Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have posted more video footage from the recording sessions for their new album. The latest clip focuses on the guitar and vocal recordings and can be viewed below.
EPICA has reportedly revealed in a recent intervew 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.
Vocalist Simone Simons previously stated about EPICA's new material, "It is so exciting! I love the new songs and can't wait to play them live."
EPICA drummer Ariën Van Weesenbeeck will be interviewed on the radio show "Sex to 9" with María on TotalRock this Friday, April 24.
You can listen to the show live via the Internet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. UK time (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CET) at www.totalrock.com.
EPICA will release 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).
Two medleys containing songs from the upcoming album are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.