VISIONS OF ATLANTIS to Release New Live Album “Pirates Over Wacken”

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Symphonic metal pirates VISIONS OF ATLANTIS set sail, once again, announcing a new live release.

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.

Now 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 says about “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.”

Pre-order “Pirates Over Wacken” HERE.

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 – beyond others at Wacken Open Air in summer 2022.

“Pirates Over Wacken” Album Artwork

“Pirates Over Wacken” Track List:

1.Master the Hurricane
2.A Life of our Own
4.The Silent Mutiny
5.In my World
6.A Journey to Remember
7.Pirates will Return
8.Heroes of the Dawn
9.Clemi’s Speech
11.Melancholy Angel
12.Legion of the Seas

“Pirates Over Wacken” is now available for pre-order in the following configurations:

  • 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.


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