Was founded in 1994 by guitarist Marco Heubaum.
Their first album, Kill The Sun, was released in 2003. Following albums were Ravenheart, India, Salome - The Seventh Veil(final album with Lisa Middelhauve), and Neverworld's End(first album with Manuela Kraller).
In 2008, Lisa departed from the band citing personal reasons. The following year, Kerstin Bischof filled in as a replacement however, a year later, Kerstin decided to leave the band to focus more on a different career and Lisa re-entered the band for a brief period of time for a series of concerts in mid 2010 and then later departed again. In December of that year, the band announced Manuela Kraller as their new frontwoman. She made her live debut in January of 2011. A year later, Xandria released their first album with her, titled "Neverworld's End".
The only problem that has come with Manuela entering the band is the constant comparisons to Nightwish due to the fact that Manuela's style is similar to that of Tarja's although, if you listen closely enough, you will hear the differences in the music.
Nolan: Yeah, I did! They were awesome!
James: I know! Manuela is such an awesome singer! Great choice!
Nolan: I agree. Lisa was awesome but Manuela is awesome too!
Evan: They're such a Nightwish rip-off with Manuela.
James and Nolan simultaneously: SHUT UP!