March 22, 2024

The pirates of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS are about to take listeners on their heaviest symphonic adventure yet with their new studio album, entitled PIRATES II – ARMADA, set for release on July 5, 2024 via Napalm Records. The new successor to their high-charting previous release, Pirates (2022), is set as high as the waves cresting the Jolly Roger – taking everything that has been achieved to date to another level. With the second chapter of the pirates’ saga, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS prove that they are more than ready to claim the crown of symphonic metal.  

Now, the crew centred around pirate queen Clèmentine Delauney and brave captain Michele Guaitoli unveil their first single and title track, Armada, together with an official music video that draws the listeners into the exciting universe of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. With this track, the band pushes its metal attitude farther than ever before! The track immediately show how driving, rich, and banging the hymn of a pirate army could be. 

Photo by Robert Eikelpoth / Photo editing by Blake Armstrong]

Ship’s log:  July 5, 2024; High Seas A new day of sailing begins, the wind on our side, and the sea speaks of recent battles. The air feels fresh – Hypocrisy, greed, envy – hearts of the old world finally disclose their deluded truth. Old leaders are losing ground, their lies are getting worse, and darkness creeps in. Each sunny day hides a coming storm, nature testing our strength for the last battle.

We’ve become pirates as their counterparts, free-spirited and true at heart. Navigating storms that try to make us doubt, we see the light in the darkness. The old truth is fading, making room for a new story. Our destiny is in our hands, in our hearts, in every step we take. Reconnecting with ourselves, we touch the essence of life we share with all creatures. Together, unstoppable, connected to the truth, guided by the sun and storms.

We’ll rule the oceans, the mainland, every street, every house, spreading hope. Our pirate cries will last for centuries, with ancestors humming our tunes, our words sung in the new world we create. Our glory will live on forever. United as one force, one army, under a final ARMADA.”

Pirates II – Armada

  1. To Those Who Choose to Fight
  2. The Land of the Free
  3. Monsters
  4. Tonight I’m Alive
  5. Armada
  6. The Dead of the Sea
  7. Ashes to the Sea
  8. Hellfire
  9. Collide
  10. Magic of the Night
  11. Underwater
  12. Where the Sky and Ocean Blend

Emotions, depth, richness of sound. Not only a record, but a true hurricane of feelings is what VISIONS OF ATLANTIS delivers with the new album, PIRATES II – ARMADA. On a journey in which listeners face their own battles and cannot resist joining the ArmadaVISIONS OF ATLANTIS will have listeners facing the Monsters inside them, with catchy melodies destined to endlessly stick in their mind. The uplifting Tonight I’m Alive surprises and captivates with the rhythms of a pirate party on the eve of combat, with the electrifying rumble of a hurricane – a unique, uncharted showcase of talent from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. The burning flames of Hellfire enchant the listener before the sweetness of delicate melodies accompany them Underwater. The cinematic adventure of 7-minute-plus masterpiece The Dead of the Sea conjures the salty scent of the sea, making the listener feel – in every melodic twist and theatrical orchestral hit – the cannons firing and the battle raging. Listeners will shed a tear while mourning under the melody of Ashes to the Sea.

Available formats

  • Deluxe Boxset – incl. 1-CD Digisleeve, framed Backdrop, Pendant, BONUS 7″ Vinyl incl. exclusive songs: Side A: “One Last Hope”, Side B: “Underwater” (Acoustic Version) – (Napalm Mail Order Only, Limited to 500)
  • 2-CD Earbook ( CD1: PIRATES II – ARMADA / CD2: PIRATES II – ARMADA – Orchestral Version) (Napalm Mail Order Only, Limited to 500)
  • 2-LP Gatefold Marbled FIRE (including exclusive Vinyl Bonus Track: “Stormy Waters”) + 7″ VINYL “Armada” incl. Side A: “Armada”, Side B: “Armada” (Orchestral Version) OCEAN BLUE (Napalm Mail Order Only, Limited to 300)
  • 2-LP Marbled MOONLIGHT OCEAN (including exclusive Vinyl Bonus Track: “Stormy Waters”)
  • 2-LP Gatefold BLACK (including exclusive Vinyl Bonus Track: “Stormy Waters”)
  • Music Cassette (Napalm Mail Order Only)
  • 1-CD Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

PIRATES II – ARMADA features stunning cover artwork by Blake Armstrong, who is also responsible for bringing the fantastic photos of Robert Eikelpoth into VoA‘s universe. Produced by Felix Heldt, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen, and orchestrated by Lukas Knoebl and Simon Edward PIRATES II – ARMADA will reach stages this summer, continuing on to deliver a truly cinematic live event this fall in Europe. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is back, and your only choice is to join their Armada!

