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The Vision Bleak

Formed: 2000
From: Mellrichstadt, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Vision Bleak News

Below is our complete The Vision Bleak news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Pain Announces Headlining Tour

Pain is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's "You Only Live Twice." New album "Coming Home" is scheduled for release on September 9th through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band also announces a full European headline tour this autumn. Pain will join forces with the German gothic metal outfit The Vision Bleak, while two more support bands will be annouced soon.

Pain mastermind Peter states: "Looking forward to playing the new songs live, and we have some cool surprises for the stage show that you will for surely enjoy... See you soon!"

The Vision Bleak adds: "We are pleased to support a fantastic band such as Pain on a tour that will lead us to lots of cities and venues we never played before. We are really looking forward to this tour!" More...

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The Vision Bleak Streaming New Song

Atmospheric metal band The Vision Bleak will release new full-length album, "The Unknown," on June 3rd via Prophecy Productions.

The German group's sixth full-length release sees The Vision Bleak shed songwriting patterns of its past; gone are the tried-and-trusted nods to horror classics and fictional terror, to legend and lore, replaced with intimate tales of personal demons and the horror that lives within.

In advance of the record's release, the band debuts new song "The Whine of the Cemetery Hound" today. Listen in below.

The album will be released in a variety of formats, including CD digisleeve, gatefold LP (180 gram vinyl, black) with poster and PVC protection sleeve (500 copies available) and as a 2xCD box set which includes CD digisleeve, a bonus CD with two bonus tracks and wall flag of the Seagrave cover painting (limited to 1,000 copies)

1.) Spirits Of The Dead
2.) From Wolf To Peacock
3.) The Kindred Of The Sunset
4.) Into The Unknown
5.) Ancient Heart
6.) The Whine Of The Cemetery Hound (Bloody Disgusting premiere)
7.) How Deep Lies Tartaros?
8.) Who May Oppose Me?
9.) The Fragrancy of Soil Unearthed More...

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The Vision Bleak Unveils "The Unknown"

Germany's The Vision Bleak announced the next chapter in the discography of horror metal. The new album "The Unknown" will drop on June 3rd via Prophecy Productions. The album will be available as a CD, gatefold LP and special 2CD edition with a poster flag and two bonus tracks.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Spirits of the Dead
2. From Wolf to Peacock
3. The Kindred of the Sunset
4. Into the Unknown
5. Ancient Heart
6. The Whine of the Cemetery Hound
7. How Deep Lies Tartaros?
8. Who May Oppose Me?
9. The Fragrancy of Soil Unearthed More...

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The Vision Bleak Recruits Les Discrets Member

The Vision Bleak just issued the following announcement about bringing on Fursy Teyssier as the band's new live bassist:

"Some seriously excellent news concerning future live performances - our good old friend, man of many talents, heart and soul of Les Discrets and director of our 'The Wood Hag' video, namely monsieur Fursy Teyssier has joined our ranks to support future The Vision Bleak concerts on his bass guitar! Hail him!" More...

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Reveals Full Band Lineup

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.

The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!

The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Asphyx And Carach Angren To Play Eindhoven

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome Asphyx, Carach Angren, Cripper, and Funeral Whore to lineup for this year's edition, set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Aborted
Asphyx
At The Gates
Attic
Blasphemy
Bölzer
Carach Angren
Cripper
Cruachan
Ensiferum
Evil Invaders
Exhumed
Funeral Whore
Holy Moses
Morbid Angel
Morbus Chron
One Tail, One Head
Onslaught
Origin
Primordial
Thyrfing
Triptykon
Unleashed
Urfaust
Saille
Sinister
The Vision Bleak
Woland

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Morbid Angel To Play Eindhoven

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome U.S. death metal band Morbid Angel again at this year's edition, set to take place December 12th & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The band will play the "Covenant' album in its entirety, followed by a shorter best-of set list. Also exclusively confirmed are Swiss atmospheric black metallers Bolzer! A few more bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Blasphemy
Bölzer
Cruachan
Ensiferum
Evil Invaders
Exhumed
Holy Moses
Morbid Angel
Morbus Chron
One Tail, One Head
Onslaught
Origin
Primordial
Thyrfing
Triptykon
Unleashed
Urfaust
Saille
Sinister
The Vision Bleak
Woland

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Eindhoven Confirms New Bands For 2014 Festival

Unleashed, One Tail One Head, Sinister, The Vision Bleak, Cruachan, Saille, and Evil Invaders are the latest bands to have been confirmed for this year's Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.

The festival is set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. More bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Aborted
At The Gates
Attic
Blasphemy
Cruachan
Ensiferum
Evil Invaders
Exhumed
Holy Moses
Morbus Chron
One Tail, One Head
Onslaught
Origin
Primordial
Thyrfing
Triptykon
Unleashed
Urfaust
Saille
Sinister
The Vision Bleak
Woland More...

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The Vision Bleak Streaming "The Wood Hag"

German gothic metal act The Vision Bleak, featuring Allen B. Konstanz (Ewigheim) and Ulf Theodor Schwadorf (Empyrium), is streaming the new track "The Wood Hag." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Witching Hour." The album is scheduled for a September 27th release through Prophecy Productions.

