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Vision Divine is a Power Metal band from Italy formed in 1998 as a side project of Labyrinth's guitarist Carlo Andrea "Olaf Thorsen" Magnani, which also features Rhapsody of Fire's (in that moment, simply Rhapsody) singer Fabio Lione. The name of the band is composed by the previous name of Labyrinth (Vision) and the supposed name of Olaf's first solo album (Divine). The band had many lineup changes, with Olaf as the only constant member.


  • Ivan Giannini - vocals
  • Carlo Andrea "Olaf Thörsen" Magnani - guitar
  • Andrea "Tower" Torricini - bass
  • Federico Puleri - guitar
  • Alessio "Tom" Lucatti - keyboard
  • Mike Terrana - drums

Past members

  • Fabio Lione - Vocals (1998-2003, 2008-2018)
  • Michele Luppi - Vocals (2003-2008)
  • Andrew Mc Pauls - Keyboard (1999-2002)
  • Oleg Smirnoff - Keyboard (2002-2005)
  • Cristiano Bertocchi - Bass (2006-2012)
  • Mat Stancioiu - Drums (1999-2002)
  • Ricky Quagliato - Drums (2006)
  • Matteo Amoroso - Drums (2003-2005)
  • Alessandro "Bix" Bissa - Drums (2006-2016)
  • Danil Morini - Drums (2006) (session music)


  • Vision Divine - 1999
  • Send Me An Angel - 2002
  • Stream Of Consciousness - 2004
  • The Perfect Machine - 2005
  • The 25th. Hour - 2007
  • 9 Degrees West To The Moon - 2009
  • Destination Set To Nowhere - 2012
  • When All the Heroes are Dead - 2019

The band has examples of:

  • Album Intro Track:
    • Send Me An Angel starts with an instrumental piece called "Incipit".
    • Stream of Consciousness kicks off with a scene of a person relaxing and turning the radio called "Stream of Consciousness", which leads onto "Secret of Life".
    • The 25th. Hour starts with a small voice-and-piano piece called "My Angel Died".
    • Destination Set To Nowhere starts with an italian-spoken piece of ambientation called "S'il Fosse Foco" which ends with a countdown to a rocket launch. This piece leads onto "The Dream Maker".
  • Book Ends: Stream of Consciousness begins and ends with the main character asking what's the meaning of life.
  • Epic Rocking: Mostly averted for the genre, except in "Letter to my child never born" from 9 Degrees West To The Moon, (8:56) "The Perfect Machine", from the eponymous album (7:56) and "Colours Of My World" from Stream Of Consciousness. (7:24) And those are just the examples over the 7-minutes mark.
  • Garden of Eden: "New Eden", from Vision Divine, is about a god-like figure angry at the inhabitants of Eden for breaking his rules.
    This is the Eden I made out for you,
    You'd blow it out breaking rules...
  • Instrumental: "Forgotten Worlds" from Vision Divine; "Incipit" and "Nemesis" from Send Me An Angel; "In The Light", "Fool's Garden" and "The Fall of Reason" from Stream of Consciousness; and "Waiting for the Dawn" from The 25th. Hour.
  • Lonely Piano Piece: "Of Light And Darkness" from Vision Divine.
  • Science Is Bad: The Perfect Machine deals with a history about a scientist who discovered the key to eternal life and the consecquences of achieving immortality.
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Nemesis" had some bars extracted from Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" a.k.a. the Rocky III theme.
    • "La Vita Fugge" starts with an excerpt from "Sonetto CCLXXII" by Francesco Petrarca.
    • Destination Set To Nowhere opens with an excerpt from the eponymous poem by Cecco Angiolieri.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: "Apocalypse Coming", from Send Me An Angel.
    "It's the end of the world,
    on my wings of glory
    I ride the last breath of time
    Human kind, damned souls,
    at the end of your story
    you cry, but now it's too late..."