Visions Of Atlantis
From: Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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Visions of Atlantis has announced it will be performing at the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which is set to take place in Wacken, Germany from August 4th - 6th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Other confirmed bands for the festival include:
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album titled "Delta" on February 25th, 2011: "We launched our brand new MySpace! We also want to announce that the new album is called 'Delta' - Release date of this masterpiece will be the 25th of February 2011! Stay tuned and see you on tour!" Additional details on the album will be announced as they are made available.
Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following update about playing at the 2011 edition of Belgium's Metal Female Voices festival:
"Leaves' Eyes will return to MFVF in 2011! We are happy to announce that Leaves' Eyes is confirmed to play on saturday 22nd at MFVF in Wieze/Belgium. The set list will include also material from the upcoming record."
The currently confirmed acts include: Amaranthe, Leaves' Eyes, Therion, Draconian, Hanging Doll, Visions of Atlantis, Midnattsol, Echoterra, Benedictum, Nemhain, Deadlock, Trail of Tears, and Stream of Passion.
Austria's Visions of Atlantis, which recently finished recording and mixing a new album, has issued the following update about new tour dates in 2011 with Rhapsody of Fire:
"Hi all, we are back on stage and we are proud to announce our European tour dates. VoA will be on Tour with Rhapsody of Fire in Feb. 2011. More dates announced to be soon. cheers and see you LIVE."
The announced dates are as follows:
08.02. Tue - Pratteln (CH) Z7
09.02. Wed - Lyon (F) Transbordeur
10.02. Thu TBA.
11.02. Fri - Bilbao (SP) Rockstar Live
12.02. Sat - Madrid (SP) La Riviera
13.02. Sun - Barcelona (SP) Razzmatazz
15.02. Tue - Paris (F) Elysee Montmartre
16.02. Wed - Ludwigsburg (D) Rockfabrik
17.02. Thu - Köln (D) Live Music Hall
18.02. Fri - Charleroi (B) Le Coliseum
19.02. Sat TBA.
20.02. Sun - Nürnberg (D) Hirsch
21.02. Mo - Katowice (PL) Mega Club
22.02. Tue - Kosice (SK) JUMBO centrum
23.02. Wed - Bratislava (SK) MMC (Majestic Music Club)
25.02. Fri - Bologna (I) Estragon
26.02. Sat - Roma (I) Atlantico
28.02. Mo - Milano (I) Alcatraz
Austrian symphonic power metal band Visions Of Atlantis has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:
"Today we finished the mix of our new album and it sounds great. Now its time for the mastering .
the release date will be announced soon ."
Austrian symphonic power metal band Visions Of Atlantis has issued the following update:
"There is a lot going on in the VoA-camp at the moment and everyone's quite busy preparing for the upcoming Album... And one thing at first: RECORDINGS ARE FINISHED, EVERYTHING DONE!"
"The Guys and Girl did a great job over the last months (yes, we where taking a lot of time for recording) and it was worth every single second of the Work as the result just sounds amazing!"
"So, what`s the plan now? Mixing and Mastering are starting now and will be finished very soon. Also very soon we will tell the world the exact release date and of course Album Title."
"Also expect a complete new myspace-design with Album-Cover, new Promo Pics and more and more in November! At the moment the band is preparing the show for next week Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, October 23rd. Would be great meeting some of you there maybe!"
"As promised: VoA will return with a thunderclap in early 2011, be prepared for weekly news now as the main-work is done and there`s time again for all other things besides recording!"
Austria's Visions of Atlantis has checked in with the following announcement about appearing an upcoming Chinese festival on July 18th:
"Hey out there! We are happy and proud to announce that we where invited to visit and rock China again this summer! VoA will perform at the SUZHOU HOLISLAND INTERNATION MUSIC FESTIVAL on the 18th of July near Shanghai in the wonderful city of Suzhou!
"The festival will take place on Suzhou's Vitality Island from the 16th to the 18th of July and offer you International Acts like SINEAD O`CONNOR, SIMPLE PLAN, THIRTEEN SENSES, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, RISE AGAINST, X-JAPAN AND MANY MORE!
"The expected attendance will be about 150,000, so be sure to secure your tickets. For more info check this location where you`ll have the chance to order your tix!! Hope to see you there and rock with you! PS: Stay tuned for more infos about our new album."
Visions Of Atlantis has entered Dreamscape Studios and will be begin recording their new album.
The band comments, "I just wanted to inform you that we were arriving at Munich's Dreamscape Studios yesterday evening where we had a relaxed night."
"Today the recordings will start in about 1 hour and we're all very excited about the things happening during the next weeks!"
