The Vision Bleak have been pretty busy this year working on the follow-up to 2013's album Witching Hour. The band recently shared an update regarding the album progress and also announced a live bassist for their future shows. Their good friend, heart and soul of Les Discrets and director of their "The Wood Hag" video, Fursy Teyssier, has joined their ranks to support future The Vision Bleak concerts on his bass guitar.
Schwadorf and Konstanz have revealed that they have started working on their upcoming album, which is to be recorded in winter and released next spring. As usual, the recordings will take place in Schwadorf's own Klangschmiede Studio E.
The Vision Bleak have recently announced three shows in Germany to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut album The Deathship Has A New Captain, which was released back in 2004. The German gothic metal duo will play a few select shows in October.
Some time has passed since The Vision Bleak's last album and the curiosity for the new material is rising. So, it is only natural that the gothic metal band previews new music and they have done just that. It is finally time to listen to "The Wood Hag", the first song premiered off their new witchcraft concept album Witching Hour. Enjoy the new song below.
Gothic metal duo The Vision Bleak haven't released a new album since 2010's Set Sail To Mystery but this year they are returning with Witching Hour which is coming on September 27th through Prophecy Productions, so mark you calendars! The album has a witchcraft concept and the cover artwork can be seen below.
German gothic duo The Vision Bleak have announced the Witching Hours Over Europe Tour, scheduled for this coming autumn (September/October). Joining them on the road will be Romanian atmospheric black metal band Dordeduh and Danish melodic doomsters Saturnus. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.
The Vision Bleak have broken the silence and announced that they will enter the studio E next week to begin recording drums for their new and yet untitled album. According to their label Prophecy Productions, the new output which will be their fifth studio album comes out in the fall of 2013 and comprises a concept on witches.
Set Sail To Mystery, the fourth album from The Vision Bleak, is going to contain the following tracks:
01. A Curse Of The Grandest Kind
02. Descend Into Maelstrom
03. I Dined With The Swans
04. A Romance With The Grave
05. The Outsider
06. Mother Nothingness (The Triumph Of Ubbo Sathla)
07. The Foul Within
08. He Who Paints The Black Of Night
The Vision Bleak will also record an alternative version of "I Dined With The Swans" entirely sung by Kvarforth (Shining), which fathoms the morbid atmosphere of the track even further.
Our specialists for gothic horror, The Vision Bleak, will embark on a ten-date tour of Europe alongside Alcest in April 2010. While The Vision Bleak are credited as being an excellent live band, this is the first tour for Alcest in the group's history. Both acts will present material from their respective new albums scheduled for release in spring 2010.
Set Sail To Mystery Tour (featuring The Vision Bleak, Alcest and Fjoergyn)
01.04.2010 - DE - Berlin / K17
02.04.2010 - CZ - Prag / Exit Chmelnice
03.04.2010 - AT - Wien / Escape
04.04.2010 - IT - Lonato del Garda / Olden Live Club
05.04.2010 - DE - Würzburg / Posthalle
06.04.2010 - FR - Paris / Glazart
Since the beginning of June, The Vision Bleak are back in Klangschmiede Studio E to record their fourth, as-yet-untitled studio album.
"On our new album, we are going to unite the strengths of our three previous records," the band says about the new material. "There will be everything from the straight-on dark rock of our debut album via the atmospheric soundscapes typical of "Carpathia" to the furious thrash riffs we celebrated on "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey". And yet, this album is going to contain a few surprises as well!"
Further news about the recording process can be found under http://www.studioe.de and http://www.the-vision-bleak.de.
The following message was posted on The Vision Bleak's official website:
"After nearly six months in the studio, The Vision Bleak have just finished recording their third album, "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey". The album contains nine songs which are definitely among the heaviest and at the same time the most atmospheric and most stringent pieces of music The Vision Bleak has ever released," says Ulf Theodor Schwadorf about the follow-up to 2005's very successful album "Carpathia". The Metal part - read: the guitar riffs - of The Vision Bleak's sound certainly has made it more into the foreground on 'The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey', but still there are bombastic orchestral sections, acoustic guitars, sitars and lots of atmospheric details featured in all songs. The band isn't promising too much here, as the song 'By Our Brotherhood With Seth' will prove.
The Vision Bleak are busy pre-producing their third, as-yet-untitled album.
According to the band, the follow-up to "Carpathia" is going to be "more guitar-based, harder, but also more dramatic and melodic", promising their most sinister work to date. In early February, they will enter Klangschmiede Studio E for the fine-tuning of the recordings and the mix for an indefinite period of time.