Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released a lyric video for "The Essence Of Silence," a track off their upcoming sixth studio album, The Quantum Enigma, due out in North America on May 6th. The lyric video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/oePrtEMmX9Y EPICA drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek shares the following about the single and the new album: “‘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!” "The Essence Of Silence" single is available digitally from iTunes and Amazon MP3. EPICA recorded The Quantum Enigma with producer Joost van den Broek (REVAMP, AFTER FOREVER) at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in The Netherlands. The album has been mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HATESPHERE). The artwork for The Quantum Enigma and "The Essence Of Silence" single features the talents of longtime collaborator Stefan Heilemann. Pre-order bundles featuring the 2-CD digi-pak version of The Quantum Enigma and exclusive album art t-shirts can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop. The Quantum Enigma 2-CD digi-pak will include a poster booklet & the following track listing: CD 1 – Studio Album 01 - Originem 02 - The Second Stone 03 - The Essence Of Silence 04 - Victims Of Contingency 05 - Sense Without Sanity - The Impervious Code 06 - Unchain Utopia 07 - The Fifth Guardian - Interlude 08 - Chemical Insomnia 09 - Reverence - Living In The Heart 10 - Omen - The Ghoulish Malady 11 - Canvas Of Life 12 - Natural Corruption 13 - The Quantum Enigma - Kingdom Of Heaven, Part II BONUS TRACK: 14 – In All Conscience CD 2 – Acoustic Tracks 01 – Canvas Of Life 02 - In All Conscience 03 – Dreamscape 04 - Natural Corruption The Quantum Enigma digital version includes all fourteen studio album tracks listed above plus the following bonus digital track: 15 - Banish Your Illusion EPICA in-studio clips: • Part 1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QYlycb1gIY • Part 2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p_ARVEJyEM EPICA will return to the stage for their album release show on April 30th in The Netherlands and various festival appearances this summer. View more EPICA live dates on the band’s official Facebook page. Visit EPICA online at www.EPICA.nl. Like: www.facebook.com/EPICA Follow: Twitter.com/EPICA Watch: www.YouTube.com/EPICA View: Instagram.com/EPICAOFFICIAL Enjoy: www.Flickr.com/photos/EPICAOFFICIAL