The Quantum Enigma (2-CD Digipak)
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- Genre:Female Fronted Metal, Gothic Metal
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A band that has enjoyed as much worldwide success and acclaim as EPICA should have every right to rest on their laurels and
stick to the proverbial “winning formula”. And yet, as their fans across the globe are well aware, EPICA has never been a
band to play it safe, and they’ve never made the same album twice. EPICA has earned its reputation as one of the foremost
symphonic metal bands by repeatedly shattering expectations and pushing the very limits in the genre.
This spring, EPICA will proudly unveil the next stage of their ongoing musical evolution: “The Quantum Enigma”, their sixth
full length studio album. This is EPICA like you’ve never heard them before: “The Quantum Enigma” sounds larger than life,
expertly mixing devilishly sharp guitars, angelic choruses, evocative synthesizers, mindboggling drum work, and of course,
another soaring vocal performance from Simone Simons. “The Quantum Enigma” is simultaneously the band’s most intense
and emotional release to date.
Mark Jansen, guitarist for EPICA, credits increased collaboration between members of the band which also includes lead
guitarist Isaac Delahaye, keyboardist Coen Janssen, drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek, bassist Rob van der Loo, as a key
factor in the creation of what is surely EPICA’s edgiest, most forward thinking album yet.
The band’s quest to annihilate artistic stagnation continued with their choice of behind the scenes collaborators: after five
albums of successfully working with producer Sascha Paeth (who still played an important role during the preproduction
sessions), EPICA opted to record “The Quantum Enigma” with the up-and-coming Joost van den Broek at Sandlane Recording
Facilities in the Netherlands.
“The Quantum Enigma” also marks the first collaboration between EPICA and mixer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE,
AMARANTHE). Given the boundary defying nature of the music on “The Quantum Enigma”, it’s appropriate that the album’s
lyrics were inspired by the most mind bending scientific proof in all of quantum physics: one that posits that our physical
environment is directly influenced by our consciousness. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. Ultimately,
everything in the universe is energy and energy is influenced by the mind. Therefore the mind creates and controls reality.
These heady themes reflect in the lyrics of both Mark Jansen and Simone Simons. Those lyrical concepts, combined with the
undeniable power of the music, ensure that “The Quantum Enigma” is not just an album it’s an experience.
EPICA plans to support its release with plenty of touring, once again bringing their grandiose, unforgettable live show to
fans across the globe.
|02. The Second Stone
|03. The Essence Of Silence
|04. Victims Of Contingency
|05. Sense Without Sanity
|– The Impervious Code
|06. Unchain Utopia
|07. The Fifth Guardian - Interlude
|08. Chemical Insomnia
|09. Reverence – Living In The Heart
|10. Omen – The Ghoulish Malady
|11. Canvas Of Life
|12. Natural Corruption
|13. The Quantum Enigma
|– Kingdom Of Heaven Part II
|14. In All Conscience (Digipak Bonus Track)
|CD 2: (DIGIPAK Acoustic CD)
|01. Canvas Of Life
|02. In All Conscience
|04. Natural Corruption
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