Epica - New Album Teaser Online


Dutch symphonic metallers Epica posted on their official website the first teaser from the band's upcoming album, Requiem For The Indifferent, due to be released on March 9th, 2012, in Europe and four days later in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be their fifth full-length album and it was recorded at Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany, by Sascha Paeth. More album details were previously reported here.

The band comments: "As this is the first video in the series, you'll only hear Arien's drums. However, the next 7 weeks we will add layer by layer, and make the sample longer and longer. Through these videos we will also weekly release backstage pictures, pieces of the album artwork, tour updates, etc, to make the wait for the album just a little bit more bearable! So maybe it is a good thing to subscribe yourself to the official Epica YouTube channel, and be sure you hear the new layer of music as soon as we post it there. All samples are taken from the opening track Monopoly On Truth."



Source: epica.nl
Band profile: Epica
 
Posted: 23.01.2012 by kual21


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23.01.2012 - 16:18
Jiri
You have got to be kidding me. Teasers are pretty sickening in the first place; but slowly unveiling different instrument tracks of a 46 second sample? It eventually will make a song? WTF? Grow up, Epica. Just release a single of the full song now, or release one later. I hope Epica fans don't have an orgasm over a 46 second drum track. And I certainly hope Epica fans won't jack off in anticipation of what the sample will eventually sound like over a seven week period. Epica is giving their fans zero credit if they think people can get into this puerile idea.
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23.01.2012 - 17:05
bitethepain
I think its actually a very cool idea. Something different. Haven't seen it done this way before. Cool to hear the different tracks separately. It lets you get a glimpse of the creative process as well. Drums sound great! Thanks Epica

Jiri - if music makes you orgasm, you might want to seek help
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23.01.2012 - 17:21
Jiri
Written by bitethepain on 23.01.2012 at 17:05

I think its actually a very cool idea. Something different. Haven't seen it done this way before. Cool to hear the different tracks separately. It lets you get a glimpse of the creative process as well. Drums sound great! Thanks Epica

Jiri - if music makes you orgasm, you might want to seek help

Dude, I never said I orgasm. If you can't read, you might want to seek help
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23.01.2012 - 17:27
BudDa
Fine, they were trying something different. But this is just damn boring!
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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23.01.2012 - 17:44
Kjtil
Nice ride beat.
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23.01.2012 - 17:57
replica of me
Yaaaawn...
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23.01.2012 - 18:04
Edmund Fogg
Meh...They want more followers. It's not a glimpse at the creative process, it's a glimpse at lame marketing technique : Make people suscribe to your channel with one product and advertize a shitload of other stuff on said channel. I'll only listen to the seventh layer thank you.
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The Observer is the source of reality - Bloom
God damn it!! What did Diddy didn't do? - Satan
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23.01.2012 - 18:18
Delamortia
Well, it doesn't make the wait more bearable at all cuz a little revealing stuff can create huge curiosity that kills.
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23.01.2012 - 19:27
Dargor
This is lame. I mean, I like Epica but a drum track with pictures? This is supposed to tease me?
Septicflesh made an awesome teaser for The Great Mass and Epica should learn from them.
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23.01.2012 - 20:26
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Haha this is fucking weak. im just gonna wait it out thank you very much. and i fucking would subscribe if they werent doing this shit. Why dont they just release a single dammit?
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pewpew.. gotcha
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23.01.2012 - 21:24
CyberSymphony
Ollie
This teaser just doesn't show very much for the new album. I think I'm going to be in for a first disappointment from Epica. First the weird mechanical album cover and now this. Still its only early days.
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23.01.2012 - 22:10
Promonex
Cathemeral
Ah, Nuclear Blast with all their goddamn teasers. And for the first time I was interested in one. Meh. At least it inspired me to revisit Septicflesh again.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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24.01.2012 - 00:12
Angel_Lament
Yeah, I think its a bad idea too, but I would like to think that Nuclear Blast has a hand in this...
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24.01.2012 - 05:05
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
Why not kick it up a notch and release each individual drum track a week apart? Release the bass drum part one week, then the snare drum, then the high tom, then the mid tom, ect. And then they can release each part on each guitar string seperatley too! Release the high E the first week, the B the second week, ect. Ditto for bass. As for vocals, male vocals one week, female vocals the next week, and then any additional choirs the second week. Which reminds me-what you did for the guitars, you can do for any orchestral parts too! Release the part of each individual violin string over the course of four weeks, and repeat the process for however many violins they're using. Ditto for all other string instruments. Damn, they can be building up hype for years!
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26.01.2012 - 01:19
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Void Eater on 24.01.2012 at 05:05

Why not kick it up a notch and release each individual drum track a week apart? Release the bass drum part one week, then the snare drum, then the high tom, then the mid tom, ect. And then they can release each part on each guitar string seperatley too! Release the high E the first week, the B the second week, ect. Ditto for bass. As for vocals, male vocals one week, female vocals the next week, and then any additional choirs the second week. Which reminds me-what you did for the guitars, you can do for any orchestral parts too! Release the part of each individual violin string over the course of four weeks, and repeat the process for however many violins they're using. Ditto for all other string instruments. Damn, they can be building up hype for years!

Thread winner.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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26.01.2012 - 01:23
JohnDoe
Account deleted
How is this supposed to tease me?
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27.01.2012 - 05:25
jadawal
I think the idea is kind of cool, how the song is going to evolve over a 7 week span. One moment you'll think it has this certain feeling, then next week a new layer will give it a whole other texture! Well...it could be cool. If it started off will choirs first or a drawn out melody. Starting off with the drum track is stale.
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