Tag Archives: Xandria

Metal By Numbers 8/12: The charts kill some time

Posted by on August 12, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We know you hate Insane Clown Posse, so ignore that fact that we continue to add them to this list anyway by focus on the real debut this week: a supergroup featuring seemingly every […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 31st – Kill the Elite

Posted by on July 31, 2015

It’s been a great summer of releases so far, and that trend continues this week. It may be a short week in terms of numbers, but quality remains high with one of the greatest death metal acts in the world leading things off. Check it all out here!   Kataklysm, Of Ghosts and Gods (Nuclear Blast) […]

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Metal Insider Contributor Chris Colgan’s Top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014

If you’ve ever spent days agonizing over a project, checking and rechecking to make sure that it’s right, finding something at the last minute that changed everything, and then finally deciding that you were just done and had to cut it off, then you understand what it was like finalizing my Top 10 list this […]

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Interview: Xandria’s Dianne van Giersbergen loves her new job

Posted by on September 15, 2014

German symphonic metal group Xandria has been in existence for the better part of two decades, but a fairly inconsistent lineup (outside of founding guitarist Marco Heubaum) has kept the band mostly in the underground. The band’s latest album Sacrificium is their first to chart in the US, and it also made a big impact […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What’s your can’t-miss summer show?

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Hard to believe, but it’s not officially summer until tomorrow. With Memorial Day in the books and most kids already out of school, it’s about to kick into high gear. Along with beaches, barbeques, ice cream and all the other accoutrements of summer comes the summer festival season. With Mayhem becoming the metal establishment, there’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/21: People Still Really Like Mushroomhead

Posted by on May 21, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. You know, when you write this column enough times, you think you’re going to be able to predict what’ll have the best debut, what’s going to stick around longest, etc. And then Mushroomhead comes […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/14: Nothing that Magic about this week

Posted by on May 14, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It was a pretty slow week for chart debuts, and also another one of those “what decade is this” weeks. Sarah McLachlan and Santana have two of the top ten debuts this week. At […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 6th: Delirium

Posted by on May 6, 2014

Coming off last week’s insane new release list, I’d understand if you were a bit overloaded with new music. Don’t worry, because you’re catching a break this week, with only five new albums debuting today. A lot of today’s new material comes from overseas, so if you’re a fan of metal from Europe, then this […]

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Exclusive: Xandria bring “Nightfall” with new video

Posted by on April 23, 2014

While they’ve been making a name for themselves in their home country of Germany for over a decade now, Xandria’s sixth album Sacrificium marks a major first for them. Namely, Sacrificium marks the symphonic metal band’s first album with Dutch singer Dianne van Giersbergen (also of Ex Libris). Worried how Xandria will do with yet […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/15: Every Time I Tie With Jeezy

Posted by on March 15, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Only three hard rock or metal debuts made it onto the charts this week. However, not only does Every Time I Die have the top metal debut, but they also had a very impressive […]

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