VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Support EPICA On North American Tour?

According to a posting on the web site of Seattle's Studio Seven venue, Austrian/American "epic metal" band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will support Dutch symphonic metal act EPICA on their upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. Tentative dates so far are as follows:

Sep. 06 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Sep. 07 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Sep. 09 - New York, NY @ The HighLine Ballroom
Sep. 18 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
Sep. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep. 25 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS has set "Trinity" as the title of its third album, tentatively due in March via Napalm Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Anthony Clarkson, who has previously worked with BLIND GUARDIAN, HYPOCRISY and EXODUS, among others. "The band felt he could capture the essence of the new phase of the band, which he did beautifully," the group wrote in an online update.

With regards to the album title, the band said, "Trinity stands for many things. For one, it is the third album (most obvious). There are also three new members, and three new influences in the music making. The band all agreed in June that would be the title and thus, worked from there. [In addition] the album is due out in March 2007 (third month)."

On the subject of the band's musical approach on the new CD, the group wrote, "Expect something different from this music, heavier music, mature and more introspective lyrics, grandiose symphonic parts, yet still keeping the band roots for writing songs that are accessible and sing-a-long-able."

"Trinity" will mark VISIONS OF ATLANTIS' first release since the addition of professional soprano singer Melissa Ferlaak from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ferlaak graduated with a master's degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts in 2003 for vocal performance and has worked in the operatic field, most recently as Musetta in "La Boheme", and has been singing with AESMA DAEVA.

As previously reported, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS has posted two video clips from the group's appearance at the the Metal Female Voices Fest 4 on October 21, 2006 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium:

"Send Me a Light" (video)
"State of Suspense" (video)

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS released its last album, "Cast Away", in November 2004 through Napalm Records.

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