The Vision Bleak
From: Mellrichstadt, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
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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:
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...
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:
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.
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:
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
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!"
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:
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
THE VISION BLEAK
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!
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.
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.
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
3. The Demon Of The Mire
The Black Pharaoh Trilogy
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.
ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007, scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: More...
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
VREID, the Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), has been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2007 festival, set to take place July 16-21, 2007 in Tolmin, Slovenia. More than 80 bands will perform on two stages over the course of five days of live music. VREID will play on the main stage on July 18. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
German gothic metal band THE VISION BLEAK, formed by members of the late and almighty EMPYRIUM, have entered the studio to record their sophomore album. If interested, go to studioe.de to download two movies of the drumrecording sessions. Here's what they say:
THE VISION BLEAK just entered Klangschmiede Studio E to record the successor of their highly acclaimed debut album "The Deathship Has A New Captain"! According to the captains their new material is darker, heavier, more raw and riff-oriented, still capturing the atmosphere of death, doom and horror supremely! There will be more sinister orchestral and classical choir passages in their songs, which will be performed by "The Shadow Philharmonics" exclusively. Lyrically expect a concept album exploring wicked myths and legends from different cultures that are melt into one dramatic poem.
Check www.studioe.de from time to time to download short making of clips and get your news how the recording developes.
Krisiun, The Vision Bleak and Impious are the first three bands confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. More confirmations will be announced during the coming days.