Epica - Release Music Video, Set Challenge To Adopt Six Grey Wolves From WWF


Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica recently made their fans happy by announcing the release of their new album Omega, out on February 26th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast Records. The music video for their second single, entitled "Freedom - The Wolves Within", is now streaming below.




Guitarist Mark Jansen comments: "This song is based on an old story of a fight between two wolves. A wise Cherokee is discussing life with his grandson: He tells the boy 'There is a fight going on inside of me between two wolves.' One wolf is evil, he embodies anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other wolf is good, joyful, peaceful, and embodies love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. We all have the same fight going on inside of us and the outcome of this battle will reflect on the outer world. The boy gets curious and asks his grandfather which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply answers 'The one you feed the most.' What we want to be and what we want to reflect on the world around us depends on which wolf we feed and also the degree of control we have over our inner wolves. Will we manage to control them or will they control us?"

With this new single, the band and their label want to support a good cause and start a little challenge with the fans. Head over to this page to learn more and how you can take part. Three goals have been set on streaming platforms, and with each goal reached, Nuclear Blast will sponsor the symbolic adoption of two endangered grey wolves through the World Wildlife Fund, so that at the end of the game, each band member of Epica will have adopted one animal. Not only do gray wolves suffer from steady habitat loss, they also have to endure revenge killings for attacks on wild stock, and the World Wildlife Fund depends on sponsorships and adoptions to conserve the natural habitat of these precious animals.




Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Epica
 
Posted: 28.11.2020 by nikarg


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28.11.2020 - 09:16
Metren
Chameleon
Weird video, unusual choice of charity, and a song that's actually good... Everything about this is bizarre. And I like it.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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28.11.2020 - 12:23
The Shape 1973
Looking forward to the album. Both songs have been great so far.
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So many chips on the world's shoulder. Low on ketchup.
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28.11.2020 - 12:44
Paulh
Pretty good, not as strong as Abyss of Time but not bad. Hoping most of this album is more like AOT than this one, but even 3-4 decent songs is very much welcomed like in the case of their last album.
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28.11.2020 - 14:39
katatonia75
Great cause 🎩🙏🖤💙🎶🎵💪👏👏👏👏👏🐺
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30.11.2020 - 14:51
SageBlackMetal
This is alright. Not as good as the first song and the chorus isn't as engaging. Still looking forward to the album though.
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30.11.2020 - 18:53
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
No band is better at having a massive, exciting buildup to an underwhelmingly mediocre chorus than Epica.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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30.11.2020 - 20:13
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Poor dutch people will be so scsred to see wolves in the nature. I have seen once in last late april a line wander Wolf, when rode my snow mobile, i was scared a bit. I have not seen bear
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