Requiem For The Indifferent, the new album from Dutch symphonic metallers Epica has been released on March 9th in Europe and four days later in North America via Nuclear Blast Records but the vocals seem to be missing on the last track of the album, "Serenade Of Self-Destruction". To compensate for this production mistake, the band has now made the song available for free download without the initial technical glitch.

The band issued the following statement about it: "Dear fans, we're very happy that our new album Requiem For The Indifferent is out in the open, as a result of 2.5 years of passionate and hard work."

"However, as you may have noticed "Serenade Of Self-Destruction", the last song on the album, is missing some vocals. Somehow the instrumental version of the song ended up on the master of the full album and this didn't get noticed before the actual release. Everybody involved in making and producing the album has given everything to get the best possible result so we can't blame anyone for this. We know that this is a mistake which wasn't made on purpose. As we don't want to disappoint any of our beloved fans, we are trying everything in our power to solve this issue."

"To get all the songs in their complete form and enjoy the new album fully, Nuclear Blast has released the full version of "Serenade Of Self-Destruction" as a free digital download. You can get the song here. Seen from the bright side, everybody who gets the current CD will have a unique first pressing, which might end up being a collector's item. Should you have any further questions concerning this matter, you can direct them to reklamation@nuclearblast.de. We wish you a great time listening to our album and we hope to see you all on the road!"

[Thanks to PocketMetal for the tip!]



Source: epica.nl
Band profile: Epica
 
Posted: 17.03.2012 by BloodTears



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Risto - 17.03.2012 at 13:16  
Nuclear Blast is getting quite infamous because of these. Skyforger by Amorphis had a mastering error previously.
Edmund Fogg - 17.03.2012 at 13:54  
Dang, I came here thinking I could get a legitimate free copie of Requiem for the Indifferent. You and your teasing headlines.
PocketMetal - 17.03.2012 at 14:44  
Written by Edmund Fogg on 17.03.2012 at 13:54

Dang, I came here thinking I could get a legitimate free copie of Requiem for the Indifferent. You and your teasing headlines.


it's nuclear blast buddy , wake up
rpsgc - 17.03.2012 at 15:07  
FYI: It's a 108MB download (as it includes a 700 kbps .wav file together with the .mp3 file).


Nuclear Blast needs better servers... I only got around 200 KB/s with my 30Mbps connection, which is pretty pathetic.
athena - 17.03.2012 at 15:40  
Promotion curse? You know releasing a song in pieces...
Carl Berg - 17.03.2012 at 15:42  
Quote:
the vocals seem to be missing


That's not just a "technical glitch"
Jiri - 17.03.2012 at 15:49  
Epica is so smart and cool. They show us how to make a song piece by piece. First they debuted the drums, then added bass, then some guitar, followed by symphonic shit. After this, the song is complete! Oh, wait a second; why do I have the feeling they forgot something critical to their music...
knightlightning - 17.03.2012 at 15:52  
Written by Jiri on 17.03.2012 at 15:49

Epica is so smart and cool. They show us how to make a song piece by piece. First they debuted the drums, then added bass, then some guitar, followed by symphonic shit. After this, the song is complete! Oh, wait a second; why do I have the feeling they forgot something critical to their music...


LOL
WorpeX - 17.03.2012 at 16:09  
Written by Risto on 17.03.2012 at 13:16

Nuclear Blast is getting quite infamous because of these. Skyforger by Amorphis had a mastering error previously.


Really? What is it? I never heard that and I bought the album the day it was released...

Also, on topic. I am not complaining about this production error. Free song!!
Susan - 17.03.2012 at 16:38  
Wow. Absolute carelessness.
Boxcar Willy - 17.03.2012 at 17:25  
Milena - 17.03.2012 at 17:29  
Nuclear Blast fail.
Anastasia - 17.03.2012 at 18:32  
What's happened to Nuclear Blast?
Risto - 17.03.2012 at 19:17  
Written by WorpeX on 17.03.2012 at 16:09

Written by Risto on 17.03.2012 at 13:16

Nuclear Blast is getting quite infamous because of these. Skyforger by Amorphis had a mastering error previously.


Really? What is it? I never heard that and I bought the album the day it was released...

It was only on the limited edition, that might be the reason why you didn't notice anything. The mellowest section of the title track had a decreased volume level.
Lethean - 17.03.2012 at 20:12  
couldn't be said better , best joke ever about Epica
Dark Blood - 18.03.2012 at 00:17  
Oh Nuclear Blast...
Angel_Lament - 18.03.2012 at 01:41  
Hilarious...
alfrede110 - 18.03.2012 at 02:38  
This is the natural result of "Trackline-by-trackline" release of songs for promotion. seems NB's had a number of outputs so they have confused what is what! Anyway, now everyone who's got the album, has an "alternate version" too.
AngelofDeth - 18.03.2012 at 03:14  
Hahahha
Troy Killjoy - 18.03.2012 at 07:11  
The way the title of this news article is laid out, you'd think the free download would correct the problem somehow.
Milena - 18.03.2012 at 09:06  
Oh well, at least the people have got a rare, albeit fucked-up CD out of this.
corrupt - 18.03.2012 at 09:42  
Written by Milena on 18.03.2012 at 09:06

Oh well, at least the people have got a rare, albeit fucked-up CD out of this.

That's what I thought. They'll probably release a new version with the mistake corrected. And all the poor first-day buyers will soon hold a little gem of symphonic metal history in their hands
Milena - 18.03.2012 at 10:08  
Written by corrupt on 18.03.2012 at 09:42

a little gem of symphonic metal history in their hands

Kind of ironic how we value those fucked up CDs, but, honestly, I'd like to have a CD like that too.
SymphAlchemist - 19.03.2012 at 02:42  
Haha, I hated the song, I thought it was kind of a weird instrumental-with-only-choir track. I'll download it, maybe I like the full song.

Written by Milena on 18.03.2012 at 10:08

Written by corrupt on 18.03.2012 at 09:42

a little gem of symphonic metal history in their hands

Kind of ironic how we value those fucked up CDs, but, honestly, I'd like to have a CD like that too.


People, they just said it so that the first buyers got less upset with the mistake. =.=
Chaosweaver - 19.03.2012 at 10:10  
Written by athena on 17.03.2012 at 15:40

Promotion curse? You know releasing a song in pieces...


My thoughts exactly. NB brought this on themselves.
Costa - 19.03.2012 at 13:11  
Well! Looking to the name of the track I ask myself: Was this a "Serenade Of Self-Destruction" for someone?
M C Vice - 20.03.2012 at 10:08  
Written by Milena on 18.03.2012 at 10:08

Written by corrupt on 18.03.2012 at 09:42

a little gem of symphonic metal history in their hands

Kind of ironic how we value those fucked up CDs, but, honestly, I'd like to have a CD like that too.

Its the rarity that makes them valuable. I'm waiting for my order to arrive from amazon so I know whether I need to download this or not.
The Shape 1973 - 20.03.2012 at 20:46  
I down loaded the updated track. My security software thought it was a virus and wiped it.
freedom forever - 26.03.2012 at 22:42  
Isn't this a result of the shitty "layer by layer" concept???
Unhealer - 31.03.2012 at 06:39  
Written by freedom forever on 26.03.2012 at 22:42

Isn't this a result of the shitty "layer by layer" concept???


Why would it be? It wasn't even the same song.
And 90% of bands record albums like that.

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