In Memoriam Nicole Bogner (1984-2012)
Bruck an der Mur, Austria is the birth place of sympho power metal band Visions of Atlantis. Werner Fiedler, Thomas Caser, Christian Stani and Chris Kamper were fascinated by the myth of Atlantis. At the time when 16 years old mezzo-soprano Nicole Bogner joined the concept project inspired by the myth of Atlantis, Visions of Atlantis was born.
Demo ”Morning in Atlantis” was released in December 2000. In the year of 2001 VOA signed contract for TTS Music/BlackArrow Productions. Debut album ”Eternal Endless Infinity” was released on October 21st, 2002. Next one, ”Cast Away” was released in 2004 for Napalm Records. The very first video was recorded for the song ”Lost”. After the promotional tour, Nicole has left the band.
On January 6, 2012, VOA officially announced on their Facebook page that their former singer Nicole Bogner died:
“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 VISIONS OF ATLANTIS family member but wants to express sincere gratitude to Nicole not only for five 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 VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. 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.”
On the funeral day, her favorite song ”Boote in der Nacht” from ”Elisabeth” musical was played. That was her last wish.
”Ethera”, VOA fifth studio album released in 2013 (Napalm Records) was dedicated to late Nicole Bogner.
Nicole Bogner (1984-2012)
You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten!