Visions of Atlantis
With The Deep & The Dark, Visions of Atlantis once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent. The varied and fascinating voice of Clémentine Delauney provides for hauntingly beautiful duets with Siegfried Samer`s classic power metal infusions, embodying the symphonic metal cake: From the grandiose album title track ‘The Deep & The Dark‘, folklore elements in ‘Ritual Night‘ to the up-tempo juggernaut ‘Return To Lemuria‘, Visions of Atlantis round off all their facettes in this mystical adventure. But this album wouldn`t be complete without a bewitching ballad! ‘The Last Home' belongs to one of the memorable songs these Austrians have ever composed. A powerful and perfectly executed magnum opus, waiting to be performed live by Visions Of Atlantis at the „Symphonic Metal Nights“ in February 2018!
The band was formed at the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rythmics and catchy melodies. The band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals of Angela Di Vincenzo, masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario who has worked with big names such as Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot). The line-up is completed most excellently by bassist Michele Raspanti and drummer Nicola Corrente.
In February 2015 the band released their first album “Transposed Emotions’ (Rocksector Records)
After some gigs in Italy the band was on tour in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and UK, taking part in some festivals such as the SOS Fest in the UK and the WIZZ FEST in Belgium, where the band was highly appreciated.
In October 2015 the band started recording their second album “MACHINATION”. The line-up for the new album also included Sander Zoer (ex Delain, Leah) on drums, Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) on keyboards and other special guests such as Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Timo Somers (Delain), Fabio D’Amore (Serenity). The album is produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studio)
The CD was released on 24 June 2016 by Scarlet Records and the band supported the new album with two tours in July and August across the Europe touching Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Unghery, Czech Republic, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. In the 2016 they supported Serenity and Delain.
Early in 2017 the band supported Blaze Bayley for some gigs and then started to work on new material. The new album “The Key to the World” will be released by Pride & Joy Music on the 10th Nov 2017, it was confirmed in the lineup Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) and two new guests on this new CD, Henning Basse (Firewind and MaYan) and Ailyn Giménez (ex Sirenia) and the band worked with Fabio D’amore (Serenity) on pre-production sessions.
Last November they were direct support for Kobra and the Lotus, in December for Xandria plus they played two special shows with Ailyn Giménez as guest. February 2018 they had an European tour with Serenity and Visions of Atlantis plus some gigs as headliner in Belgium and Germany. In June the band will play for the first time in Poland for some headliner shows and in the summer they will play at SOS Fest in UK and at Barcìa Metal Fest in Spain.