Austria's Visions of Atlantis has issued the following update about recruiting a new bass player and recording new material:
"Mike Koren is leaving the band. New bass player announced: After many years of great work and many shows founding member Mike Koren has left Visions of Atlantis due of private reasons. Mike became a daddy and his priorities have changed which we all understand and respect. We wish him and his young family all the best for the future and thank him very much for everything! Now it`s time to announce our new bass player! Mario Lochert (Emergency Gate) will take over the bass duties for Visions of Atlantis from now on. He record the bass for the new yet untitled Album and he will be on stage with the band for the first time on Metalfest Austria (15th of May 2010). He has already worked with us in the past as our sound engineer on several concerts and festivals and we are all happy to welcome him on board!"
"As Visions of Atlantis will enter the Dreamsound Studios in Munich on the 17th of May 2010 we will report all progress in our official Studio Diary with daily updates and pictures right from the band and directly from the studio. The Studio Diary will contain exclusive content and details during the album production and some very interesting 'behind the scene' footage. In late 2010 VOA will release the new album - the title will be revealed also very soon! So stay tuned for more information!"
Vision of Atlantis has issued the following update about preparing to enter the recording studio:
"Hey out there! Visions of Atlantis will finally enter the Dreamscape Studios Munich on the 17th of May to record the fourth Album! For that reason you get offered an official exclusive studio diary made together with our friends of the German Independent Webzine at this location where we`ll update you nearly daily with cool Stories in German/English and Nice Pictures. It`s planned that you`ll be able to read stories from each of the Band members. Additionally to that we will keep you updated too here on our myspace site through Blogs with additional information and Videos directly from the Studio. We hope you`ll like that and send you best wishes."
Sample Visions of Atlantis tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page.
Keyboardist Martin Harb of Austrian band Visions of Atlantis has issued the following update about the band performing at the Metal Female Voices festival:
"Hey out there! As promised I can confirm you one more Festival-Appearance for 2010 VoA will perform on the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium on the 23th/24th of October which will be the last chance to see Visions of Atlantis right before the release of our new Album.
"There will be a lot more great female-fronted Bands like Tristania, Krypteria, Arch Enemy and more on this Festival! Stay tuned for more details on this show (exact day and time) and check this location for tickets and further information. More and very interesting stuff will come up soon!"
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about preparing to enter the recording studio:
"Hey out there! Just wanted to inform you that the plans for the next months are clear now and that we`ll enter the Dreamscape Studios right after our appearance on the Metalfest Austria on the 14th of May to finalize our fourth album which will be released late autumn this year! Parallel to that we`ll also have the photo shoot for our new Official Promotional Pictures which will be published of course before the new album, but more on that later! Also one more cool show right before releasing the album will be announced very soon when everything`s fixed and confirmed with the local organizer, stay tuned for that as it will be a very special appearance just right before the Rebirth of Visions of Atlantis!
"Stay tuned for a huge wave of information right after Easter and a very very detailed Studio-Diary including pics, vids, blogs by the VoA-members and of course the information about the title of our new Album and even more stuff..... We`re very excited and looking forward happily to the next 9 Months and of course to the further and brighter future of VoA! Cu all soon, stay tuned for further news."
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following update about bassist Michael Koren continuing to play live shows with the band:
"Hey out there! I just wanted to inform you that our Now-Father Mike (best wishes to his little Rocker!) has quit the band a few months ago (as we posted) to focus on his Father-Role as you may know already...
"But Mike was always a VoA Member for us in the hearts and now he decided to stay with the band for Live-Shows also in the future which means that he`s still our man for the VoA Live-bass guitar and that we won`t change our cool team for rocking on the road! For the Studio (as this is taking much time) he won`t be able to join the recordings for our new Album (The Album Title will be announced soon) which is absolutely no problem as we`ll work together with another Studio-Musician so that Mike can focus on his Work as a Tattoo Artist and of course on his father-role! More...
Visions of Atlantis has issued the following update about appearing at the Metalfest Open Air 2010:
"Hey Guys and Girls! As promised I`ll give you a new Chance for Viewing VoA live before our new album (and new tour) comes out. We`ll be attending this year`s Metalfest in Austria on the 14th of May! For further information just check here to see which other cool bands will crush this great Festival Area with their performance and to secure your tickets!
"Also don`t miss the Chance to visit the Napalm Records Labelnight on the 12th of May (same place) where cool NR Bands will perform for the 15th Anniversary of Austria`s Finest Label in Metal!!! SO DON`t FORGET THE 14th of MAY, hope to see you there and having some beers afterwards..."
Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis have issued the following update about their upcoming album:
"Hey Guys and Girls! As promised we uploaded new live pics, check them out and leave some comments. Also as promised I give you some (maybe) interesting news about our new album... The New album will be called ....... you can guess, I`m not allowed to tell you NOW, but what i can tell you is: The Album will refer to the number 'four' as it`s the fourth. And if you remember the older album titles you can see that they also referred in some ways to their number (Trinity as three, Cast Away made out of two words and EEE looking like three words, but actually being one meaning) So from now on you can guess, but no more hints from me (for now!)
"The Album will be recorded in the Dreamscape Studios in Germany again, where we also made Trinity, which was a very very good working place for us. The Producers there exactly know how to bring out the best of our work and we enjoy working together with such nice guys... Mix and Mastering is still a secret, but you can believe us that we`ll give it in best possible hands. More...
Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis have issued the following update about their upcoming recording plans:
"Hey out there! Sorry, again long time without any message and news from the band. Well, but here I am with a short report about what`s going on at the moment: We had a few problems with the pre-recording of the drums, which is the basic to enter the studio for our work. This should be done within the next weeks (I know, wrote something like that often before the last year) and after that we should be able to have a studio-kick-off.
"It's somehow making me depressive to have a complete album pre-produced on my hard disc and at the moment no concrete date for entering the studio, which is already reserved for the band. But we just can enter when drums are finished and that`s not my cup of tea (sorry for that)...Well, the plans for 2010 for VoA are clear: Recording the new album, doing a few festivals again in Summer (and one or two earlier this year) and having a release in late Autumn. The release then will be followed by a very interesting tour in November/December, but more on that much later as it`s not time to talk about that yet actually. Very soon (i think about next week) we`ll do a relaunch of our myspace-site with some new design stuff, pics and so on will be updated, but more on that next week when there`s more time for that. More...
Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis have issued the following statement about recording a new album:
"Hey Guys and Girls!
"After 2 months without any message from the Band here are some News wich may interest you
"FIRST the most important thing: Our bassist Mike and his Girlfriend will become parents very soon and we all want to wish them the best with their little rocker. But that leads directly to some bad news: Mike will leave the band and will take a baby-break from music so that he can focus on his new role as father a 100%. We all understand his decison completely and so we had a last big party last weekend where we played a little gig with a handful of invited close friends to release Mike in his Baby-Break. If and when he will return to the band is completely unsure at the moment which is also clear and we (the whole Voa-Family) hope that you out there will understand Mike and also wish him the best!!!
"This will have NO AFFECT on the recording process for our forthcoming album, which leads me to the next hot news: Maxi Nil does a great job in singing in the stuff for pre-production and except some very little stuff and some last guitar details finally everything is recorded now and in November we..ll enter the studio to record our fourth album finally. Very soon we will announce the studio for our new recording and we also got a name for our fourth album, but this is still secret and just no secret within the band ;-)
"As soon as there are news and details about Studio in November and all other things concering the band and what..s going on with VoA we..ll be back with a new blog... So stay tuned, because when we..re in studio we..ll keep you informed by every possible ways (video, studio-diary, pics, etc.) directly from the band ;-) Best wishes, and as promised...2010 will be THE year for VoA as everything seems to turn out good finally!!!!!"
Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis have issued the following statement about parting ways with their vocalist Joanna Nieniewska:
"According to all the rumors out there and the speculation here..s the official statement right from the band about the news within the VoA-Family!
"It..s right, Joanna Nieniewska was forced to leave the band a few weeks ago! The reason is a health-problem which should not be specified more detailed, but makes it impossible for her to complete a whole show on stage without risk.
"But because of the grown big friendship within the band during the last months the band is not willing her to leave totally and so we came to the point that at least Joanna has to be on the road with us when she can..t sing with the band anymore and so in future she..ll be on tour with us, helping us backstage and doing other important things to bring her support and energy into the band, although it..s another way now! There are no other reasons besides that, although we already had to read different stories on the internet, which are simply not true. As long as you can..t read it on the offical VoA-homepage or myspace it..s absolutely not official and does not come directly from the band or the nearest band-environment!!!
"BUT NOW TO THE GOOD NEWS: The good news besides all that is, that we were able to find an absolute suitable substitute for Joanna within the extremely short time! Her name is Maxi Nil, she..s from greece and she has already worked with Moonspell for instance and brings fresh energy and enthusiasm into the band! She was very fast in practising the material for the shows on metalcamp and with Tarja Turunen and we are already looking forward happily in doing future shows and tours with her! More...
Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
Austrian symphonic metallers, Visions of Atlantis, have issued the following update welcoming their new female vocalist, Joanna Nieniewska:
"We are proud and happy to present Joanna Nieniewska as the new female Voice of Visions of Atlantis. This 20 year old Austrian girl offers a wide range and a strong soprano combined with a great natural feeling for vocal harmonies. For more information about her just take a look into the forum where you can find an exclusive interview with Joanna."