EPICA Begins Recording New Album

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have issued the following update:

“As of today, EPICA has started the recordings for their fifth full-length album. This still-untitled album will expectedly be released by Nuclear Blast on March 9th, 2012. EPICA entered the famous Gate studios in Germany once more to work with world-renowned producer Sascha Paeth [KAMELOT, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY OF FIRE]. First up is AriĆ«n Van Weesenbeek to record his drum parts (see photo below).”

A CD-release party for the new EPICA album will be held on March 16, 2012 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Commented the band: “As our previous CD presentation (‘Design Your Universe’ at Paradiso in Amsterdam) sold out in advance, we have decided to play the next one in a slightly bigger club.”

EPICA will play the new album in its entirety, along with some older tracks, during the more-than-two-hour event. Pyrotechnics and special show elements will be added as well.

EPICA‘s latest album, “Design Your Universe”, landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“This Is The Time”, the latest single from EPICA, was released digitally on October 15, 2010. A video for the song, which was written for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), was filmed in March 2010 was in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

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