Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
have tapped EMERGENCY GATE
drummer Raphael Saini
for their upcoming headlining shows in Cyprus and Greece in early November. Saini
will be filling in for VOA
's regular drummer Thomas Caser
, who is unable to take part in the trek due to his job obligations with Napalm Records
as head of A&R. Saini
previously performed with VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
in 2011 during their tour with RHAPSODY OF FIRE
.VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
is putting the finishing touches on its fifth album, "Ethera"
, for an early 2013 release via Napalm Records
Regarding the new album title, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
said, "'Ethera' is a word mix out of 'ether' as the quintessence of this band, the energy between the five band members, the fifth album and 'era,' leading VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
to some new and interesting musical and lyrical shores while still remaining typically VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
!" Fabio D'Amore
) and Ivan Moni Bidin
, who is also a master at the mixing desk, produced this latest work. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
' "Maria Magdelena"
EP was released last October.