imageXANDRIA’s new EP, Fire & Ashes, is due for release tomorrow via Napalm Records, so we’ve hooked up with them to give you a video premiere!

The EP features three brand new songs – ‘Voyage Of The Fallen’, ‘Unembraced’ and ‘In Remembrance’, along with re-recorded versions of two tracks that are considered all time favorites by their fans, to give them a 2015 feel, and these are: ‘Ravenheart’ (originally recorded for the album Ravenheart in 2004) and  ‘Now & Forever’ (India, 2005).

XANDRIA talked about recording select cover songs that might be included on the EP, the first one is Sonata Arctica’s ‘Don’t Say A Word’, and as for the second, XANDRIA said the following: “During the photoshoot for the Sacrificium record we were digging through our music libraries to find something appropriate for getting us in the right mood. At some point we got stuck with an artist every one of us had a crush on someone with and a story to tell about back then from our teenager days in the earlier 90s. We straight away started joking about doing a XANDRIA version of this particular song, but really forgot about it until the discussion of doing some remake for an EP came up again. With the biggest respect we started this operation of transforming one of our all time faves, a real classic, into a XANDRIA hymn. Well, we think we quite did an okay job and on July the 31st, it`s your turn to decide whether you`ve got a favorite song or not ;-) : Fire & Ashes will contain our intonation of Meat Loaf’s ‘I would do anything for love (but I won’t do that)’. This one is for you! Enjoy!”

Catch XANDRIA on their upcoming live shows:
25.04.15 DE – Stockholm / Stockholm Rocks
16.05.15 DE – Neumünster / Dark Nature Festival
23.05.15 RO – Bucharest / Iubim2rot
09.07.15 CZ – Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
08.08.15 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock/w Powerwolf – Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015
04.09.15 DE – Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE – Köln / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK – London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
12.09.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE – Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE – Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit
17.10.15 NL – Eindhoven / FemMe – Female Metal Festival
07.11.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage

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