician. You can watch her personal introduction video below.
The band stated earlier: "The search has been long, but it has been worth it! She is the one we have been looking for! We already have begun working on the finalization of the music for the new album with her, so we hope to enter the studio for recording the new album in the new year as soon as possible."
German metallers Xandria have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Unfortunately we have to cancel the planned Xandria Tour in Mexico due to circumstances beyond our control. The Mexican promoter that booked these concerts has not fullfilled any contractual obligations, therefore making it impossible to make the trip. All tickets can be refunded where you bought them.
Xandria will be working on new dates in Mexico and once everything is clear we will announce these dates.
We feel sorry for all of you who wanted to come to our shows, we would really have loved to be with you and play them! Hope to see you all as soon as possible!
German Symphonic metal act Xandria wants to share the following good and bad news with you:
"First the bad ones: it now appears that Kerstin Bischof (guest for Axxis) - who joined the band about a year ago - 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. 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.