Former Visions of Atlantis singer Nicole Bogner has passed away at the age of 27. Bogner fronted the Austrian symphonic metal band from 2000 to 2005. The group issued the following statement:
“In deep mourning and with highest respect we have to notify all Visions of Atlantis fans that our former female singer Nicole Bogner has passed away at the age of 27 after fighting a severe disease over a long period of time. The band is shocked about the loss of an old VoA-family member but wants to express sincere gratitude to Nicole not only for 5 years of sharing a musical Vision but also for more than a decade of friendship inside and outside of Visions of Atlantis. Without Nicole Visions of Atlantis would have never been born and her unique voice and personality were a big part of VoA. With Nicole a great part of Visions of Atlantis died as well. We will always treasure your warm hearted soul, you will never be forgotten Nici.”
A memorial page, which can be found here, has been set up in her honor.
Visions of Atlantis’ fourth studio album, ‘Delta,’ was released last year through Napalm Records.