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ANN – A Progressive Metal Trilogy

ANN, a Progressive Metal Trilogy

We’re proud and happy to announce that we’ve completed our progressive metal trilogy “ANN”! The creation of “ANN” is a journey that started in June 2018 when we launced a successful crowdfunding campaign and were supported by fans from all over the world!

“ANN” consists of 3 different chapters. In each chapter we will let the listener dive into history and tell the tale of a historical female figure named “ANN”:

Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn, Chapter 2: Anastasia Romanova , Chapter 3: Anne Frank

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Ex Libris - symphonic progressive metal

Ex Libris
An introduction

Dutch symphonic progressive powerhouse Ex Libris was founded in 2004 by Dianne van Giersbergen (ex-Xandria) who today still features as front woman to the band. Other members are Bob Wijtsma (ex-Xystus, Ayreon) on guitar, Luuk van Gerven (ex-After Forever) on bass guitar and Harmen Kieboom on Drums. Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever, Ayreon) features as guest musician on keyboards.

Their latest work is the previously named progressive metal trilogy  “ANN” that will honor 3 historical female figures, all carrying the name ‘Ann’. In writing and releasing this trilogy they aim to educate as well as entertain their fans all around the world. “ANN” is produced by Dutch producer Joost van den Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Joost will also feature as guest musician on ‘Chapter 3: Anne Frank’.

In previous years the band released the album ‘Medea’ which was mostly written with the same vision. Only then was the chosen character taken from Greek mythology.
In the future Ex Libris hopes to perform their trilogy live on stage during a few exclusive shows. When and where this will happen is yet to be seen…

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