VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – Pirates II – Armada – Release: 05.07.24 – Genre: Symphonic Metal

“There are tales that will be told forever –
Carried by the wind, through the years, timeless…”

Ship’s log:
July 5, 2024; High Seas
A new day of sailing begins, the wind on our side, and the sea speaks of recent battles. The air feels fresh – Hypocrisy, greed, envy – hearts of the old world finally disclose their deluded truth. Old leaders are losing ground, their lies are getting worse, and darkness creeps in. Each sunny day hides a coming storm, nature testing our strength for the last battle.

We’ve become pirates as their counterparts, free-spirited and true at heart. Navigating storms that try to make us doubt, we see the light in the darkness. The old truth is fading, making room for a new story. Our destiny is in our hands, in our hearts, in every step we take. Reconnecting with ourselves, we touch the essence of life we share with all creatures. Together, unstoppable, connected to the truth, guided by the sun and storms.

We’ll rule the oceans, the mainland, every street, every house, spreading hope. Our pirate cries will last for centuries, with ancestors humming our tunes, our words sung in the new world we create. Our glory will live on forever. United as one force, one army, under a final ARMADA.“

The pirate armada of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is ready to start a new battle on July 5, 2024 via Napalm Records. With their new opus Pirates II – Armada a new symphonic, cinematic, dramatic, and heavier than ever adventure is about to begin. Emotions, depth, richness of sound – not only a record, but a true hurricane of feelings is what VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is delivering with the second chapter of the Pirates-saga, finally proving that the band is mature and ready to claim the crown of Symphonic Metal.

The magnificent chants of the pirate Queen Clèmentine Delauney and of the brave captain Michele Guaitoli tell tales of strength, of resistance, and resilience. All-time hightest charting in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, USA, Canada, and various other charting positions in Europe, their previous album Pirates set the bar as high as where the Jolly Roger waves on the masthead. After having sailed across the European seas in numerous successful tours over the past 2 years – they crossed the ocean and reached the shores of North- & South America both as headliners and allied with Delain. But not only that: the major European festivals were conquered too, with the live performance at Wacken even being immortalized with the spin-off release Pirates Over Wacken. Furthermore, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS conquered the 70.000 Tons of Metal, the Sabaton Cruise, Progpower USA, Bloodstock Festival UK and several other festivals over the 2 years with the first chapter of Pirates. But now the time has arrived for their next adventure: Pirates II – Armada takes everything that was achieved with the first chapter and exponentially pushes it further.

The first single and title track “Armada” immediately states how driving, rich, and banging the hymn of a pirate army could be. Never before VISIONS OF ATLANTIS pushed their metal attitude that far. In a journey where the listeners can’t resist joining the “Armada” and facing their own battles, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will put you in front of the “Monsters” inside of you, with catchy melodies destined to endlessly stick in your mind, to be sung forever. The uplifting “Tonight I’m Alive” surprises and captivates the party rhythm of a pirate-party of the last night before combat with the electrifying rumble of the hurricane, a unique and new facette of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS showcasing their talent. The burning flames of “Hellfire” enchant you; the sweetness of delicate melodies accompany you “Underwater”. The cinematic adventure of the over 7-minute masterpiece “The Dead of the Sea” makes you smell the salt of the sea, and makes you feel – in every melodic twist and cinematic orchestral hit – the cannons firing and the battle raging. With your hand on your heart, a tear will shed while mourning under the melody of “Ashes to the sea”.

Produced by Felix Heldt, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen, orchestrated by Lukas Knoebl and Simon Edward, with the stunning cover artwork of Blake Armstrong, who also took care of bringing the fantastic photos of Robert Eikelpoth into the universe of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, Pirates II – Armada will reach the stages this summer to find its ultimate level in the headline tour, or better the headline ‘cinematic live experience’ this fall in Europe. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is back, and your only choice is to join their ARMADA!

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Experience VISIONS OF ATLANTIS on tour in 2024:
w/ Illumishade

19.09.24 AT – Vienna / Szene
20.09.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
21.09.24 CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe
22.09.24 CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
24.09.24 PL – Warsaw / Proxima (venue upgrade)
25.09.24 DE – Berlin / Frannz
26.09.24 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
27.09.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
28.09.24 DE – Essen / Turock
29.09.24 DE – Frankfurt / Das Bett
01.10.24 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
02.10.24 NL – Tilburg / O13
03.10.24 BE – Kortrijk / DVG Club
04.10.24 UK – London / The Dome (venue upgrade)
05.10.24 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
07.10.24 UK – Bristol / Exchange
09.10.24 FR – Lyon / La Rayonne
10.10.24 FR – Toulouse / Metronum
11.10.24 ES – Barcelona / Sala Boveda
12.10.24 ES – Madrid / Sala Revi Live
13.10.24 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
14.10.24 ES – Vitoria / Urban Rock Concept
15.10.24 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
16.10.24 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
17.10.24 CH – Pratteln / Z7
18.10.24 CH – Wil / Gare de Lion
19.10.24 IT – Milan / Legend Club
21.10.24 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
22.10.24 DE – Cham / L.A.
23.10.24 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
24.10.24 AT – Wörgl / Komma
25.10.24 IT – Roncade / New Age
26.10.24 AT – Graz / PPC

17.05.24 DE – Wir leben Laut / Loburg
02.06.24 CZ – Metalfest Open Air / Plzen
14.06.24 RO – BikeFest / Mangalia
29.06.24 SK – ROCK POD KAMENOM / Snina
05.07.24 DE – Castle Rock / Mülheim an der Ruhr
07.07.24 SE – Time To Rock Festival / Knislinge
18.07.24 FI – John Smith Rock Festival / Laukaa
10.08.24 DE – Das Grosse Treffen / Aach
23.08.24 DE – Rock im Hinterland / Obrigheim
24.08.24 DE – Lammer Open Air / Braunschweig
07.09.24 DE – Bongert Open Air / Brüggen

Clémentine Delauney – Vocals
Michele Guaitoli – Vocals
Christian Douscha – Guitars
Herbert Glos – Bass
Thomas Caser – Drums