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The Divine Conspiracy

Epica

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 28th, 2007
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 81%)
1. Indigo (Prologue) 02:05   Show lyrics
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2. The Obsessive Devotion 07:13   Show lyrics
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3. Menace of Vanity 04:13   Show lyrics
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4. Chasing the Dragon 07:40   Show lyrics
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5. Never Enough 04:47   Show lyrics
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6. La'petach Chatat Rovetz (The Final Embrace) 01:46   instrumental
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7. Death of a Dream (The Embrace That Smothers Part VII) 06:03   Show lyrics
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8. Living a Lie (The Embrace That Smothers - Part VIII) 04:56   Show lyrics
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9. Fools of Damnation (The Embrace That Smothers - Part IX) 08:42   Show lyrics
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10. Beyond Belief 05:25   Show lyrics
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11. Safeguard to Paradise 03:46   Show lyrics
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12. Sancta Terra 04:57   Show lyrics
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13. The Divine Conspiracy 13:56   Show lyrics
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Band members
Simone Simons Vocals, Lyrics
Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (harsh), Lyrics
Ad Sluijter Guitars (lead), Lyrics
Coen Janssen Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (baritone) (track 10)
Yves Huts Bass
Guest/Session
Cinzia Hunecke Rizzo Vocals (choirs)
Melvin Edmondsen Vocals (choirs)
Bridget Fogle Vocals (choirs)
Linda van Summeren Vocals (choirs)
Previn Moore Vocals (choirs)
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums
Sander Gommans Vocals (grunts) (track 7)
Olaf Reitmeier Guitars (acoustic) (track 4), Vocals (baritone) (track 10)
Amanda Somerville Spoken Word (track 2), Vocals (choirs), Vocals (backing), Lyrics
Gjalt Lucassen Priest (track 8)
Jaff Wade Spoken word (track 9)
Sascha Paeth Vocals (backing), Lyrics
Miscellaneous staff
Ad Sluijter Editing, Engineering
Simon Oberender (R.I.P. 2012) Editing, Engineering
Amanda Somerville Engineering, Lyrical editing
Yves Huts Engineering (bass guitars)
Rudy de Doncker Photography
Andrea Beckers Cover art, Photography
Olaf Reitmeier Editing, Engineering
Mattias Norén Art direction, Design
Hanz Martens Engineering (grand piano)
Sascha Paeth Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Simone Simons Vocals, Lyrics
Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (harsh), Lyrics
Ad Sluijter Guitars (lead), Lyrics
Coen Janssen Keyboards, Piano, Vocals (baritone) (track 10)
Yves Huts Bass
Cinzia Hunecke Rizzo Vocals (choirs)
Melvin Edmondsen Vocals (choirs)
Bridget Fogle Vocals (choirs)
Linda van Summeren Vocals (choirs)
Previn Moore Vocals (choirs)
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums
Sander Gommans Vocals (grunts) (track 7)
Olaf Reitmeier Guitars (acoustic) (track 4), Vocals (baritone) (track 10)
Amanda Somerville Spoken Word (track 2), Vocals (choirs), Vocals (backing), Lyrics
Gjalt Lucassen Priest (track 8)
Jaff Wade Spoken word (track 9)
Sascha Paeth Vocals (backing), Lyrics
Ad Sluijter Editing, Engineering
Simon Oberender (R.I.P. 2012) Editing, Engineering
Amanda Somerville Engineering, Lyrical editing
Yves Huts Engineering (bass guitars)
Rudy de Doncker Photography
Andrea Beckers Cover art, Photography
Olaf Reitmeier Editing, Engineering
Mattias Norén Art direction, Design
Hanz Martens Engineering (grand piano)
Sascha Paeth Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Read An indulgence of your ears... 80% TrooperOfSteel July 29th, 2011
Read The Sinful Sale 23% The_Twisted_Mage July 8th, 2011
Read Emphasis on the word "Divine". 95% hells_unicorn May 27th, 2011
Read A Tale Woth Hearing Again... 97% Khull January 10th, 2009
Read Like Nightwish before the... 50% Zombie_Quixote June 10th, 2008
Read Makes symphonic/gothic... 98% Sir_General_Flashman April 14th, 2008
Read Epica's 2nd symphonic... 99% Daniel_2007_Pendulum February 8th, 2008
Read Vintage Epica 90% Sue January 29th, 2008
Read Divine but with some... 85% Hiryu November 8th, 2007
Read The Divine Music Experience! 90% Kalelfromkrypton October 30th, 2007
Recorded at The Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany between November 2006 and February 2007.
Mixed & mastered at The Gate Studio & The Pathway Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany, May 2007.
Bass guitars recorded at the Huts Studio in Antwerp, Belgium.
Grand Piano on "Safeguard to Paradise" recorded at Smash Recordings in Liessel, The Netherlands.

Release dates:
- USA: August 28th
- Germany: September 7th

"The Embrace That Smothers" concept actually began on the After Forever album "Prison Of Desire" and ends on this album.

Nuclear Blast Records released a limited deluxe CD edition featuring video clips, a "making-of" enhanced section and the bonus tracks:
14. Higher High (05:26)
15. Replica (Fear Factory Cover) (04:09)

DLP picture vinyls limited to 1000 numbered copies with the 2 bonus tracks.

Also released as a Limited Edition Digibook (NB 1956-8) with Bonus CD, with the same bonus material as on the limited edition.

Some version include another bonus track:
16. Safeguard to Paradise (Piano Version) (03:50)

Re-released on double 180 grams vinyl with a limitation of 500.
200 black
200 white
100 transparent blue

"La'petach Chatat Rovetz" ("לפתח חטאת רובץ") is an expression in Hebrew. It means that sin lurks and awaits for a chance to strike and affect.
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