‘Pirates’ Is A Great Musical Treasure From Visions Of Atlantis

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Power metal band Visions of Atlantis released its latest album, Pirates, this year.  Released May 13 through Napalm Records, the 12-song offering came three years after the release of its then latest album, Wanderers (2019).  The record’s musical and lyrical content offers something to like from beginning to end.  That is evidenced in part through one of its early entries, ‘Master The Hurricane.’  One of the album’s singles, it will be discussed shortly.  ‘Legion of the Seas,’ another of the record’s singles and one of its later entries, is another example of the record’s strength.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Mercy,’ which comes even later, is yet another notable addition to the album, showing what makes the record’s overall content engaging and entertaining.  It will also be discussed later.  When it and the other songs noted here are considered together, the whole makes Pirates a record that is full of musical booty.  Yes, that awful pun was intended.

Pirates, the latest entry from Visions of Atlantis, is another successful offering from the veteran power metal band that will appeal to the band’s established audiences just as much as any power metal fan.  That is evidenced in part through the early entry, ‘Master The Hurricane.’  The song’s musical arrangement immediately grips audiences with its stylistic comparison to works from both Epica and Sabaton.  The strings, the choral style vocals, and the rock element all come together to make that clear, engaging, and entertaining approach and sound.  The impact of the arrangement works with the song’s lyrical theme to make for even more engagement.

On the surface, the song’s lyrical theme sounds like it fits right in with the album’s title about everyone’s beloved sea-faring favorites.  On a deeper level though, the lyrical theme is much more than that.  It is a presentation that finds the song’s subject wondering how he/she will get through life’s most difficult times (IE the hurricane).  This is made clear right from the song’s lead verse, which finds the song’s subject stating, “Walking the meadows of bliss/And flowers of love/Holding the moments of peace I cherish all of/Forgotten/Forsaken/I lost the way to my creek/Awaken/Enlighten/Where is the home that I seek?/Feeling the rays of sun/They’re fading away/Watching the world come undone/Salvation begins as you pray/Raging storms/Bring the rain/How can I master the hurricane/Solid stone turns to clay/I feel the way to my cove will fade away.”  All of the nautical references, again, put the song in the vein of all the sea-faring themes throughout the album, but again, what audiences get here is the story of someone seeing things going from good to far from it and wondering how he or she will get through that storm.  The rumination continues in the song’s second verse, which states, “Braving the fires of hate and embers of scorn/Razing the towns where my pain’s engraved in the walls.”  From there a voice seemingly speaks to the subject, stating, “What is the trigger for all your fears/There is a secret I need to hear/How can you damage what you hold dear/I think I know/The answer is fear/You find the reason for all your pain/The relentless voice that is waging war in your head/And here you’re alone/Facing the storm/So please let it go.”  This is that reminder that the storm we all face is often brought on by us and that the way to navigate it is to let go of what is causing it to happen.  This uplifting overall message, paired with the song’s equally infectious musical arrangement makes the whole a strong example of what makes Pirates a welcome new offering from Visions of Atlantis.

‘Master The Hurricane’ is just one of the songs that serves to show Pirates’ strengths.  ‘Legion of the Seas’ is another prime example of what the record has to offer.  The musical arrangement featured in ‘Legion of the Seas’ is more familiar symphonic power metal for which the band has come to be known through its life.  The dual vocals pair with the noted symphonic element and heavier leanings to make the arrangement in whole such an enjoyable presentation.  It is just part of what makes this song notable.  The song’s lyrical content makes for its own share of interest.

On the surface, the song comes across lyrically as just a story about being at sea, taking the risk of the unknown journey.  The picture that the band paints through its lyrical content is o rich and vivid.  On a deeper level though (and this is just this critic’s interpretation), the lyrical theme is about so much more than that.  Rather, the theme is more of an allegory.  That is inferred through the mention in the song’s lead verse, of staying the course and having no remorse.  The second verse makes that seeming allegorical message even clearer as it states, “The journey’s now or never/Embrace your soul forever/You feel alive when cresting the waves/Just get yourself together/The crying times are over/And show the world the fine edge of your blade.”  That mention of the crying times are over and the journey being now or never comes across as a message of encouragement.  It tells listeners that they need to just get out and take risks in life, get past the bad times and just go for it.  Again, this is just this critic’s interpretation.  If in fact that is somewhere in the proverbial ballpark, then it is a wonderful, creative way for the band to deliver such an uplifting message.  That and the song’s musical arrangement collectively make the song overall yet another strong example of what makes Pirates worth hearing.  ‘Mercy’ is yet another mark of the album’s strength.

