Visions Of Atlantis
From: Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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 "
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!"
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").
Check out the video here:
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...
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."
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.
Check out the video here:
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!"
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!"
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:
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
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"
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.
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online off the band's upcoming "Maria Magdalena" EP:
"Hey out there! On our profile you can now find the second audio sample of our upcoming EP Maria Magdalena taken from the track 'Melancholia.'
"Besides that check the time schedule for this year's Metal Female Voices Fest Edition! Don't miss the chance to be part of this Show as we will record our very first Live DVD on October 23rd there!
"So, all VoA fans set sail direction Wieze Oktoberhallen! See you there and rock with us."
You can also check out a teaser trailer for the release by heading over to this location.
Visions of Atlantis has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Maria Magdalena" EP. The track listing for the effort as ell as the trailer can be found below.
1. Maria Magdalena
3. Change of Tides
4. Last Shut Of Your Eyes
5. Distant Shores
6. Beyond Horizon - The Poem PT. II
Visions of Atlantis, which recently announced the recruitment of a new band member, has now revealed more details for the band's upcoming "Maria Magdalena" EP. The track listing and artwork can be viewed below.
1. Maria Magdalena
3. Change of Tides
4. Last Shut Of Your Eyes
5. Distant Shores
6. Beyond Horizon - The Poem PT. II
Visions Of Atlantis has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new guitarist and releasing a new EP:
"Hey out there! Visions of Atlantis is very proud to announce that our live and session guitar player Chris now joined our ranks as our new fix guitar player from now on! On our Youtube channel you can see Chris' great announcement video!!
"On the 21st of October Visions of Atlantis will release brand new material for the world to hear as an EP called 'MARIA MAGDALENA!' More details on this new release will follow next week, so stay tuned for tons of information and more details."
Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with bassist Mario Lochert:
"After some crucial internal differences Mario Lochert is no longer a member of Visions of Atlantis.
"For the upcoming shows we're already working with new session-members who will take over this position for now as the band is currently not looking for a new fix bassplayer! We're looking forward to meeting you all at the next shows, ROCK ON! Yours, VoA
"There will be more positive surprises coming up soon as we're working on some great specials für our fans, so stay tuned for more news! See you at the upcoming shows."
You can also check out Visions of Atlantis tracks available for streaming online by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Leaves' Eyes has announced it will be headlining the H'elles on Stage festival in Lyon France on October 17th, 2011. Other bands that have been confirmed to perform at the festival include Visions of Atlantis, Aperion, Auspex, and more.
For additional details on the upcoming H'elles on Stage festival, head over to the gathering's official MySpace profile.
You can also check out a recently posted tour video blog from Leaves' Eyes in the player available after the jump. More...
Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances and an update about a new album:
"Hey out there! VoA already played the first summer festival this season in Budpest (HUN) last weekend and it was a great show.
"Before the festival appearance VoA singer Maxi Nil and Live Guitar Player Chris performed on Hungarian TV show @ RTL Klub Seven Seas (from Trinity) and New Dawn (from Delta) live and acoustic.
"The Next festivals will be Metalcamp (SLO) on Thursday 14th of July, Masters of Rock (CZ), Hell over Vellach (AUT) on 23rd of July and Wacken in the first week of August
"Later on the band will be flying to Tunisia to rock the black continent for the first time to return to Europe by the end of October to have shows in UK as well and a very special one @ Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, but more on that later! More...