"Storm The Sorrow", the brand new video from Dutch symphonic metallers Epica is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's new album Requiem For The Indifferent, which is out via Nuclear Blast. The video clip was directed by Remko Tielemans.





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Posted: 24.04.2012 by BudDa



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Dargor - 24.04.2012 at 23:14  
I actually like this one. Way better than every other videos they did in the past.
Stabby - 24.04.2012 at 23:30  
Best part was random pictures of the sinister-looking bird. I'm a bit of a dummy today, what kind of bird is that?
Bad English - 25.04.2012 at 00:40  
Written by Dargor on 24.04.2012 at 23:14

I actually like this one. Way better than every other videos they did in the past.


I never beeen Epica fan but song is good good, seems this album can be best I remeber some month ago they have new song it was awesome to
Ernis - 25.04.2012 at 00:42  
The video has a good conception. There's perhaps only one thing they could've done better... Simone could've been more similar to Shakira from the video "La Tortura"...
Unhealer - 25.04.2012 at 02:12  
Written by Ernis on 25.04.2012 at 00:42

Simone could've been more similar to Shakira from the video "La Tortura"...


Then they would be twice as bashed as they already are by the people that claim that the band relies on SImone's looks to succeed.
Nattens - 25.04.2012 at 02:30  
Written by Unhealer on 25.04.2012 at 02:12

Written by Ernis on 25.04.2012 at 00:42

Simone could've been more similar to Shakira from the video "La Tortura"...


Then they would be twice as bashed as they already are by the people that claim that the band relies on SImone's looks to succeed.


That's because they do. That and she's not a very good live singer. If she wasn't in the band as their ornament they'd be far less successful than now. Meanwhile a band such as, say, Therion who were not only doing this long before any other band but the best as they continue to do aren't anywhere near as successful in the United States, yet they do incredibly well elsewhere. Christofer Johnsson easily wipes the floor with this mediocre band like they do every other symphonic/operatic Metal band who pretty much look and sound the same.
Void Eater - 25.04.2012 at 02:37  
No nudes no care.
Unhealer - 25.04.2012 at 02:45  
Written by Nattens on 25.04.2012 at 02:30

That's because they do.


Still, they don't rely on her image. I agree her beauty got them into the mainstream, but they wouldn't have gone too far without some good music to back up. If they kick out Simone (lately I kinda hope they do unless she takes some singing lessons...), I'd still listen to them and go to their shows because I like the music and I admire Mark a lot.

To sum up, if they hadn't Simone they would have half of the fanbase they have now but I believe they would still be great.
And the Therion comparison was pointless, they may share the symphonic scene but they are not similar.
Elodie Artour - 25.04.2012 at 03:26  
Wow... This video is actually quite impressive! Definitely their best one so far.

As for Simone, she's pretty but I'd also be glad if she took some singing lessons. Saw Epica live recently and her voice just wasn't the same any more. :/

P.S.: Epica and Therion have absolutely nothing to do with each other, imo. However, I do see where Nattens is coming from.
AngelofDeth - 25.04.2012 at 03:35  
Simone is beautiful...
Best video theyve done, mostly cuz it was just of Simone the whole time. And I actually liked some of the artsy stuff too, the crow/raven and Mark looking like a NA Warrior. good stuff! too bad the rest of the album isnt so good...
AngelofDeth - 25.04.2012 at 07:38  
Written by Nattens on 25.04.2012 at 02:30

That's because they do. That and she's not a very good live singer. If she wasn't in the band as their ornament they'd be far less successful than now. Meanwhile a band such as, say, Therion who were not only doing this long before any other band but the best as they continue to do aren't anywhere near as successful in the United States, yet they do incredibly well elsewhere. Christofer Johnsson easily wipes the floor with this mediocre band like they do every other symphonic/operatic Metal band who pretty much look and sound the same.

...if you ever took the time to listen to Epica's non-single songs you would realize they are actually very talented musicians.
Void Eater - 25.04.2012 at 08:29  
Will there every be a news post about Epica without a debate about whether or not their only popular due to Simone's ability to give boners to even the most senile old men?
Oliver Phoenix - 25.04.2012 at 10:11  
I like the work! Its a really good song and the production is best!
FeskarN - 25.04.2012 at 13:23  
One of their best videos. Mark looks like he belongs in Game of Thrones and Simone looks more beautiful than ever :O
Nattens - 25.04.2012 at 19:07  
Written by AngelofDeth on 25.04.2012 at 07:38

Written by Nattens on 25.04.2012 at 02:30

That's because they do. That and she's not a very good live singer. If she wasn't in the band as their ornament they'd be far less successful than now. Meanwhile a band such as, say, Therion who were not only doing this long before any other band but the best as they continue to do aren't anywhere near as successful in the United States, yet they do incredibly well elsewhere. Christofer Johnsson easily wipes the floor with this mediocre band like they do every other symphonic/operatic Metal band who pretty much look and sound the same.

