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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 the 7th studio album, The Holographic Principle“, explains guitarist Isaac Delahaye. “In between touring we spent our time in the Sandlane Recording Facilities with producer Joost van den Broek and here’s the first part of our studio documentary! It gives you a little insight into the creation of what we see as our most complete album ever. You’ll hear rough snippets of new music, and you’ll see how we built things up. Enjoy!”

EPICA are set to release their newest masterpiece The Holographic Principle via Nuclear Blast on September 30th but you can already take a peek at the tracklist here:

01. Eidola
02. Edge Of The Blade
03. A Phantasmic Parade
04. Universal Death Squad
05. Divide And Conquer
06. Beyond The Matrix
07. Once Upon A Nightmare
08. The Cosmic Algorithm
09. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

Don’t miss EPICA on tour!

Epica Poster 2016Confirmed dates for The North American Principle Tour with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, and THE AGONIST are:
11/04/2016  Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016  Corona – Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016  Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016  Amsterdam Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016  Marquee – Calgary, AB
11/13/2016  The Ranch – Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016  Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016  Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
11/18/2016  Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016  The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016  Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016  Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/23/2016  Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016  Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/26/2016  Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
11/28/2016  State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016  Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/03/2016  Palladium – Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA

VIP/Meet and Greet Bundles and upgrades are now on sale via SOUNDRINK. They will include the follow:

  • Ticket to the show
  • Meet & Greet plus photo opportunity with all the band members
  • Separate signing cards of all band 6 band members
  • Laminate + Lanyard
  • Limited edition 7-inch vinyl with an exclusive (previously unreleased) song
  • Exclusive VIP only tour shirt
  • Early venue access

Digital download of The Holographic Principle on release date

Holland’s greatest symphonic metal band, EPICA, have finally put the last touches on their new upcoming studio album entitled The Holographic Principle. Once again it’ll be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced with Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (

The band commented:
“Our highly anticipated seventh studio album is a fact. The Holographic Principle feels to us like a true treasure, created by us all with blood, sweat and tears of joy. In the past year we have worked very hard to write and record this special album. We are all very eager to share it with you! Join us on our new musical journey.”

To celebrate the release of EPICA‘s brand-new record fittingly, the band will be playing on their own Epic Metal Fest at the 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday, October 1st. They invited KATATONIA, their label mates FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and (also landsmen) TEXTURES to take part in this special event. Additionally, STREAM OF PASSION, THE AGONIST, MAYAN, MYRATH, EVIL INVADERS and last but not least OFF THE CROSS will be attending EPICA‘s release show. On Saturday 15th October the Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest will take place in Sao Paulo. PARADISE LOST, FINNTROLLXANDRIA and THE OCEAN will join EPICA for this first edition.

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