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4 April 2014

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Johnny Main

German Symphonic band Xandria have released 'Dreamkeeper', the first track from their sixth studio album, 'Sacrificium' which is due for release on Monday 5th May in the UK via Napalm Records.

According to the band, the new album will "continue the musical journey and direction" of their last album, (2012s 'Neverworld's End') but "will bring in even more of everything people liked" about it.

The album will see the debut on new vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen (who also fronts the progressive Metal band, Ex Libris) after the departure late last year of the previous vocalist Manuela Kraller, shortly before recording commenced. The new album is also the first to feature new bass player, Steven Wussow.

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The new album will be available in a variety of formats including a standard Jewel CD case, double gatefold vinyl (available in orange or silver vinyl), a 2CD Mediabook version which includes a second CD includes the bonus track 'The Watcher' and instrumental versions of all album songs and a strictly limited edition box set which includes the Mediabook version of the album, a poster flag of the album cover and a Phoenix Pendant which is limited to a production run of only 500.

'Sacrificium' Track Listing:
The Undiscovered Land
Until The End
Come With Me
Little Red Relish
Our Neverworld
Temple Of Hate
Sweet Atonement

You can see the official lyric video for 'Dreamkeeper' here:

You can see Xandria live here:
Thursday 1st May - Rock It, Aalen
Friday 2nd May - Memmingen - Kaminwerk, Memmingen
Saturday 3rd May - Explosiv, Graz
Monday 5th May - Szene, Wien
Friday 9th May - Underworld, London
Saturday 10th May - Dames of Darkness Festival, Bilston
Saturday 17th May - Bielefeld- Movie, Bielefeld
Thursday 22nd May - Backstage, München
Friday 23rd May - Schwimmbad Club, Heidelberg
Saturday 24th May - Komplex, Schüttorf
Sunday 25th May - Marx, Hamburg
Wednesday 28th May - Underground, Köln
Thursday 29th May - Out & Loud Open Air Festival, Geiselwind
Saturday 30th May - Metal Fest CZ Open Air Festival, Pilsen

Xandria are:
Marco Heubaum - Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards
Gerit Lamm - Drums
Philip Restemeier - Guitar
Steven Wussow - Bass Guitar
Dianne van Giersbergen - Vocals

Xandria Online:
Official Website:


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