Published on 20th February 2014
Epica new album in May
Dutch Symphonic metallers reveal the artwork and track listing for their sixth studio album to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on the 2nd May (Europe), 5th May (UK) and 13th May (USA). The Quantum Enigma will be available in five different formats…
01 – Originem
02 – The Second Stone
03 – The Essence of Silence
04 – Vicitms 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
“Where Retrospect reflected on the first decade of our carreer, we’d like to think THE QUANTUM ENIGMA marks the beginning of a new era, where Epica sounds heavy, modern and without compromises! More than ever, the creation of this album was a group effort and we are extremely proud of the results!
Together with producer Joost van den Broek we recorded this album in the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands whereas the mix of the album was done by the renowned Jacob Hansen.
“Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix, and makes EPICA sound raw and overwhelming.”
Long time collaborator Stephan Heilemann once again created some stunning artwork to accompany the ideas behind the lyrics. Once you’ll be able to lay hands on the album artwork, you’ll see that the cover is part of a bigger picture.
The band will return to the stage after almost a year of absence during which they focussed on recording the career-defining The Quantum Enigma. EPICA’s first performance will be the album release show on the 30th April in the 013, Tilburg in their home country The Netherlands.”
Source: Epica website