Updates on “ANN” – new album Ex Libris (ft. Dianne v Giersbergen)

Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 13, 2018

WE DID IT!!!
100%... and still 2 days to go!

A-MA-ZING!!! Simply mind blowing!! We have no words for the tremendous support you have been giving us!! ANN WILL HAPPEN, and it will BECAUSE OF YOU!!

THANK YOU dear fans and followers for making our crowdfunding campaign a BIG SUCCESS!!!

The campaign is open until Sunday Jul 15, 11:59 pm UTC. Feel free to blow our minds even further and get yourself that perk while you still can!

THANK YOU,

Dianne van Giersbergen Official, Koen Stam, Bob Wijtsma, Luuk van Gerven, Harmen Willemszoon Kieboom

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Yes!You did it! Great!

Bob Qu

Update posted by Jul 17

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! It’ s a great news for the band and for your fans. I’ m happy to participate. I can’ t wait to discover this album ;-). Kiss from France

Yohan Dias

Update posted by Jul 14

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 12, 2018

The countdown has begun: only 3 days left to support!
Let us try to make our goal happen! Go! Go! Go!

And just in case you were wondering...
1.) NO, there won't be another crowdfunding campaign for ANN. The money raise with this campaign will be used to create all 3 chapters!
2.) NO, we won't give up if we don't reach our complete goal within the next 3 days! ANN will happen, that we promise you!

So then! To those who haven't donated yet or are willing to make another contribution we say: THE TIME IS NOW! Don't miss out on all the extra perks/rewards that we've come up for this campaign! Take a look at this overview and claim yours today!

Ticket to the acoustic live stream concert by Dianne and Bob!!
Donate €5,= or more and be part of an exclusive live stream concert on the 21st of September 2018 at 8:30pm CET. Click here to purchase!

The past and present photo!
Donate €10,= or more and receive a high level print of a photo containing the most important members from the past ánd all current member, signed by all musicians featured! Click here to purchase!

Digital sheet music!
Donate €25,= or more and have a go at singing and/or performing along to our new music with the digital sheet music of "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn". Instruments: vocals / guitar / drums.Click here to purchase!

The Anne Boleyn "Blood red pearl necklace"!
Donate €30,= or more and receive an elegant Precious Metal Jewelry design made (by Dianne van Giersbergen) with Ex Libris red glass teardrop beads, Anne Boleyn's favourite bead of choice: 'pearls', ánd... a guitar string used by our very own guitar player Bob Wijtsma! Click here to purchase!

Drumhead (signed), used for recording "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn"!
Donate €45,= or more! Harmen is very kindly offering you the drumheads he used while recording "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn". Signed by the full band! Click here to purchase!

Listening session Chapter 2 or 3!
Donate €50,= or more and join us in SandLane Recording Facilities (Rijen, the Netherlands) for a listen through of ANN's second chapter "Chapter 2: (title TBA)". Meet de band and talk with them about your and their personal highlights!
Click here to purchase your ticket for the listening session of chapter 2!
Click here to purchase your ticket for the listening session of chapter 3!

Handwritten lyrics by Dianne!
Donate €50,= or more and get your hands on these unique ANN "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn" handwritten lyrics. All lyrics are will be written by Dianne herself. Click here to purchase!

Meet the new guys!! (incl many After Forever goodies!)
Donate €95,= or more to claim this package and you will receive: CD: After Forever (ft. Floor Jansen) – DVD en CD: Xystus (ft. Simone Simons) - CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour. Click here to purchase!

Skype with Dianne and one of the Boys!
Donate €100,= ore more to sign up for a 30min skype chat with Dianne and one of the boys! Ask anything ANN or Ex Libris related or tell us your story! Click here to purchase!

Vocal master class by Dianne!
Donate €150,= or more to sign up for a 40min one on one skype masterclass with Dianne! Choose the song you would like to work on and claim this one time offer today! Click here to purchase!

Acoustic living room concert!!
Have Dianne and Bob come to your house, perform the Ex Libris favourites, the duo's own favourite covers ánd a song of your choosing! Sit back and listen to their 60min set, all in the comfort of your living room! excl travel (and if needed) accommodation costs
! Click here to purchase!

THANK YOU so much for supporting us in the creation of ANN.
Without you we could not make this happen!

Dianne, Koen, Bob, Luuk, Harmen.







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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 08, 2018

With only 7 days to go we look back at a wonderful campaign run, and look forward to greet all those who are still planning to support us! And to those we say: let this last but surely not least preview convince you to do so! Ladies and Gentlemen we present you with the third preview of our upcoming album ANN, or to be more specific: "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn".

"A real treat for those of you who cannot decide whether they like progressive or power metal best ;). A song that takes us by the hand and guides us through the last horrific moments of the life of Anne Boleyn. Ready your seatbelts, because this will be one hell of a ride!"


The video incluses some never before shown studio material! Footage and clip created by Joost van de Pas.

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 07, 2018

Have you checked in on yesterday's live stream? If you did then you have heared our silly "thank you sweet supporters" songs, but you might also have noticed that Dianne and Bob performing together in an acoustic setting is actually pretty pretty!

