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Tag Archives: Xandria

Two former Xandria vocalists respond to Dianne van Giersbergen’s departure

Posted by on September 19, 2017

It’s no secret that bands are like family, sibling rivalry is definitely part of any family with multiple children. Back in 2004, we learned Metallica were on the brink of calling it quits when they shared their therapy-like documentary Some Kind of Monster. We have also seen a handful of “family” reunions like Guns N’ Roses, […]

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Xandria vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen announces her official departure

Posted by on September 13, 2017

Yesterday (12), Xandria revealed they had no choice but to cancel their North American tour, which was supposed to kick off at the end of this month. Their reasons were unclear, aside from stating, “our singer Dianne cannot perform with us for the time being.” The group found a quick solution by recruiting Aeva Maurelle […]

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Xandria vocalist cannot perform with them, North American tour cancelled

Posted by on September 12, 2017

Xandria has had quite a few lineup changes since 2003’s Kill the Sun. The German symphonic metal outfit recruited vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen and bassist Steve Wussow back in 2013 who have both worked on 2014’s Sacrificium and their latest effort Theater of Dimensions, which was released earlier this year via Napalm Records. Despite their […]

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Xandria announces second leg of North American tour; premieres “Queen of Hearts Reborn” lyric video

Posted by on July 25, 2017

Xandria embarked on their first headlining North American run this past May and today (25),they surprised us by announcing a second round of dates. These German symphonic metallers are returning just in time for Oktoberfest kicking off on September 29th in Buffalo NY and concluding on October 21st in Atlanta, GA. Kobra and the Lotus […]

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Tour Alert: Xandria to embark on first North American headlining tour

Posted by on March 16, 2017

May day! Literally, the month of May is filling up with shows that you don’t want to miss, or even alter a few plane tickets making sure your schedule is fully adjusted. Let’s face it, the Opeth/Gojira tour was huge and then we discovered Metallica, Morbid Angel and the first chance to see Sirenia in […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/22: Overkill grind up the charts

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It was heartening to see Kreator reach a high spot on the charts a few weeks back. Many metalheads will agree that while the Big Thrash Four are of high status for a reason, […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/15: The charts went to see a Star War

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s not every day you find a metal band dedicated to playing select pieces from John Williams’ legendary score with Darth Vader on guitar. But that’s what Galactic Empire is, and the fact that […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/7: Kreator are gods of the charts

Posted by on February 8, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Some bands are long overdue for some recognition, and Kreator are one of them. Certainly they’re the most well known of the Teutonic thrash scene (which includes Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard to name a […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 27th

Posted by on January 27, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases being released. This week features new music from Kreator and Annihilator, a Sepultura boxset and three Opeth vinyl reissues. If you want to check out last week’s releases or see the latest sales numbers , you […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending 1/20

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Whether we like it or not, inauguration day has arrived and the United States is split between those in mourning and celebratory moods. What we can do is move away from politics and switch to what videos premiered this week. Here are this week’s top five. 5) Hellyeah,  “Love Falls” Hellyeah surprised us today with […]

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