This past March, female-fronted Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacular “One Night Only” sold-out concert at the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with five thousand fans in attendance. Named Retrospect, it’s EPICA’s self-professed “longest & biggest show ever.” Accompanied by the 70-piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, ten high definition cameras captured this very special show while EPICA played an unforgettable three hour, career-spanning set featuring both newer songs and never-performed tracks.
“Unleashed,” the first clip taken from Retrospect, is now available for viewing on YouTube:
EPICA’s guitar player Isaac Delahaye comments:
“We hope you enjoy watching this first Retrospect song. ‘Unleashed’ is just a killer live track, and it contains all the EPICA elements you’re looking for. I still enjoy playing it night after night, and it keeps my headbanging skills sharp!”
The pyro-filled & lightshow-studded evening also included special guest appearances by fellow Dutch metal frontwoman, the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP) and EPICA founding drummer Jeroen Simons, founding guitarist Ad Sluijter, and founding bassist Yves Huts performing on the band’s breakthrough single ‘Quietus’ from the band’s 2005 album Consign To Oblivion.
In addition to the collection of EPICA of hits from their entire catalog, the Retrospect DVD also features instrumental covers of classics by Italian Baroque composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and the Oscar-winning film composer John Williams.
This live 2-DVD/3-CD retrospective – which includes a 48-page booklet, exclusive interviews with all EPICA band members, and behind-the-scenes footage from the show – will be released in North America on November 26th.
The track listing for Retrospect is:
01 – Introspect
02 – Monopoly On Truth
03 – Sensorium
04 – Unleashed
05 – Martyr Of The Free Word
06 – Chasing The Dragon
07 – Presto
08 – Never Enough
09 – Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10 – Twin Flames
11 – Serenade Of Self-Destruction
12 – Orchestral Medley
13 – The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~
14 – Delirium
15 – Blank Infinity
16 – The Obsessive Devotion
17 – Retrospect
18 – Battle Of The Heroes & Imperial March
19 – Quietus
20 – The Phantom Agony
21 – Cry For The Moon
22 – Sancta Terra
23 – Design Your Universe
24 – Storm The Sorrow
25 – Consign To Oblivion
26 – Outrospect
EPICA’s 2012 studio album, Requiem For The Indifferent, debuted at #104 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and can be purchased online from the Nuclear Blast Webshop.
Visit EPICA online at www.EPICA.nl.