Epica have published some live footage of Unchain Utopia being performed by the band at a recent sold-out show in Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The clip was filmed recorded and edited by Jens De Vos and the Panda Productions crew.
The track hails from the sixth full length Epica album The Quantum Enigma which hit the Billboard 200 at number 110 after selling over 3,700 copies in the first week of release.
Lead vocalist Simone Simmons told 100PercentRock in a recent interview, about the end result of of the record Simone added – “It’s the most diverse, heavy, catchy Epica record to date. All of our guys wrote songs for the record. There’s been extreme tight teamwork going on. We had a new producer, we had a new studio. We have a new mixer and like I said before, a new style of writing the record. So it has all five band members’ music style on it. We still kept the Epica sounds, the choirs, the orchestra and made it super heavy. The guitars are definitely very prominent this time. We wrote for the bigger choir, with the string ensemble, so everything is bigger and better!”
When asked about the meaning of the title and lyrical themes Simone states – “Well, on this record The Quantum Enigma is basically standing for our search of reality. Because when quantum physicists were observing particles they found out that when we directly look at them, they take a shape. When you look away, they change their shape. So does that mean that when we don’t look the reality’s changing? So through our observation we determine our reality and that’s very cool. So that’s the topic that we wanted to include on this record and be a little bit the key point where all the other lyrics are going to be attached to. The power of the human mind, the circle of life, those are all topics in our lyrics. So it’s very philosophical, very spiritual, very scientific”