...if you ever took the time to listen to Epica's non-single songs you would realize they are actually very talented musicians.


I have and they simply don't impress me. I only took interest in them at one time because two former members of God Dethroned joined them. Their music is mediocre at best and I have heard much, much better in all my years of listening to Metal. Also with the exception of Therion I don't like symphonic/operatic bands, especially the generic clone to clone female-fronted bands, and there's always a new one popping up almost every week. It's contrived, boring, and outmoded. And Markass Jansen is an overrated bitchmade pretty boy who I have seen in person get his ass handed to him for his treatment toward female fans and non-fans alike.

In fact, one of the last times he was here in NYC he grabbed some woman's ass, she busted his face open with one punch, and then her boyfriend came over, kicked him a few good times right in the face and his sides, and told him to be a gentlemen for future reference. See, it's not just Ms. Simons lack of vocal ability, diva attitude, and obvious use of an ornament which gets them the criticism and alienation they invoke, but they're also worse off with that loser pulling antics like that. Not a very good way to leave a lasting impression on fans and potential fans.

I only hope it's soon caught on video and posted on YouTube just so people can see the real side of that joker. He actually compared himself to guitar gods such as Chuck Schuldiner, Jeff Loomis, Dimebag Darrell, Alex Skolnick, and others which got one hell of a laugh out of me as I'm sure it did plenty of others! Oh please, that egomaniacal prick only wishes he could be that good! So, you see, it's not only their mediocrity that leaves much to be desired but their behavior which is why I find them to be less than remotely impressive.
Unhealer - 25.04.2012 at 21:43  
Written by Nattens on 25.04.2012 at 19:07

it's not only their mediocrity that leaves much to be desired but their behavior which is why I find them to be less than remotely impressive.


Wow, that's weird. But the real story behind that could have been somewhat different that what meets the eye, but I'm not going to defend him as I don't really care.
And when did he compare himself to those guitar players?

Anyway, behavior doesn't affect the way I see him. Nobody knows how most of the musicians responsible for your favorite music really are.
I still admire this guy.
Nattens - 25.04.2012 at 22:13  
The story behind it is no story at all; it's fact and it's happened more than once in other cities/states by the way. Yeah, the way a musician conducts themselves, especially toward fans and non-fans, DOES in fact put them in a bad light from which they can't escape. One day though he's going to fuck up so bad by doing that he might end up dead. Hey, anything is possible in this day and age!

He made those absurd comparisons last year and upon reading them like I said, I couldn't contain my laughter at all! Without his ginger trophy "singer" he'd be stuck playing venues and festivals over in Europe. Who the fuck does he think he is anyway? He's just some mediocre pretty boy with a deathwish is all. Nothing admirable about him whatsoever. No.
Unhealer - 25.04.2012 at 22:22  
Written by Nattens on 25.04.2012 at 22:13

The story behind it is no story at all; it's fact and it's happened more than once in other cities/states by the way.


I see you dedicated almost half of your comments on MS to mention this history. I think I'll choose not to believe it.
Not that I care anyway. I don't even believe he is a "pretty boy", I always wondered how the fuck did he get Simone and now he is with that opera singer Laura who is just as hot
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2012 at 22:24  
Written by Unhealer on 25.04.2012 at 21:43
I still admire this guy.

I separate the man from the music. Simple as that.

(Not this man in particular since I don't listen to Epica, but you get my point.)
Unhealer - 25.04.2012 at 22:29  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.04.2012 at 22:24

I separate the man from the music. Simple as that.


Yeah, I also think like that, I tried to point it out above.
Otherwise I would have to despise Metallica just for Lars being in the band, just to mention one example.
Nattens - 25.04.2012 at 22:30  
Written by Unhealer on 25.04.2012 at 22:22

Written by Nattens on 25.04.2012 at 22:13

The story behind it is no story at all; it's fact and it's happened more than once in other cities/states by the way.


I see you dedicated almost half of your comments on MS to mention this history. I think I'll choose not to believe it.
Not that I care anyway. I don't even believe he is a "pretty boy", I always wondered how the fuck did he get Simone and now he is with that opera singer Laura who is just as hot


Choose not to believe it; fact is it happened here on three different occasions and many other cities/states in and outside the U.S. I distinctly remember when he got knocked on his ass by the one guy, instead of screaming at him he just asked, "Hey, what the fuck is your problem, asshole? Can't you just act like a gentleman instead of some shameless pig?"

