Aug 2, 2019


The AGR team is proud to introduce to you all our new signing, the Contemporary Metal act Xeno. The sound of Xeno can be described as Modern Metal, influenced by all kinds of musical styles. From hardhitting riffs that make you want to bang your head off, to intimate instrumental passages, the band uses what sounds and feels right to them and delivers it with passion.

In words of the band: "As musicians we cannot fully express the rallying feel of being able to say that we are part of the Art Gates Records family. We are honored and feel extra motivated to get the very best out of ourselves. The people of AGR have proven that they are professionals who are well-tapped into the scene, and we can't wait to step into their territory side by side. We know for sure this collaboration is going to be a important part of our future as a band. This step marks a new era for us, filled with lots of unknown places and people. We can't wait to get out there and show you what we've got!

Ruben, Daan, Sean, Jasper and Edwin

Here's to a long run and a great adventure!"

In words of Ivn Magdalena (CEO): "I am quite glad to present the Contemporary act Xeno as the new artist of Art Gates Records. I believe in the power of music and I believe in the possibilities of Xeno to reach new levels. This is the beginning of something huge"

Xeno has released it's first album in 2016, which has received excellent reviews. Since then the band has recruited some new talent and is striving to write even better material. The band is notorious for the intense and powerful live performances. Because of that, they have shared the stage with Voivod, Spoil Engine and Carach Angren, among others. Stay updated for exciting news about their upcoming opus.

More info on and


Mar 20, 2019

We were looking for one, and found 2! We welcome Jasper Bruggeman and Edwin Haan in our little family. We think we can make something really special with these 2 new guitarists. Together with the new members we are working hard on our next release, but more about that soon. In the meantime, we are still looking for our new drummer. If you are interested, please send us a message.

Ruben, Daan, Sean, Jasper & Edwin.


Dec 17, 2018

Hey everyone!

It has been a bit quiet around Xeno, but a lot has happened in the last few months. Xeno will continue with 3 existing members, Tim (guitars) and Jesse (drums) have left the band. We are of course looking to replace those spots for a steady line-up for many years to come. On the other hand we have been writing a lot of new material for our next release.

Expect more news in the coming days!


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:

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:

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!


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 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

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


Okt 20, 2016 - Review Atlas Construct & interview Progsphere

Hey everyone, Progsphere had a few questions about our songwriting and Atlas Construct, check it out here: Link

In other news, Progstravaganza did a review about Atlas Construct. Check it here: Link


Okt 16, 2016 - Interview BDP Metal

Hey everyone, wanna know more about us and our album atlas construct? Read it here (english): Link


Okt 1, 2016 - ZeeAlt top 100

Hey everyone, we are honored our songs Construct Part 1: Pillars of Perdition & Construct part 2: Columns of Creation are featured in the ZeeAlt 100, the alternative music top 100 of Zeeland (our province) of all time. We entered the list at number 35! Thank you! ZeeAlt Link

In other news, we have a bandcamp now, you can listen and buy our album there. Bandcamp link


Jul 31, 2016 - Drum play through

Our drummer Damian has made a drum play through of our song Mundicide, check it out!


Jul 13, 2016 - Album stream

Hey everyone, our complete album Atlas Construct is now available for streaming. You can find it at our YouTube channel or through the link below. What is you favorite song?


Jul 13, 2016 - Album reviews

We have 2 reviews of our album Atlas Construct. One by Metal Nations Radio (English), and another by 3voor12 (Dutch)

Metal Nations Radio review (English)

3voor12 review (Dutch)


Jun 10, 2016 - Album release

Hey everyone, today is our debut album Atlas Construct released! We are very proud of the result and hope you will enjoy it.


May 05, 2016 - First song released

We released one of our songs of the upcoming album Atlas Construct. We really hope you like it.


Mar 8, 2016 - Crowdfunding

Hey everyone, we decided to start a crowdfunding to bring out our album "Atlas Construct". We offer different packs for you to buy. Take a look at our crowdfunding page for all information. Crowdfunding page link.


Feb 26, 2016 - Release Atlas single

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you... ATLAS. We give you Atlas from our upcoming album "Atlas Construct".


Feb 19, 2016 - Artwork Atlas Construct

We present to you our artwork for Atlas Construct! It was made in a collaboration between our vocalist Ruben and ECJ Artworks.

Atlas Construct


Feb 02, 2016 - Radio & Metal Battle

Hey guys, we were on the radio, you can listen it back at here (Dutch).

In other news we won the Metal Battle Zeeland edition. Now we must defend Zeeland's honour in Baroeg Rotterdam. We're also headlining a show in Bar American, Middelburg, with our friends from Captivity, Scorched Earth & Disfigured Redemption.


Nov 26, 2015 - Twitter

One of our most dedicated fans has taken over our twitter account. Follow this fan for our latest news, but also behind the scene tweets!



Sep 18, 2015 - New bassist

Hey guys! Maybe someone has noticed, but we played the last few shows with different bassists. But now we have found our last member, Joris van Hemert. The recording of Atlas Construct is going well, and more shows will be announced soon! Keep tuned.

