EXCLUSIVE: Check out the new video from symphonic metallers Xandria

Xandria's new album Sacrificium is set for a May 5 release on Napalm Records. Check out this preview of lead single Nightfall...

Now fronted by vocalist Dianne Van Giersbergen, the band say Sacrificium, the follow-up to 2012’s Neverworld’s End, “will continue the musical journey and direction of the last CD – but it will bring in even more of everything people liked about the last one.”

Xandria play live in the UK next month at:

**May 9 London Underworld **

May 10 Bilston Dames of Darkness Festival

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.