Dutch symphonic metal act Epica have announced the title of their fifth studio album, “Requiem for the Indifferent.” The album is set to be released in North America on March 13, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
The band had this to say about the title: “This title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us. We are facing many challenges. There is an enormous tension between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters and a huge financial crisis, which is getting out of control. More than ever we will need each other to overcome these problems. As we are all connected; the universe, earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don’t want to, or simply won’t see it. A REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances!”
“Design Your Universe” was the band’s last full-length album released in 2009 on Nuclear Blast.