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Visions Of Atlantis

Formed: 2000
From: Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Visions Of Atlantis News

Below is our complete Visions Of Atlantis 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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Visions Of Atlantis To Play Novarock Fest

Austria's Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming Novarock Festival:

"Visions of Atlantis is confirmed for the NOVAROCK FESTIVAL 2012 which will take place on the Pannonia FieldsII in Nickelsdorf/Austria from 8th until 10th of June 2012 and feature a monster billing including Metallica, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Nightwish, Evanescence and many many more!

"Soon we will announce more dates for 2012 and details on our upcoming album ETHERA! So, stay tuned friends!!! Yours, VoA-family"

More information on the festival and acquiring tickets can be found at this location. Visions of Atlantis also recently posted studio footage online from the band's time working on the "Ethera" album, which can be viewed here.

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts More Studio Footage

Another studio report has been posted online for Visions of Atlantis' 5th album "Ethera," this time with Martin Harb doing some piano recordings and famous Italian violinist Simone D`Eusanio recording violin parts. Check out this studio video report below, or find the last video clip at this location.

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts Studio Diary #3

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis posted the third studio report video on the recording of the band's forthcoming LP "Ethera." The band is currently recording at Artesonika Studios in Pordenone, Italy. In this post, the band showcases the guitar recordings. In this video Fabio D`Amore from Serenity does bass recordings.

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts Video Studio Diary #2

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis posted the second studio report video on the recording of the band's forthcoming LP "Ethera." The band is currently recording at Artesonika Studios in Pordenone, Italy. In this post, the band showcases the guitar recordings.

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Visions Of Atlantis Announces New Album Title

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis announced that the new album will be entitled "Ethera." The album will be the fifth release from the band and the second full length album with vocalist Maxi Nil. The band is currently recording "Ethera" in Italy with producers Fabio D'Amore, bassist for label and country mates Serenity and Ivan Moni Bidin, drummer for Pathosray, Garden Wall and Last Warning.

The band's latest Facebook post reads as follows:

"Visions of Atlantis is proud to present you E T H E R A as the title of the upcoming 5th album for which the band is in the studio at the moment. For the meaning of this the band states: 'Ethera is a word mix out of ETHER as the quintessence of this band, the energy between the 5 bandmembers, the fifth album and ERA, leading Visions of Atlantis to some new and interesting musical and lyrical shores while still remaining typically VoA!' " More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts Video Studio Diary #1

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis is currently recording at Artesonika Studios in Pordenone, Italy, where the band is creating the follow up to 2011's "Delta." The band posted the first video studio report with producer and Serenity bassist Fabio D'Amore speaking about the first steps in the recording process.

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Visions Of Atlantis Issues Studio Report

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis posted the first two studio reports on the recording of the band's forthcoming yet untitled new LP. The posts on the band's official Facebook page reads:

"RECORDING DAY 1: for the upcoming album just started and the whole band is excited about the first guitar licks being recorded by Cris Tian! First pictures, videos and more from the studio to be expected for the day after tomorrow !!

"RECORDING DAY 2: Lots of Drum-editing, Midi-Library-checking at the moment... and much more to come up the next weeks. After the second night in Italy our guitarist Cris Tian reports from the studio: "Great time here, lots of cool ideas and possibilites with our producers and a killer album in progress...!" More on that tomorrow with the first little report plus pictures and more directly from the studio! AND GET READY FOR FRIDAY 27th....TITLE OF THE NEW ALBUM TO BE REVEALED, SO KEEP ON SHARING!!!" More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Enters Studio For New LP

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis will enter Artesonika Studios in Pordenone, Italy on January 21, 2012 to record the band's follow up to the comeback album "Delta" released early 2011. The producers for the record will be Fabio D'Amore, bassist for label and country mates Serenity and Ivan Moni Bidin, drummer for Pathosray, Garden Wall and Last Warning. D'Amore will also perform as guest bass player for the record.