Check out "The Wood Hag" here:

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The Vision Bleak Reveals "Witching Hour" Details

The Vision Bleak will be returning with a fifth studio album titled "Witching Hour" on September 27th, 2013. Pre-orders are available at this location. Prophecy Productions comments:

"Three years after 'Set Sail To Mystery,' the masters of Horror Metal have undergone creative rejuvenation. With the spontaneity and playfulness of 'Witching Hour,' Schwadorf and Konstanz hark back to their debut 'The Deathship Has A New Captain,' and the slogan 'creepy and haunting entertainment' has not been more topical and fitting ever since 2004.

"The comprehensive witchcraft concept of 'Witching Hour' highlights the duo as morbid storytellers with a bizarrely brutal, yet also entertaining assortment of fairytales and myths up their sleeves. Familiar elements such as groovy, driving riffs, sublime, melodic lead guitars and Konstanz' unique voice are still the defining characteristics, yet new implementations like the haunting flute or the most versatile and sinister vocals so far are crucial to the fact that 'Witching Hour' in its entirety sounds more dour and unfathomable than earlier recordings." More...

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The Vision Bleak Posts Guitar Recording Footage

German gothic metal act The Vision Bleak, featuring Allen B. Konstanz (Ewigheim) and Ulf Theodor Schwadorf (Empyrium), posted a second in studio video on the recording of the band's new LP "Witching Hour." The band is at Klangschmiede Studio E last week to record the fifth full-length release. Check out the first installment over at this location.

Check out the latest footage here:

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The Vision Bleak Enters The Studio

The Vision Bleak entered Klangschmiede Studio E last week to record the band's fifth full-length album, "Witching Hour."

You can now see some impressions from the album's drum recordings in the player below. Stay tuned for recording updates on the band's redesigned website right here.

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The Vision Bleak Debuts New Song and Video Trailer

THE VISION BLEAK has posted a new song, "The Outsider," at this location. The track comes from their new album, "Set Sail To Mystery," which will be released on May 4th in North America and on April 2nd in Europe.

The band has also posted a video teaser for their new album, which can be seen below:

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The Vision Bleak and Alcest to Tour Next Year

The Vision Bleak will embark on a ten-date "Set Sail To Mystery" tour of Europe alongside Alcest in April 2010, marking the former's first tour ever. Both acts will present material from their respective new albums scheduled for release in spring 2010.

Here are the tour dates featuring THE VISION BLEAK (GER), ALCEST (FRA), and FJOERGYN (GER):

01.04.2010 DE - Berlin / K17
02.04.2010 CZ - Prag / Exit Chmelnice
03.04.2010 AT - Wien / Escape
04.04.2010 IT - Lonato del Garda / Olden Live Club
05.04.2010 DE - Würzburg / Posthalle
06.04.2010 FR - Paris / Glazart
07.04.2010 UK - London / Purple Turtle
08.04.2010 DE - Essen / Turock
09.04.2010 NL - Leeuwarden / Romein
10.04.2010 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob

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The Vision Bleak Recording New Album

Since June, THE VISION BLEAK have been in Klangschmiede Studio E to record their fourth, as-yet-untitled studio album. "On our new album, we are going to unite the strengths of our three previous records," the band says about the new material. "There will be everything from the straight-on dark rock of our debut album via the atmospheric soundscapes typical of 'Carpathia' to the furious thrash riffs we celebrated on 'The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey'. And yet, this album is going to contain a few surprises as well!"

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Korpiklaani Added To Summer Breeze Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 14th to 16th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany:

ALL ENDS
ASP
BEHEMOTH
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
ENDSTILLE
ENSIFERUM
EXODUS
KATAKLYSM
KORPIKLAANI
PRIMAL FEAR
PRIMORDIAL
SONIC SYNDICATE
THE VISION BLEAK

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Primal Fear Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest acts confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ASP, BORN FROM PAIN, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMAL FEAR, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

Organizers are announcing a new band each day in December via their Adventskalender!

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Exodus Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

US thrash legends EXODUS are the latest act confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

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Kataklysm Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

Canuck extremists KATAKLYSM are the latest act confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.

Kataklysm's new album, Prevail, will be mixed by Jason Suecof (Chimaira, TRIVIUM,THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER) in January 2008 and will "drop like a nuclear explosion" on May 23rd, 2008 via Nuclear Blast.

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The Vision Bleak Finished Recording New Album

After nearly six months in the studio, THE VISION BLEAK have just finished recording their third album, "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey."

"The album contains nine songs which are definitely among the heaviest and at the same time the most atmospheric and most stringent pieces of music THE VISION BLEAK has ever released," says Ulf Theodor Schwadorf about the follow-up to 2005's very successful album "Carpathia". "The Metal part - read: the guitar riffs -of THE VISION BLEAK's sound certainly has made it more into the foreground on 'The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey', but still there are bombastic orchestral sections, acoustic guitars, sitars and lots of atmospheric details featured in all songs."

The band isn't promising too much here, as the song 'By Our Brotherhood With Seth' will prove: seth.prophecyproductions.de

The track list of "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey":

1. Amala & Kamala
2. She-Wolf
3. The Demon Of The Mire
The Black Pharaoh Trilogy
4. Introduction
5. Part I: The Shining Trapezohedron
6. Part II: The Vault Of Nephren-Ka
7. The Eldrich Beguilement
8. Evil Is Of Old Date
9. By Our Brotherhood With Seth

"The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey" will be released on August 31, 2007, as a normal CD and a deluxe edition. Apart from a live DVD, the deluxe edition will contain a return coupon for ordering an exclusive T-shirt and a free THE VISION BLEAK patch.

The Vision Bleak will be playing Wacken Open Air 2007 as well next month.

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