Then we watched him quietly board his tourbus without a word to say. Yeah, really admirable, that tosser!

Oh, and try and telling those (mostly underage) girls and women who he rudely put his hands on who in turn thumped him themselves and/or had their boyfriend or husband knock him about for it to, uh, separate him from his "work." I'm sure they'll be more than happy to tell you otherwise.
Ernis - 25.04.2012 at 23:04  
Written by Unhealer on 25.04.2012 at 02:45

Still, they don't rely on her image. I agree her beauty got them into the mainstream, but they wouldn't have gone too far without some good music to back up.


Sure they don't... in fact... sometimes they dress her up to be as unsexy as possible. Like in that new video.

However, I do agree that Simone isn't the best singer out there. She has the charm, for sure. My eyes were nailed on her when I saw her on stage because she surely is above-average and very attractive.

When it comes to the music in general, the orchestration and choirs are more important than Simone's voice. I can't say I ever listened to Epica because of Simone's voice but because of the orchestral and choral side of the music. They do have pretty good compositions.
If they could get Melissa Ferlaak to sing for them, it would be a dream come true. Melissa is one of those wonderful operatic singers who started her career as a vocalist of a band similar to Therion (in fact, Lori Lewis replaced her in that band) but after leaving it she's been wandering from one mediocre group to another. Same thing with Tarja after she left Nightwish.

Epica would be a vocally strong band with either Tarja or Melissa. In the latter case they couldn't possibly lose any fanbase either because Melissa is smokin' hot...
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2012 at 23:10  
Written by Ernis on 25.04.2012 at 23:04
Melissa Ferlaak

Kinda reminds me of Angela Gossow, only without the penis.
Unhealer - 26.04.2012 at 05:39  
Written by Ernis on 25.04.2012 at 23:04

If they could get Melissa Ferlaak to sing for them, it would be a dream come true.


That would be awesome indeed.

Aesma Daeva > All other symphonic-gothic-whatever bands.
AwesomeMetalBand - 26.04.2012 at 23:05  
So excited!!!!!!! and love the song and video just awesome, opposite to what some people think i love all the Epica videos, especially the live shot ones early on they where awesome.

I am in love with Simone and her voice xxxxxx love you, sorry to hear about the departed of Yves Huts, was very awesome part of Epica....


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AwesomeMetalBand - 26.04.2012 at 23:06  
Ernis , you are so wrong Simone is a fantastic singer

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AwesomeMetalBand - 26.04.2012 at 23:20  
@@@@Nattens, their music is symphonic and its awesome , if you have nothing better to say then stfu, I am a huge fan off all types of metal from symphonic to death but love Epica.. from their first albums till now just awesome. Their music is symphonic because they use keyboards and violins etc. its very beautiful and metal does not just mean death metal which most people assume because they are ignorant. Beautiful melodies and lyrically genius, stunning vocals from Simone and awesome instrumentals from all of Epica.

Epica is my favorite because of uniqueness, classical elements being symphonic Simone is an awesome singer and I hate people that are FUCKING rude about Epica. don't comment if your going to be rude....


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Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2012 at 23:26  
Written by AwesomeMetalBand on 26.04.2012 at 23:20
don't comment if your going to be rude....

Thanks for joining the site to tell others what to do while simultaneously spamming the thread to promote your chat room.

People are allowed to voice their opinions here. This isn't North Korea.
AwesomeMetalBand - 26.04.2012 at 23:41  
Not spamming im a huge Epica fan, sorry if you consider that spamming
AwesomeMetalBand - 26.04.2012 at 23:44  
Apologies if anyone was offended by my comment but "void eater" made me super angry , sure the mods can remove it if they wish....
Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2012 at 23:45  
Written by AwesomeMetalBand on 26.04.2012 at 23:41
Not spamming im a huge Epica fan, sorry if you consider that spamming

Dude, look at your last comment. Seriously. Take a breath and come back when you're cooled off. You're only making yourself look bad.

And since you're new here, you could try not insulting our regular users. Especially those who are clearly making a joke that sailed way over your head.

Cheers.
Ernis - 27.04.2012 at 00:20  
Written by Unhealer on 26.04.2012 at 05:39

That would be awesome indeed.

Aesma Daeva > All other symphonic-gothic-whatever bands.


This is a shame that Aesma Daeva are so underrated. As it was said already that Therion doesn't sell so well as some female-fronted groups, it's the same thing with Aesma Daeva. In fact, I can't say I never was a huge fan of female-fronted symphonic metal. There was and is Nightwish that I've always followed but that's it. Many other bands of the genre sound like diluted keyboard based music with a Tarja clone as the singer.

