– After the Storm

Released: 14 February 2023

Dianne – After the Storm
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I was ecstatic when I heard Dianne van Giersbergen dropped her debut solo release, aptly titled “After The Storm”.

Her vocals mesmerised me since I first heard her sing with Xandria, particularly on the iconic “Nightfall”.

How do you top a song like that? Unbelievably, she did just that with her debut single under her name, “After The Storm”.

This symphonic metal track is simply masterful. Her awe-inspiring, operatic soprano vocals soar to new heights, showcasing her immense vocal talent. To accompany the lush melodies, the drums provide a perfect balance of power and finesse. The result? An impressive introduction from such an incredible singer! 

This incredible debut will undoubtedly be followed by a full album—though it will still be a while, as we discovered in our interview with Dianne. Nevertheless, it will undoubtedly be worth the wait!

Don’t miss out on this magnificent release—it truly is remarkable!


“After the Storm” is Dianne van Giersbergen’s (ex-Xandria) long-awaited first solo single. Produced and co-written by Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Epica, Ayreon), featuring Isaac Delahaye (Epica) on guitar, Johan van Stratum (Blind Guardian, Stream of Passion) on bass guitar, Koen Herfst ( Van den Berg, Armin van Buuren) on drums and released under her own name “DIANNE”.  It’s symphonic metal, it’s power metal and it’s topped with Dianne’s characteristic, dramatic operatic voice.

“After the Storm” is a song about standing up for yourself and abandoning your position as a pawn in someone else’s war. The lyrics are autobiographic and discuss her emotional rollercoaster of anger, betrayal, and deep regret but also the foresight of a new dawn and the goal to emerge stronger. A heartfelt story, captured in a cinematic video (by Blackbriar) that will accompany the single’s release.

Listeners of the symphonic metal genre who enjoyed Dianne’s voice in Xandria, but also fans from Nightwish, Epica, Powerwolf and similar bands, will definitely be thrilled to hear DIANNE’s music.

“After the Storm” will be released on February 14th 2023, Valentine's Day. A date was deliberately chosen to highlight that she has come full circle with the last single she released with Xandria in 2017: "Queen of Hearts Reborn".

"After the Storm" ist Dianne van Giersbergens (ex-Xandria) lang erwartete erste Solo-Single. Produziert und mitgeschrieben von Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Epica, Ayreon), mit Isaac Delahaye (Epica) an der Gitarre, Johan van Stratum (Blind Guardian, Stream of Passion) an der Bassgitarre, Koen Herfst ( Van den Berg, Armin van Buuren) am Schlagzeug und unter ihrem eigenen Es ist symphonischer Metal, es ist Power Metal und es wird von Diannes charakteristischer, dramatischer Opernstimme gekrönt.

"After the Storm" ist ein Lied darüber, wie man für sich selbst eintritt und seine Position als Bauer im Krieg eines anderen aufgibt. Die Texte sind autobiographisch und diskutieren ihre emotionale Achterbahnfahrt mit Wut, Verrat und tiefem Bedauern, aber auch die Weitsicht einer neuen Morgendämmerung und das Ziel, stärker hervorzugehen. Eine herzliche Geschichte, festgehalten in einem filmischen Video (von Blackbriar), das die Veröffentlichung der Single begleiten wird.

Hörer des symphonischen Metal-Genres, die Diannes Stimme in Xandria genossen, aber auch Fans von Nightwish, Epica, Powerwolf und ähnlichen Bands, werden definitiv begeistert sein, DIANNEs Musik zu hören.

"After the Storm" wird am 14. Februar 2023, dem Valentinstag, veröffentlicht. Ein Datum wurde absichtlich gewählt, um hervorzuheben, dass sie den Kreis mit der letzten Single schließt, die sie 2017 mit Xandria veröffentlicht hat: "Queen of Hearts Reborn".


Music video by 'Blackbriar' -  https://www.blackbriarmusic.com/
Dress by 'The Tailor With' - https://www.instagram.com/thetailorwitch/
Armour by 'Mytholon' - https://www.mytholon.com/
Jewellery by 'Precious Metal Jewelry' -https://www.preciousmetaljewelry.com/

Produced, orchestrated and co-written by Joost van den Broek - https://joostvandenbroek.com/

Isaac Delahaye (Epica) on guitar
Johan van Stratum (Blind Guardian, Stream of Passion) on bass guitar
Koen Herfst ( Van den Berg, Armin van Buuren) on drums

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