Nuclear Blast Records has set a March 9, 2012 European release date for the next studio album from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. A CD-release party will be held on March 16, 2012 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Commented the band: "As our previous CD presentation ('Design Your Universe' at Paradiso in Amsterdam) sold out in advance, we have decided to play the next one in a slightly bigger club."
EPICA will play the new album in its entirety, along with some older tracks, during the more-than-two-hour event. Pyrotechnics and special show elements will be added as well.
EPICA's new album is being recorded at Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany under the watchful eye of Sascha Paeth.
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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.
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