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XANDRIA

Xandria is a German symphonic metal band, founded by Marco Heubaum in 1994. The band’s music combines elements of symphonic metal with light electronic elements.

After various demos and great success on different MP3 portals, they released their first album in 2003, entitled Kill the Sun, which reached No. 98 on the German music charts. The follow-up album, Ravenheart (2004), 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, Salomé – 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 Kerstin Bischof decided to leave the band to concentrate on a different career, and Middelhauve replaced her for a series of concerts in Summer 2010.On December 19, 2010, Xandria announced the addition of 29-year-old female singer Manuela Kraller to the group’s ranks. Manuela 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 announced Dutch Ex Libris singer Dianne van Giersbergen as their new vocalist.

Members

Current members

Marco Heubaum – vocals, guitar, keyboards (1997–present)
Gerit Lamm – drums (1997–present)
Philip Restemeier – guitar (2001–present)
Steven Wussow – bass (2013–present)
Dianne van Giersbergen – vocals (2013–present)

Former members

Niki Weltz – drums (1994–1997)
Manuel Vinke – guitar (1996–1997)
Andreas Litschel – keyboards (1996–1997)
Nicole Tobien – vocals (1997)
Holger Vester – bass (1997)
Jens Becker – guitar (1999–2000)
Andreas Maske – guitar (2000–2001)
Roland Krueger – bass (1999–2004)
Kerstin Bischof – vocals (2009–2010)
Lisa Middelhauve – vocals, piano (2000–2008, 2010)
Nils Middelhauve – bass (2004–2012)
Manuela Kraller – vocals (2010–2013)

Discography

Kill the Sun 2003

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1. “Kill the Sun”
2. “Mermaids”
3. “Ginger”
4. “She’s Nirvana”
5. “Forever Yours”
6. “Casablanca”
7. “So You Disappear”
8. “Wisdom”
9. “Isis/Osiris”
10. “Calyx Virago

Lisa Schaphaus – vocals
Marco Heubaum – guitar, keyboards
Philip Restemeier – guitar
Roland Krueger – bass
Gerit Lamm – drums

Ravenheart 2004

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1. “Ravenheart”
2. “The Lioness”
3. “Back to the River”
4. “Eversleeping”
5. “Fire of Universe”
6. “Some Like It Cold”
7. “Answer”
8. “My Scarlet Name”
9. “Snow-White”
10. “Black Flame”
11. “Too Close to Breathe”
12. “Keep My Secret Well”
13. “Ravenheart” (enhanced bonus track)

Xandria

Lisa Schaphaus – vocals
Marco Heubaum – guitar, keyboards, programming, orchestral arrangements
Philip Restemeier – guitar
Gerit Lamm – drums

Additional musicians

Daniel Joeriskes – bass
Roland Krueger – bass on tracks 6 7 10 11
José Alvarez-Brill, Henning Verlage, Zoran Grujovski – keyboards, programming, orchestral arrangements
Yogi Rangeshvar – sitar
Achim Färber – additional percussion

The Choir of Ravens

Mara Bach, Nina Brummel, Luisa Brunger, Vanessa Epp, Elena Knafla, Isabel Latussek, Melani Mehwinsk, Johanees Monkenbusch, Philip Restemeier, Desirée Schnittker, Wolfwang Schulte, Hanna Vedder, Christian Wittneber, Juliane Wittneben

India 2005

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1. “India”
2. “Now & Forever”
3. “In Love with the Darkness”
4. “Fight Me”
5. “Black and Silver”
6. “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”
7. “Widescreen”
8. “The End of Every Story”
9. “Who We Are (and Who We Want to Be)”
10. “Dancer”
11. “Winterhearted”
12. “Return to India”
13. “Lullaby” (bonus track)

Xandria

Lisa Middelhauve – vocals
Marco Heubaum – guitar, keyboards
Philip Restemeier – guitar
Nils Middelhauve – bass
Gerit Lamm – drums

