“Unleash the Siren” is the eagerly awaited successor to DIANNE’s first solo single “After the Storm”. And is already claimed to be another symphonic metal gem, featuring the unmistakable, characteristic voice of Dianne van Giersbergen (ex Xandria).
Produced and co-written by Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Epica, Blind Guardian), featuring Timo Somers (ex Delain, Ayreon) on guitar, Luuk van Gerven (ex After Forever) on bass guitar and Roel van Helden on drums.
“Unleash the Siren” is a bombastic, symphonic metal song about dealing with PTSD and facing the devil within. An honest, heartfelt tale with a victorious ending! Brilliantly captured in a cinematic, music video (by Blackbriar), that will accompany the single’s release.
Those that enjoyed DIANNE’s first single “After the Storm” will, without a doubt, be thrilled to hear DIANNE’s new release: “Unleash the Siren”.
Music video here
Also fans who’ve enjoyed Dianne van Giersbergen’s voice in Xandria, love bands like Nightwish, Epica, Powerwolf and other similar bands from the symphonic metal genre, will definitely want to hear DIANNE’s music.
SOULWARD BOUND – THE UPCOMING ALBUM
On the 13th of September 2022, exactly 5 years after her departure from Xandria, Dianne van Giersbergen announced her return into symphonic metal through the creation of her own solo album: “Soulward Bound”. An album under her own name “DIANNE”.
Her album title „Soulward Bound“ embodies the drive and devotion that guided Dianne on her journey towards finding herself again. To have the album mirror her journey, “Soulward Bound” will be released in a new and unconventional way: spread out over 5 years, with 2 singles each year. All songs on the album will be co-written and produced by Joost van den Broek and feature many, different guest musicians from the genre.
The first single to “Soulward Bound”, titled “After the Storm”, was released on February 14th 2023. The second single “Unleash the Siren” on September 22nd 2023.
Dianne van Giersbergen (1985) is a Dutch dramatic soprano, who is best known as the former lead vocalist of German symphonic metal band Xandria. With whom she toured the world and released 2 albums and 1 EP: “Sacrificium” (2014), “Fire & Ashes” (2015) and “Theater of Dimensions” (2017), all through Napalm Records.
You might also know Dianne as founding member and frontwoman to progressive metal band ‘Ex Libris’ and heard her voice on Powerwolf’s „The Sacrament of Sin“ (2018), Ayreon’s „Transitus“ (2020) and/or Amorphis‘ „Halo“ (2022).
Dianne received her first singing lesson at the age of 4. In 2005 she started her bachelor studies in classical music & opera at the ‚ArtEZ Academy of Music‘ conservatory. She graduated with distinction in 2009 (bachelor) and in 2012 (master).
Currently, Dianne is focused on the launch of her solo career in symphonic metal. After the overwhelming response to her first single “After the Storm”, her second single “Unleash the Siren” is the eagerly awaited follow up. Both songs will feature on her debut album “Soulward Bound”. „Soulward Bound“ will be produced by heavyweight symphonic metal producer Joost van den Broek, and feature many well-known guest musicians from the genre.
CREDITS – VIDEO
Music video by ‚Blackbriar‘ – https://www.blackbriarmusic.com/
Dress by ‚The Tailor With‘ – https://www.instagram.com/thetailorwitch/
Jewelry by ‚Precious Metal Jewelry‘ – https://www.preciousmetaljewelry.com/
CREDITS – AUDIO
Produced, orchestrated and co-written by Joost van den Broek – https://joostvandenbroek.com/
Timo Somers (Delain, Charlotte Wessels, Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s „Supersonic Revolution“, Ayreon & LEAH) on guitar
Luuk van Gerven (After Forever, Ex Libris) on bass guitar
Roel van Helden ( … ) on drums