Shocking news today as Manuela Kraller, singer on Xandria's acclaimed Neverworld's End album, has left the band. Her replacement has already been announced as Dianne Van Giersbergen from the Netherlands (no relation of Anneke) who was previously in the band Ex Libris.
Manuela gave the following statement:
"After three years with the boys in Xandria, I decided to follow a different path and go my own musical way. " Manuela leaves with regret but also full of gratitude, thanking XANDRIA and fans for the time together and being grateful for the "wonderful moments in mutual tours and shows". She is "wishing Dianne and band all the very best for the future!".
You can see the full announcement on Xandria's official page, http://xandria.de/