Origin: Germany  
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Last update/review: July 1, 2016

The Vision Bleak

This is something a bit different. A studio duo (fleshed out with various session members when they play live), The Vision Bleak plays a rather unique brand of gothic, horror-tinged metal, with the dominant vocal style (a deep male gothic tone, almost semi-spoken at times) forming a moody, haunting atmosphere (several excellent female soprano vocals are in evidence as well). There's a near-perfect balance of grandiose arrangements and straightforward riffing, and this is a pretty original sound (occasionally Hollenthon comes to mind, but that's about it). Very enjoyable stuff, highly recommended.

Current Members

Ulf Theodor Schwador (Markus Stock)

guitars/bass/keyboards (ex-Autumnblaze, Empyrium, Ewigheim, Noekk)

Allen B. Konstanz (Tobias Schönemann)

vocals/drums/keyboards (Ewigheim)


The Deathship Has A New Captain  
2004 Prophecy
  1. A Shadow Arose
  2. Night Of The Living Dead
  3. Wolfmoon
  4. Metropolis
  5. Elizabeth Dane
  6. Horror Of Antarctica
  7. The Lone Night Rider
  8. The Grand Devilry
  9. Deathship Symphony
  • Ulf Theodor Schwador
  • Allen B. Konstanz

2005 Prophecy
  1. The Drama Of The Wicked
  2. Secrecies In Darkness
  3. Carpathia
  4. Dreams In The Witch House
  5. Sister najade (The Tarn By The Firs)
  6. The Curse Of Arabia
  7. Kutulu!
  8. The Charm Is Done
  • Ulf Theodor Schwador
  • Allen B. Konstanz

The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey  
2007 Prophecy
  1. Amala & Kamala
  2. She-Wolf
  3. The Demon Of The Mire
  4. The Black Pharaoh Trilogy:
  5. The Black Pharaoh Trilogy: Part I: The Shining Trapezohedron
  6. The Black Pharaoh Trilogy: Part II: The Vault Of Nephren-Ka
  7. The Eldrich Beguilement
  8. Evil Is Of Old Date
  9. By Our Brotherhood With Seth
  • Ulf Theodor Schwador
  • Allen B. Konstanz

Set Sail To Mystery  
2010 Prophecy
  1. A Curse Of The Grandest Kind
  2. Descend Into Maelstrom
  3. I Dined With The Swans
  4. A Romance With The Grave
  5. The Outsider
  6. Mother Nothingness (The Triumph Of Ubbo Sathla)
  7. The Foul Within
  8. He Who Paints The Black Of Night
  • Ulf Theodor Schwador
  • Allen B. Konstanz

The Kindred Of The Sunset  EP
2016 Prophecy
  1. The Kindred of the Sunset
  2. The Whine of the Cemetery Hound
  3. The Sleeping Beauty (Tiamat Cover)
  4. Purification Afterglow
  • Ulf Theodor Schwador
  • Allen B. Konstanz

The Unknown  
2016 Prophecy
  1. Spirits Of The Dead
  2. From Wolf To Peacock
  3. The Kindred Of The Sunset
  4. Into The Unknown
  5. Ancient Heart
  6. The Whine Of The Cemetery Hound
  7. How Deep Lies Tartaros?
  8. Who May Oppose Me?
  9. The Fragrancy of Soil Unearthed
  10. The Ghost In Me (bonus)
  11. Luster Nocturnal (bonus)
  • Ulf Theodor Schwador
  • Allen B. Konstanz

Timeline - An Introduction To The Vision Bleak  COMPILATION
2016 Prophecy
  1. Into the Unknown
  2. The Kindred of the Sunset
  3. From Wolf to Peacock
  4. The Wood Hag
  5. Cannibal Witch
  6. Descend into Maelstrom
  7. I Dined with the Swans
  8. By Our Brotherhood with Seth
  9. The Black Pharaoh Trilogy (Part III: The Vault of Nephren-Ka)
  10. Kutulu!
  11. Carpathia
  12. The Charm Is Done
  13. Elizabeth Dane
  14. Lone Night Rider

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