Nuclear Blast Records has set a March 9, 2012 European release date for the next studio album from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. The band has just entered Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany under the watchful eye of Sascha Paeth to begin pre-production for the CD.
The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album can be seen below.
EPICA's latest album, "Design Your Universe", landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"This Is The Time", the latest single from EPICA, was released digitally on October 15, 2010. A video for the song, which was written for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF),was filmed in March 2010 was in Hilversum, The Netherlands.