Additional musicians

Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg – conducted by Bernd Wefelmeyer
Jessica Thierjung (Lyriel) – vocals on “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”
Grant Stevens – spoken words and additional vocals on “India”
Linda Laukamp (Lyriel) – solo cello on “The End of Every Story” and “Winterhearted”
Gert Neumann (Sceal Eile) – guitar and mandolin on “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”
Jens Barabasch (Sceal Eile) – whistles and gaita[disambiguation needed] on “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”
Johannes Schiefner (Sceal Eile) – uilleann pipes and keyboards on “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”
Stefan Lammert (Sceal Eile) – percussion on “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”
Volker Kamp (Sceal Eile) – kontrabass on “Like a Rose on the Grave of Love”

Salomé – The Seventh Veil 2007

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1. “Save My Life”
2. “Vampire”
3. “Beware”
4. “Emotional Man”
5. “Salomé”
6. “Only for the Stars in Your Eyes”
7. “Firestorm”
8. “A New Age”
9. “The Wind and the Ocean”
10. “Sisters of the Light”
11. “Sleeping Dogs Lie”
12. “On My Way”
13. “Sisters of the Light”

Xandria

Lisa Middelhauve – vocals, grunts on “Firestorm”
Marco Heubaum – guitar, keyboards
Philip Restemeier – guitar
Nils Middelhauve – bass
Gerit Lamm – drums

Additional personnel

Henning Verlage – keyboards

Neverworld’s End 2012

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1. “A Prophecy of Worlds to Fall”
2. “Valentine”
3. “Forevermore”
4. “Euphoria”
5. “Blood on My Hands”
6. “Soulcrusher”
7. “The Dream Is Still Alive”
8. “The Lost Elysion”
9. “Call of the Wind”
10. “A Thousand Letters”
11. “Cursed”
12. “The Nomad’s Crown”
13. “When the Mirror Cracks” (bonus track)
14. “The Sailor and the Sea” (bonus track)

Xandria

Manuela Kraller – vocals
Marco Heubaum – vocals, guitar, keyboard, producer
Philip Restemeier – guitar
Nils Middelhauve – bass
Gerit Lamm – drums

Additional musicians

Joost van den Broek – keyboards, programming, orchestral arrangements, sound design
Ben Mathot – violin
McAlbi – tin whistle and low whistle
Johannes Schiefner – uillean pipes
Fredrik Forsblad, Norbert Swoboda, Anselm Soos, Mani Müller, Klaus Ackermann, Mani Gruber, Marc Zillmann – choir

Sacrificium 2014

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1. “Sacrificium”
2. “Nightfall”
3. “Dreamkeeper”
4. “Stardust”
5. “The Undiscovered Land”
6. “Betrayer”
7. “Until the End”
8. “Come With Me”
9. “Little Red Relish”
10. “Our Neverworld”
11. “Temple of Hate”
12. “Sweet Atonement”

Xandria

Dianne van Giersbergen – vocals
Marco Heubaum – vocals, guitar, keyboard
Philip Restemeier – guitar
Steven Wussow – bass
Gerit Lamm – drum

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Lisa Middelhauve vocals, piano (2000–2008, 2010)

Marco Heubaum – vocals guitar, keyboards(1997–present)
Philip Restemeier – guitar (2001–present)
Gerit Lamm – drums (1997–present)
Steven Wussow – bass (2013–present)
Dianne van Giersbergen – vocals (2013–present)
Niki Weltz – drums (1994–1997)
Manuel Vinke – guitar (1996–1997)
Andreas Litschel – keyboards (1996–1997)
Nicole Tobien – vocals (1997)
Holger Vester – bass (1997)
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Jens Becker – guitar (1999–2000)
Andreas Maske – guitar (2000–2001)
Roland Krueger – bass (1999–2004)
Kerstin Bischof – vocals (2009–2010)
Nils Middelhauve – bass (2004–2012)

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Manuela Kraller – vocals (2010–2013)
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