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Former Visions Of Atlantis Singer Passes Away

Nicole Bogner, former Visions of Atlantis singer from 2000-2005, has passed away at 27 years old after fighting a "severe disease over a long period of time." Bogner sang on the band's first two releases "Eternal Endless Infinity" (2002) and "Cast Away" (2004).

The following is the statement posted on the band's Facebook page:

"In deep mourning and with highest respect we have to notify all Visions of Atlantis fans that our former female Singer Nicole Bogner has passed away at the age of 27 after fighting a severe disease over a long period of time. The band is shocked about the loss of an old VoA-family member but wants to express sincere gratitude to Nicole not only for 5 years of sharing a musical Vision but also for more than a decade of friendship inside and outside of Visions of Atlantis. Without Nicole Visions Of Atlantis would have never been born and her unique voice and personality were a big part of VoA. With Nicole a great part of Visions Of Atlantis died as well. We will always treasure your warm hearted soul, you will never be forgotten Nici...

"All fans and followers are invited to join the In Memoriam Nicole Bogner-Page here on Facebook to express their grief and respect to this great artist and person! Rest in Peace NICOLE and thank you! The VoA-family "

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Visions Of Atlantis Set To Record New LP

On the heels of a successful 2011, which saw the release of both the full length "Delta" and the EP release "Maria Magdalena," Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis are set to enter the studio this January to record the band's fifth full length release and the second with new singer Maxi Nil.

In a message to fans on the band's Official Facebook Page":

"Final preparations are in progress and everyone is getting ready.... VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will start the recordings for the upcoming 5th album in !! 2 weeks !! and the band is excited and full of energy about all the things coming up the next months!! Expect a major update with informations about the studio, producers, official studio diary and more on January 20th just in time before the band starts working on the new album!!!! In the meantime: share this page and spread the word!"

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts New Years Eve Video

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis posted a New Years Eve greetings video, promising a new LP in 2012. In 2011, the band saw the addition of new vocalist Maxi Nil and recorded two releases ("Delta" and the EP "Maria Magdalena").

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Visions Of Atlantis Working On Fifth Album

Visions of Atlantis has issued the following update on the band's activity working on a new album:

"Visions of Atlantis hopes that you're all celebrating Christmas like all and you can be together with you're beloved ones.....or at least with you family ;-)

"As already posted earlier VoA is already working on the pre-production for the upcoming, yet untitled, 5th Album which will see the light of the day in early summer 2012!

"For our ever-growing Facebook-Community we held a little X-Mas competition over the last weeks with many people participating and 1 lucky winner each week, congratulations once again.

"We also added a new event on Facebook which is called 'Monthly Bandpoll' and the second edition is running at the moment. We will ask our fans one question every month and are very interested in what they think, this time it's about the Visions of Atlantis Cover Artworks and which one they prefer. The first edition was about the favourite Album in general, btw our third release Trinity made it! More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Begins Work On New Album

Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about working on a new album and follow-up to the "Maria Magdalena" EP (reviewed here):

"Hey all out there on Myspace! As there's quite a lot going on in the VoA camp at the moment we just want you to keep updated, so here are some infos:

"First of all thanks for the support for our EP 'Maria Magdalena' which is out for 3 weeks now and still getting lots of attention, thx for that!

"Go and 'Like' our Facebook Page as we're preparing a special contest there at the moment where you'll be able to win some nice prizes!

"We are already working hard on the next Visions of Atlantis album and we can tell you: It's rolling! We're busy with preproduction already, prepare all the stuff for entering the studio in a few months as it looks now and think that we gathered the best VoA-material so far and are very very excited for an even better 2012 for Visions of Atlantis and the fans out there!

"So, please check-in at Facebook as well as we keep in touch with you almost daily to deliever news and info directly from the band for our fans and friends out there! Stay tuned for more, all the best."

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts MFVF Festival Video

Austrian symphonic band Visions Of Atlantis posted a new video of behind the scenes footage from the recent Metal Female Voices Festival. The band is shown rehearsing, signing autographs of fans and performing at the event.

