Epica - Recording New Album


As of today, symphonic metal band Epica has started the recordings for their 5th full-length album. This still untitled album will expectedly be released by Nuclear Blast on the 9th of March, 2012. Epica entered the famous Gate-studio's in Germany once more with world-renowned producer Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Avantasia, Rhapsody Of Fire).

First up is Ariën Van Weesenbeek to record his drum parts.

Keep a close eye on the official Epica-channels for updates on the recordings!

Source: epica.nl
Band profile: Epica
 
Posted: 08.09.2011 by Abattoir


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08.09.2011 - 15:06
serega25
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08.09.2011 - 15:07
Angel_Lament
Awesome!
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08.09.2011 - 16:15
Metal_4Ever
That's a great news!
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08.09.2011 - 16:23
Draugen
Oh yeah!
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08.09.2011 - 17:00
Jiri
She is so hot in that picture
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08.09.2011 - 17:18
Metal_4Ever
Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 17:00

She is so hot in that picture

She's the hottest female in Metal ever!
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08.09.2011 - 17:45
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:18

Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 17:00

She is so hot in that picture

She's the hottest female in Metal ever!

I wonder if they would have such a dedicated following if she wasn't that hot.

Or, let me rephrase this: If a talented bunch of gentlemen had a singer with Simone's (very good) voice but without her beauty, would you guys talk about it as you do or just write it off as just another band with female vocals.
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08.09.2011 - 17:51
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Probably not. Like Arch Enemy.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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08.09.2011 - 17:54
Metal_4Ever
Written by Milena on 08.09.2011 at 17:45

Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:18

Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 17:00

She is so hot in that picture

She's the hottest female in Metal ever!

I wonder if they would have such a dedicated following if she wasn't that hot.

Or, let me rephrase this: If a talented bunch of gentlemen had a singer with Simone's (very good) voice but without her beauty, would you guys talk about it as you do or just write it off as just another band with female vocals.

No, she's hottest female in metal but that's not reason to why do epica's fans like it, don't forget she has an operatic with some of beautiful voice!
and I was thinking why Khan is loved so much
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08.09.2011 - 18:10
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:54

Written by Milena on 08.09.2011 at 17:45

Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:18

Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 17:00

She is so hot in that picture

She's the hottest female in Metal ever!

I wonder if they would have such a dedicated following if she wasn't that hot.

Or, let me rephrase this: If a talented bunch of gentlemen had a singer with Simone's (very good) voice but without her beauty, would you guys talk about it as you do or just write it off as just another band with female vocals.

No, she's hottest female in metal but that's not reason to why do epica's fans like it, don't forget she has an operatic with some of beautiful voice!
and I was thinking why Khan is loved so much

I'm not saying that she's not talented or the fans of Epica like Epica just 'cos of her I'm wondering would they be as acclaimed as they are now without her many beautiful appearances in videos and photographs
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08.09.2011 - 18:41
Jiri
Written by Milena on 08.09.2011 at 18:10

Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:54

Written by Milena on 08.09.2011 at 17:45

Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:18

Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 17:00

She is so hot in that picture

She's the hottest female in Metal ever!

I wonder if they would have such a dedicated following if she wasn't that hot.

Or, let me rephrase this: If a talented bunch of gentlemen had a singer with Simone's (very good) voice but without her beauty, would you guys talk about it as you do or just write it off as just another band with female vocals.

No, she's hottest female in metal but that's not reason to why do epica's fans like it, don't forget she has an operatic with some of beautiful voice!
and I was thinking why Khan is loved so much

I'm not saying that she's not talented or the fans of Epica like Epica just 'cos of her I'm wondering would they be as acclaimed as they are now without her many beautiful appearances in videos and photographs

They wouldn't. They also play watered-down metal; almost rock. It is the poppy rock sound combined with Simone's beauty that gives Epica a HUGE boost in popularity. Take Imperia, for example, a METAL band with an extremely hot woman that receives very little attention.
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08.09.2011 - 18:55
Metal_4Ever
Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 18:41

They wouldn't. They also play watered-down metal; almost rock. It is the poppy rock sound combined with Simone's beauty that gives Epica a HUGE boost in popularity. Take Imperia, for example, a METAL band with an extremely hot woman that receives very little attention.

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08.09.2011 - 19:50
mariano
Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 18:41

Written by Milena on 08.09.2011 at 18:10

Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:54

Written by Milena on 08.09.2011 at 17:45

Written by Metal_4Ever on 08.09.2011 at 17:18

Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 17:00

She is so hot in that picture

She's the hottest female in Metal ever!

I wonder if they would have such a dedicated following if she wasn't that hot.

Or, let me rephrase this: If a talented bunch of gentlemen had a singer with Simone's (very good) voice but without her beauty, would you guys talk about it as you do or just write it off as just another band with female vocals.

No, she's hottest female in metal but that's not reason to why do epica's fans like it, don't forget she has an operatic with some of beautiful voice!
and I was thinking why Khan is loved so much

I'm not saying that she's not talented or the fans of Epica like Epica just 'cos of her I'm wondering would they be as acclaimed as they are now without her many beautiful appearances in videos and photographs

They wouldn't. They also play watered-down metal; almost rock. It is the poppy rock sound combined with Simone's beauty that gives Epica a HUGE boost in popularity. Take Imperia, for example, a METAL band with an extremely hot woman that receives very little attention.

