Posts Tagged ‘Xandria’

Powerwolf @ London O2 Academy Islington

October 1st, 2015

Powerwolf, Orden Ogan and Xandria

@ London O2 Academy Islington

9th September 2015

Review by Ona Helveti
Photography by Graham Hilling


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Sonata Arctica with Delain and Xandria in Calgary, Alberta

October 2nd, 2014

Sonata Arctica with Delain and Xandria

Calgary, Alberta  Sept 22, 2014

by JP

Photos by Jeff


Sonata Arctica was about half way through their North American tour when they hit Calgary on Sept 22nd.   Touring in support of their 8th album PARIAH’S CHILD the band has even to Calgary on a few different occasions and I consider myself to have seen them seven or eight times over the years.  They brought along Delain and Xandria,  for a pretty flawless bill of speedy, clean European Metal.

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Interview with Xandria in London

June 2nd, 2014




9th May 2014

Interview by Victoria Fenbane
Photography by Ashlinn Nash

Metal Rules caught up with Dianne van Giersbergen and other members of symphonic metal act Xandria while they were in the UK for two gigs as part of their Sacrificium tour.  Dianne reveals how she joined the band, describes her research into the fusion of metal and classical music and the band later joined to explain the direction the band is taking and how this influenced the structure of the new album. Read the rest of this entry »

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Xandria, Stream of Passion and Apparition @ Camden Underworld, London

June 2nd, 2014

Xandria, Stream of Passion and Apparition

Camden Underworld, London

9th May 2014

Review by Victoria Fenbane

Photography by Ashlinn Nash

Xandria are back in the UK for a headline show. Their first after the departure of long time vocalist Lisa Middelhauve in 2008.



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Manuela Kraller departs from Xandria; New Singer Announced

October 25th, 2013


From Manuela Kraller

My dear friends and fans:
“From now on I will follow my own musical path without Xandria…let me thank you with all my heart for the 3 years you have been by my side…be sure: this is not the end, it is just a new beginning…forever yours, Manuela”

Press release from Napalm Records follows:

Breaking news from Germany’s top symphonic metal band Xandria: the five piece is presenting astonishing Dutch talent Dianne van Giersbergen as its new singer.

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KAMELOT & Xandria @ HMV Forum, London

December 8th, 2012

Kamelot and Xandria

@ HMV Forum, London

7th November 2012

Review by Victoria Fenbane

Photography by Michelle Murphy

Much like fellow symphonic metallers Nightwish, Xandria have faced front-woman dramas in recent years, the product of which is latest album Neverworld’s End and a switch to a more operatic style, which is hard to miss!

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Napalm Records & Xandria Join Forces

August 19th, 2011

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.


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. The dates are available HERE! Intense 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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Celtic Frost Vocalist/Guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer

June 6th, 2006

Tom Gabriel Fischer


Interview By Lord of The Wasteland

(Transcription by Duke)

***Sweden Rock 2006 Live Pics by Arto Lehtinen.  All other images courtesy of and

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