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Epica

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

Latest Epica News

Below is our complete Epica news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Epica Posts Pinkpop Footage

Epica has released a documentary clip / music video covering the highlights of the band's appearance at the Pinkpop 2014 festival. Check it out below.

Epica is touring all throughout the Summer into Fall and Winter in support of latest album "The Quantum Enigma" (reviewed here). Upcoming tour dates are available after the jump.

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Epica Announces Latin American Shows

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has announced a short run of Latin America dates this September in support of latest album "The Quantum Enigma" (reviewed here), which was released by Nuclear Blast Records.

Epica keyboard player Coen Janssen commented: "I can't wait to take »The Quantum Enigma« on the road in Colombia and Mexico, two of my favourite countries to play in live!! I predict some massive parties and I'm sure the fans will show us 'the essence of LOUDNESS!'"

10.09. MEX Monterrey - Cafe Igunana
12.09. MEX Guadalajara - Teatro Diana
13.09. MEX Mexico City - Teatro Metropolita
17.09. CO Cali - Teatro Jorge Isaacs
19.09. CO Medellin - Teatro Universidad de Medellin
20.09. CO Santiago - Londono Periera
21.09. CO Bogotá - Metal Millenuim 2014 More...

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Epica Announces Second Leg Of European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica announced a second leg of European Tour dates in support of the band's latest album "The Quantum Enigma" (see review here).

U.K.'s Dragonforce will be direct support for this leg of the tour. The first leg begins this November and dates can be found at this location.

Dates for the second leg will commence in mid-January in Germany and can be found here:

15-01-15 Zeche Bochem Germany
16-01-15 Markthalle Hamburg Germany
17-01-15 C-Club Berlin Germany
19-01-15 Hellraiser Leipzig Germany
20-01-15 Meet Factory Prague Czech Republic
22-01-15 Eter Wroclaw Poland
23-01-15 Progresja Warsaw Poland
24-01-15 Petofi Hall Budapest Hungary
26-01-15 Arena Vienna Austria
27-01-15 Theaterfabrik Munich Germany
29-01-15 Olympia Paris France
30-01-15 Salle des Fêtes de Thônex Geneva Switzerland
31-01-15 Essigfabrik Cologne Germany
01-02-15 Ancienne Belgique Brussels Belgium

A tour preview video was posted, which can be viewed here: More...

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Epica Posts Acoustic Footage

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica recently performed at Pinkpop 2014 in Landgraaf The Netherlands, alongside The Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Avenged Sevenfold.

During this festival the band performed a special intimate acoustic session for Dutch TV. Footage of this performance can be viewed below.

Epica's new album "The Quantum Enigma" (reviewed here) is out now via Nuclear Blast, and you can see a lyric video for a track off the album right here.

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Documentary Coming Focusing On Women In Metal

Rising Moon Productions today releases the first teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary “Soaring Highs and Brutal Lows: The Voices of Women in Metal,” produced and directed by Mark Harwood.

The trailer can be viewed below, and more info is available at the documentary's website here. The film explores the experiences of female metal vocalists and combines interview, concert, and archival footage to highlight the growth in popularity of this music internationally.

Featured interviews include Floor Jansen (Nightwish/ReVamp), Doro Pesch (DORO/Warlock), Simone Simons (Epica), Charlotte Wessels (Delain), and Anneke van Giersbergen, among others. A release is scheduled for later in 2014. More...

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Epica Posts New Lyric Video

After finally releasing new album "The Quantum Enigma" (reviewed here) via Nuclear Blast, Dutch symphonic metal powerhouse Epica now reveals a lyric video for the "Unchain Utopia" track.

Check it out below, courtesy of Metal Hammer. Commented guitarist Mark Jansen:

"The ‘Unchain Utopia’ lyric video is one of the coolest lyric videos I have ever seen. The footage worked out very well for this approach. Images and words strengthen each other. Initially we had a normal video in mind but that didn't have the same impact. We hope you will enjoy ‘Unchain Utopia!'"