New Bassist


Sep 4, 2015 - Album Announcement

Hey guys, we promised you big news. Well here it is!


Jun 07, 2015 - Regioruis

We won the bandcompetition Regioruis! We had a great day at Anywave #35 and it was amazing you were with so many! Stay tuned for big news is coming soon.


May 17, 2015 - Klomppop

Our show at Klomppop has been reviewed in Dutch by 3voor12. You can check it Here


Apr 21, 2015 - Regioruis

Because of your votes we won the public price and we got a wildcard to play again in Brogum may the 22th. Thank you for your votes! We hope to see you again soon.


Dec 18, 2014 - Review

Our show last saturday in Brogum has been reviewed, you can read the review (in dutch) here. We had a great night we hope you did too.


Nov 20, 2014 - New live show

Hey everyone, we're playing a new show in Westdorpe. We're competing against 3 other bands in the Steenworp band competition. Check our 'dates' for more information


Sep 8, 2014 - Show cancelled

Our show with Symphony Dragon and Fire Within is cancelled. Symphony Dragon is no more. We hope to announce new shows soon.


Jan 10, 2014 - New bassist

We'd like to introduce our new bassist: Daniel de Coninck. He was the guitarist of the now disbanded Bloodshift. Now our family is complete again we're looking forward to our upcoming shows!

Daniel de Coninck


Dec 27, 2013 - New live show

We're having our first show with the new line-up. January the 25th in De Pit in Terneuzen. This show is together with the new bands of our former drummer and bassist, so it's gonna be a special night! We really hope to see you all there!


Nov 6, 2013 - Busy on new material

We are working really hard on new material for our upcoming cd! We hope to record it somewhere in 2014. We are also working towards a point we're going to do live performances again. Our goal is to start in begin 2014 with gigs again with our new, and better than ever, line-up.


May 28, 2013 - New Guitarist & Drummer

Months after the departing of Ronald (bass) and Lars (drums) we are now proud to announce we have a new guitarist, Buckley Westdijk (known of Assassinated), and a new drummer, Damian de Muijnck (known of Nazarghûn). We are also busy with a bassist, so no worries there. We’re working on a few new songs, so stay tuned for more information.


May 27, 2013 - New website

You’re now looking at our new website! Do you like it? Ruben has been busy designing it. We only need new photo’s (don’t worry, they are coming soon). Like us on facebook to stay up to date with the last Xeno news.


Dec 07, 2012 - Lars & Ronald quit the band

Hey all, We have some nasty news. Lars and Ronald decided together to quit Xeno. They didn't have any motivation to continue. Ruben and Tim are going on with Xeno. That means there are some vacancies. For bass, drums and possible 2nd guitar. If you are interested in playing in Xeno mail to We hope too see you all soon!


Mar 13, 2012 - Videoclip slowed down

Hey all, the progress in the videoclip is going slow. We hope to have it finished in several weeks. Stay tuned for more Xeno news!


Jan 03, 2012 - Tim wounded, new show

We have some grief news. Tim got wounded in a fire december the 31st. He got some serious burns on his hands, arms and face. He is recovering at the moment. Then now some other news. We have a new show coming up. We will compete against Bloodshift, Legija and Dehumanization on Metal Battle in Terneuzen. See our live dates page for more information. By the looks of it Tim will be able to play guitar again in about 2 weeks, so he will be able to play at Metal Battle. We hope to see you there!


Dec 30, 2011 - Done recording our new videoclip

Hey everybody, we are done recording our first videoclip. Ruben is very busy with editing it. We like to thank everybody who helped with it. We'll keep you informed.


Dec 03, 2011 - Band update

Because we are going in a new direction with our band, we decided to change the bandname accordingly. we changed it from Semiazas...(hmmzdúrpZ0rZdattebayo) to Xeno. In preparation of the bandname change, we have been recording 3 songs to show which way we want to go with our new music. The new songs will be added shortly, after we finish editing them. We expect to have them on the site the 1st of january. With the name change, a new website was also necessary. We guess you probably noticed it by now, but we have the new website up and running. died. Also, we have been working on some new material. As soon as we make more progress with it, we will post news about it on the website.


Aug 26, 2011 - New show

We will play together with Undecimber and Lemuria in Middelburg, Bar American at 30/09/2011. (21:00, €5) Tomorrow is Jasperfest and we are really looking forward to it, we hope to see you there!


Jun 16, 2011 - New site

Hey everyone, We have a new and improved site online. We hope you will all enjoy it.


Jun 15, 2011 - New show

Semiazas will perform at Jasperfest 2011.


Apr 05, 2011 - New show

Semiazas plays instead of Backlash at "de Klomp" on 9 april 2011. This show will take place at de Klomp in Ovezande. This show is together with Ethereal and Pound, the show begins at 20:30. This shall be the first show with the new line-up. We hope to see you there!


Mar 24, 2011 - Band update

Semiazas has a new website and soon a new demo song online on the myspace, hyves and, called 'Damnation'. Semiazas presents the new line up: Ruben vocals and keyboards (2008-), Tim guitars (2010-), Ronald bass (2010-) and Lars drums (2008-). See the bandpage for more information.