June 22nd (Europe)
July 3rd (North America)
Limited edition first pressing is released as a lush digibook with a 32-page booklet and comes with a bonus DVD and one bonus track:
10. March of Time (Helloween
cover) (05:50) (with Michael Kiske
on lead vocals)
Bonus DVD contains:
- Dark Fate of Atlantis (video clip) (04:58)
- Making of the video (10:23)
- Interview with Sebastian Roeder
- Interview with Luca Turilli (19:39)
- Interview with Alessandro Conti (09:14)
- Interview with Dominique Leurquin (04:45)
- Interview with Patrice Guers (05:52)
- Alex Landenburg
(drum improvisation) (03:35)
Also released as a 2xLP blue or orange vinyl.
Bonus tracks for Japan:
10. In the Mirror (Loudness
11. March of Time (Helloween
Special Mexican edition by Scarecrow Records
has both the japan bonus tracks and the DVD.
Standard Mexican edition has standard tracklist.
Alex Holzwarth was briefly a full member of the band, but left soon after recording the drums tracks for this album and is officially credited as a guest musician.
Track 9 - "Of Michael the Archangel and Lucifer's Fall" is divided into three parts:
I. In Profundis
II. Fatum Mortalis
III. Ignis Divinus
The melody of the chorus of "Excalibur" was taken from Schubert's "Moment Musical N.5 in F Minor".
The main guitar solo of "Dante's Inferno" was inspired to Czerny's "Etude N.14, Op.740".
Video clip for "Dark Fate of Atlantis" was made by Owe Lingvall