‘Mercy’ is another notable addition to Pirates in part because of its musical arrangement, which offers audiences more of the symphonic power metal that makes up the record’s body.  The subtle stylistic variance in the arrangement from its counterparts keep it original and unique from those works.  To that end, it does just enough to make it just as enjoyable as the rest of the album’s arrangements.

The lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical content makes for its own share of engagement.  That is because again, it comes across as being so allegorical in nature.  On the surface, the content comes across as being a story about a pirate leader learning to lean more on a quality of mercy than just sheer brutality in everything.  This as the pirate leader learns of his own crew’s intent to betray him.  He sings of sharpening his blade and wanting to bring doom to them.  However as the song progresses, the crew prays for mercy and states in the chorus that “There is more power in pity than courage in hate.” That single line is in itself so powerful.  It comes across as that reminder that kindness and mercy is more powerful than the hate that we allow to fester in our minds.  Again, this is such a creative way to seemingly deliver such a message.  The seeming message even continues as the pirate captain sings late in the song, “Sailing across the sea/My heart as deep as the ocean/And the fire inside/has opened my eyes/I mist belong to the wise.”  That understanding that he must belong to the wise is that restatement of needing clarity of mind and heart.  It makes the song’s theme all the more powerful and resonant.  The final verse adds even more as the captain sings, “The day that I give in to mercy/I give up the violence that evil adores/The day that my burden is drowning/Over and over and over/The waves kiss the shores/The day that I let go of struggle/The day I’m completing the cycle.”  Once again, here is that realization of the power of wisdom and control versus hatred and anger.  It is, overall, such a moving message that the band has incorporated into the song, and in such creative fashion once more.  When this unique story and delivery is considered along with the song’s equally enjoyable musical arrangement, the whole makes fully clear why it is another important addition to Pirates’ body.  When it and the other songs examined here are considered along with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole becomes a presentation that will appeal equally to the band’s established audiences as it will to power metal and hard rock fans alike.

Pirates, the latest studio offering from Visions of Atlantis, is a successful new offering from the veteran power metal band.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content alike.  The songs examined here make that fully clear.  Between the unique power metal musical arrangements and the unique lyrical content that delivers messages that will resonate with plenty of audiences, the whole makes for so much that audiences will appreciate.  It makes the album a wonderful musical treasure not just for Visions of Atlantis’ fans, but for power metal and hard rock fans alike.

Pirates is available now through Napalm Records. More information on Visions Of Atlantis’ new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.visionsofatlantis.at

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/visionsofatlantisofficial

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Visions Of Atlantis Debuts New Single, ‘Master The Hurricane,’ Companion Video

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Visions of Atlantis dropped its latest album, Pirates Friday through Napalm Records, but not before releasing one more single from the brand new album Wednesday.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Master The Hurricane‘ Wednesday, along with its companion video. The premiere of the new single follows those of the album’s other singles, ‘Melancholy Angel‘ and ‘Legion of the Seas.’ All of the familiar power metal leanings presented in those singles is just as evident here, though the song still boasts its own identity separate from those songs and the album’s other entries. The comparisons to works from the likes of Sabaton, Helion Prime, and Epica are just as easy to make in this case as in the other songs.

The video featured with the song presents the band aboard a ship trying to navigate an old pirate ship through a very dangerous storm. Vocalist Michele Guaitol sees the whole thing happen as an unidentified figure holds a gem in hand that acts like a crystal ball, showing the story happen.

Once again, no information was provided in the press release announcing the debut of the band’s new single and video. No lyrics are provided with the video, either.

Pirates‘ track listing and available platforms are noted below.

