Origin: Bielefeld, Germany
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Xandria  


Xandria is one of a few German entries into the gothic metal field, debuting in 2003 with Kill The Sun and more recently delivering their fourth album in 2007, by the name of Salomé - The Seventh Veil. This is lighter, accessible gothic metal, more or less along the lines of Dutch bands such as After Forever or Within Temptation. Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve has an excellent, graceful voice, perfectly suited to this style, and the flowing keyboards and guitars complement her well. Several reviews state that the earlier works have a pronounced Oriental influence, though that is less apparent on Salomé, coming through now and again (like on the title track) but no longer a dominant feature of their music. Though this won't appeal to those who ordinarily aren't into upbeat gothic metal, Xandria is clearly on top of their game.

Current Members

Marco Heubaum

guitars/vocals/keyboards

Dianne van Giersbergen

vocals

Philip Restermeier

guitars

Steven Wussow

bass

Gerit Lamm

drums

Former Members/Guests

Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve

vocals

Manuella Kraller

vocals

Roland Krueger

bass

Nils Middelhauve

bass


Discography



Kill The Sun 
2003 Drakkar
  1. Kill the Sun
  2. Mermaids
  3. Ginger
  4. She's Nirvana
  5. Forever Yours
  6. Casablanca
  7. So You Disappear
  8. Wisdom
  9. Isis / Osiris
  10. Calyx Virago
  • Marco Heubaum
  • Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve
  • Philip Restermeier
  • Roland Krueger
  • Gerit Lamm

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Ravenheart 
2004 Drakkar
  1. Ravenheart
  2. The Lioness
  3. Back to the River
  4. Eversleeping
  5. Fire of Universe
  6. Some Like It Cold
  7. Answer
  8. My Scarlet Name
  9. Snow-White
  10. Black Flame
  11. Too Close to Breathe
  12. Keep My Secret Well
  • Marco Heubaum
  • Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve
  • Philip Restermeier
  • Roland Krueger
  • Gerit Lamm

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



India 
2005 Drakkar
  1. India
  2. Now and Forever
  3. In Love With The Darkness
  4. Fight Me
  5. Black & Silver
  6. Like A Rose On The Grave Of Love
  7. Widescreen
  8. The End Of Every Story
  9. Who We Are
  10. Dancer
  11. Winterhearted
  12. Return To India
  • Marco Heubaum
  • Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve
  • Philip Restermeier
  • Nils Middelhauve
  • Gerit Lamm

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Salomé - The Seventh Veil 
2007 Drakkar
  1. Save My Life
  2. Vampire
  3. Beware
  4. Emotional Man
  5. Salomé
  6. Only For The Stars In Your Eyes
  7. Firestorm
  8. A New Age
  9. The Wind And The Ocean
  10. Sisters Of The Light
  11. Sleeping Dogs Lie
  12. On My Way
  • Marco Heubaum
  • Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve
  • Philip Restermeier
  • Nils Middelhauve
  • Gerit Lamm




Now And Forever  COMPILATION
2008 Drakkar
  1. Now & Forever
  2. Ravenheart
  3. Kill The Sun
  4. In Love With The Darkness
  5. Eversleeping
  6. Only For The Stars In Your Eyes
  7. The End Of Every Story
  8. The Lioness
  9. India
  10. Save My Life
  11. Ginger
  12. Firestorm
  13. Some Like It Cold
  14. Black Flame
  15. Like A Rose On The Grave Of Love
  16. Sisters Of The Light
  17. Mermaids
  18. Drown In Me (Rare Bonus Track)
  19. One Word (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)
  20. Lullaby (Rare Bonus Track)




Neverworld's End 
2012 Napalm
  1. A Prophecy Of Worlds To Fall
  2. Valentine
  3. Forevermore
  4. Euphoria
  5. Blood On My Hands
  6. Soulcrusher
  7. The Dream Is Still Alive
  8. The Lost Elysion
  9. Call Of The Wind
  10. A Thousand Letters
  11. Cursed
  12. The Nomad's Crown
  13. When The Mirror Cracks (bonus track)
  • Marco Heubaum
  • Manuella Kraller
  • Philip Restermeier
  • Nils Middelhauve
  • Gerit Lamm




Sacrificium 
2014
  1. Sacrificium
  2. Nightfall
  3. Dreamkeeper
  4. Stardust
  5. The Undiscovered Land
  6. Betrayer
  7. Until the End
  8. Come with Me
  9. Little Red Relish
  10. Our Neverworld
  11. Temple of Hate
  12. Sweet Atonement
  • Marco Heubaum
  • Dianne van Giersbergen
  • Philip Restermeier
  • Steven Wussow
  • Gerit Lamm


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