Following on from both the addition of a tiny new member to the Epica family (Simone’s little boy Vincent with Kamelot keyboardist Oliver Palotai) and their Retrospect special which covered the first decade of the band (and subsequently recorded for a DVD), Epica have returned with their first bit of new music from their upcoming new album. The first song to surface from their forthcoming record, the wonderfully titled “The Quantum Enigma”, is entitled “The Essence Of Silence” and sees the band kicking things into high gear with some highly memorable riffing amongst all the traditional elements one expects to find in an Epica track. Have a listen and a watch of the lyric video for The Essence Of Silence below:
Epica’s man with the sticks Ariën van Weesenbeek had this to say about their new single:
“The Essence Of Silence is a little taste of what’s yet to come but this song raises the bar of EPICA’s music once again. Get ready to bang your head on some pounding heavy riffs, grooving drums and a chorus that will stick in your head for a long time!”
Epica’s new album The Quantum Enigma will be released in the UK on May 5th 2014 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album’s cover can be seen below:
The limited edition two disc version of the CD can be pre-ordered at the following location from Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quantum-Engine-Epica/dp/B00ITH6AXM/nuclblas-21. Stay tuned for further updates from Epica as and when they are announced.