Visions of Atlantis to release live album ‘Pirates Over Wacken’ on March 31

Symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis will release the live album “Pirates Over Wacken” on March 31, 2023, via Napalm Records. The album captures the Austrian band’s performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in summer 2022.

Visions of Atlantis has unveiled the first glimpse of the new release with a clip of “Pirates Will Return,” the opener of its latest album, “Pirates,” performed live at Masters of Rock 2022 and cut from the upcoming bonus DVD.

“There is something purely magical about Wacken,” the band said. “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. Wackenis 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.

“Pirates Over Wacken” track listing:

  1. Master the Hurricane
  2. A Life of Our Own
  3. Clocks
  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
  10. Freedom
  11. Melancholy Angel
  12. Legion of the Seas

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

  • 2 LP Gatefold BLACK (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
  • 3 CD Earbook (36 pages) including 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

The band is about to start its “Pirates Over North America” headline tour, which kicks off on Feb. 7, 2023, in Los Angeles, California, and will be supported by The Spider Accomplice. It is the first headline tour ever in North America for Visions of Atlantis. The band will continue on to the “Pirates Over Europe” tour on April 4, featuring support from Autumn Bride.

Visions of Atlantis also will hold a special release party for “Pirates Over Wacken.” On March 31, the band will present its 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:
with 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:
with 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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