Professionally filmed video footage of Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA performing the song "Sancta Terra" at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is being held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany, can be viewed below.
The complete track listing has been revealed for EPICA's new album, "Design Your Universe", which is due in Europe on October 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2007's "The Divine Conspiracy" was recorded at Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth.
"Design Your Universe" track listing:
01. Samadhi (prelude)
02. Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns - Part IV)
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns - Part V)
07. The Price of Freedom (interlude)
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns - Part VI)
EPICA will return to North America for a headlining tour in the beginning of 2010, with DAATH and BLACKGUARD as support. EPICA will offer fans a special VIP ticket which will grant them access to the venue an hour before door times, a pre-show meet-and-greet with EPICA and a event poster customized for the city of the show. Fans are urged to purchase these VIP tickets as only 50 are being allotted for each show. Tickets go on sale today through EnterTheVault.com exclusively until August 19, at which point they will be made available through all other normal ticketing outlets.
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).