Xandria, the chart-topping German symphonic metal band, will soon unleash their new album, The Wonders Still Awaiting, on February 3, 2023, via Napalm Records, which you can pick up at this link. This marks the next chapter in the band’s history, as they welcome a new line-up of talented musicians, including vocalist Ambre Vourvahis. The album features 13 songs, each showcasing the band’s unique sound, which is harder, darker, and more epic than ever before.
In the interview with Ambre, the new lead vocalist, she spoke about how she was asked by the band’s mastermind, Marco Heubaum, to join the project and become the new lead. Ambre revealed that she developed her vocal stylings, including her death metal growls, by listening to folk/progressive metal act Amorphis, and she just gave it a try, which ended up working for her. She continued to hone her skills with the help of vocal coaches.
Ambre expressed her gratitude for the positive feedback she has received from fans and shared that she put a lot of herself and her ideas into the album. She spoke about her creative freedom and the influences of various metal styles, such as death metal, that can be heard in some of the songs, such as “Ghosts.”
The themes featured in the album are diverse, covering political and social issues, such as climate change and political extremism. Ambre shared that she wanted to bring attention to these important topics through her music.
Finally, the interview touched on the possibility of a North American tour and other tours, and Ambre expressed her excitement for the opportunity to perform live and share her music with fans around the world.
The Wonders Still Awaiting is a must-listen for fans of symphonic metal and anyone who appreciates powerful and thought-provoking music. The album is a true masterpiece, showcasing the bands impressive musical talent and Ambre Vourvahis’ incredible vocal range. Listen to the interview now for all the details.