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New kings "Gothic" visited Moscow - Xandria

June 26 2006

The musicians of Xandria gathered into a single team in 1997, as follows Marco Heubaum, Niki Weltz, Andreas Litschel, Manuel Vinke, Nicole Tobien, Holger Vester. In this composition, they began playing live shows at club level in Germany, simultaneously participating in local festivals, of which the FRG is an infinite set.

Only in 2002, held a historic meeting Xandria with vocalist Lisa Middlehauve, which defined the further image and style of the group.

During 2002, the group has sent dozens of their demos in all leading record companies and radio stations in Germany. And soon one of the largest and most respected labels Drakkar, offered the band a contract for the publication of 4-album.

The debut album "Kill the Sun" was released only in 2003 - after 6 years after the creation of the group. In the underground world of Germany, he produced the effect close to the sensation - the disc is held the upper rows German charts in sales, but fans of Therion, Dreams of Sanity, Nightwish and many other symphonic groups recognized Xandria «her." The guys start touring already on a more serious level: participates in the heating of such stars as the goth scene Tanzwut, Subway to Sally, as well as in religious activities such as, Mera Luna Open Air, Wave Gotik Treffen (the most famous gothic festivals of the world).

Their second album, "Ravenhearth", published in 2004. Sound-producer of this album was Jose Alvarez-Brill. This release also has a very "good press" in Germany and Finland, and the video for the title thing took first place of charts Bullet-TV channels and CT-1. Group goes into a big tour of Germany in the company of Finns Entwine and LAB. That same summer the musicians involved in several summer festivals, including the Summer Breeze Festival, as well as on tour in South Korea, where the show to give the Busan International Rock Festival (the largest outdoor festival in Asia), where the band performed in front of 30,000 spectators.

The third and latest album, "India", was released August 22, 2005 at all the same Drakkar. Record producer was once again Jose Alvarez-Brill with which the groups' friendly relations. Unlike special sound album, to participate in the recording of a symphony orchestra "Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg", known for his work with Rammstein, and many other metal bands in Germany. In this album as a composer discovered the potential of the group. The result was the emergence of style, combine the style of medieval European Gothic, Celtic motifs, Indian ethnic melodies and even the ritual music of Colombians. To date, this is the best album, which became a kind of hallmark of the group.

1 st of talented musicians Xandria, finally did visit, and Russia. Moscow concert at Orange, crowns closing concert of the 2005/2006 season


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