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Apr 15

Dianne Van Giersbergen of Xandria talked about Sacrificium

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German/Dutch symphonic metal outfit Xandria will release their sixth studio album Sacrificium next month, an album that aims to top what they did with their latest release Neverworld’s End in 2012.

Xandria is a band that have been around since the beginning of the symphonic metal scene back in the early 90’s, and for some reason they didn’t have the right exposure when the scene was at its peak. With the years, Xandria went through various lineup changes, that have seen the band change singers several times with Dianne Van Giersbergen being the newest vocalist of the band. Dianne came aboard the band right after Manuella Kraller announced her departure last October.

Xandria‘s new album, Sacrificium, not only features Dianne Van Giersbergen on vocals, but it also marks the début of Steve Wussow on bass guitar, who joined the band at the beginning of 2013. With these recent lineup changes, Xandria is successfully expanding the sound they created on Neverworld’s End. Songs like: Nightfall, Betrayer, Temple Of Hate & Little Red Relish are the proof of how much the band had grown, and how the voice of Dianne Van Giersbergen gives the band a new texture & color, and takes their music to a new level, and continuing enriching the sound the band created in Neverworld’s end

Dianne Van Giersbergen, is also the singer for Dutch symphonic progressive metal band Ex Libris, with whom she released a new album titled, Medea, last January. Xandria plans to be on the road a good part of the year, and had scheduled full tours in Europe and North America.

Last week The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Dianne Van Giersbergen new vocalist of Xandria. We talked about Sacrificium, how she ended up in Xandria, Ex Libris, and what are her expectations for the North American tour this fall.

XANDRIA – Tour 2014, Dates:

14.03.2014 – AT – Innsbruck – Live Stage
01.05.2014 – DE – Aalen – Rock It
02.05.2014 – DE – Memmingen – Kaminwerk
03.05.2014 – AT – Graz – Explosiv
04.05.2014 – AT – Wien – Szene
09.05.2014 – UK – London – Underworld
10.05.2014 – UK – Bilston – Dames of Darkness Festival
17.05.2014 – DE – Bielefeld- Movie
22.05.2014 – DE – München- Backstage
23.05.2014 – DE – Heidelberg – Schwimmbad Club
24.05.2014 – DE – Schüttorf- Komplex
25.05.2014 – DE – Hamburg – Marx
28.05.2014 – DE – Köln – Underground
29.05.2014 – DE – Geiselwind – Out & Loud Open Air festival
30.05.2014 – CZ – Pilsen – Metal Fest CZ Open Air Festival

Sonata Arctica/Delain/Xandria North American Tour 2014

03.09.2014 – USA – Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
04.09.2014 – USA – Stage 48, NYC, NY
05.09.2014 – USA – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
06.09.2014 – USA – Palladium, Worcester, MA
08.09.2014 – CAN – Club Soda, Montréal, QC
09.09.2014 – CAN – Impérial de Québec, Québec City, QC
10.09.2014 – CAN – Mavericks, Ottawa, ON
11.09.2014 – CAN – Mod Club, Toronto, ON
13.09.2014 – USA – Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
14.09.2014 – USA – Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
16.09.2014 – USA – Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
17.09.2014 – USA – Mojoes, Joliet, IL
19.09.2014 – CAN – Park Theater, Winnipeg, MB
20.09.2014 – CAN – The Exchange, Regina, SK
21.09.2014 – CAN – Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
22.09.2014 – CAN – Republik, Calgary, AB
24.09.2014 – CAN – The Venue, Vancouver, BC
25.09.2014 – USA – El Corazón, Seattle, WA
26.09.2014 – USA – Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
28.09.2014 – USA – Regency Center, San Francisco, CA
29.09.2014 – USA – House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
30.09.2014 – USA – The Grove, Anaheim, CA
01.10.2014 – USA – Club Red, Tempe, AZ
04.10.2014 – USA – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
05.10.2014 – USA – Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS
07.10.2014 – USA – Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
08.10.2014 – USA – Backstage Live, San Antonio, TX
09.10.2014 – USA – Trees, Dallas, TX
10.10.2014 – USA – Scout Bar, Houston, TX
12.10.2014 – USA – Diamonds, Louisville, KY
13.10.2014 – USA – Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
14.10.2014 – USA – House of Blues, Orlando, FL
15.10.2014 – USA – Orpheum, Tampa, FL

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