Dutch metallers Ex Libris fronted by Dianne van Giersbergen unveil the second act of their progressive metal trilogy “Ann”. Titled ‘Chapter 2: Anastasia Romanova’, this musical piece is dedicated to the youngest daughter of the last emperor of Russia and her short tragic life. Anastasia died at the age of 17 in 1918. Together with her family, she was placed under house arrest during the Russian Revolution and murdered by the Bolshevik secret police. Ex Libris managed to put Anastasia’s life to music with three songs focusing on three major aspects and events of her life: her duty to the nation as a Tsar’s daughter and the family curse, Rasputin’s visit to the Romanov family, and the exile leading to the brutal execution. As if the motive weren’t epic enough, the album features the powerful voices of the Ural Cossacks Choir intensifying the whole listening experience. “Chapter 2” is out now and available for streaming below. Enjoy!