The official video for "The Deep & The Dark", the title track of the seventh studio album from symphonic metal masters VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be seen below. The disc was released on February 16 via Napalm Records.
Says the band: "This is the album we have always dreamed of making. It is everything fans of this genre love and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS was founded for. This is the heart and soul of this band and symphonic metal. We are proud and excited that after over four years we put out the best 10 tracks the band has to offer. This is VISIONS OF ATLANTIS — this is symphonic metal!"
"The Deep & The Dark" track listing:
01. The Deep & The Dark
02. Return To Lemuria
03. Ritual Night
04. The Silent Mutiny
05. Book Of Nature
06. The Last Home
07. The Grand Illusion
08. Dead Reckoning
09. Words Of War
10. Prayer To The Lost
"The Deep & The Dark" was made available as a deluxe box set, CD digipak and digital download.
Hauntingly beautiful duets between vocalists supreme Clémentine Delauney and Siegfried Samer meet classic power metal infusions, embodying the symphonic metal cake: a must-have for all genre-fans and beyond! With "The Deep & The Dark", VISIONS OF ATLANTIS created its most powerful and perfectly executed magnum opus to date.
Clémentine told Metal Underground about the disc: "We all do believe this is the best album the band has ever released. We went back to a more melodic and symphonic metal style with an old-school touch and a production that suits the genre. We wrote diversified songs with rich arrangements using many different influences [and] I was finally able to take part in the creative process. I wrote many of the vocal lines, most of the lyrics together with Siegfried, and I wrote the last song of the album, 'Prayer To The Lost'. So, for the first time, I'm able to release really personal material and to sing about things that deeply matter to me. I've been waiting for this since I joined my first band in 2010!"
Photo by Moritz Maibaum Photography