XANDRIA Announce New Singer
October 25, 2013, 6 years ago
German symphonic metal band XANDRIA has just announced that Dutch talent Dianne Van Giersbergen is its new singer who will replace Manuela Kraller, who decided to follow other musical challenges after three successful years with the band.
Manuela thanks all fans and Xandria in a personal statement: "After three years with the boys in Xandria, I decided to follow a different path and go my own musical way. Wishing Dianne and band all the very best for the future!"
The Dutch / German quintet just hit the studio recording the band's sixth studio album, the successor to 2012's Neverworld's End.
The 28-year old Van Giersbergen, who also sings with Dutch progressive metal outfit EX LIBRIS and who will debut on stage with the band late November on a Spanish tour. The new Dutch member adds: "Thinking of all the beautiful things I am yet to do, people I am yet to meet and memories that are yet to be made brings a smile to my face! I am looking forward to this adventure and would love to take you all along with me."
The band's upcoming album is yet to be titled. Its release date tentatively is scheduled for the first quarter in 2014.