EPICA Sets “The Quantum Enigma” As New Album Title

Friday, 7th February 2014

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have set The Quantum Enigma as the title for their sixth studio album, which is due on May 5 in Europe and May 13 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to “Requiem For The Indifferent” was produced by Joost Van Den Broek (the former AFTER FOREVER and AYREON keyboard player who has previously worked with REVAMP and STREAM OF PASSION).

Says EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen: “[I] have been listening to our new album and I can’t get enough of it! It sounds more modern but with all typical EPICA elements inside. Refreshing might be the right word. This album has also been the result of a real group effort.

“It was great to see everyone being so motivated to create our best album! Even though the sound is more heavy (the guitars, bass and drums sound so brutal!!!), it’s still a very catchy album as well. Some old influences from our earliest work, some references to Design Your Universe and some new elements. [I] can’t wait ’till the moment you’ll be able to listen to our newborn which makes us all very proud!”

EPICA will return to the stage on April 30 for a CD-release performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

After taking a break from the road due the pregnancy of lead singer Simone Simons, the release of a new concert DVD, Retrospect, as well as the writing and recording of the band’s upcoming album, the sextet will put on a memorable concert, with plans to perform both old and new songs.