Theater of Dimensions

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Theater of Dimensions
Theater of Dimensions - album cover.jpg
Studio album by Xandria
Released 27 January 2017 (2017-01-27)
Genre Symphonic metal
Power metal
Progressive metal
Folk metal
Length 74:25 (Standard edition)
93:55 (Mediabook edition)
Label Napalm
Producer Joost van den Broek
Xandria chronology
Fire & Ashes
(2015)Fire & Ashes2015
Theater of Dimensions
(2017)
Singles from Theater of Dimensions
  1. "We Are Murderers (We All)"
    Released: December 16, 2016[1]
  2. "Call of Destiny"
    Released: January 13, 2017[2]
  3. "Queen of Hearts Reborn"
    Released: July 25, 2017[3]
  4. "Ship of Doom"
    Released: December 19, 2017[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
New Noise4.5/5 stars[5]
Heavy Music Headquarters3.5/5 stars[6]

Theater of Dimensions is the seventh studio album by German symphonic metal band, Xandria.[7] The album was released on January 27, 2017.[8]

This is the second (also her third work with Xandria) and final studio album to feature Dianne van Giersbergen on vocals.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Where the Heart is Home"Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen6:53
2."Death to the Holy"Marco HeubaumMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek4:46
3."Forsaken Love"Marco HeubaumMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek4:20
4."Call of Destiny"Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen4:10
5."We Are Murderers (We All)"Marco HeubaumMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek5:49
6."Dark Night of the Soul"Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen5:21
7."When the Walls Came Down (Heartache Was Born)"Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen5:11
8."Ship of Doom"Marco HeubaumMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek4:50
9."Ceilí"(Instrumental)Marco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek3:21
10."Song for Sorrow and Woe"Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen5:24
11."Burn Me"Marco HeubaumMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek4:42
12."Queen of Hearts Reborn"Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen5:16
13."A Theater of Dimensions"
  • I. "Awakening"
  • II. "The Machine"
  • III. "A Parallel Sphere"
  • IV. "A Battle of Minds"
  • V. "Home in a Dream"
Marco Heubaum, Dianne van GiersbergenMarco Heubaum, Joost van den Broek, Dianne van Giersbergen14:22
Total length:74:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Dianne van Giersbergen – lead vocals
  • Marco Heubaum – guitar, keyboards
  • Philip Restemeier – guitar
  • Steven Wussow – bass
  • Gerit Lamm – drums

Guests[edit]

  • Henning Basse – vocals on track 13
  • Björn Strid – vocals on track 5[10]
  • Ross Thompson – vocals on track 8
  • Zaher Zorgati – vocals on track 11
  • Joost van den Broek – keyboards, narration on track 13
  • Valerio Recenti – backing vocals
  • Ben Mathot – violin
  • David Faber – cello
  • Johannes Schiefner – uilleann pipes
  • PAdam Chamber Choir - choir

Crew[edit]

  • Joost van den Broek – producer, recording, mixing
  • Marco Heubaum – co-producer
  • Jos Driessen – engineering
  • Stefan Heilemann – photography, artwork, layout
  • Darius van Helfteren – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 56
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 95
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 89
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 25
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 121

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xandria Declares "We Are Murderers (We All)"". Metal Underground. December 2, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "XANDRIA: 'Call Of Destiny' Video Released". Blabbermouth. January 17, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Xandria Posts "Queen Of Hearts Reborn" Lyric Video". Metal Underground. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "XANDRIA Release Official Animated Music Video For "Ship Of Doom"". BraveWords. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  5. ^ [hhttp://newnoisemagazine.com/review-xandria-theater-dimensions/ "Album Review: Xandria – 'Theater Of Dimensions'"]. New Noise. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  6. ^ Drago, Dan. "Xandria – Theater Of Dimensions Review". Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  7. ^ "Samples of Xandria's Theater of Dimensions revealed". Metal Insider. November 30, 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  8. ^ "XANDRIA To Release 'Theater Of Dimensions' Album In January". 22 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Vocalist DIANNE VAN GIERSBERGEN - "I Am Leaving XANDRIA"; Emotional Audio Message Streaming". BraveWords. September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "XANDRIA's 'Theater Of Dimensions' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By SOILWORK, FIREWIND Members". 17 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Xandria – Theater of Dimensions" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xandria – Theater of Dimensions" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xandria – Theater of Dimensions" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Xandria – Theater of Dimensions" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Xandria – Theater of Dimensions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Xandria – Theater of Dimensions" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.