Rigged: Xandria Guitarists Marco Heubaum and Philip Restemeier

God I love the enthusiasm of the Xandria dudes in this video. Is there anything these guys don’t do with in epic fashion? When Epica created this Rigged video for us they made a 24 minute orchestrally-scored monster.


The heart of the band’s rig is their Kemper Profiling amplifiers, which both guitarists Marco Heubaum and Philip Restemeier use. Restmeir plays a Gibson Les Paul Special through it while Heubaum’s axe of choice is his ESP SD Arched.

They’ve gotten 10 years of usage out of their Behringer FCB1010 foot controllers, which leaves me impressed honestly. It also reminds me that I need to make that post running down some of the other foot controller options out there. Anyway, take a gander at the rigs below and get some tone demonstrations in the process. And if you missed our other Xandria Rigged, with drummer Gerit Lamm, you can view it here. The band’s newest LP, Sacrificium, is out now.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • “They’ve gotten 10 years of usage out of their Behringer FCB1010 foot controllers for 10 years”
    How long have they had them now?

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