Symphonic metal pirates VISIONS OF ATLANTIS are nominated for Amadeus Austrian Music Awards – Austria’s biggest and most important prize for national bands and artists – in the category “Hard’n’Heavy”. The event will take place on April 28, 2023 in the Volkstheater in Vienna, and will be broadcast on Austrian public television channel ORF1. Fans can support the band by voting in the awards’ online poll, which can be found HERE.
2023 is going to be a huge year for VISIONS OF ATLANTIS! As they excited fans with their recent release Pirates, the symphonic metal icons are now doubling down on the special experiences. Along with an extensive tour throughout the USA and Europe last year, the symphonic metal visionaries captured the new era of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS as pirates for the fans at the legendary Wacken Open Air in summer 2022 – now available as their third live release, Pirates Over Wacken, out March 31, 2023 via Napalm Records.
Watch the official music video for “Master The Hurricane” below.
Free as the seven untamed seas, the symphonic metal outfit unleashed their rebellious side with Pirates and delivered their most confident and honest record so far. During their voyage, they played an extensive tour in the USA supporting Dragonforce, and headlined in Europe, selling out several venues as well as multiple festival shows – making for the perfect time to capture their chart-storming album at Wacken Open Air in summer 2022.
Pre-Order Pirates Over Wacken HERE
Pirates Over Wacken track listing:
- Master the Hurricane
- A Life of our Own
- The Silent Mutiny
- In my World
- A Journey to Remember
- Pirates will Return
- Heroes of the Dawn
- Clemi’s Speech
- Melancholy Angel
- Legion of the Seas
Featuring songs from Pirates as well as fan favorites like “A Life Of Our Own”, “The Silent Mutiny” and “A Journey to Remember”, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS bewitched the enthusiastic audience with their new set of eleven tracks embracing freedom and self-confidence. The multinational band kicks the performance off with their majestic single from Pirates, “Master The Hurricane”. Through its perfectly balanced mixture of dramatic choirs, heavy orchestration and dedicated vocals, the multi-million streamed hit “Heroes Of The Dawn” and Pirates album opener “Pirates Will Return” provide sing-a-long opportunities for listeners to get lost in. Guiding fans through their powerful discography, the intriguing soundscapes and hauntingly beautiful melodies will take you back to an unforgettable day at Wacken Open Air. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS wrap up the feverishly hot concert with their last hit single, “Melancholy Angel”, and “Legion Of The Seas” – presenting their heaviest side without losing their inimitable feeling for creating dreamlike symphonic melodies. This emotive eleven track experience will have you tasting the heat and dust of the palpable Wacken festival air, and embracing the wilderness that only true Pirates know! Pirates Over Wacken is a perfect taste of what lies ahead for VISIONS OF ATLANTIS with long lasting tours through Europe and the US!
Limited special editions, like the beautifully illustrated 36 page Earbook, contain a very special gift for all fans: a five-track bonus DVD recorded at their enchanting appearance at Masters Of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic, as well as A Pirates Symphony – the orchestral version of their successful studio album Pirates.
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS live:
The band is currently out on their Pirates Over North America headline tour, featuring support from The Spider Accomplice – their first headline tour ever in North America! But there is no time to rest for the pirates, as they will continue on to the Pirates Over Europe tour on April 4, featuring support from Autumn Bride.
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS also recently announced a special release party for Pirates Over Wacken. On March 31, the symphonic metal band will present their new album at vinyl pressing plant and event space Austrovinyl Werk2 in Fehring, Austria, where fans can purchase the new vinyl directly from the pressing.
Pirates Over North America tour
w/ The Spider Accomplice
01.03.23 US – Austin, TX / Come And Take It Live
03.03.23 US – Phoenix, AZ / The Rebel Lounge
04.03.23 US –Las Vegas, NV / Backstage Bar & Billiards
05.03.23 US – San Diego, CA / Brick By Brick
Pirates Over Europe tour
/w Autumn Bride
31.03.23 AT – Austrovinyl Werk2 Fehring (Special Release Party)
04.02.23 DE – Cham / L.A.
05.04.23 IT – Bologna / Alchemica
06.04.23 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
07.04.23 FR – Montpellier / Secret Place
08.04.23 FR – Toulouse / L’usine A Musique
10.04.23 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
11.04.23 ES – Mos-Pontevedra / Sala Rebullon
12.04.23 ES – Madrid / Revi Live
13.04.23 ES – Vitoria / Urban Rock Concept
15.04.23 BE – Gent / JH Asgaard
16.04.23 NL – Amersfoort / Fluor
18.04.23 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
19.04.23 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
20.04.23 DE – Essen / Turock
21.04.23 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum
22.04.23 DE – Nuremberg / Der Cult
23.04.23 AT – Klagenfurt / Volxhaus