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Visions Of Atlantis To Film Live DVD

Visions Of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about shooting a live DVD and releasing a new EP:

"Our new EP 'Maria Magdalena' is set to be released on October 21st! So go to Amazon, the Napalm Records Store or any other source and already preorder your copy now!

"Besides that we will play at MFVF Belgium on October 23rd a co-headlining show with Therion, Stream of Passion and many more and we will produce our very first live DVD ever!

"In our music player you can find a full-length Version of the title track 'Maria Magdalena' of our upcoming EP! Enjoy! Please spread the word, all the best and thx for your support!"

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Visions Of Atlantis Comments On Canceled Show

Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following statement about the band's canceled appearance at the Rock on Fire in Tunisia festival:

"Attention VOA fans in Tunisia! We are sorry to say that VOA will not play any edition of Rock On Fire In Tunisia - NEVER! Don't believe in any rumors that are out there. The promoters of Rock On Fire have not been responding to our messages since we made it home from the cancelled show on September 3, nor have they paid us our expenses until this day.

"We have never experienced a worse and respect-less treatment than this. Even though we have been very patient and understanding and tried our best to play the show. We even traveled to Tunis without having confirmed return flights home!

"Tunisian infinity events is the most unprofessional concert promoter we have encountered in the VOA history. All fans & bands have to be warned - don't work with these people or buy tickets for any of their events! We are very sorry that lots of people were disappointed on September 3 and we URGE the so-called 'promoters' to pay back the money to the fans!"

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts Additional Song Preview

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis posted the final preview snipet, this one of the song "Beyond Horizon - The Poem, Pt. II," prior to the release of EP "Maria Magdalena" due out on October 21, 2011 (EU) and October 25, 2011 (North America) via Napalm Records. Check out the video here:

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Stream Of Passion To Join Leaves' Eyes Tour

Leaves' Eyes announced that Dutch progressive metal band Stream of Passion will be joining the band on some select European dates. The change was due to the recent cancellation by Visions of Atlantis due to an illness to male vocalist Mario Plank (see article at this location.)

The affected dates are as follows:

14.10.2011 CH - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe (without Stream of Passion)
17.10.2011 F - Lyon, Le CCO / H'elles on Stage festival
18.10.2011 F - Paris, Le Club - Free acoustic show + Signing Session!
20.10.2011 UK - Manchester, Academy 3
21.10.2011 UK - London, Underworld

22.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Leaves' Eyes
23.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Stream of Passion

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Visions Of Atlantis Vocalist To Miss UK Shows

Austrian symphonic band Visions of Atlantis announced that male vocalist Mario Plank will be missing the upcoming shows in the U.K. with Leaves' Eyes due to voice and health issues. The band still plans to play the Metal Female Voices Fest and on October 23, 2011 will record the first live DVD for release in 2012. The band reported the following in its Facebook page:

"Dear fans of Visions of Atlantis! Due to some problems concerning the voice and health of our male singer Mario Plank ,who is completely irreplacable for any VoA Live-Show, we are forced to cancel the upcoming UK shows together with our friends of Leaves' Eyes! THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THE SHOW @ Metal Female Voices Fest in any way as this show will be played for sure!! And as we're recording our first Live DVD on the 23rd of October we have to do everything bringing him back on 120% capacity which won`t be possible doing another 5 gigs before! We are very sorry for this as we were really looking forward doing these shows but not under these circumstances and we hope you can understand and respect this decision for a 120% VoA show and against some maybe just 50 percent VoA shows with the risk of the cancellation of our whole Live DVD-Production which will be released for everyone to enjoy in 2012! Thx for your respect, Yours VoA"

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Visions Of Atlantis Posts Song Preview

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis has posted an audio sample of the song "Last Shut of Your Eyes" (heard below). The song is from the upcoming EP "Maria Magdalena" due out on October 21, 2011 (EU) and October 25, 2011 (North America) via Napalm Records.

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