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POWERWOLF To Release 'Blessed & Possessed' In July

Multinational metallers POWERWOLF will release their sixth album in July via Napalm Records. Titled "Blessed & Possessed", the CD's cover artwork was once again created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf. POWERWOLF is currently mixing "Blessed & Possessed" with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Catch POWERWOLF live on their very special "Wolfsnächte" tour. ...

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XANDRIA Is Recording New EP

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA have entered SandLane Studio in Rijen, The Netherlands to begin recording a new EP for a summer release. The band states: "Everything we are recording right now will end up on this yet-to-be-titled EP. Not only it will contain three brand new tracks… No, here comes the fuzz: we are also ...

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XANDRIA: 'Sacrificium' First-Week Chart Positions

"Sacrificium", the sixth album from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany #25: Switzerland: #48 Austria: #71 UK: #176 "Sacrificium" was released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" "continues the musical journey and direction" of the ...

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XANDRIA: 'Nightfall' Video Released

"Sacrificium", the sixth album from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA, will be released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will "continue the musical journey and direction" of the last CD but "will bring in even more of everything people liked" about "Neverworld's ...

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XANDRIA: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Sacrificium' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Sacrificium", the sixth album from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will ...

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XANDRIA: 'Dreamkeeper' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Dreamkeeper" from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Sacrificium", which will be released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will "continue the musical ...

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XANDRIA: Snippet Of New Song 'Nightfall' Available

A snippet of the song "Nightfall" from German symphonic metallers XANDRIA can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Sacrificium", which will be released on May 2 via Napalm Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will "continue the musical journey and ...

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XANDRIA: New Album Title, Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their sixth album, "Sacrificium", on May 2. According to the band, the follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" will "continue the musical journey and direction" of the last CD but "will bring in even more of everything people liked" about "Neverworld's End". The cover artwork for "Sacrificium" can be seen ...

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XANDRIA Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA have parted ways with their singer of the past three years, Manuela Kraller. Her replacement is the "astonishing 28-year-old Dutch talent" Dianne Van Giersbergen, who also fronts the progressive metal outfit EX LIBRIS. Says Manuela in a statement: "After three years with the boys in XANDRIA, I decided to follow a ...

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XANDRIA Begins Recording New Album

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA have entered the studio to begin recording their sixth album for an early 2014 release via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Neverworld's End" is being helmed by Joost Van Den Broek (AFTER FOREVER, STAR ONE, REVAMP) and Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, EPICA, AVANTASIA), alongside the band's main composer Marco Heubaum. ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, FLOWING TEARS, Ex-XANDRIA Members Featured On VITA NOVA Debut

International gothic symphonic metal project VITA NOVA, the brainchild of Los Angeles singer/songwriter VK Lynne and Italian guitarist/composer Federico Salerno, will release its self-titled debut CD in August. Recorded entirely remotely, "Vita Nova" is the work of 13 artists from six different countries in a labor of love that nearly fell apart several times. 'Everyone's ...

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Former AMBERIAN DAWN Singer Releases 'Save Me' Video

"Save Me", the first video from DARK SARAH, the new project led by former AMBERIAN DAWN singer Heidi Parviainen, can be seen below. The story of Dark Sarah starts of a woman who has gone through some rough time and was actually left on the altar by her husband. She almost breaks down, but something ...

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XANDRIA Announces New Bassist

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA have recruited Steven Wussow (DOMAIN, SHYLOCK, ILLECTRONIC ROCK) as their new bassist. Wussow (pictured below), 32, will make his live debut with XANDRIA in April and May when the band is scheduled to perform in Russia, Belarus, Argentina and Brazil. Comments the bassist: "On stage I feel at home and it's ...

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Former AMBERIAN DAWN Singer Launches DARK SARAH

Former AMBERIAN DAWN singer Heidi Parviainen has launched a a new project called DARK SARAH. She plans to release a promotional CD with two songs in early 2013 along with a music video for the song "Save Me". Says Parviainen: "I used to look at the world with blue eyes, I used to love with ...

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SOILWORK, ARMORED SAINT, SABATON, SHADOW GALLERY Confirmed For Next Year's PROGPOWER USA

SOILWORK, ARMORED SAINT, SABATON, SHADOW GALLERY and CIRCUS MAXIMUS are among the confired bands for next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place September 6-7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. The billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, September 6, 2013: DAMNATION ANGELS MYRATH XANDRIA WOLVERINE ASHES OF ARES SOILWORK (co-headliner) SHADOW ...

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KAMELOT Joined By BLACKGUARD Frontman For 'March Of Mephisto' Performance (Video)

Vocalist Paul Zinay of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based sympho/black/folk/power metallers BLACKGUARD joined KAMELOT on stage this past Saturday, September 8 at Circo Volador in Mexico City, Mexico to perforn the song "March Of Mephisto". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. BLACKGUARD will support KAMELOT on a European tour in November. Also appearing ...

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XANDRIA Launches Bassist Search

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA are searching for a new bassist following the recent departure of Nils Middelhauve. Commented the band: "If you think you are the perfect match and, of course, can play your instrument very well, please send an e-mail with all relevant info, pictures of you, sound samples, links to YouTube clips with ...

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XANDRIA Parts Ways With Bassist

German symphonic metallers XANDRIA have parted ways with bassist Nils Middelhauve. Nils, who joined the band in 2004 just after the release of XANDRIA's second studio album, "Ravenheart", made the decision to leave the band primarily for personal reasons. "It gradually became obvious that some points of view vastly grew apart, concluding in Nils' determination ...

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XANDRIA: New Video Interview With MANUELA KRALLER

HeavyWorlds.com recently conducted an interview with singer Manuela Kraller of German symphonic metallers XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. Bassist Nils Middelahauve is sitting out XANDRIA's current European tour with EPICA and STREAM OF PASSION after undergoing surgery. He is being temporarily replaced by SERENITY's Fabio D'Amore. XANDRIA's new album, "Neverworld's End", was ...

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XANDRIA Bassist Forced To Sit Out European Tour

German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA have issued the following update: "Bad luck for our bass guitar player Nils [Middelahauve]. Whilst we were playing the most recent shows with EPICA, Nils severely hurt his right forefinger on stage which eventually led to a serious blood poisoning after the last show. Due to this sepsis, he had ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Audio Samples Available

Audio samples of all the tracks that will appear on "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released in North America on March 6 via Napalm Records. "Neverworld's End" track listing: 01. A Prophecy Of Worlds To Fall 02. ...

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XANDRIA: 'Neverworld's End' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "Neverworld's End", the new album from German female-fronted symphonic metallers XANDRIA, can be seen below. The CD will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 Rest of Europe: February 27 USA, Canada: March 6 "Neverworld's End" track ...

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