After Forever and Epica have always been a class of their own, tho...
Nattens - 27.04.2012 at 06:19  
Written by AwesomeMetalBand on 26.04.2012 at 23:20

@@@@Nattens, their music is symphonic and its awesome , if you have nothing better to say then stfu, I am a huge fan off all types of metal from symphonic to death but love Epica.. from their first albums till now just awesome. Their music is symphonic because they use keyboards and violins etc. its very beautiful and metal does not just mean death metal which most people assume because they are ignorant. Beautiful melodies and lyrically genius, stunning vocals from Simone and awesome instrumentals from all of Epica.

Epica is my favorite because of uniqueness, classical elements being symphonic Simone is an awesome singer and I hate people that are FUCKING rude about Epica. don't comment if your going to be rude....


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First off, thanks for making a complete tool of yourself. Nicely done but as it was said this isn't the place to spam. Also you might want to avoid making assumptions of people you don't even know. There's a saying: assumption is the mother of all fuck ups. So, just don't do it - like assuming people who criticize or comment on Simone Simons are pigs who just want T&A. Sorry, but I happen to like a great deal of bands with women in them. It just so happens none of them besides Therion are of the symphonic/operatic genre. Arkona for example is a fantastic pagan Metal band whose vocalist Masha "Scream" Arhipova easily utilizes clean and harsh vocals with aplomb. I've seen them live four times so far and she's pure dynamite and passion!

I was in fact stating my opinion as well as events which in fact have happened. Mark must learn to be a gentleman or else he will continue to have future incidents at his expense. He could also do with toning down his ego, i.e. comparing himself with guitarists he is nowhere near in the same league as. Criticism, both positive and negative is something all bands must accept and deal with. No band is above it and they know it.

If I want to be rude about Epica, well, I can but I won't do so on this forum continuously. Also, it's not just me who can't stand them; there's millions more out there. I'd love for you to try and tell all of us to shut the fuck up. It's arrogant and impossible. Just because someone doesn't like a band you do doesn't mean they should be somehow silenced simply because you do. It doesn't work like that, not online and most certainly not in real life. Save your ravings for the chat room.

By the way - and this is fact - there is nothing unique about your precious Epica. They sound like hundreds of other bands out there who use the same formula they do, especially by employing poorly executed female vocals. Therion are relevant in this in that they were the very first band to play this sound long before any other, and they do it the best - without using an image to increase record sales and popularity, especially in Europe where they not only rival Epica but in many countries are considered better than. I, too, listen to all forms of Metal with the exception of metalcore (excluding Merauder who started it and are the best at it), deathcore, and symphonic/operatic Metal with the obvious exception of Therion.

Next time don't be so eager to jump the gun without hearing the gunshot.
BitterCOld - 27.04.2012 at 18:07  
Written by AwesomeMetalBand on 26.04.2012 at 23:44

Apologies if anyone was offended by my comment but "void eater" made me super angry , sure the mods can remove it if they wish....


yeah, void can be an annoying douchebag, however personal attacks are not tolerated on the sight. switch to decaf, go for a walk, punch a wall.... and come back when level headed.

and it IS spamming to make 5 or 6 consecutive posts in the same thread. maybe condense your (pleasant, logical) thoughts into one post.
The Shape 1973 - 29.04.2012 at 13:36  
I once saw Mark help an old lady across the road. He then went and did some voluntary work at a soup kitchen. Did a sponsored marathon for one legged sheep. He is well known for raising money for disadvantaged hamsters and is the main force behind finding a cure for the terrible disease that is Nattens syndrome.
Nattens - 29.04.2012 at 18:05  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 29.04.2012 at 13:36

I once saw Mark help an old lady across the road. He then went and did some voluntary work at a soup kitchen. Did a sponsored marathon for one legged sheep. He is well known for raising money for disadvantaged hamsters and is the main force behind finding a cure for the terrible disease that is Nattens syndrome.



Nice attempt at trying to be witty and funny but that was just pathetic. It's not my fault that Mark is a putz deluxe and a piggish fuck up who has gotten his ass handed to him as a result a number of times already. Like I said, I hope it's caught on video and is uploaded to YouTube so the entire world will know the real side of that jagoff. It's only a matter of time.
Void Eater - 29.04.2012 at 22:34  
What did I do to piss off that guy so much, and what did he say? Didn't say anything that would warrant any negativity.
Troy Killjoy - 30.04.2012 at 03:01  
Written by Nattens on 29.04.2012 at 18:05
It's only a matter of time.

