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Dutch symphonic metallers Epica have shared details of their new studio album Omega, out on 26th February 2021 through Nuclear Blast.
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The band has also shared the first taste of the album, dropping the single Abyss of Time with an accompanying music video.
“Finally we can show you the video for our newest single Abyss of Time! We flew all the way to Poland to work with Grupa 13 for the first time. Shooting videos is one of my favourite parts of creating the visual side to our music. The costumes were insanely beautiful. It was so much fun and I hope that you like the video”, says frontwoman Simone Simons.
Fans will be able to grab Omega in a stack of different formats including a CD jewel case, 2CD digibook and a limited edition earbook including bonus acoustic, orchestral and instrumental CDs. It’s also available for pre-order and pre-saving on all digital platforms.
“I am very proud of this album, as I am convinced we have written a very refreshing and well-balanced album even after so many years of existence. Our strength is that we have many great songwriters in one band. We have managed to combine each other’s strongest qualities and have selected the best songs. It was a fruitful period of spending time together to work as one team on those tracks. I think this has made the biggest difference compared to our previous albums. Still using the advantages of comfortably sending files by the internet to each other but combining that with coming physically together again to work on all the tracks. I think I have listened to Omega about 50 times already and still can’t get enough of it!”, says guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen.
Omega is the band’s eighth studio album and their first in five years. It’s lead single Abyss of Time is available digitally now.