Now then! Today we would like to present you our final perk for this crowdfunding campaign and of course we've deceide to go out with a BANG!! And so we present you the "Acoustic Living Room Concert"-perk!!


If you would you be willing to support us with purchasing this unique perk than you will have Dianne van Giersbergen and Bob Wijtsma:

  • performing the Ex Libris favourties
  • performing their own favourite cover songs
  • ánd... a song by your own choosing!!

and all in a 60min set, in the comfort of your own living room! So, what are you waiting for!? Purchase the perk, set the date, invite your familiy and friend and give yourself an evening that you will never forget!

Click here to go to the check-out page of this perk!


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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 06, 2018

Missed out on our previous live streams? Well then here is the chance to redeem yourself! ;) Come join us tonight at 8pm CET on our Ex Libris Facebook page for a fun and relaxed live stream! See you online!

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 05, 2018

Here is a short clip from our producer Joost van den Broek (After Forever / Ayreon / Epica / VUUR / Xandria / ao) who would like to say a few words about our upcoming album ANN ánd of course our crowdfunding in support of our album (which is still open for your support until July 15th!).

Oh and yes! That is another small song preview in the background!!

Convinced? Then show your support today!!

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 04, 2018

Good morning, good evening or good night! Here is another campaign update in which we proudly share the news that we've now gathered + €14.000,= in our crowdfunding campaign! Of course will still hope that you will bring us a bit closer to our end goal but let us first celebrate this achievement by revealing the third song of "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn": "The Beheading!"

"The Beheading is the third song on Ex Libris new album called ANN and tells about the death of Anne Boleyn. Starting off at Anne's last moments of captivity in the Tower of Londen, following her on her path towards the scaffold and closing off with her final statement and beheading.

The song will give a bombastic end and yet another vocal statement to ANN's "Chapter 1: Anne Boleyn" ánd... without spoiling too much we do like to say that "The Beheading" will definitely be a treat to those fond of a little power metal."


Keep on supporting us in this campaign! Help us reach the next level and we might reward you with a preview of this song too!! So! Be part of the hype and don't miss out on the chance to listen to ANN way before the general release dates!

DONATE TODAY!!


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Oh it perfect news 😍

Vladimir Erdman

Update posted by Jul 04

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jul 01, 2018

Here's a package that will..
A) teach you all about the musical history of our new members
B) be in support of our crowdfunding campaign, aka our future
C) give you the opportunity to get your hand on unique memorabilia from Luuk van Gerven's old band After Forever! Which means that this is package you must not miss!



Due to all After Forever items being limited supply in various number this packege will be sold as "first come, first served"! Or to be more to be more specific:

Be the 1rst to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
Signed photo sheet ‘Early After Forever’ by Luuk – Piano sheet signed by Joost – After Forever Limited DVD single – photocard signed by Luuk and Joost - “Energize Me” G string – Collection of After Forever buttons - After Forever Patch – After Forever keycord – CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 2nd to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
Piano sheet signed by Joost – After Forever Limited DVD single – photocard signed by Luuk and Joost - “Energize Me” G string – Collection of After Forever buttons - After Forever Patch – After Forever keycord – CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 3rd to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
After Forever Limited DVD single – photocard signed by Luuk and Joost - “Energize Me”G string – Collection of After Forever buttons - After Forever Patch – After Forever keycord – CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 4rth to 6th to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
photocard signed by Luuk and Joost - “Energize Me” G string – Collection of After Forever buttons - After Forever Patch – After Forever keycord – CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 7th to 10th to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
“Energize Me” G string – Collection of After Forever buttons - After Forever Patch – After Forever keycord – CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 11th to 13th to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
After Forever Patch – After Forever keycord – CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 14th to 19th to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
After Forever keycord– CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Be the 20th and on to purchase this package and you’ll receive:
CD: Penny’s Twisted Flavour – CD: After Forever – DVD & CD: Xystus.

Click here to directly purchase this package!!

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jun 30, 2018

LISTEN UP people!! Because you should definitely hear what Mark Jansen from Epica & MaYaN, Tommy Karevik from KAMELOT & Seventh Wonder ánd Damian Wilson from Ayreon & Threshold have to say!!


The time is here - the time is now!! Support our crowdfunding campaign and together we'll bring Dianne van Giersbergen Officialback to the stage!

-- You only have the opportunity to donate to this project before Sunday Jul 15 2018, 11:59 pm UTC --

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Update posted by Ex Libris On Jun 28, 2018

You might have seen Dianne wearing this necklace already in yesterday's live stream ánd you might have wondered already how to get your hands on it... well the answer is: right here in our crowdfunding campaign!

Only 2 items are available of this "Ex Libris Red - Bass Guitar Statement Necklace"! The design is fashioned out of bass guitar strings donated by our bass player Luuk van Gerven and created by our singer Dianne van Giersbergen for her jewelry brand called Precious Metal.

So... what do you say?
Price of the necklace is €85,= excl shipment costs.

Think about that hey...
Makes for a nice gift as well ;)

Click here to directly purchase this unique necklace!

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