March 4, 2014 Epica release first studio clip for ‘The Quatum Engima’
Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have launched the first episode of their behind-the-scenes look at the recording process of the band’s sixth studio album The Quantum Enigma. The video also includes the first clips of new music from the new album, which will be released this spring in North America. Watch the footage on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel:
EPICA recorded The Quantum Enigma with producer Joost van den Broek (REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER) at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands. The album has been mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE) and features artwork by longtime collaborator Stephan Heilemann.
Whereas 2013’s massive Retrospect performance captured EPICA’s past decade as one of the leading bands in the symphonic metal scene, The Quantum Enigma marks the beginning of a new era for the band: modern, heavy, and without compromises.
EPICA guitar player Isaac Delahaye shares the following about the recording experience for this new album:
“The whole process of writing and recording TQE was extremely refreshing for us. Instead of preparing the album in our home studios separately, we rehearsed the songs together in the studio. Just like any other band, you could say, but as EPICA is located in three different countries, this is a little more complicated for us. The direct interaction between us has certainly lifted up the quality of the songs, as no detail was left unspoken. Definitely worth taking some time off from touring! As far as songwriting goes, the main focus was groove and melody.”