Epica is a symphonic metal band from The Netherlands, founded in 2003 by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever. The band currently consists of Simone Simons (vocals), Mark Jansen (guitars, vocals), Isaac Delahaye (guitar), Rob van der Loo (bass), Coen Janssen (keyboards, synthesiser), and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums). They perform symphonic metal, with influences from death, progressive and power metal.

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EPICA – Launch New “Consign To Oblivion” Live Video

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA are proud to announce the launch of their brand new live video for “Consign To Oblivion”. The video was captured during EPICA‘s sold out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed their most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of 5,000… Read more »

ELANTRIS Confirmed As Opening Act For EPICA On North American Tour

Described as “Female fronted symphonic metal hailing from Ohio, USA,” Elantris will support their recently-released debut album, ‘This Sacrifice,’ with a set of dates that will also feature Insomnium, Lacuna Coil, and headliners Epica. Comprised of band members Lindsay Victoria Ketchum -Vocals, Thomas Ullom – Vocals, Garrett Chetock- Guitar, John Dobosh – Bass, Mark Liber – Keys,… Read more »

EPICA – Launch “Beyond The Matrix” Music Video!

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have launched the new music video for”Beyond The Matrix” taken from the band’s latest album The Holographic Principle. Frontwoman Simone Simons comments: “The energy that lives within “Beyond the Matrix” is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind. The video embodies the spirit and… Read more »

EPICA – New Music Video For “Edge Of The Blade” (watch)

EPICA‘s new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be available in stores in about three weeks’ time. In anticipation of this album, a new music video for “Edge Of The Blade” has been launched today! Commented Coen Janssen (synths, piano): “Finally another video! We are very happy with the way it turned out! It gives a glimpse on what to… Read more »

EPICA – New Single ‘Universal Death Squad’ (lyric video)

Today, Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA release the lyric video for their first single entitled ‘Universal Death Squad’. The song comes from the upcoming album »The Holographic Principle« and is an impressive first demonstration of what fans can expect from EPICA‘s sound in the year 2016. Watch the clip here: “The first song we unleash upon you is… Read more »

EPICA: Release First Trailer For The Holographic Principle

Today, Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA grant a little insight into the making of their massive new longplayer The Holographic Principle and release a first trailer form the studio. In this brand new clip, the band explains their songwriting process and even comes up with some musical surprises. “Halfway through 2015, EPICA started a new journey: writing and recording… Read more »

EPICA Drop Off Remaining North American Tour Dates

Dutch Symphonic Metallers Epica announced that  they will have to cancel the remaining North American Dates. The band gave the following statement about their departure from the 2015 Revolver tour: Dear North American fans. It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the cancellation of all remaining shows of our North American tour. A couple of days ago Simone… Read more »

Epica Launches “The Essence Of Silence” Official Live Video

Dutch Metallers EPICA have launched the official live video for The Essence of Silence, which was recorded live earlier this year during the European Enigma Tour at their sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The video was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show… Read more »


This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, also has Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. Please see below for all tourdates and VIP ticketing information. Martina Edoff will also join the package as the opening band from Sept 18th to… Read more »

Epica: The Quantum Enigma Details + Olympic Appearance Revealed

Marking the beginning of a new era of modernity, heaviness, and no compromises, Dutch symphonic sextet EPICA are set to release their sixth studio album, The Quantum Enigma, this spring in North America. “More than any of our previous albums, this album is a group effort,” states the band.  “The only goal we had in… Read more »