Epica’s Mark Jansen has confirmed that the band’s new album has already “been recorded, mixed, mastered.” However, the guitarist also added that the release has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jansen said the following during a recent appearance on Sepultura’s “SepulQuarta” series:
“We are basically done working on it. All the album has been recorded, mixed, mastered. The artwork is finished. It’s just because of the COVID situation that we release it a bit later than the initial plan was, because the initial plan was, I guess, September, so this month. But due to the whole situation, we postponed it to early next year. And luckily, we could finish all the recording just because the quarantine, like the choir recordings, orchestra recordings, that was really literally finished just before the whole quarantine situation started. And after the shit was over — a bit back to normal — we could go to Poland to shoot some videos and do the photo shoot in Belgium. So everything is ready to be released. It’s just waiting for the date now.”
He went on to say that he has “never had to wait so many months” before releasing an album:
“We’ve been working so hard on it, and then you want the people to hear it. And now that we have to wait months and months and months, it’s sometimes hard to keep the focus.”