It has begun. Finally, the Epica guys are back in the studio, to record what will be their 6th album, the follow-up to the controversial Requiem For The Indifferent. The new album, yet untitled, will be released via Nuclear Blast Records in the spring of 2014.

This is what the band posted on Facebook: "As from today, Epica has entered the studio to begin the recordings of their follow up for Requiem For The Indifferent. After an extensive pre-production, Arien will begin tracking drums together with producer Joost van de Broek at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands."

Comments Mark Jansen: "We wrote about 18 new tracks for the album which we all will be recording. This puts us in a luxury position since we will be able to choose the best of these tracks for the album! So far the songs contain all known Epica elements, it is a balanced mix between old and new influences. We are extremely happy with all the material and can't wait to put it out there!"

A special release show has already been announced to take place in 013, Tilburg (NED) on the 30th of April 2014.

Previously the band also stated that the new songs are "a mix between the good old days and the album Design Your Universe."

Band profile: Epica
Posted: 21.10.2013 by R Lewis


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FeskarN - 21.10.2013 at 17:40  
"a mix between the good old days and the album Design Your Universe." Me like They must have a better production this time than "Requiem For The Indifferent", the guitar sound on that album was really dull and boring.
AngelofDeth - 22.10.2013 at 09:13  
Hell. Yes. Glad to hear the band is moving forward despite Simone's pregnancy and super happy to hear that they will go back to Design Your Universe style, that is by far their best album and the latest their worst.

Lookin forward to next year!
SatyriconChick - 26.10.2013 at 23:25  
Eighteen new songs? Hell yes!

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