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Requiem for the Indifferent is the fifth studio album by Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. It was released in April According to Mark Jansen, "This title refers to the Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent 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, Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent is getting out of control.
More than ever we will need each other Tanita Tikaram - Only The Ones We Love overcome these problems. As Take A Long Last Look - Lenny Williams - Taking Chances 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! General response to Requiem for the Indifferent was positive.
AllMusic stated that the album "is a typically elaborate and ambitious affair, incorporating copious amounts of choral work and classical arrangements into the band's neatly established blend of goth, progressive, power, and symphonic metal. There was an error with all physical copies of the album's first edition, in which track 13, "Serenade of Self-Destruction", is an instrumental version without Simons and Jansen's vocal tracks.
As compensation, Nuclear Blast Records decided to make the track with the vocals available as a free download. The glitch was corrected in the digipak versions. To date there are nine different editions of the album: . On 3 Februarythe band released on iTunes the single "Storm the Sorrow", characterized by melodic vocal lines and electronic influences. Epica appeared as guests on Niks te gek Nothing too crazya Dutch television program in which mentally disabled people can get their wishes granted.
In this specific case, the dream of Ruurd Woltring was to be able to record a song with Epica. The band rearranged "Forevermore", a song written by Woltring, into their style and recorded a duet with Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent. The video for the song, in which you can see Epica in the studio together with Woltring, was released on 24 August.
The program's episode was What You Wanna Do - Infantree - Heros Dose on 16 September.
Woltring about "Forevermore": Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent wrote the song myself. At that time, it was still called "Stairway to Heaven", though. Then, I came up with this great idea to combine the music of these songs and add my own lyrics to it. The lyrics actually tell the story Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent a boy, who meets an angel. She gives him the feeling that they belong together, even though their worlds lie far apart, and thus wants to take him to heaven.
A devil however tries to pull the boy down into his world, in which he doesn't succeed, because of the angel's positive energy.
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