Kill the Sun

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Kill the Sun
Studio album by Xandria
Released May 5, 2003
Recorded Principal Studios, Münster
DRP Studio, Bochum
Winter 2002-2003
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 53:38
Label Drakkar Entertainment
Producer Dirk Riegner
Xandria chronology
Kill the Sun
(2003)
Ravenheart
(2004)
Singles from Kill the Sun
  1. "Kill the Sun"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
"Kill the Sun"
Single by Xandria
from the album Kill the Sun
Released 2003
Format CD, maxi-single
Genre Goth rock, symphonic rock
Length 3:36
Label Drakkar Records DRAKKAR 050

Kill the Sun is the German band Xandria's debut album, released on May 5, 2003 through Drakkar Entertainment label.[1][2] The record includes one single, "Kill the Sun".

Background[edit]

This is the band's debut album. All songs which were to be found on the demo already plus another five which had been written in the meantime were recorded for it with producer Dirk Riegner, also known as the keyboard player of Secret Discovery and recently as the producer of Milú. After a short period of pre-production at Dirk Riegner's studio, which then was located right beside the grounds of the Zeche Bochum, the band entered Principal Studio in Münster in 2003. Within one week, the instrumental parts were recorded, and for the vocal recordings the band again went to Bochum to the small studio of the producer. Afterwards, the album was mixed on the grounds of the Horus Sound Studios (also Guano Apes etc.) in Hannover at a small studio of mixing engineer Modo Bierkamp. Three months later, the result—provided with an artwork by Kai Hoffmann (also Secret Discovery)— hit the stores on May 5, 2003, and at once met with as much approval as to enter the German charts: On number 98[3] it only just hit them, but this was quite remarkable for a German band whose sound mainly was and still is influenced by gothic metal.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Marco Heubaum, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Kill the Sun"   3:23
2. "Mermaids"   3:44
3. "Ginger" (lyrics: Lisa Schaphaus, music: Heubaum, Schaphaus) 4:56
4. "She's Nirvana"   3:22
5. "Forever Yours" (Schaphaus) 5:08
6. "Casablanca"   4:04
7. "So You Disappear"   4:41
8. "Wisdom"   3:10
9. "Isis/Osiris" (Heubaum, Schaphaus) 3:49
10. "Calyx Virago"   3:36
Total length:
53:38

Personnel[edit]

Xandria
  • Lisa Schaphaus – vocals
  • Marco Heubaum – guitar, keyboards
  • Philip Restemeier – guitar
  • Roland Krueger – bass
  • Gerit Lamm – drums
Additional personnel
  • Kai Hoffmann – artwork
  • Britta Kühlmann – engineer
  • Modo Bierkamp – mixing and mastering
  • Dirk Riegner – producer
  • Dirk Schelpmeier – photography

℗ © 2003 Drakkar Entertainment GmbH.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xandria: Kill The Sun". discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  2. ^ "XANDRIA: Kill The Sun". drakkar.de. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Xandria, Kill The Sun". charts.de. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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