Xandria

Xandria is a German symphonic metal band, founded by Marco Heubaum in 1997. The band was restarted with a different line-up in 1999. Marco stepped down from the role of vocalist and was joined by other musicians. In 2000, they recorded one demo that was released on the internet, but soon the vocalist left the band and was replaced by Lisa Middelhauve. At the same time, writing of the debut album started. She resigned in April 2008 citing personal reasons and discomfort in being the band’s frontwoman. The band found a new singer Kerstin Bischof in February 2009. However, after just one year Kerstin Bischof decided to leave the band. In December 2010, Xandria announced the addition of Manuela Kraller to the group. In 2012, Neverworld’s End – the only album with Manuela Kraller – was released. In October 2013, the band announced on their website that Kraller had left the band and announced Dianne van Giersbergen of Ex Libris as their new vocalist. She had recorded two albums and one EP with the band before she left Xandria in September 2017. Aeva Maurelle from the band Aeverium was announced as the temporary vocalist.

Current members

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

Former members

  • Niki Weltz – drums (1997)
  • Manuel Vinke – guitar (1997)
  • Andreas Litschel – keyboards (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)
  • Dianne van Giersbergen – vocals (2013–2017)

Session members

  • Aeva Maurelle – vocals (2017)

Discography

Studio albums

  • Kill The Sun (2003)
  • Ravenheart (2004)
  • India (2005)
  • Salomé – The Seventh Veil (2007)
  • Neverworld´s End (2012)
  • Sacrificium (2014)
  • Theater of Dimensions (2017)

Extended plays

  • Fire & Ashes (2015)

Compilation albums

  • Now & Forever – Best of Xandria (2008)

Source : Wikipedia

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