Sep 142017
 

Dutch singer Dianne Van Giersbergen has announced her departure from German symphonic metallers Xandria.

This news comes shortly after Xandria announced that Aeva Maurelle (Aeverium) will step in to rock with them the European dates in November and December.

Dianne says in a statement (hear audio below): “The moment I promised you and me that would never come is here: I am leaving Xandria. And the reason is simple: staying in the band would cause further damage to the health problems the band has caused me.

“For nearly two years now, I’ve been trying to put band and management issues on the table, with the sole reason to keep this band healthy, together and ready for the future. Today I am sad to say that my attempts failed and have been ignored, that my cries for help have been met with financial threats and emotional extortion and that my persistence to keep on going, ignoring all the warning signs, has left me with uncontrollable stress symptoms (confirmed by doctors). Continue reading »

Sep 132017
 

German symphonic metal band, Xandria, have issued the following update in regards to their upcoming live performances:

“Some bad and some good news, folks. Starting with the bad news first: It comes with grief and sadness that our singer Dianne (Van Giersbergen) cannot perform with us for the time being. Sometimes these things are beyond your own power and there is a life offside the stages of the world which requires appropriate attention, so please bear with us.

“This unfortunately also means that we have to cancel the upcoming Russia shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as the following US tour in the end of September and October. We are already working on new dates for these stretches, yet can’t determine an exact time window by now already. Please stay alerted for ticket-return info in here and where you purchased your tickets. Continue reading »