You seem way too intent on making everyone believe that this guy is the worst. I don't think as many people care as you to be honest... I know you're like a reverse-fanboy and stuff but the repetitive posts about how this guy gets beat up/is an asshole/etc. are kind of tiresome.

I don't care for Epica at all but surely you can find something better to do. There are other forums to troll if you're really fishing for attention.
Nattens - 30.04.2012 at 04:13  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.04.2012 at 03:01

Written by Nattens on 29.04.2012 at 18:05
It's only a matter of time.

You seem way too intent on making everyone believe that this guy is the worst. I don't think as many people care as you to be honest... I know you're like a reverse-fanboy and stuff but the repetitive posts about how this guy gets beat up/is an asshole/etc. are kind of tiresome.

I don't care for Epica at all but surely you can find something better to do. There are other forums to troll if you're really fishing for attention.


Hey, jagoff, it was mentioned as to why such a mediocre band is receiving the attention they don't deserve. I don't give a fuck if you don't care. I'm going to say it anyway. This is no trolling, kid. They're opinions and facts and if it bothers you that much then ignore it and go back to your World of Dorkcraft, six-pack of Vaseline and spatula. Yeah, I've got better things to do and I do them, however, if I feel like posting something, well, I'm going to do so. Honestly, just move on if it gets to you so bad, others stating opinions and facts. Too bad.
Troy Killjoy - 30.04.2012 at 05:40  
Written by Nattens on 30.04.2012 at 04:13
Too bad.

Meh. Far be it from me to try and stop you from your crusade against Epica. I know how important it must be to expose this evil man for who he really is. I think of the children too, so I'm glad men like this are being called out for their evil nature. Down with chauvinist assholes and such!

I'll just go back to my World of ... whatever it is the kids my age play these days. I have a level 100 magician named Good_Guy_Mark_Jansen that could beat you up IRL with his maxed out Fireball spell.
Nattens - 30.04.2012 at 06:09  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.04.2012 at 05:40

Written by Nattens on 30.04.2012 at 04:13
Too bad.

Meh. Far be it from me to try and stop you from your crusade against Epica. I know how important it must be to expose this evil man for who he really is. I think of the children too, so I'm glad men like this are being called out for their evil nature. Down with chauvinist assholes and such!

I'll just go back to my World of ... whatever it is the kids my age play these days. I have a level 100 magician named Good_Guy_Mark_Jansen that could beat you up IRL with his maxed out Fireball spell.


Boy, someone is taking this whole opinions and facts thing a bit to serious - and it sure ain't me, son! Look, all I did was say what hundreds of thousands of others have said and will say again. Meanwhile you call it a crusade just because you misinterpreted it as something else. The guy is a douchebag with all the toppings, sure, but it's not like I want him dead. He could easily be put out of his mortal coil by his own doing. It sure wouldn't be a first for people like that - and when it happens to him I'll have a good laugh then move on with my day/night. Now, let's just put this whole thing to an end, I'll go back to watching this movie, you go back to your gaming. Kids today; whatever would they do without their precious internet? Cry, cry, cry.
The Shape 1973 - 30.04.2012 at 10:49  

Think this just about sums it up.
Nattens - 30.04.2012 at 18:30  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 30.04.2012 at 10:49


Think this just about sums it up.



Yep, time to find a way to get that shit out of your vagygy before it's too late. Your shower-only-six-times-a-year policy is about due anyway.
PocketMetal - 02.05.2012 at 18:55  
Finally watched the video , it was really nice .
and let's just be happy Simone doesn't look like a sexy doll or something , I appreciate her clothes xD she looked like a healthy and caring woman , if something like that still exists .

I'm sorry but there was no other thing to comment on !
Tristus Scriptor - 06.05.2012 at 19:39  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.04.2012 at 23:26

Written by AwesomeMetalBand on 26.04.2012 at 23:20
don't comment if your going to be rude....

Thanks for joining the site to tell others what to do while simultaneously spamming the thread to promote your chat room.

People are allowed to voice their opinions here. This isn't North Korea.

Haha! Dude...oui. (I mean a thread full of metalheads isn't gonna be a bouncyball-room of teddybears.)
SymphAlchemist - 14.05.2012 at 01:35  


The very first Epica's decent videoclip!!!
Cal Wolvington - 16.05.2012 at 11:01  
Every songwriter should recognize this for what it is - an "I don't know what the hell I am writing or where I want to go with this" type of song. Couldn't care less for the music, couldn't care less for the video. What makes this so bad, is that the acoustic breakdown makes it painfully obvious that this WOULD HAVE WORKED as a ballad. Get a clue, Mark.

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