Pirates tracklist:
1. Pirates will Return
2. Melancholy Angel
3. Master the Hurricane
4. Clocks
5. Freedom
6. Legion of the Seas
7. Wild Elysium
8. Darkness Inside
9. In my World
10. Mercy
11. Heal the Scars
12. I will be Gone


Pirates is available in the following formats:

  • Wooden Deluxe Box (incl. digisleeve, flag, hip flask, signed autograph card) – strictly limited to 300
  • Canvas (100x50cm) + CD Digisleeve – strictly limited to 100
  • 2 LP Gatefold GLOW IN THE DARK – strictly limited to 300
  • 2 LP Gatefold Black
  • CD Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

More information on Visions Of Atlantis’ new album, single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.visionsofatlantis.at

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/visionsofatlantisofficial

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Visions Of Atlantis Debuts New Album’s Second Single, Video

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Power metal band Visions of Atlantis debuted the latest single and video from its forthcoming album this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Melancholy Angel’ and its companion video Tuesday. The song and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Pirates, which is scheduled for release May 13 through Napalm Records. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Legion of the Seas’ and its video March 7.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Melancholy Angel’ is another familiar power metal opus from the band that the group’s fans will find appealing. In comparison to its predecessor, this single is more of a mid-tempo composition and leans more heavily on its string arrangements than that song. What’s more, the song’s mood is more contemplative in nature than ‘Legion of the Seas.’

No information about the song’s lyrical theme was provided in the press release announcing the debut of the new single and video. No lyrics are provided with the video, either.

The video finds the band, still in full pirate regalia, on a beach at night, campfire blaring. The group is performing its new single against the backdrop as the song plays over the visualization.

In other news, Visions of Atlantis is on tour with Dragonforce. The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.


Apr. 13, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Apr. 15, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
Apr. 16, 2022 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Apr. 17, 2022 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
Apr. 19, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Apr. 20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Apr. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
Apr. 23, 2022 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

* = without Firewind

Pirates‘ track listing and available platforms are noted below.

Pirates tracklist:
1. Pirates will Return
2. Melancholy Angel
3. Master the Hurricane
4. Clocks
5. Freedom
6. Legion of the Seas
7. Wild Elysium
8. Darkness Inside
9. In my World
10. Mercy
11. Heal the Scars
12. I will be Gone


Pirates will be available in the following formats:

  • Wooden Deluxe Box (incl. digisleeve, flag, hip flask, signed autograph card) – strictly limited to 300
  • Canvas (100x50cm) + CD Digisleeve – strictly limited to 100
  • 2 LP Gatefold GLOW IN THE DARK – strictly limited to 300
  • 2 LP Gatefold Black
  • CD Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

More information on Visions Of Atlantis’ new album, single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.visionsofatlantis.at

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/visionsofatlantisofficial

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Firewind To Join Dragonforce Tour Sunday

Courtesy: Earsplit PR

Firewind will join Dragonforce for its tour starting this weekend.

The veteran metal band is scheduled to join Dragonforce for its headlining tour starting Sunday in Denver, CO. The band’s run with Dragonforce is in support of its latest album, Firewind, which was released in 2020 through AFM Records.

FIrewind’s run with Dragonforce is scheduled to last through April 23 in Berkeley, CA and will see the band perform in cities, such as Greensboro, NC; Dallas, TX and Cleveland, OH. The schedule for the band’s tour with Dragonforce is noted below.

DragonForce North American tour dates
w/ Firewind, Visions of Atlantis, Seven Spires

Mar. 20, 2022 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Mar. 22, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Mar. 23, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
Mar. 24, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
Mar. 25, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Mar. 26, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Mar. 27, 2022 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Mar. 29, 2022 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Mar. 30, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Mar. 31, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Apr. 1, 2022 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Apr. 2, 2022 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 3, 2022 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 5, 2022 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 6, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Apr. 7, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Apr. 8, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
Apr. 9, 2022 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes
Apr. 10, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
Apr. 12, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Apr. 13, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Apr. 15, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
Apr. 16, 2022 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Apr. 17, 2022 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
Apr. 19, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Apr. 20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Apr. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
Apr. 23, 2022 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

Also joining Dragonforce for its tour are Visions of Atlantis and Seven Spires.

More information on Firewind’s upcoming tour and album is available online along with the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.firewind.gr

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/firewindofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/firewindmusic

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Visions Of Atlantis Announces New Album Specs; Debuts Lead Single’s Video

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Power metal band Visions of Atlantis will release its next album this spring.

The band announced Monday, it will release its eighth album, Pirates, May 13 through Napalm Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Legion of the Seas’ the same day.

