Xandria - Sacrificium album samples
I didn’t see it in the tag with a quick look, but you can listen to samples of Xandria’s new album Sacrificium here. It sounds amazing imho I’m preferring this way more to NE (but it’s no secret that I’m very very lukewarm about NE so) so I can’t wait to actually listen to it.
It sounds good! :)
They have a song called Stardust too? We already had that title from Amaranthe and Delain :P
Eversleeping (Xandria) & Memories (Within Temptation)
"Song I wrote for XANDRIA. I still want to have the castle from the clip (and a dozen employees to clean it for me, so I don’t have to). Random fact: Within Temptation’s beautiful clip for “Memories” was shot at the same place some months later.”
Lisa Middelhauve (former Xandria singer)
If anyone is going to the UK Dames of Darkness festival (Stream of Passion, Xandria and more) you can hang around for the after party where lovely Tayla of Muses of Metal will be DJing!
Xandria | New Sacrificium promo photos
Symphonic Metal - An A-Z of Epic Songs - Playlist - Part III + bonus track
Manuela Kraller leaves Xandria, replacement is Dianne van Giersbergen
Probably to a big surprise for everyone in here, we are announcing Dianne van Giersbergen to be our new lead singer! Dianne, 28 years old and from the Netherlands, might be known to many from her Dutch band Ex Libris.
At the same time, Dianne’s arrival means the departure of Manuela Kraller, who regrettably decided to continue a different musical path. Certainly, that was a big shock to all of us hearing Manu say she wanted to try other things. With major regrets we had to let her go. Not an easy task to deal with, whilst the goal was untouchable: To continue the musical journey we had taken with “Neverworld’s End”. But: We are very happy to have found THE new voice and face in Xandria who will continue this fantastic ride, our last album “Neverworld’s End” had taken us to. And we are yet to sail way, way further with Dianne now!
Manuela thanks all fans and us in a personal statement:
"After three years with the boys in Xandria, I decided to follow a different path and go my own musical way. " Manuela leaves with regret but also full of gratitude, thanking XANDRIA and fans for the time together and being grateful for the "wonderful moments in mutual tours and shows". She is "wishing Dianne and band all the very best for the future!".
Last weekend’s shows in Leipzig, Germany and in Pratteln (Switzerland) at the “Masters of Symphonic Metal” Festival have been the last concerts for Manu performing together with XANDRIA.
We will certainly miss Manuela! We are also thankful for the magical time we shared and wish her all the best for the future!
BUT: The show must go on and it sure will! We promise, what began with “Neverworld’s End” was just a start and is yet to be taken to a higher level! Dianne will debut on stage with Xandria during our Spain tour in November. We hope you all will be with us! The Dream is still alive!
Are you kidding me, Xandria? really? where is this from?
People who follow them more closely, please enlighten me as to what went wrong.
I really really like Manuela though.
It’s from their official website and Facebook. I don’t know any more than what they wrote here though :(