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Epica

Formed: 2002
From: Reuver, Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Epica Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Epica.

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Epica Guitarist On Music, Art And Technology

Since 2002, Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most popular groups in their field and putting in a live show to rival anyone else. With their latest album, "The Holographic Principle" and the EP of songs that didn't make the album, "The Solace System," the sextet from Limburg have once again proved why they're one of the most cited and beloved bands in the ever expanding sub-genre of symphonic metal.

During a recent trip to the United Kingdom, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the band's main composer, Mark Jansen in London, where we discussed the ideas behind the album, the record's art work, the role of technology in the world today and how it feels to be in a band where the focus is shifted towards the singer. You can check out the video below. More...

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Interview with Mark Jansen of Epica

Epica lives up to their name, being a live powerhouse that few bands can compare to. It's obvious that this is a band that has a special chemistry together and love what they do. I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with guitarist and band founder Mark Jansen to talk about Epica, its future and the new project by a former bandmate of his. More...

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An Interview with Epica's Mark Jansen

Epica is a powerhouse symphonic metal act that has brought fame to the Netherlands. The distinctive vocals of Simone Simons and front man Mark Jansen’s death growls give Epica an edge that makes them popular with more than just the traditional symphonic fan, and their latest live album, "The Classical Conspiracy," is one of the finest pieces of musicianship I’ve reviewed. I recently had the opportunity to ask Mark and Simone a few questions about "The Classical Conspiracy," and managed to get some insider’s info about their new release slated for this fall. More...

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