Dutch symphonic rockers EPICA have issued the following update:
"As of today, Epica has started the recordings for their fifth full-length album. This still untitled album will expectedly be released by Nuclear Blast on March 9th, 2012. Epica entered the famous Gate-studio's in Germany once more to work with world renowned producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY OF FIRE). First up is Ariën Van Weesenbeek to record his drum parts (see photo below)."
Epica have announced they will celebrate the release of the upcoming album at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands on March, 16th 2012.