The video features the band, dressed as pirates, performing its new single on a sound stage. Meanwhile the story of a pair of pirates plays out, with one of the men having a less than happy ending. All of this plays out as the band’s new single plays over the visualization.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single will appeal to any power metal fan. The control and harmonies in the vocals pair well with the instrumentation, which features a stirring string arrangement at its base. The guitars and drums pair with the strings to make the overall arrangement comparable to works from Helion Prime and other similar power metal acts. Audiences could even make comparisons to works from Sabaton to a lesser degree.

The band talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“‘Legion of the Seas’ is a statement song that embodies the mindset we carry throughout the entire record,” the statement reads. “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.”

Visions of Atlantis is on tour with Dragonforce. The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.

Mar. 11, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Neptune *
Mar. 13, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
Mar. 15, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater *
Mar. 16, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall *
Mar. 18, 2022 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
Mar. 19, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
Mar. 20, 2022 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Mar. 22, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Mar. 23, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
Mar. 24, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
Mar. 25, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Mar. 26, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Mar. 27, 2022 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Mar. 29, 2022 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Mar. 30, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Mar. 31, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Apr. 1, 2022 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Apr. 2, 2022 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 3, 2022 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 5, 2022 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 6, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Apr. 7, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Apr. 8, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
Apr. 9, 2022 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes
Apr. 10, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
Apr. 12, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Apr. 13, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Apr. 15, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
Apr. 16, 2022 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Apr. 17, 2022 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
Apr. 19, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Apr. 20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Apr. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
Apr. 23, 2022 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

* = without Firewind

Pirates‘ track listing and available platforms are noted below.

Pirates tracklist:
1. Pirates will Return
2. Melancholy Angel
3. Master the Hurricane
4. Clocks
5. Freedom
6. Legion of the Seas
7. Wild Elysium
8. Darkness Inside
9. In my World
10. Mercy
11. Heal the Scars
12. I will be Gone


Pirates will be available in the following formats:

  • Wooden Deluxe Box (incl. digisleeve, flag, hip flask, signed autograph card) – strictly limited to 300
  • Canvas (100x50cm) + CD Digisleeve – strictly limited to 100
  • 2 LP Gatefold GLOW IN THE DARK – strictly limited to 300
  • 2 LP Gatefold Black
  • CD Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

More information on Visions Of Atlantis’ new album, single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.visionsofatlantis.at

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionsofatlantisofficial

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Dragonforce Taps Visions Of Atlantis For Upcoming Tour

Courtesy: Breaking The Law PR/Napalm Records

Dragonforce is bringing symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis for its upcoming tour.

The forthcoming North American run is scheduled to launch March 7 in Santa Ana, CA and to run through April 23 in Berkeley, CA. It features performances in cities nationwide, such as Greensboro, NC; Boise, ID and Mesa AZ. Seven Spires will also serve as support for Dragonforce’s upcoming tour.

Guitarist Herman Li spoke highly of Visions of Atlantis in a prepared statement.

“We are so excited to welcomeVisions of Atlantisto our North American tour in March and April,” Li said. “We wanted to bring a huge show, with an amazing line-up and crazy production. Visions of Atlantis brings a ton of energy to the stage, and they’re incredible musicians. We can’t wait to get on the road with them!”

The schedule for Dragonforce’s upcoming tour, which is in support of its latest album, Extreme Power Metal, is noted below. Tickets are available here. Seven Spires and Battle Beast will share time as support with Visions of Atlantis for the length of the tour.

DragonForce North American tour dates

w/ Battle Beast, Visions of Atlantis, Seven Spires

Mar. 7, 2022 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *

Mar. 8, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory *

Mar. 9, 2022 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post *

Mar. 10, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *

Mar. 11, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Neptune *

Mar. 13, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *

Mar. 15, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater *

Mar. 16, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall *

Mar. 18, 2022 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *

Mar. 19, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *

Mar. 20, 2022 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater

Mar. 22, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

Mar. 23, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag

Mar. 24, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave II

Mar. 25, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Mar. 26, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Mar. 27, 2022 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

Mar. 29, 2022 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s

Mar. 30, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

Mar. 31, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

Apr. 1, 2022 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell

Apr. 2, 2022 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Apr. 3, 2022 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Apr. 5, 2022 – Reading, PA – Reverb

Apr. 6, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

Apr. 7, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Apr. 8, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater

Apr. 9, 2022 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes

Apr. 10, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)

Apr. 12, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum

Apr. 13, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

Apr. 15, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

Apr. 16, 2022 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Apr. 17, 2022 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Apr. 19, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater

Apr. 20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Apr. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater

Apr. 23, 2022 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

* = without Battle Beast

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Additionally, Dragonforce is scheduled to join Power Wolf and Warkings this fall on a series of live dates across Europe. The bands’ tour is scheduled to launch Nov. 11 in Berlin, Germany and to run through Dec. 4 in Antwerp, Belgium. The bands’ tour is noted below.

