The Vision Bleak perform Horror Metal in perfection. When Ulf Theodor Schwadorf (Empyrium) and Allen B. Konstanz (Nox Mortis) founded the band back in 2000, they didn't suspect that their common project would soon develop a larger-than-life independent existence. The duo's theatrical and dark orchestral Metal knows no boundaries when it comes to opulence: Doom and Death, strings and operatic vocals, horror-movie soundtracks, and dark fiction all feed a kind of music that is 'Gothic' in the truest sense of the word. On each of their albums thus far, Schwadorf and Konstanz have been fathoming different dimensions of horror: from the tribute to various horror classics on "The Deathship Has A New Captain" (2004) via the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired concept album "Carpathia – A Dramatic Poem" (2005) and the more straight-forward and heavier "The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey" (2007) to the musical and conceptional quintessence of "Set Sail To Mystery." The Vision Bleak create a total work of art in image and sound that is tailor-made to be brought on stage.