17:16 - Apothecary Did someone share this the other day? It's OK-ish, but I feel like all the tracks sound too much alike. Really haven't been hearing many highlights for blackened doom this year [link]
After releasing 9 Degrees West Of The Moon in 2009, Italian power metallers Vision Divine are about to release a new album, which will be entitled Destination Set To Nowhere, due out on September 14th via earMusic. The band has released the first single to be featured on the album, "Mermaids From Their Moons", which is now available below for streaming.
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing for a multi album deal of the mighty Vision Divine, Italy's Melodic Metal Finest. The new cooperation will bring the first fruits with the release of the band's brand new studio album "9 Degrees West Of The Moon" on January 23rd 2009.
Born as a side project of the esteemed guitarist and songwriter of Labyrinth, Olaf Thorsen, to keep his working relationship with Fabio Lione (former Labyrinth vocalist who had moved on to Rhapsody Of Fire) Vision Divine evolved during the years in a real band who released 5 acclaimed studio albums, one DVD and toured several times in Japan, South and North America and played in several European countries.
Italian metallers Vision Divine have issued the following update:
"We are very happy and proud to finally announce that Fabio Lione Rhapsody Of Fire] joins Vision Divine Family again. He's best natural choice for us, and first person we thought about it, even 'cause Fabio is a wonderful singer and a very special friend. Fabio with Olaf created Vision Divine 10 years ago, he wrote wonderful melodies for first 3 band's albums (from the 1st "Vision Divine" up to the high acclaimed "Stream Of Consciousness"). Just to be clear, Fabio is fully involved with the band, not as session man but as real part of the band, including recording sessions, live shows and tours.
The following update was posted on Vision Divine's official website:
"Michele Luppi is no longer singing with Vision Divine. Beside any speculation which could be done regarding the truth behind all this, we simply believe it was the right time to both make the right choice. We wish Michele all the best with his future and we thank him for the great time we had together"
The band adds:
"Any scheduled activity will be accomplished, and there won't be any delay in our plans. The new singer will be announced on May 1st. Please stay tuned for more news in the forthcoming days."
Italian Power Metallers Vision Divine have issued the following update:
"Due to a big problem related with his tendinitis, Federico Puleri isunable to follow the band on the South American Tour. The problem
was known since the Asian shows, but the band decided to try anything possible to solve it. Unfortunately the problem didn't get solved and became even bigger, so the doctor ordered him a full month of rest, and it has been decided not to risk his health. No substitute will be taken, and Olaf will play the South American shows alone. After this tour Federico will be back, fully recovered, healthy and ready
to be on stage again for the next shows... our best wishes to Federico!"
Italian melodic power metallers Vision Divine, the brainchild of ex-Labyrinth mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have posted the following message on their official web site :
"We are sorry and shocked for what just happened. Without any , and even worse, after many promises from third parties who were managing the tour, we discovered just now, once arrived in the USA, that the Latin tour won't take place because of too many problems with flight tickets and many other things that are even impossible to be explained. We are simply shocked and surprised by seeing how things have been managed. We feel ripped off as surely should feel those who already bought tickets to our shows. We are also gonna sue somebody for what happened, but this won't change the mess.
Progressive Metal band, Vision Divine, have launched their new website (http://www.visiondivine.com/) in relation to their soon to be release album, "The Perfect Machine". An mp3 sample of the complete song, God Is Dead, can be found online along with many new features.
As previously reported, Timo Tolkki from Stratovarius produced the album with the band. Release dates are October 26th (Japan) and November 7th, 2005. The final track list for "The Perfect Machine" is:
1. The Perfect Machine
2. 1st day of a never-ending day
3. The ancestor's blood
4. Land of Fear
5. God is Dead
6. Rising Sun
7. Here in 6048
8. The River
9. Now that You've gone
10. The Needle Lies (Queensryche cover, Bonus Track for Japan only)
Scarlet will release world-wide the official Vision Divine DVD! It will include a live performance of the last highly acclaimed album 'Stream Of Consciousness' and some studio unreleased stuff, plus some secret stories... A special gift for all the fans! The release is planned for April 2005. The band is also writing new material for the next album and VERY big surprises are announced! We'll keep you informed!
Once a side project for ex-LABYRINTH guitarist Olaf Thorsen and RHAPSODY singer Fabio Leone, VISION DIVINE has returned with its third album, Stream Of Consciousness, and a new vocalist. In a conversation with BW&BK, Thorsen explained why Leone was forced to bow out.
"For the first two albums Fabio always gave 100% to Vision Divine, but because I left Labyrinth and decided to focus on Vision Divine I wanted to create an image of a real band. I don't think this would have been a problem for Fabio, but Rhapsody recently signed with new management and he didn't take care that there would be room for a career with Vision Divine at the same time. He told me everything was fine, but when I saw the contract there was nothing mentioning Vision Divine, and I figured it might cause some major problems in the future. It's a sad thing, but the best thing to do was to have Fabio leave, in the interest of both bands and our friendship."
Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the international release (excluding Italy and Asia) of their third album, "Stream Of Consciousness".
The follow-up to 2001's "Send Me An Angel" features new singer Michele Luppi, "an amazing talented voice that fits perfectly into VISION DIVINE music," according to an official press release.
"Stream Of Consciousness" is described as "a new start, a new breath and something very unique," a "concept-story" based on one song (60 minutes long) divided in 14 chapters that are all linked together.