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 collectors item.
Since all the Requiem for the Indifferent shows in the Netherlands have long been sold out, we received a lot of questions for more shows in the Netherlands. So by popular demand we've added a Dutch show to the Requiem for the Indifferent - European tour
23-05-2012 - Paard van Troje - Den Haag - The Netherlands
Check out the tourdates section for more info and other dates. Be sure to get your tickets fast this time, you don't want to miss it again!!
For the past seven weeks we've tried to tease you to death with our unique layer-by-layer teaser concept. But this has come to an end now... next week you will all have a copy of Requiem for the Indifferent in your hands or will be playing it continuously in your CD-player!!. So to live through another week we'll give you the whole opening song "Monopoly on Truth". You already heard drums, bass, guitars, keys, choirs and vocals but still there is something more we have to offer and that is the great guitar-solo of Isaac Delahaye!! Enjoy!
Requiem for the Indifferent will be released by Nuclear Blast on the 9th of March (EU) and the 13th of March (US)
Infernal Masquerade 91/100
“Requiem for the Indifferent” is without a doubt an EXCELLENT Epica album
Music Credo 9.5/10
Met ‘Requiem For The Indifferent’ heeft Epica wederom een prachtplaat afgeleverd en bevestigen ze hun plek aan de top van het genre.
Metal Underground 4.5/5
Epica pulls off yet another symphonic masterpiece that is as much "different" as it is "indifferent."
wer ein wenig Zeit investiert wird schnell feststellen, dass er hier ein Album vor sich hat, dass das Potential hat zum Szene-Klassiker zu werden.
Aardschok magazine 92/100 (see magazine for review)
Epica levert voor de vijfde maal gewoon een prachtalbum af.
Zware Metalen 92/100
Epica heeft met Requiem for the Indifferent wederom een grote stap vooruit gezet, en een album uitgebracht dat met gemak hun beste tot nu toe genoemd mag worden.
Wings of Death
Het is een album dat je wat vaker moet beluisteren om echt van begin tot eind van kunnen te genieten, maar ik kan je wel verzekeren dat op lange termijn dit een echt juweeltje is. Epica heeft me, eens temeer, overdonderd!
Here we are again with the second last teaser for Requiem for the Indifferent. Only two weeks before our fifth album will be released and we are very much looking forward to it! For now the last layer of music will be added to "Monopoly on Truth". The layer you've all been waiting for: Simone's and Marks lead vocals!!! Enjoy and we'll see you back again next week for the whole song.
Curious about Requiem for the Indifferent??? This is what some of the international press says about it:
A multi-layered masterpiece.
- Metalfan (NL)
Epica's most ambitious, most accomplished album, tremendous fun with loads going on.
- Terrorizer (UK)
A very strong album with lots of variety and well written songs, perhaps their best album so far.
- Zwaremetalen (NL)
A surprising evolution and progress of a band with one of the best female singers ever. Expect the unexpected!
- Metal Maniac (IT)
A very cool album that is boosting the typical Epica sounds towards new heights. Better than their previous work! Epic and theatrical!
- Darkview (NL)
A great step forward, more homogeneous than former albums, a very mature combination of touching elements both modern and timeless. This is dynamic, full of heaviness & highly beautiful all together. A compelling metal opera!
- Sonic Seducer (D)
A very varied musical rollercoaster, full of unexepected loops and interesting breaks from start to finish.
- Lords of metal (NL)
Epica created a wonderful album which immediately grabs your attention.
- Zillo (D)
A progressive and powerful release which takes on a question of of where human society is headed.
- Powerplay (UK)
Epic and bombastic, this album presents Epica in a rather new progressive approach, very different from the catchy – easier – tunes of their first releases. This album combines quality and quantity
- Metallian (F)
Catchy, innovative, most complete Epica album ever.
- Dutch Distortion (NL)