Epica (NED)

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Epica - The Quantum Enigma (3CD) (Digipak+Earbook+Japan+Vinyl+iTunes Edition's) (2014)

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Year : 2014
Style : Symphonic Power Metal
Country : Netherlands
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 243 mb


Bio:

Ever since EPICA emerged on the scene at the end of 2002, the band has been living in a whirlwind of studio recordings, interviews, screaming fans, live performances and a rock 'n roll lifestyle. With every new album EPICA pushes the boundaries by reinventing their distinctive style, and nothing seems to stop the band on their rise to the top.With their previous record ‘Design Your Universe', seen by many as a true milestone in bombastic and symphonic metal, EPICA seemed to have found the perfect musical mixture between classical and heavy music. The album entered the charts everywhere and consolidated their position among the top of today's metal acts. An extensive tour marathon with over 200 headlining shows allover the globe proved both their ambition and their success.This time EPICA once again raises the bar with their fifth album called 'Requiem of the Indifferent'. Full of trademark hymns, significant lyrics, powerful guitar riffing alternated with cinematic interludes, Simone Simons' angelic voice, it is a very logical step after ‘Design Your Universe'. Again it is an album which has to grow on the listener, so make sure to give it a couple of spins to get the whole picture. As with every album, EPICA mixes hard, technical and fast with intimate and slow, with as good as everything in between. However, this time around it are the huge contrasts which make ‘Requiem for the Indifferent' stick out. The album will take you on a journey through brutal metal, sweet melodies, technical instrumental passages, theatrical moods, epic orchestration, varying vocal ranges, catchy tunes followed by complex songwriting, etc. More than ever the band connects all these extremes flawlessly, making this a more dynamic, more versatile, more detailed, more style crossing EPICA than before. All of this is actually an acccumulation of individual talent, as EPICA happens to have some of the finest musicians around. Ariën Van Weesenbeek, one of the best drummers in the metal scene, supported by the solidness of bass player Yves Huts. Isaac Delahaye, known for his adventurous guitar riffs and praised for his tasty soloing. Mark Jansen, main songwriter of the band, rhythm guitarist & grunter. The classically trained pianist Coen Janssen, who is also responsible for all the choir arrangements. And last but not least frontwoman Simone Simons, who has an extremely diverse, unique and enchanting voice. ‘Requiem for the Indifferent' is proof that this sextet is on a constant quest for renewal and that only the best is good enough.The album title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us: tensions between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters, a huge financial crisis. As we are all connected; the universe, the earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don't want to, or simply won't see it. A requiem for the indifferent but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances.Once again, EPICA produced the new album along with Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, KAMELOT) at the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany.'Requiem of the Indifferent' will be released on the 9th of March 2012 (13th of March in the US), after which the band will start promoting the album with a big production world tour.

Album:

