EPICA: 'Metal Female Voices Fest VII' Performance To Be Filmed For Possible DVD Release

EPICA's October 17, 2009 headlining performance at the Metal Female Voices Fest VII at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium will be filmed for a possible DVD release. The Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band states, "This is going to be a very special headliner show with many surprises and extras."

EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen revealed in a recent interview that the band's next studio album will be called "Design Your Universe". The group entered Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany on March 2 with producer Sascha Paeth to begin recording the follow-up to 2007's "The Divine Conspiracy", tentatively due in September/October via Nuclear Blast Records.

EPICA singer Simone Simons previously stated about the band's new material, "It is so exciting! I love the new songs and can't wait to play them live."

EPICA released a double live CD, titled "The Classical Conspiracy", on May 8 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded in Miskolc, Hungary, on June 14 2008 during the Miskolc International Opera Festival. The band performed a 45-minute set of metal adaptations of classical songs and movie soundtracks, accompanied by the orchestra and choir as well as symphonic versions of its own songs (including a few orchestral songs from singles and "The Score", which had never been played live before).

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