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EPICA “The Quantum Enigma” – New Studio Album Releasing This May, Via Nuclear Blast

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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From Nuclear Blast:

Who’s ready for Epica’s new album The Quantum Enigma? It’s coming this spring!

Marking the beginning of a new era of modernity, heaviness, and no compromises, Dutch symphonic sextet EPICA are set to release their sixth studio album, THE QUANTUM ENIGMA, this spring in North America.

“More than any of our previous albums, this album is a group effort,” states the band. “The only goal we had in mind: creating the album that could lift EPICA up to the next level. Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix and makes EPICA sound raw and overwhelming.”

Teaming up with producer Joost van den Broek (REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER), The Quantum Enigma was recorded at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands and mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE).

Creating stunning artwork to accompany the ideas behind THE QUANTUM ENIGMA’s lyrics is longtime collaborator Stephan Heilemann, whose cover art is part of a bigger picture.

The Quantum Enigma will release on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK) and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

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THE QUANTUM ENIGMA – Track Listing:

01 – Originem

02 – The Second Stone

03 – The Essence Of Silence

04 – Victims Of Contingency

05 – Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]

06 – Unchain Utopia

07 – The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]

08 – Chemical Insomnia

09 – Reverence [Living In The Heart]

10 – Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]

11 – Canvas Of Life

12 – Natural Corruption

13 – The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom Of Heaven, Part II]

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EPICA – REVEAL “RETROSPECT” RELEASE DATE, ARTWORK AND TRACKLISTING

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Dutch Symphonic Metal band EPICA celebrated their 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed Retrospect. The band was accompanied by the seventy piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable 3-hours best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant: “The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal History” this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was “an unforgettable show”.

Ten high-definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also features the live debut of ‘Twin Flames’ and the previously unreleased ‘Retrospect’, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single, ‘Quietus’, with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter, and Yves Huts.

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On the 8th of November Nuclear Blast will release Retrospect as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages. Both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version. Retrospect will contain the following fan favorites:

01 – Introspect

02 – Monopoly on Truth

03 – Sensorium

04 – Unleashed

05 – Martyr of the Free Word

06 – Chasing the Dragon

07 – Presto

08 – Never Enough

09 – Stabat Mater Dolorosa

10 – Twin Flames

11 – Serenade of Self-Destruction

12 – Orchestral Medley

13 – The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~

14 – Delirium

15 – Blank Infinity

16 – The Obsessive Devotion

17 – Retrospect

18 – Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March

19 – Quietus

20 – The Phantom Agony

21 – Cry for the Moon

22 – Sancta Terra

23 – Design Your Universe

24 – Storm The Sorrow

25 – Consign To Oblivion

26 – Outrospect

Retrospect features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On EPICA:

http://www.epica.nl

http://www.facebook.com/epica

http://www.twitter.com/epica

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VOICES OF DESTINY – To Support On EPICA’s Second Leg Of Their “Requiem For The Indifferent EU Tour 2012″!

Posted in gothic metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Maike Holzmann – vocalist – Voices Of Destiny

VOICES OF DESTINY will support Epica on the second leg of their “Requiem For The Indifferent EU Tour 2012″! Xandriawere announced as second support band. Jan of Revealing Dawn is going to play the drums on tour.

Here are all the dates:

10.05.2012 LU Luxembourg City – Den Atelier

11.05.2012 DE München – Backstage Werk

12.05.2012 AT Wien – Szene

13.05.2012 HU Budapest – Club 202

15.05.2012 PL Katowice – Megaclub

16.05.2012 PL Warsaw – Progresja

18.05.2012 CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe

19.05.2012 CZ Prague – Kd Vltavska

20.05.2012 DE Berlin – C-Club

* Check out the Voices Of Destiny announcement video below!

Voices Of Destiny – Power Dive was released on January 27th, 2012, on Massacre Records.

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(Source: Massacre Records)

For more info on VOICES OF DESTINY, click on the links below:

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LONG LIVE VOICES OF DESTINY.

LONG LIVE XANDRIA.

LONG LIVE EPICA.

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EPICA – Release The Cover Artwork & Tracklist Of Their New Album: ‘REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT’

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Epica’s upcoming 5th full-length album which will be released on the 9th of March 2012 (EU) by Nuclear Blast:

“The work is done! Recordings, mixes and mastering are finished. Although you have to wait some more to know how it sounds, we can already show you how it looks! So here it is: the official cover art (by Stephan Heilemann) and tracklisting of Epica’s new album Requiem for the Indifferent.”

The tracklist reads as follows: 

01 – Karma
02 – Monopoly on Truth
03 – Storm the Sorrow
04 – Delirium
05 – Internal Warfare
06 – Requiem for the Indifferent
07 – Anima
08 – Guilty Demeanor
09 – Deep Water Horizon
10 - Stay the Course
11 – Deter the Tyrant
12 – Avalanche
13 – Serenade of Self-Destruction

EPICA also explained the meaning of the album title: 

“This title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us. We are facing many challenges. There is an enormous tension between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters and a huge financial crisis, which is getting out of control. More than ever we will need each other to overcome these problems. As we are all connected; the universe, earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don’t want to, or simply won’t see it. A REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances!”

Epica will present this album to the public on the 16th of March 2012, in 013, Tilburg (NL) tickets are still available but are going out fast!

Keep an eye on the official Epica website and social media for regular updates on REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT!!

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

LONG LIVE EPICA.

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EPICA – First Details On New Album!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, symphonic metal with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Title of new Epica album released: Epica’s 5th full-length album which will be released on the 9th of March 2012 by Nuclear Blast will be called:

REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT

This title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us. We are facing many challenges. There is an enormous tension between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters and a huge financial crisis, which is getting out of control. More than ever we will need each other to overcome these problems. As we are all connected; the universe, earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don’t want to, or simply won’t see it. A REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances!

Epica will present this album to the public on the 16th of March 2012, in 013, Tilburg (NL) tickets are still available but are going out fast!

Keep an eye on the official Epica website and social media for regular updates on REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT!

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

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