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 4th Studio Video Vlog Episode (watch)

Dutch symphonic metal giant EPICA recently entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album with producer Joost van den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON).   The band launches the fourth Studio Vlog episode which gives a more detailed behind the scene look at the guitar and bass recordings. VLOG #4:  Bass player Rob van der Loo comments: “It is amazing to see how our… Read more »

watch: EPICA – Debut Lyric Video For ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ & Pre-Orders launched

Dutch metal titans EPICA have launched a lyric video for “Kingdom of Heaven” which is taken from the band’s upcoming re-release of Design Your Universe – Gold Edition.   The lyric video can be viewed on the band’s YouTube channel:  Mark Jansen comments: “’Kingdom of Heaven‘ is very dear to me. This song was dedicated to my grandmother after she passed away…. Read more »

EPICA – Attack the Titans

Epica are known for creating intricate musical stories with lyrics tackling everything from philosophy to science.  They’ve forged a different, signature path crafting songs that go beyond the boundaries and limits of their symphonic genre.  Not content with the world of fantasy they’ve broken lyrical thresholds into the realms of philosophy, science and galaxy-wide ponderings…. Read more »

EPICA – Epica vs. Attack on Titan Songs

Turning Japanese anime and manga into symphonic majestic greatness isn’t an endeavor many bands could or would want to try and pull off.  However, Dutch powerhouse Epica did so with great success. Officially available for the first time outside Japan, Epica vs. Attack On Titan Songs features theme music from the popular anime series adapted and… Read more »

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 »

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