Epica have presented the first part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's sixth studio album that will be released in May through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.

The band recorded The Quantum Enigma together with the producer Joost van den Broek at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands. The album has been mixed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Hatesphere).









Tracklist of The Quantum Enigma:

01. Originem
02. The Second Stone
03. The Essence Of Silence
04. Victims Of Contingency
05. Sense Without Sanity - The Impervious Code
06. Unchain Utopia
07. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
08. Chemical Insomnia
09. Reverence - Living In The Heart
10. Omen - The Ghoulish Malady
11. Canvas Of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma - Kingdom Of Heaven Part II
14. In All Conscience [Digipack bonus]
15. Dreamscape [Earbook bonus]
16. Memento [Vinyl bonus]
17. Banish Your Illusion [iTunes bonus]

The album will be released in five different configurations:
  • regular jewel case
  • 2CD digipack
  • 3CD earbook
  • double vinyl
  • digital download


    Source: epica.nl
    Band profile: Epica
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    Posted: 01.03.2014 by BloodTears



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    Dima - 01.03.2014 at 12:33  
    Sounds good, but more or less classic Epica.
    Unhealer - 01.03.2014 at 14:34  
    "The Quantum Enigma - Kingdom Of Heaven Part II" Here's hoping for some leitmotifs.
    PocketMetal - 01.03.2014 at 20:06  
    Sounds great actually. Isaac is really the best member in Epica
    the_scarecrow - 01.03.2014 at 22:21  
    For me, Epica have always released either superb, or above average records. I do wish, however, they'd vary their style a little bit, like the performance on Consign To Oblivion, where the bombastic style was toned down; that was a brilliant album.
    Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to this a lot.
    Evican - 02.03.2014 at 09:13  
    Good thing about this is that it sounds better than Requiem For The Indifferent. I hope the album as a whole is better than their last, for me it was their least entertaining album.
    GoTTZeuS - 02.03.2014 at 12:30  
    I like what I hear, Epica has never disappointed me.
    The Shape 1973 - 02.03.2014 at 12:36  
    The start sounds like something from Wintersun Time.

    Sounds promising.
    Rasa - 03.03.2014 at 06:10  
    Oh boy, this got me excited! After quite disappointing Requiem For The Indifferent I truly hope something good out of this one.
    annodomini - 03.03.2014 at 10:13  
    I'm speechless!! Wow!! Amazing throw back to the first albums and a new sound. Just like they promised- more melodies too!
    Vonpire - 05.03.2014 at 14:54  
    Great!!! Epica never disappoints!
    metalmorph282014 - 06.03.2014 at 00:03  
    Its most anticiped album this year...
    Evican - 06.03.2014 at 01:41  
    Ugh, at times the album sounds like the new ReVamp, which would be OK except for the fact that we know that Epica is better than that. Other times it sounds a bit "poppy" and not unlike Within Temptation. Much anticipation, they did not deliver for me.

    Why can't they just write Design Your Universe 2.0?
    Rasa - 06.03.2014 at 17:59  
    Written by Evican on 06.03.2014 at 01:41

    Ugh, at times the album sounds like the new ReVamp, which would be OK except for the fact that we know that Epica is better than that. Other times is sounds a bit "poppy" and not unlike Within Temptation. Much anticipation, they did not deliver for me.

    Why can't they just write Design Your Universe 2.0?


    You already heard the new album?
    Evican - 11.03.2014 at 02:40  
    Written by Rasa on 06.03.2014 at 17:59

    You already heard the new album?

    Yes.
    Rasa - 11.03.2014 at 03:49  
    Written by Evican on 11.03.2014 at 02:40

    Written by Rasa on 06.03.2014 at 17:59

    You already heard the new album?

    Yes.


    Can I ask how this miracle happened?

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