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About

Released : 9 March 2012
Labels : Nuclear Blast, Icarus Music (Argentina), Love Da Records (Hong Kong), Evolution Music (South Korea), Avalon (Japan)
Producers : Sascha Paeth, Epica
Recorded : Between September and November 2011 at Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany (except bass guitars recorded at The Huts Studio, Antwerp, Belgium and piano and key-solo recorded at CFJ Studio, Oss, The Netherlands)
Mixed : By Sascha Paeth at The Gate Studio and The Pathway Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany, in November and December 2011

Promo shoot


Promo shoot by Stefan Heileman

Versions

Album

01. Karma (Prelude)
02. Monopoly on Truth
03. Storm the Sorrow
04. Delirium
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem for the Indifferent
07. Anima (Interlude)
08. Guilty Demeanor
09. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction *

Also available as a CD + shirt edition

Digital edition

01. Karma (Prelude)
02. Monopoly on Truth
03. Storm the Sorrow
04. Delirium
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem for the Indifferent
07. Anima (Interlude)
08. Guilty Demeanor
09. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction *
14. Twin Flames (Soundtrack Version)
15. Nostalgia

Digipack / Argentinian, Ukrainian, South Korean, Japanese edition

01. Karma (Prelude)
02. Monopoly on Truth
03. Storm the Sorrow
04. Delirium
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem for the Indifferent
07. Anima (Interlude)
08. Guilty Demeanor
09. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction *
14. Nostalgia

North American edition

01. Karma (Prelude)
02. Monopoly on Truth
03. Storm the Sorrow
04. Delirium
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem for the Indifferent
07. Anima (Interlude)
08. Guilty Demeanor
09. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction *
14. Twin Flames (Soundtrack Version)

Boxset

CD 1
01. Karma (Prelude)
02. Monopoly on Truth
03. Storm the Sorrow
04. Delirium
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem for the Indifferent
07. Anima (Interlude)
08. Guilty Demeanor
09. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction *
14. Nostalgia
CD 2
01. Karma (Prelude) (Intrumental)
02. Monopoly on Truth (Intrumental)
03. Storm the Sorrow (Intrumental)
04. Delirium (Intrumental)
05. Internal Warfare (Intrumental)
06. Requiem for the Indifferent (Intrumental)
07. Anima (Interlude) (Intrumental)
08. Guilty Demeanor (Intrumental)
09. Deep Water Horizon (Intrumental)
10. Stay the Course (Intrumental)
11. Deter the Tyrant (Intrumental)
12. Avalanche (Intrumental)
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction (Intrumental)

Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive, numbered, limited to 500 copies
Wooden box including the album in mispressed limited digipak edition, the instrumental CD, 6 band member photos and a certificate

Instrumental CD

01. Karma (Prelude) (Intrumental)
02. Monopoly on Truth (Intrumental)
03. Storm the Sorrow (Intrumental)
04. Delirium (Intrumental)
05. Internal Warfare (Intrumental)
06. Requiem for the Indifferent (Intrumental)
07. Anima (Interlude) (Intrumental)
08. Guilty Demeanor (Intrumental)
09. Deep Water Horizon (Intrumental)
10. Stay the Course (Intrumental)
11. Deter the Tyrant (Intrumental)
12. Avalanche (Intrumental)
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction (Intrumental)

2LP, black

Vinyl 1 Side A
01. Karma (Prelude)
02. Monopoly on Truth
03. Storm the Sorrow
04. Delirium
Vinyl 1 Side B
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem for the Indifferent
07. Anima (Interlude)
08. Guilty Demeanor
Vinyl 2 Side A
01. Deep Water Horizon
02. Stay the Course
03. Deter the Tyrant
Vinyl 2 Side B
04. Avalanche (Intrumental)
05. Serenade of Self-Destruction (Intrumental)
06. Nostalgia
07. Twin Flames (Regular Version)

Contains an A2-sized poster

2LP, clear

Same tracklist, contains an A2-sized poster

2LP, white

Same tracklist, contains an A2-sized poster, numbered, limited to 150 copies

Instrumental 2LP

Vinyl 1 Side A
01. Karma (Prelude) (Intrumental)
02. Monopoly on Truth (Intrumental)
03. Storm the Sorrow (Intrumental)
04. Delirium (Intrumental)
Vinyl 1 Side B
05. Internal Warfare (Intrumental)
06. Requiem for the Indifferent (Intrumental)
07. Anima (Interlude) (Intrumental)
08. Guilty Demeanor (Intrumental)
Vinyl 2 Side A
01. Deep Water Horizon (Intrumental)
02. Stay the Course (Intrumental)
03. Deter the Tyrant (Intrumental)
Vinyl 2 Side B
04. Avalanche (Intrumental)
05. Serenade of Self-Destruction (Intrumental)

Contains an A2-sized poster

Trivia

  • * Due to a mastering problem, in all physical copies of the album and digipack first edition, track 13 is the instrumental version of Serenade of Self-Destruction instead of the track with vocals. Nuclear Blast Records made the track with vocals available as a free download. The band apologized and joked that “everybody who gets the current CD will have a unique pressing which might end up being a collectors item”.
  • Simone’s favourite songs are Storm the Sorrow and Serenade of Self-Destruction.

“It’s very much a realistic record lyric wise. It’s all very straight forward and about the hard things in life. “Requiem for the Indifferent” is about the indifferent people who nowadays don’t care about what’s happening in the world. They keep their eyes shut and they live in their own little worlds. They need to open up their eyes, wake up, and try to unite with the rest of the world to make it a better place.” – Simone Simons

Singles

Storm the Sorrow

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