DragonForce 2022 tour dates
w/ Powerwolf, Warkings

Nov. 11, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Nov. 12, 2022 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
Nov. 13, 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic – Tipsport Arena
Nov. 14, 2022 – Katowice, Poland – MCK
Nov. 16, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
Nov. 17, 2022 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov. 18, 2022 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Nov. 19, 2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
Nov. 21, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Nov. 22, 2022 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
Nov. 24, 2022 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Nov. 25, 2022 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
Nov. 26, 2022 – Oberhausen, Germany – Konig Pilsener Arena
Nov. 27, 2022 – Paris, France – Zenith
Nov. 29, 2022 – London, UK – Roundhouse *
Dec. 1, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Afas Live
Dec. 2, 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
Dec. 3, 2022 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Saarlandhalle
Dec. 4, 2022 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
*=without DragonForce

More information on the Dragnforce’s new single, video, and upcoming live dates are available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

Websitehttps://www.dragonforce.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/dragonforce

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Dragonforce

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Dragonforce Announces New Live U.S., European Dates

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Dragonforce announced a new slate of live dates this week.

The band announced on Monday, the dates for the upcoming North American leg of its tour.  The tour is in support of its most recent album Extreme Power Metal (2019).

The two week run is scheduled to launch March 5 in Phoenix, AZ and to run through March 21 in Brooklyn, NY, and will feature in performances in other cities, such as St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI and Salt Lake City, UT.  Unleash the Archers and Visions of Atlantis will join Dragonforce for the tour.

Also joining the band for the run will be bassist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War). Vigil’s addition to the band is just the latest following the departure of bassist Frederic Leclercq from the band in August. Damien Rainaud, who produced Extreme Power Metal handled bass duties for the band at its most recent shows, following the parting of ways between Leclercq and the band.

Vigil said in a recent interview, she was looking forward to joining Dragonforce for its upcoming run.

“So beyond stoked that Dragonforce chose me to be a part of this!,” she said.  “I can’t wait to travel the world and play these new cities with them, and be a part of their legacy!”

Following its upcoming North American run, Dragonforce will head back overseas for another European run starting March 24 in Odense, Denmark.  The tour is scheduled to run through July 18 in Balingen, Germany. Hammerfall is scheduled to join Dragonforce for select dates on the tour.

Vigil will also join Dragonforce for its European run.  Dragonforce founding member and guitarist Herman Li talked recently about her addition to the band for its upcoming run.

“Alicia was recommended to me by a number of musician friends in L.A.,” he said.  “She impressed me with her playing, her professionalism and her ability to learn the Dragonforce songs really quickly!  I’m excited to have her playing on this tour, and I think the fans will really like what she brings to the show.”

Dragonforce will stream its world tour live through Li’s official Twitch channel.  The band’s upcoming North American and European dates are noted below.

DragonForce USA Tour – Mission 2
w/ Unleash The Archers, Visions Of Atlantis
Tickets – https://dragonforce.com/shows
VIP – http://dragonforce.soundrink.com/

Mar. 5 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 6 – The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 8 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 10 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 11 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Mar. 13 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN **
Mar. 14 – Red Flag – St. Louis, MO **
Mar. 15 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Mar. 17 – The Agora – Cleveland, OH
Mar. 18 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar. 19 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar. 20 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Mar. 21 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
** = no Visions of Atlantis

DragonForce tour dates
Mar. 24 – Posten – Odense, Denmark +
Mar. 25 -Train – Arhus, Denmark +
Mar. 26 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark +
Mar. 27 – Partille Arena – Partille, Sweden +
Mar. 28 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden +
May 16 – Pulp Summer Slam – Manila, Philippines
Jun. 26-27 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Dischingen, Germany
Jul. 2-4 – Rock Fest – Barcelona, Spain
Jul. 16-18 – Bang Your Head!!! – Balingen, Germany
+ = with Hammerfall

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