XANDRIA – Theater Of Dimensions (January 27, 2017)

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German symphonic metallers Xandria are set to return in early 2017 with a fantastic new album.

Entitled Theater Of Dimensions, the album is out January 27 via Napalm Records and is available as a 2 CD set where the second disc contains bonus acoustic material.

Theater Of Dimensions track listing:


  1. “Where The Heart Is Home”
  2. “Death To The Holy”
  3. “Forsaken Love”
  4. “Call Of Destiny”
  5. “We Are Murderers (We All)”
  6. “Dark Night Of The Soul”
  7. “When The Walls Came Down (Heartache Was Born)”
  8. “Ship Of Doom”
  9. “Céilí”
  10. “Song For Sorrow And Woe”
  11. “Burn Me”
  12. “Queen Of Hearts Reborn”
  13. “A Theater Of Dimensions”
  1. “Call Of Destiny” (Acoustic Version – Bonus Track)
  2. “Dark Night of the Soul” (Acoustic Version – Bonus Track)
  3. “In Remembrance” (Acoustic Version – Bonus Track)
  4. “Sweet Atonement” (Acoustic Version – Bonus Track)
  5. “Valentine” (Acoustic Version – Bonus Track)
The band is clearly excited by this new release: “With our new album we, Xandria, will cross the boundaries of our genre, present you with a bolder sound, and lure you into our Theater of Dimensions!”
Xandria was started as a project band in 1997 by Marco Heubaum, the band’s main composer and at the time vocalist, and a friend to play drums, but quickly disbanded after recording one demo.
The band was restarted with a different line-up in 1999. Marco stepped down from the role of vocals and was joined by local musician Roland Krueger on bass. In 2000, the band recorded one demo that was released to the internet, then was joined by current drummer Gerit Lamm. The female vocalist that recorded the demo left the band to follow other plans, and the band was joined by vocalist Lisa Schaphaus, and writing of the debut album started.


In 2002, the band signed to Drakkar Records and was joined by current lead guitarist Philip Restemeier. In the winter of 2002, the band entered the studio to record their debut album Kill The Sun. It was released in 2003 and reached No. 98 on the German music charts. 

After playing some festivals in support of Kill The Sun, the band went into writing their sophomore album. Recording of the album began in December 2003 at Pleasurepark Studios, with producer José Alvarez-Brill. Production on the album was finished in February 2004. Shortly after the recordings were completed, bassist Roland Krueger left the band and was replaced by Nils Middelhauve. Ravenheart was released on May 24, 2004, and it stayed on the charts for seven weeks, reaching No. 36.

In 2005 they released their third album, India, which reached No. 30 on the German charts. Xandria began recording their fourth album, Salome – The Seventh Veil, on December 14, 2006. It was released on May 25, 2007, and reached No. 41 on the German charts.

Lisa Middelhauve resigned on April 30, 2008, citing personal reasons and discomfort in being the band’s frontwoman. The band found a new singer in February 2009, Kerstin Bischof a.k.a. Lakonia, best known for her collaborations with the band Axxis. However, after just one year Bischof decided to leave the band to concentrate on a different career. On December 19, 2010, Xandria announced the addition of 29-year-old female singer Manuela Kraller to the group’s ranks. Kraller made her live debut at the Classic Meets Pop event on January 7, 2011, at the Seidensticker Halle in Bielefeld, Germany.

On 5 February the band announced on their website and Facebook page their new bass player Steven Wussow, along with the message that they will enter the studio again for their next studio album the same year. Neverworld’s End was released on February 24, 2012.

As of 25 October 2013, the band announced on their website that Manuela Kraller had left the band to pursue a different career, and was replaced by Dianne van Giersbergen.

This is the current Xandria lineup:

Vocals: Dianne van Giersbergen
Guitar: Marco Heubaum
Guitar: Philip Restemeier
Bass: Steven Wussow
Drums: Gerit Lamm



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