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.
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have unveiled the first glimpse of the new live release with a clip of Pirates album opener “Pirates will Return”, performed live at Masters Of Rock 2022 and cut from the upcoming Bonus DVD – resulting in a six minute sing-a-long opportunity for listeners to get lost in. While singers Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli tell the story of brave pirates, hauntingly beautiful melodies and live video will take you back to an unforgettable summer festival day.
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS on Pirates Over Wacken:
“There is something purely magical about WACKEN. Maybe it is the collective belief that this is the Holy Ground of Heavy Metal. Maybe it simply is, the Holy Ground of Heavy Metal. Maybe this casts a specific energy around the stages and the fields of this special German town.
We didn’t miss to feel this magic, while shouting the name “WACKEN” out loud on stage or while looking around and seeing thousands of people, at peace, loving being there and sharing this together.
It was very special to us again, as if it wasn’t our first time playing WACKEN. We got overcome with emotion several times during the show. There was so much we wanted to say. We felt empowered as a artists and human beings. WACKEN is ones of these grounds where you feel you can change the world. Watching this crowd and talking to them on that very day felt like never before and we will remember it forever.
Nothing lasts forever but memories do. Thank you WACKEN for having made us a part of your legend.”
Watch the official music video for “Pirates will Return”:
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
Pirates Over Wacken is now available for pre-order in the following configurations here:
- 2 LP Gatefold BLACK (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
- 3 CD Earbook (36 pages) incl. five-track bonus DVD (recorded on Masters Of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic), A Pirates Symphony (the orchestral version of the studio album Pirates)
- 1 CD Digisleeve
- Digital Album
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 about to start their Pirates Over North America headline tour which kicks off on February 7 in Los Angeles, CA and will be supported by The Spider Accomplice – the first headline tour ever in North America for VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. 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 are also thrilled to announce 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
07.02.23 US – Los Angeles, CA / 1720
11.02.23 US – Seattle, WA / El Corazon
13.02.23 US – Denver, CO / The Oriental Theater
14.02.23 US – Minneapolis, MN / The Cabooze
15.02.23 US – Chicago, IL / WC Social Club
16.02.23 US – Detroit, MI / The Sanctuary
17.02.23 US – Pittsburgh, PA / Black Forge
19.02.23 US – Rochester, NY / Montage Music Hall
20.02.23 CA – Quebec City, QC / L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
21.02.23 US – Boston, MA / Upstairs
22.02.23 US – Brooklyn, NY / The Meadows
23.02.23 US – Clifton, NJ / Dingbatz
24.02.23 US – Atlantic City, NJ / Anchor Rock Club
25.02.23 US – Chapel Hill, NC / Local 506
26.02.23 US – Spartanburg, SC / Ground Zero
28.02.23 US – Dallas, TX / Amplified Live
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
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Photo Credit: Stefan Heilemann