Jul 29, 2017 - Big news

Hey everyone, we have some big news. Weve decided to go forward without Damian and Joris. In Xeno we have always been a tight family. It was a difficult decision. We really want to thank them for their years of hard work and playing with us. We had a great time together and did some amazing gigs, but this is the end of the road for them with Xeno. Damian and Joris wont stop making music, check out Zumuz and Damian de Muijnck - DDM to follow their musical journeys!

Since this year Ruben has been playing bass guitar, that means we have 2 spots to fill: keys and drums. Lucky for us we have already found our new family members. One of our closest friends, Sean Lubbersen, is going to fulfill the keys role. He is a very talented pianist who is turning metal now! He has a YouTube channel with some beautiful piano covers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Yh6drsmMojEGj-PSVjjEQ

Our new drummer is Jesse de Lange, previously active with the young talents of Dispelled. Were really looking forward to sharing the stage with our new brothers, the first gig up is Kashfest 2017 (23 september 2017) in September!

In the meantime were very busy writing new material for our next release, we already played a couple of those songs live for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImnKFJdO7yc&list=UUsv234HLRMIjUX6aGQr3Iyw

We hope to give you some more information about our next release as soon as possible.


Ruben, Tim, Daniel, Sean & Jesse.



May 06, 2017 - Support Voivod

We have a new show to announce, but not just any show... We will be supporting the amazing Voivod! We're extremely proud to open for those epic metal giants, don't miss it!


Apr 21, 2017 - Instagram

If you'd like to see our behind-the-scenes, random movieclips and utterly gorgeous pictures, give our new Instagram-page a follow! www.instagram.com/xenoband


Apr 10, 2017 - Website back online, new show

Due to problems with our hosting company our website and email were offline for a few weeks, but it's back online! In other news we are playing at Kashfest coming September.


Feb 02, 2017 - Most promising unknown band

Hey everyone, According to Smash Press we're the number 1 unknown Dutch Promise. Thanks! Be sure to check out the other bands as well (article in Dutch) Link


Dec 28, 2016 - End of 2016

Hey everyone, 3voor12 Zeeland thinks our album release was one of the best shows this year in the province Zeeland: Link

Besides that, 3voor12 also thinks our album Atlas Construct was the best album of 2016! Thanks! Link

2016 has been an amazing year for us, and we hope to see you all again in 2017!


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Ruben Willemsen - Vocals, Bass

Tim Schaling - Guitars

Daniel de Coninck - Guitars

Sean Lubbersen - Keys

Jesse de Lange - Drums

Xeno is a collective being. The bringing in existence of a way of thinking, a heritage. Something new, something out of the blue. Freedom and pride reigns in making music that feels just right. Something you have not seen or heard before. In the origin of metal, Xeno is growing towards their own stubborn direction. The incorporation of a keys-section helps realizing a more theatrical presentation, supported by the character and waywardness of the other bandmembers. The songs take you on an individual journey filled with various grooves, melodies and sometimes surprising rhythms.

In the year 2012 the name Xeno arose from the ashes of Semiazas, with this spawning the urge to portray whatever they find that holds importance. With a new line-up and a fresh look on things, this goal should be anything but unreachable. Whatever the future will bring for them is unclear, being an obsolete piece of information since the road holds more importance for Xeno than the destination. After collecting enough material to ascend the stage, Xeno is ready to get out there!