Album contains acoustic bonus CD plus instrumental version of the album on additional bonus CD.A band that has enjoyed as much worldwide success and acclaim as EPICA should have every right to rest on their laurels and stick to the proverbial "winning formula". And yet, as their fans across the globe are well aware, EPICA has never been a band to play it safe, and they've never made the same album twice. EPICA has earned its reputation as one of the foremost symphonic metal bands by repeatedly shattering expectations and pushing the very limits in the genre.This spring, EPICA will proudly unveil the next stage of their ongoing musical evolution: »The Quantum Enigma«, their sixth full length studio album. This is EPICA like you've never heard them before: »The Quantum Enigma« sounds larger than life, expertly mixing devilishly sharp guitars, angelic choruses, evocative synthesizers, mindboggling drum work, and of course, another soaring vocal performance from Simone Simons. »The Quantum Enigma« is simultaneously the band's most intense and emotional release to date.Mark Jansen credits increased collaboration between members of the band which also includes lead guitarist Isaac Delahaye, keyboardist Coen Janssen, drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek, bassist Rob van der Loo, as a key factor in the creation of what is surely EPICA's edgiest, most forward thinking album yet: "More than any of our previous albums, »The Quantum Enigma« is the result of a group effort. Even though the basic components of each song were still written by individual band members, we sat together to start working on the material as a solid team early in the process, playing the songs in a live setting and dive into the microscopic (quantum) world of the little details, comparing dozens of amps, snares, and mics in order to find the sound that would be able to beat all of our previous albums. A time consuming experience, but the only way to reach our ultimate goal: creating the album that could lift EPICA up to the next level."The band's quest to annihilate artistic stagnation continued with their choice of behind the scenes collaborators: after five albums of successfully working with producer Sascha Paeth (who still played an important role during the preproduction sessions), EPICA opted to record »The Quantum Enigma« with the up-and-coming Joost van den Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands. "After many years, there comes a point at which you want to try out some new methods in order to keep yourself fully motivated, and to refresh your music and mind. This was such a turning point for us. It was time to leave our comfort zone in order to explore new horizons. In producer Joost van den Broek, we found the guy who was able to get the best out of us with his patience, gurulike skills and loads of energy."»The Quantum Enigma« also marks the first collaboration between EPICA and mixer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE, AMARANTHE). "Jacob really impressed us by giving the band a massive sound without compromising on all the symphonic and orchestral elements which color our music. Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix, and makes EPICA sound raw and overwhelming.”Given the boundary defying nature of the music on »The Quantum Enigma«, it's appropriate that the album's lyrics were inspired by the most mind bending scientific proof in all of quantum physics: one that posits that our physical environment is directly influenced by our consciousness. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. Ultimately, everything in the universe is energy and energy is influenced by the mind. Therefore the mind creates and controls reality. These heady themes reflect in the lyrics of both Mark Jansen and Simone Simons, the latter of whom calls »The Quantum Enigma« “an exploration of the subconscious mind”. Those lyrical concepts, combined with the undeniable power of the music, ensure that »The Quantum Enigma« is not just an album it's an experience.»The Quantum Enigma« will be released on the 2nd of May 2014 in Europe and on the 13th of May in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. EPICA plans to support its release with plenty of touring, once again bringing their grandiose, unforgettable live show to fans across the globe.

Line Up:

Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (harsh) (2003-present) - See also: Mayan, ex-Infernorama, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-After Forever
Coen Janssen Keyboards (2003-present) - See also: Kamelot (live), ex-Sahara Dust
Simone Simons Vocals (female) (2003-present) - See also: Kamelot (live), Mayan (live), ex-Sahara Dust
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums, Vocals (harsh) (2007-present)
See also: Down Till Dawn, HDK, Mayan, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Pandaemonium, ex-God Dethroned
Isaac Delahaye Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing) (2009-present) - See also: Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Forcible, ex-Mayan, ex-God Dethroned, ex-Panopticum
Rob van der Loo Bass (2012-present) - See also: Freak Neil Inc., Mayan, ex-Fifth, ex-Soulcatcher, ex-Form, ex-Delain, ex-Exivious, ex-Sun Caged, ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Triple 7

Tracklist:

CD1 — The Quantum Enigma

1. Originem 02:11
2. The Second Stone 05:00
3. The Essence of Silence 04:47
4. Victims of Contingency 03:31
5. Sense Without Sanity - The Impervious Code - 07:42
6. Unchain Utopia 04:45
7. The Fifth Guardian - Interlude - 03:04 instrumental
8. Chemical Insomnia 05:12
9. Reverence - Living in the Heart - 05:02
10. Omen - The Ghoulish Malady - 05:28
11. Canvas of Life 05:28
12. Natural Corruption 05:24
13. The Quantum Enigma - Kingdom of Heaven Part II - 11:53
14. In All Conscience (Digipak Bonus Track) 06:11
15. Banish Your Illusion (iTunes Bonus Track) 05:05
16. Dreamscape (Earbook Bonus Track)
17. Mirage of Verity (Japan Bonus Track)
18. Memento (Vinyl Bonus Track)

CD2 — Acoustic

01. Canvas of Life
02. In All Conscience
03. Dreamscape
04. Natural Corruption

CD3 — Instrumental

01. Originem
02. The Second Stone
03. The Essence of Silence
04. Victim of Contingency
05. Sense Without Sanity — The Imprevious 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

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