Yeah... there's a lot beauties singing in the symphonic/gothic genre but only a few of them have managed to stand out -like Simone does. Melissa Ferlaak or Floor Jansem (just to name a few) are as hot and talented as Simone but their bands are average or even poor in quality -BTW, Imperia isn't that bad.
I would say in her case, it's not only that she's very talented and hot but also there's a lot of people arround her making Epica the best symphonic act.
As for the new release, I say it was about time
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08.09.2011 - 20:07
Nattens
Given that I don't like symphonic Metal with the exception of Therion, I notice that almost every week another band with an operatic vocalist pops up. The only reason why Epica are popular are because of the no-talent Ms. Simons. I saw them live at Wacken and by the first song she was already winding out. NOT a good sign. Plus I hear she's turned into quite the diva. Then there's that pussyass Mark Jansen who due to his behavior has had his own ass handed to him a handful of times so far, once being here in NYC for grabbing up on some woman who punched him right in the mouth. Then her boyfriend bitchslapped him about like a rag doll before tossing him to the concrete. Meanwhile far superior bands like Therion and Bare Infinity do well elsewhere besides here in the States which reflects the poor taste of people here.
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08.09.2011 - 20:42
BlankFile
Written by Nattens on 08.09.2011 at 20:07

Given that I don't like symphonic Metal with the exception of Therion, I notice that almost every week another band with an operatic vocalist pops up. The only reason why Epica are popular are because of the no-talent Ms. Simons. I saw them live at Wacken and by the first song she was already winding out. NOT a good sign. Plus I hear she's turned into quite the diva. Then there's that pussyass Mark Jansen who due to his behavior has had his own ass handed to him a handful of times so far, once being here in NYC for grabbing up on some woman who punched him right in the mouth. Then her boyfriend bitchslapped him about like a rag doll before tossing him to the concrete. Meanwhile far superior bands like Therion and Bare Infinity do well elsewhere besides here in the States which reflects the poor taste of people here.



Actually i saw them live in my home city (Lisbon), and i thought she delivered an excellent performance, along with the rest of the band. Well all the bands have good days and bad days, maybe in that day in Wacken the band wasn´t so good for some reason. Tours can be very long and exhausting, and that fact can result in bad performances sometimes unfortunetly.
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08.09.2011 - 20:49
|pyro|
The problem with Simone is, that she can not hear herself properly on stage when singing.
On the concert she sang a bit a of tune from time to time, but when she sang the quiet song we were all just WTF :O :O :O, she sang perfectly, and after then again a bit out of tune when the metal songs were played.
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09.09.2011 - 01:08
Void Eater
Account deleted
The Divine Conspiracy is a great album, but the only other album from them that I've heard, Cosign To Oblivion, sounded almost as much pop as metal. And of course, if Simone looked like this , nobody would care about Epica.
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09.09.2011 - 02:08
Angel_Lament
Written by Jiri on 08.09.2011 at 18:41

They wouldn't. They also play watered-down metal; almost rock. It is the poppy rock sound combined with Simone's beauty that gives Epica a HUGE boost in popularity. Take Imperia, for example, a METAL band with an extremely hot woman that receives very little attention.

wooooo! Epica's poppy rock sound??? Epica has one of the heaviest sound between female fronted bands, even more than Imperia!!
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09.09.2011 - 04:12
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Great news! The last album was pretty awesome, and had very nice progressive elements. Let's hope they make something as unique.
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11.09.2011 - 06:16
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
I think that Epica is one of the few female-fronted Symphonic Metal band that actually has some sustenance behind them. I like their music and the fact that they seem to actually put effort on songwriting and lyrics.

I saw them live last year at a very small venue here in the U.S. and they played extremely well and were very friendly. My main problem with the band is with Simone. It feels almost like she is wasting her own talent by not pursuing a formal education. I don't mean that she is not good, just that she could have been much better.
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11.09.2011 - 18:13
The Shape 1973
Interesting to see how they will follow the last album. That was their strongest one so far.

I hope they do not go for the commercial sound. I don't think they will as Mark still has control and his last project was pretty heavy.
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16.09.2011 - 02:03
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
I hope more of that awesome growling / Simone stuff goes into this record, and more riffage too. I wish they do not pursue more of the Evanescence-like, more commercial shit as we've seen in "Unleashed" (which, don't get me wrong, is not a bad song). More awesome songs like "Resign to Surrender". Gogogo!
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There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
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10.10.2011 - 22:31
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Written by Nattens on 08.09.2011 at 20:07

Given that I don't like symphonic Metal with the exception of Therion, I notice that almost every week another band with an operatic vocalist pops up. The only reason why Epica are popular are because of the no-talent Ms. Simons. I saw them live at Wacken and by the first song she was already winding out. NOT a good sign. Plus I hear she's turned into quite the diva. Then there's that pussyass Mark Jansen who due to his behavior has had his own ass handed to him a handful of times so far, once being here in NYC for grabbing up on some woman who punched him right in the mouth. Then her boyfriend bitchslapped him about like a rag doll before tossing him to the concrete. Meanwhile far superior bands like Therion and Bare Infinity do well elsewhere besides here in the States which reflects the poor taste of people here.


wow. you are a doosh.
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10.10.2011 - 22:36
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
I think their music was generally crap before the last album. but the last album was amazing, they finally nailed the energy and aggression part of metal which was thoroughly lacking before, so hopefully this album will be in the same vein. Cant wait!
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