Symphonic metallers from Visions of Atlantis will release their new studio album, "Pirates", on May 13, 2022 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the album's first single, "Legion Of The Seas", is available everywhere. The clip was produced by Lichterwald Produktion, and is described in a press release as "a cinematic music film, highlighting the acting skills of all band members and featuring a nasty pirate. 'Legion Of The Seas' is a statement song that embodies the mindset we carry throughout the entire record. No matter what we are facing, we remain the masters of ourselves and our lives. We are delighted to welcome the listeners on board of this new age of Visions of Atlantis with this powerful video, for one of the heaviest songs of the record. Acting scenes meet a fiery band performance, all in a very cinematic way, conveying our universe the best way."
The album pulls the anchor with the epic opener "Pirates Will Return", which instantly enchants with its hymnlike chorus and showcases the high-class versatility from the very first second. In the blink of an eye, Visions of atlantis manage to create their very own incomparable universe of symphonic epicness, intense riffing and, above all, the impressive vocal symbiosis of Clémetine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli. Delauney's bewitching offerings oscillate between clear vocals, powerful belting and operatic techniques, whereas matchless counterpart Guaitoli adds spice with top-notch power metal infusions. "Pirates" presses ahead with catchy hook lines, like in mighty "Melancholy Angel", rousing "Clocks", charging "Wild Elysium" and majestic "Master The Hurricane" - the latter of which will make every symphonic metal enthusiast’s heart pound faster through its perfectly balanced mixture of dramatic choirs, heavy orchestration and dedicated vocals. "Pirates" reaches the harbor for now with mesmerizing "I Will Be Gone", building up a dramatic wall of sound accented by harmonizing flutes and bagpipes, delivered by no less than Feuerschwanz virtuoso Ben Metzner, who joins also on "In My World", "Master The Hurricane" and "Heal The Scars".