We are very proud to announce our 6th studio effort THE QUANTUM ENIGMA which will be released by Nuclear Blast on the 2nd of May (Europe), 5th of May (UK) and the 13th of May (USA).
- The Second Stone
- The Essence of Silence
- Victims of Contingency
- Sense Without Sanity – The Impervious Code
- Unchain Utopia
- The Fifth Guardian – Interlude
- Chemical Insomnia
- Reverence – Living in the Heart
- Omen – The Ghoulish Malady
- Canvas of Life
- Natural Corruption
- The Quantum Enigma – Kingdom of Heaven Part II
Where Retrospect reflected on the first decade of our career, we’d like to think THE QUANTUM ENIGMA marks the beginning of a new era, where EPICA sounds heavy, modern and without compromises! More than ever, the creation of this album was a group effort and we are extremely proud of the results!
Together with producer Joost van den Broek we recorded this album in the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands whereas the mix of the album was done by the renowned Jacob Hansen.
“Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix, and makes EPICA sound raw and overwhelming.”
THE QUANTUM ENIGMA will be released in 5 different configurations:
- Regular Jewel Case
- 2-CD Digipack
- 3-CD Earbook
- Double Vinyl
- Digital Download
Digipack Additional Track: In All Conscience
Earbook Additional Track: Dreamscape
Vinyl Additional Track: Memento
iTunes Additional Track: Banish Your Illusion
Disc 2 (Digipack and Earbook only):
- Canvas of Life (Acoustic Version)
- In All Conscience (Acoustic Version)
- Dreamscape (Acoustic Version)
- Natural Corruption (Acoustic Version)
Disc 3 (Earbook Only):
- Originem (Instrumental)
- The Second Stone (Instrumental)
- The Essence of Silence (Instrumental)
- Victims of Contingency (Instrumental)
- Sense Without Sanity (Instrumental)
- Unchain Utopia (Instrumental)
- The Fifth Guardian(Instrumental)
- Chemical Insomnia (Instrumental)
- Reverence (Instrumental)
- Omen (Instrumental)
- Canvas of Life (Instrumental)
- Natural Corruption (Instrumental)
- The Quantum Enigma (Instrumental)
Long time collaborator Stefan Heilemann once again created some stunning artwork to accompany the ideas behind the lyrics. Once you’ll be able to lay hands on the album artwork, you’ll see that the cover is part of a bigger picture.
The band will return to the stage after almost a year of absence during which they focused on recording the career-defining The Quantum Enigma. EPICA’s first performance will be the album release show on the 30th April in the 013, Tilburg in their home country, The Netherlands.
Keep an eye on the tour dates for all live events.