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Epica - Win Dutch Metropole Orkest Contest

After an intense 6-month voting campaign, symphonic metal titans Epica are honored to announce that they've won the contest of The Netherlands' famous and most prestigious "Metropole Orkest"! Over 650 artists of all possible music genres competed, amongst them popular Dutch acts like Within Temptation, yet it was none other than Epica who won, with a little help from their dedicated fans.

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Band profile: Epica
Posted: 06.08.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (4)


Epica - To Release New EP, Unveil Video For Title Track

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica just announced an EP called The Solace System scheduled to be released on September 1st through Nuclear Blast. The new EP features six tracks that didn't make the cut on the latest album, The Holographic Principle. Furthermore, the cover artwork for the EP by anime-master Davide Cilloni has been unveiled as well as an animated music video for the title track "The Solace System". Check it out below.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
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Posted: 23.06.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (8)


Epica - Share 'Dancing In A Hurricane' Video

Dutch symphonic metallers Epica are currently touring in support of their latest album, The Holographic Principle, which was released last year. Now a version of "Dancing In A Hurricane", captured live at the Zenith, is made available. The song was played live last February 4th at Le Zénith in Paris. Check out the video below.

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Posted: 05.05.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (8)


Epica - Announce Tour With Lacuna Coil, Insomnium And Elantris

Symphonic metal giants Epica will be hitting North America for an extensive tour and they're bringing with them Lacuna Coil, Insomnium and Elantris. "The Ultimate Principle Tour" will find Epica promoting their latest record, The Holographic Principle, which came out last year. The first show starts on August 31st in Boston and is set to be completed with a final performance in New York on September 29th.

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Source: epica.nl
Band profile: Epica
Posted: 26.04.2017 by nikarg | Comments (3)


Epica - Announce The Ultimate Principle Tour

Epica will continue to hit the road in Europe with a new tour in November. The Dutch symphonic metal giants are returning for the European leg of The Ultimate Principle Tour. Following their successful European co-headline tour with Powerwolf earlier this year, Epica will tour Europe once more and will be supported by Anneke Van Giersbergen's new all-star band Vuur and Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath.

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Posted: 13.04.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Epica - Launch 'Beyond The Matrix' Video

A new Epica video has arrived! As they kick off their European tour with Powerwolf and Beyond The Black, the Dutch symphonic metal band launched the new music video for "Beyond The Matrix", a catchy tune taken from the band's latest album, The Holographic Principle. The video was produced by director Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. Enjoy the visuals right here via YouTube.

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Posted: 12.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (8)


Epica - Release Video For Second Single

Symphonic metal heavyweights Epica have just released the second single off their new album, The Holographic Principle. Apart from watching a new video from the band, you can discover the new track "Edge Of The Blade". The video was shot together with director Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The Holographic Principle will be released on the 30th of September via Nuclear Blast Records. Mark your calendars!

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Source: epica.nl
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Posted: 08.09.2016 by Nifheim | Comments (17)


Epica - Launch Third Part Of New Album Documentary

Epica have presented the third part of the studio documentary of The Holographic Principle, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. On this episode, the band focuses on the acoustic recordings, the concept of the album and once again give a detailed look behind the scenes.

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Source: epica.nl
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Posted: 26.08.2016 by Nifheim | Comments (1)


Epica - Release Lyric Video For First Single

After showing us their work in the studio, Epica have just released the first single off their new album, The Holographic Principle. For a taste of what's to come with the symphonic band's 7th album, check out the 6-minute track "Universal Death Squad". Are you impressed? Let us know your thoughts about it. It is a lyric video but also much more than that.

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Posted: 29.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (26)


Epica - Share Second Part Of New Album Documentary

Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Holographic Principle, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. This part deals with the recording of the piano, orchestra and vocals. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think.

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Posted: 27.07.2016 by Nifheim | Comments (3)


Epica - Release Studio Documentary Of New Album

Epica have presented the first part of the in-studio documentary of The Holographic Principle. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's seventh studio album that will be released on the 30th of September 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.

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Source: epica.nl
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Posted: 19.07.2016 by Nifheim | Comments (4)


Epica - Announce Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist

Epica are returning to North America for the North American Principle Tour. For this trek, the symphonic band is presenting their new album, The Holographic Principle, and is taking Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist with them for the ride. The first three dates will see Germany's Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. The tour kick off will be on November 4th in Québec City and will conclude December 3rd in Worcester, MA.

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Source: epica.nl
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Event: Epica: North American Principle Tour 2016
Posted: 28.06.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Epica - Unveil New Album Tracklist And Concept

Dutch metallers Epica announced their new album just recently, and also an upcoming European tour with Powerwolf. The updates continue now about the new album with the tracklist of The Holographic Principle, due out September 30th through Nuclear Blast, which they consider their best album to date. The record will have 12 tracks and the band has also explained the concept.

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Source: epica.nl
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Posted: 18.06.2016 by Bad English | Comments (13)


Epica - To Tour Europe With Powerwolf

Epica are teaming up with German power metallers Powerwolf for an European co-headline tour in early 2017. This trek will happen in support of the Dutch metallers upcoming album, The Holographic Principle, which will be released on September 30th, 2016. The tour begins in January.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
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Event: Epica & Powerwolf: Co-Headlining European Tour 2017
Posted: 17.06.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Epica - Reveal New Album Title, Cover And More

Today is a big day for Dutch metallers Epica because they just revealed the details of the new album they have been working on. 2014's The Quantum Enigma will be followed by The Holographic Principle. The band's 7th studio album will be released on September 30th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. It was produced by Joost van den Broek, mixed by Jacob Hansen, and features artwork by Stefan Heilemann, available below. More will be revealed in due time.

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Band profile: Epica
Posted: 03.06.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (19)