Xandria is a band, founded in Bielefeld, Germany, in 2000. The band's music combines elements of doom metal and symphonic metal.XANDRIA GENRES
2003: Kill The Sun
2007: SalomÃ© - The Seventh Veil
Lisa, Marco, Gerit, Philip and Nils unify modern rock with mystic soundscapes into a soundtrack of a different, really characteristic world. In Xandria's world, everyone is allowed to be as vulnerable as strong, to show feelings and to live all beautiful dreams which seem forbidden in the cold reality. "We want to give our audience courage - on their way back to everyday-life - to manage to also there stand for their feelings and to be strong enough to get through all pains and obstacles."
After various demos and great success on different MP3 portals, they released their first album in 2003, entitled Kill the Sun, which reached #98 on the German music charts. The follow-up album, Ravenheart (2004), stayed on the charts for 7 weeks, reaching #36. In 2005 they released their third album India, which is more oriented to the symphonic metal.
Starting December 14th, 2006 Xandria began recording their fourth album, SalomÃ© - The Seventh Veil, which was released on May 25th, 2007.
The female vocalist and pianist is Lisa Middelhauve.
Marco Heubaum - Guitar, Keyboard
Gerit - Drums
Philip Restemeier - Guitar
Nils Middelhauve - Bass Guitar
XANDRIA LYRICAL THEMES
Inner struggles, deep feelings
Germany (Bielefeld), formed in 2000
XANDRIA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
XANDRIA CURRENT LINE-UP
Marco Heubaum: vocals, guitar, keys
Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve: vocals
Philip Restermeier: guitars
Nils Middelhauve: bass (Mind Masque, Avelon)
Gerit Lamm: drums
XANDRIA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Roland Krueger: Bass (January 1999 - January 2004)
Andreas Maske: Guitar (September 2000 - November 2001)