The band announced a major line-up change in the band.
The male vocalist Siegfried Samer decided to part ways with the band.
The current Symphonic Metal Nights Tour will be his last tour with the band.
The replacement’s name has already revealed.
The vocalist decided to leave the band because of the scheduling conflicts between the demands of Visions Of Atlantis and his day job.
“With the great success of our album, obviously demand for touring and live shows has been rising exponentially when compared to the previous years, and it has been increasingly difficult for me to keep up with the schedules of two bands and my regular full-time day job as well.”
The band recently started to work on a new album and announced the tour dates too for 2019.
“It is, unfortunately, becoming impossible for me to keep up with the touring schedule of Visions of Atlantis. I, therefore, after long deliberation, sadly have to resign from my position as a singer for Visions of Atlantis after the Symphonic Metal Nights tour in the fall of 2018.
When I received the invitation from Thomas Caser back in 2013 to join Visions of Atlantis as the new male singer alongside new singer Clémentine Delauney, I didn’t know what to expect. I had been following the band, naturally, for many years through all their ups and downs, and it was a really exciting prospect to be part of one of Austria’s longest-serving melodic metal bands.”
The latest album “The Deep & The Dark” released in February 2018 marks the first album with Siegfried and Clémentine Delauney on the vocals and a successful comeback for the band.
It charted in Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the US for the first time in the band’s history.
“During these past five years with Visions of Atlantis, I got to play fantastic shows all over the world, from Europe all the way to the US with 70.000 Tons of Metal and Mexico, supporting amazing artists like Kamelot, Within Temptation, Tarja Turunen and many others. It’s been so great to see that fans both old and new of Visions of Atlantis really seem to enjoy the new album, and I am very happy to have contributed my part to that success.”
The good news is the band already announced the new male vocalist’s name.
He is Michele Guaitoli who was known from the recent shows with Kamelot where he took over Siegfried’s vocal duties for the first time.
He will singing on the stage after the Symphonic Metal Nights Tour and on the new album.
Guaitoli is a vocalist for melodic metal band Temperance and power metal band Kaledon. He works as a vocal coach at The Groove Factory Music Academy and as a producer and sound engineer in The Groove Factory Studio in Udine, Italy.