Experience VISIONS OF ATLANTIS on tour in 2024:

North American tour:
w/ Korpiklaani, Illumishade

04.08.24 US – Reading, PA / Reverb
04.09.24 US – New York City, NY / Gramercy Theatre
04.10.24 US – Boston, MA / Brighton Music Hall
04.11.24 CA – Montreal, QC / La Tulipe
04.12.24 CA – Ottawa, ON / Brass Monkey
04.13.24 CA – Toronto, ON / Phoenix Concert Theatre
04.14.24 US – Pontiac, MI / The Crofoot
04.15.24 US – Milwaukee, WI / Turner Hall
04.17.24 US – Minneapolis MN, MN / Skyway Theatre
04.18.24 CA – Winnipeg, MB / Park Theatre
04.19.24 US – Regina, SK / The Exchange
04.20.24 US – Edmonton, AB / Starlite Room
04.21.24 US – Calgary, AB / Dickens
04.23.24 CA – Vancouver, BC / Rickshaw Theatre
04.24.24 US – Seattle, WA / El Corazon
04.25.24 US – Portland, OR / BossaNova Ballroom
04.26.24 US – San Francisco, CA / DNA Lounge
04.27.24 US – Los Angeles, CA / 1720
04.28.24 US – San Diego, CA / Brick By Brick
04.29.24 US – Phoenix, AZ / The Nile
05.01.24 US – Denver, CO / Gothic Theatre
05.02.24 US – Lincoln, NE / The Bourbon Theater
05.03.24 US – Joliet, IL / The Forge
05.04.24 US – Pittsburgh, PA / Mr Smalls Theatre
05.05.24 US – Baltimore, MD / Baltimore Soundstage

Visions of Atlantis Present Armada
w/ Illumishade

06.07.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal (release show)
19.09.24 AT – Vienna / Szene
20.09.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
21.09.24 CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe
22.09.24 CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
24.09.24 PL – Warsaw / Proxima (venue upgrade)
25.09.24 DE – Berlin / Frannz
26.09.24 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
27.09.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
28.09.24 DE – Essen / Turock
29.09.24 DE – Frankfurt / Das Bett
01.10.24 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
02.10.24 NL – Tilburg / O13
03.10.24 BE – Kortrijk / DVG Club
04.10.24 UK – London / The Dome (venue upgrade)
05.10.24 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
07.10.24 UK – Bristol / Exchange
09.10.24 FR – Lyon / La Rayonne
10.10.24 FR – Toulouse / Metronum
11.10.24 ES – Barcelona / Sala Boveda
12.10.24 ES – Madrid / Sala Revi Live
13.10.24 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
14.10.24 ES – Vitoria / Urban Rock Concept
15.10.24 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
16.10.24 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
17.10.24 CH – Pratteln / Z7
18.10.24 CH – Wil / Gare de Lion
19.10.24 IT – Milan / Legend Club
21.10.24 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
22.10.24 DE – Cham / L.A.
23.10.24 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
24.10.24 AT – Wörgl / Komma
25.10.24 IT – Roncade / New Age
26.10.24 AT – Graz / PPC

Festivals:

17.05.24 DE – Wir leben Laut / Loburg
02.06.24 CZ – Metalfest Open Air / Plzen
14.06.24 RO – BikeFest / Mangalia
29.06.24 SK – ROCK POD KAMENOM / Snina
05.07.24 DE – Castle Rock / Mülheim an der Ruhr
07.07.24 SE – Time To Rock Festival / Knislinge
18.07.24 FI – John Smith Rock Festival / Laukaa
10.08.24 DE – Das Grosse Treffen / Aach
23.08.24 DE – Rock im Hinterland / Obrigheim
24.08.24 DE – Lammer Open Air / Braunschweig
07.09.24 DE – Bongert Open Air / Brüggen


VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is:
Clémentine Delauney – Vocals
Michele Guaitoli – Vocals
Christian Douscha – Guitars
Herbert Glos – Bass
Thomas Caser – Drums


VISIONS OF ATLANTIS online:

Official Website