14:09 - Zaphod Ok, bad example, but you get the point. Metalcore has metal in it, so it's metal for me.
14:07 - Zaphod Yeah and Ensiferum is metal mixed with Finnish folk music, both genres have metal in them.
14:00 - Hex_Omega Well Metalcore is Metal mixed with Hardcore. It is something different, theoretically.
13:58 - Hex_Omega Nu Metal bands can be controversial for some metalheads and thats why I am not surprised that they don't have Slipknot on their site. However their music is metal.
13:56 - Zaphod Yeah, that's what I meant with 'true metal' (not that I agree with them, for the record) It confuses me how some people don't consider metalcore metal. Sure, you might not like it, but that doesn't mean it's not metal.
Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?
Symphonic metal titans Epica just announced the second leg of their European Enigma Tour. The second leg will see them perform in Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland and France in support of their latest album, The Quantum Enigma. The Dutch outfit will be joined by very special guests DragonForce who are confirmed for both the first and second leg of the European Enigma Tour.
Epica's latest opus, The Quantum Enigma, has been released this month, and the Dutch metallers are streaming the second lyric video off the album. After the acclaimed "The Essence Of Silence", the track chosen now is the previously released single "Unchain Utopia". Enjoy the video below.
Yet another tour coming to Europe. To promote and support the upcoming album The Quantum Enigma, symphonic metallers Epica will embark on the first leg of The European Enigma Tour this November and December with Dagoba as special guest on these dates, except for London and Paris. To conclude this first leg, Epica will play their biggest show to date in Paris, at the legendary L'Olympia venue on the 29th of January 2015.
Epica has shared a new video online but this time it is something a little different, an acoustic version of the new song "Canvas Of Life" from The Quantum Enigma performed by guitarist Isaac Delahaye and singer Simone Simons. You can watch the stripped down performance below and also have a taste of another new song from the impending release.
The second single from the upcoming Epica album, The Quantum Enigma, is called Unchain Utopia and it is being released today as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and other digital platforms. You can see the single cover art below as well as an audio sample here. Enjoy it!
As previously announced, the new Epica single, "The Essence Of Silence", has been released, and with it a lyric video you can now enjoy below. The album, The Quantum Enigma, is set to be released on May 2nd in Europe and May 6th in North America (pushed forward a few days) via Nuclear Blast Records, find more details here.
The first single from the upcoming Epica album The Quantum Enigma is called The Essence Of Silence and it is being released today as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and other platforms. However, it appears that the single is still not available on all territories as of now, with the release pointing to March 18th. You can enjoy the single cover art below and an audio sample here.
Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. The Dutch band warns that this video contains a lot of new music. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.
Epica have presented the first part of the studio documentary of The Quantum Enigma. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's sixth studio album that will be released in May through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.
Epica revealed another piece of the puzzle of their impending new album The Quantum Enigma. The Dutch metallers launched an Instagram page and took the opportunity to share the album's cover art. Feast your eyes on the final result right here. As for the album's release, it is set for May 2nd in Europe, May 5th in the UK and May 13th in the USA via Nuclear Blast Records.
Dutch symphonic metallers Epica have finally unveiled what the "TQE" stands for in their new album title. The first details have been revealed and we know now that their 6th studio album is called The Quantum Enigma. Furthermore, the exact release dates will be: May 2nd in Europe, May 5th in the UK and May 13th in the USA via Nuclear Blast Records.
The production errors seem to be chasing Epica. After a problem with their last album where the vocals were missing on the last track "Serenade Of Self-Destruction", the band has been informed that there has been a production error on their newly released Retrospect DVD/Blu-ray. On a small part of the Blu-ray pressing, an incorrect disk was put in the final packaging. There is also an error on disk two of some of the DVD pressings, where the outro is missing.
Epica might be busy recording their new album, but they don't forget their upcoming DVD Retrospect. In fact, today they have released another clip from the live release this time of the song "The Phantom Agony". This is the second video released from their 10th anniversary DVD. You can watch the band in action below.