SERENITY Vocalist Clémentine Delauney Issues Statement On Joining VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

December 8, 2013, 6 years ago

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It was recently announced that soprano vocalist Clémentine Delauney has joined VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. She has checked in with the following statement:

"I am now free to say that it is with great pleasure that I can officially announce that I am joining Visions Of Atlantis' history and universe. The band got in touch me as they are willing to make a new start by going back to their musical origins and I am delighted to take part of this journey, offering me this unique chance to use my voice in a way I have never done within a band before.

When I started to take classic singing lessons, ten years ago, I discovered symphonic metal with female vocals on and I realized this was exactly the style of music I wanted to explore and to evolve in. Visions Of Atlantis wants to go back to the style of their two first releases, which will enable me to show other aspects of my voice and personality. I couldn’t resist the call to realize such an old dream of mine to sing like this and to offer it to those of you who still love this genre!

Shall the SERENITY fans not worry; I absolutely do not drop the band! But I have to say that I am very happy to join a band I’ve been following for years and which, no matter what came to happen, always managed to stand as a reference in the symphonic metal scene for over a decade.

Since Serenity and Visions Of Atlantis are good friends, it also makes me happy to tighten the links between these two Austrian bands. I am honored to join the raw of singers I got to meet and became close friends with: Melissa Ferlaak and especially Maxi Nil – thank you girl for your invaluable support and outstandingly pure friendship.

I am deeply moved by the trust I’m being shown once again; I wish to not disappoint anyone and I promise to offer my best to honor Visions Of Atlantis' name, music and heritage as I’ll be part of this last crew sailing the seas under the VOA pavillion.

To the band’s fans, I hope you share my excitement about this new adventure and I wish to meet you on the road soon."

Following is Visions Of Atlantis drummer Thomas Caser's original announcement:

"VOA warmly welcomes French soprano Clémentine Delauney and Austrian singer Siegfried Samer as new front vocalists! In addition, VOA is going “back to the roots” and reunites founding members Werner Fiedler (guitars), Chris Kamper (synths), Mike Koren (bass) and Thomas Caser (drums).

It was mostly a decision by me – Thomas – the only remaining founding member. I will tell the truth, I will tell you that Visions Of Atlantis is homeward bound and will sail the old and known musical paths. The paths that were initially discovered with the founding members through friendship and the passion for the music we wanted to create.

Although the journey, after new shores have been discovered since Trinity, has been a successful one, the work and musical outcome became blurrier and blurrier in the end and has finally ended up as something the initial idea and spirit is not existent in anymore. Many things have happened, some good, some bad. Sometimes the bad prevail the good as sailing long routes may change people and demands a lot of energy and endurance... Mutiny always also comes with a price...

Therefore, we have decided to hire new crew, strike sails, and turn back to the course we originally bound outward on. The sea is dark, the waters deep and unknown... This is and will be the last and final line up of VOA ever! We are working on a new album as you read this, shows are planned and will be announced soon. This is more VOA than the band ever was in the past years.

Nevertheless, sincere gratitude goes out to Mario Plank and Maxi Nil and we wish all the best to Martin Harb, Cris Tían! Over the next days, we will post statements from our new and not so new members of VOA.

The former members Maxi Nil, Mario Plank, Cris Tían and Martin Harb will also issue statements through the official VOA Facebook page but will reveal more detailed statements on their sites."

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