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About

Released : 16 October 2009
Labels : Nuclear Blast, Avalon (Japan), Evolution Music (South Korea), Laser Company (Brazil), Icarus Music (Argentina), Irond (Russia), Magnum Music (Taiwan)
Producers : Sascha Paeth, Epica
Recorded : Between December 2008 and June 2009 at Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany (except bass recorded at The Huts Studio, Antwerp, Belgium, guitars recorded at The Iceman Studio, Ieper, Belgium, grand piano recorded at E-Sound Studio’s, Weesp, The Netherlands and Tony Kakko’s vocals recorded at T-room Studio, Kemi, Finland)
Mixed : By Sascha Paeth and Mark Jansen at Gate Studio and The Pathway Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany in June and July 2009

Promo shoot


Promo shoot by Stefan Heileman

Versions

Album

01. Samadhi (Prelude)
02. Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns, Part IV)
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns, Part V)
07. The Price of Freedom (Interlude)
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
10. Deconstruct
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns, Part VI)

Digibook

01. Samadhi (Prelude)
02. Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns, Part IV)
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns, Part V)
07. The Price of Freedom (Interlude)
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
10. Deconstruct
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns, Part VI)
14. Incentive

Limited boxset

Same tracklist
Limited to 500 copies, numbered, includes certificate, limited digibook and Epica lanyard
Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive

Japanese, South Korean, Taiwanese edition

01. Samadhi (Prelude)
02. Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns, Part IV)
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns, Part V)
07. The Price of Freedom (Interlude)
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
10. Deconstruct
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns, Part VI)
14. Nothing’s Wrong

iTunes digital edition

01. Samadhi (Prelude)
02. Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns, Part IV)
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns, Part V)
07. The Price of Freedom (Interlude)
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
10. Deconstruct
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns, Part VI)
14. Incentive
15. Unleashed (Duet Version)

2LP

Vinyl 1 Side A
01. Samadhi (Prelude)
02. Resign to Surrender (A New Age Dawns, Part IV)
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr of the Free Word
Vinyl 1 Side B
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven (A New Age Dawns, Part V)
Vinyl 2 Side A
01. The Price of Freedom (Interlude)
02. Burn to a Cinder
03. Tides of Time
04. Deconstruct
Vinyl 2 Side B
05. Semblance of Liberty
06. White Waters
07. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns, Part VI)
08. Incentive

Limited to 1,000 copies and numbered edition with extra booklet

2017 re-release, 2LP, clear

Same tracklist
Limited edition

2017 re-release, 2LP, green

Same tracklist, limited to 500 copies, exclusively available through Nuclear Blast mailorder

Trivia

“[On the cover] a woman meditates and creates a world in which she feels safe. At the same time, she creates a city of dreams, and her world turns upside down and becomes water. The inspiration for this was the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” with Johnny Depp. I’m talking about the moment when they are on the ship, and they need to get into another world, where the sun sets. I watched it and I was very inspired by what I saw. I decided that this would be a good idea for the cover of our new album.” – Simone Simons

Singles

Unleashed

Martyr of the Free Word

Chronology

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2007

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2012