EPICA: New Studio Report Available

June 21, 2007

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have posted another studio report on their official forum. "This time [guitarist/vocalist] Mark [Jansen] wrote some things about his vocal recordings and the writing process," the band writes on its web site.

Check out the report at this location (scroll down).

EPICA has revealed the cover artwork for its new album, "The Divine Conspiracy", due in Europe on September 10 via Nuclear Blast Records (September 7 in Germany). Check it out at this location.

"The Divine Conspiracy", which was mixed by Sascha Paeth, features a session appearance by GOD DETHRONED drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek. EPICA has yet to name a full-time drummer following the departure of Jeroen Simons in 2006.

According to a posting on the band's web site, "The Divine Conspiracy" "will be EPICA's first full length concept album. This concept deals with the theory that, as a test, God created all kinds of different religions and released those upon humanity to see if they would be able to find the true nature of them, realizing that in all religions it is actually the same. But there's more to it; it also concludes the 'Embrace That Smothers' concept that could already be found on 'The Phantom Agony'."

EPICA's June 21, 2007 concert at The Underground in Cologne (Köln),Germany will be filmed as part of the WDR TV network's "Rockpalast" series. The footage will air at a later date.

As previously reported, EPICA has been confirmed as the support act for SONATA ARCTICA on their upcoming European tour in November.

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