Dutch symphonic metal masters Epica recently announced the release of their 8th studio album Omega, due out February 26th. Today, the band has released the official visualizer for their third single from the album, "Rivers".
Singer Simone Simons comments: "Our third single has arrived! 'Rivers' symbolizes the calmness and at the same time the uncertainty in life, the ebb and flow. The calm water represents peace, and a strong river stream means that you have to face challenges and swim against the tide of life."
Guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen previously stated about the upcoming album: "I am very proud of this album, as I am convinced we have written a very refreshing and well-balanced album even after so many years of existence.
"Our strength is that we have many great songwriters in one band. We have managed to combine each other's strongest qualities and select the best songs. It was a fruitful period of spending time together to work as one team on those tracks. I think this has made the biggest difference compared to our previous albums. Still using the advantages of comfortably sending files by the Internet to each other but combining that with coming physically together again to work on all the tracks.
"I think I have listened to 'Omega' about 50 times already and still can't get enough of it!"