|Timeline: An Introduction to The Vision Bleak|
|Compilation album by The Vision Bleak|
|Released||3 June 2016|
|The Vision Bleak chronology|
Timeline (subtitled An Introduction to The Vision Bleak) is a compilation album by German gothic metal band The Vision Bleak. Their first compilation album ever, it was announced on 27 March 2016 and released on 3 June (the same release date of their sixth studio album, The Unknown ) by Prophecy Productions.Intended to celebrate the band's 16th anniversary, and to introduce newcomers to their music, the album contains an assortment of songs ranging from their 2004 debut The Deathship Has a New Captain to their most recent release, 2016's The Unknown.
A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
Gothic metal is a fusion genre combining the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music. The genre originated during the early 1990s in the United Kingdom originally as an outgrowth of death-doom, a fusion of death metal and doom metal. Lyrics are generally dark and introspective with inspiration from gothic fiction as well as personal experiences.
|1.||"Into the Unknown"||The Unknown (2016)||6:35|
|2.||"The Kindred of the Sunset"||The Unknown (2016)||4:55|
|3.||"From Wolf to Peacock"||The Unknown (2016)||7:11|
|4.||"The Wood Hag"||Witching Hour (2013)||3:57|
|5.||"Cannibal Witch"||Witching Hour (2013)||6:06|
|6.||"Descend into Maelstrom"||Set Sail to Mystery (2010)||5:26|
|7.||"I Dined with the Swans"||Set Sail to Mystery (2010)||4:19|
|8.||"By Our Brotherhood with Seth"||The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey (2007)||5:08|
|9.||"The Black Pharaoh (Part III: The Vault of Nephren-Ka)"||The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey (2007)||6:02|
|10.||"Kutulu!"||Carpathia: A Dramatic Poem (2005)||4:40|
|11.||"Carpathia"||Carpathia: A Dramatic Poem (2005)||5:15|
|12.||"The Charm Is Done"||Carpathia: A Dramatic Poem (2005)||9:38|
|13.||"Elizabeth Dane"||The Deathship Has a New Captain (2004)||5:07|
|14.||"The Lone Night Rider"||The Deathship Has a New Captain (2004)||5:04|
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Carpathia: A Dramatic Poem is the second studio album by German gothic metal band The Vision Bleak, released on 29 August 2005 through Prophecy Productions. A digipak edition containing four additional live bonus tracks was also released.
The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey is the third studio album by German gothic metal band The Vision Bleak, released on 31 August 2007 through Prophecy Productions.
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Prophecy Productions is a German record label located in Zeltingen-Rachtig, founded by Martin Koller in 1996. It proclaims being a "label for eerie emotional music", which roughly comprises artists with a dark metal, black metal, or neofolk background, yet with a unique and unconventional approach to music.
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Club Single is an EP by German gothic metal band The Vision Bleak, released on 23 July 2007, through Prophecy Productions. It was intended to be a teaser for the band's then-upcoming studio album The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey, released one month later on 31 August and features two tracks that would ultimately appear on the album, plus other two taken from their older releases Carpathia: A Dramatic Poem and The Deathship Has a New Captain. As evidenced by its title, the EP was given by Prophecy exclusively for members of its club; thus being, it is not available for sale, and is currently out of print.
The Kindred of the Sunset is an EP by German gothic metal band The Vision Bleak, released on 25 March 2016 through Prophecy Productions. It served as a teaser for the band's sixth studio album, The Unknown, which was released on 3 June 2016. The EP was announced on the band's official Facebook page on 21 February 2016, and four days later, on 25 February the track listing was unveiled.
The Unknown is the sixth studio album by German gothic metal band The Vision Bleak, released on 3 June 2016 through Prophecy Productions. The album was announced by the band on their official Facebook page on 31 October 2015, and a teaser EP containing two tracks that eventually appeared in it, entitled The Kindred of the Sunset, came out on 25 March 2016. A deluxe two-CD box set, containing two bonus tracks, was also released.