Furthermore Epica has announced the European Enigma Tour with special guests Dagoba for November and December 2014. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Epica Posts Drum Play-Through Video

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica posted a drum play-through video featuring Arien "The Beast" van Weesenbeek demonstrating the song "The Essence of Silence." The song appears on the new album "The Quantum Enigma," which is out now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records (see review here).

Arien van Weesenbeek is endorsed by Amedia Cymbals, Balbex Drum Sticks, Pearl Drums, Remo Drumheads. The video was filmed and edited by Remco Tielemans at the Rock Station in Reuver. Check it out:

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Epica Announces European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica announced a fall European tour for the upcoming new release "The Quantum Enigma" (see review here). Support will come from French industrial metal act Dagoba.

Confirmed dates beginning on November 20th are as follows:

20-11-14 Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
21-11-14 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
22-11-14 X-TRA, Zurich, Switzerland
24-11-14 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
25-11-14 Orion, Rome, Italy
26-11-14 Le Moulin, Marseille, France
28-11-14 Shoko, Madrid, Spain
02-12-14 Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
03-12-14 Bikini, Toulouse, France
04-12-14 Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, France
06-12-14 The Forum, London, United Kingdom
29-01-15 L'Olympia, Paris, France More...

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Epica To Host Fan Chat

Lead vocalist Simone Simons and guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers Epica will be conducting a YouTube live fan chat from New York City next Tuesday, April 8th at 12:15 PM PST / 3:15 EST / 9:15 CET.

Fans can submit their questions in advance via Twitter using #AskEpica or via the Epica Facebook page over here.

You can pre-order your copy of Epica's upcoming new album "The Quantum Enigma," which will be released in Europe on May 2nd, in the U.K. on May 5th, and one May 13th in North America through Nuclear Blast.

Check out the band's new lyric video for "The Essence of Silence" over at this location. More...

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Epica Releases "Essence Of Silence" Lyric Video

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica posted a lyric video for the new single "The Essence Of Silence." The song appears on the new album "The Quantum Enigma," which is set for release on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK), and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

The track list for the album is:

1. Originem
2. The Second Stone
3. The Essence of Silence
4. Victims of Contingency
5. Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]
6. Unchain Utopia
7. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
8. Chemical Insomnia
9. Reverence [Living in the Heart]
10. Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]
11. Canvas of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom of Heaven part II ]

Check out "The Essence of Silence" here: More...

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Epica Posts Second Studio Documentary Video

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica posted the second installment in a series of in studio videos on the recording of the new album "The Quantum Enigma" (see the first here). This video showcases the choir recordings.

The album is set for release on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK), and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

The track list for the album is:

1. Originem
2. The Second Stone
3. The Essence of Silence
4. Victims of Contingency
5. Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]
6. Unchain Utopia
7. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
8. Chemical Insomnia
9. Reverence [Living in the Heart]
10. Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]
11. Canvas of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom of Heaven part II ]

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Epica Posts First In Studio Video On TQE

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica released the first in a series of in studio videos on the recording of the new album "The Quantum Enigma." The album is set for release on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK), and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast.

The track list for the album is:

1. Originem
2. The Second Stone
3. The Essence of Silence
4. Victims of Contingency
5. Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]
6. Unchain Utopia
7. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
8. Chemical Insomnia
9. Reverence [Living in the Heart]
10. Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]
11. Canvas of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom of Heaven part II ]

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Epica Reveals Album Artwork, Track Listing

Epica's "The Quantum Enigma" will be released on May 2nd (Europe), May 5th (UK), and May 13th (USA) through Nuclear Blast. Today the band reveals the following track listing and artwork for the album:

1. Originem
2. The Second Stone
3. The Essence of Silence
4. Victims of Contingency
5. Sense Without Sanity [The Impervious Code]
6. Unchain Utopia
7. The Fifth Guardian [Interlude]
8. Chemical Insomnia
9. Reverence [Living in the Heart]
10. Omen [The Ghoulish Malady]
11. Canvas of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma [Kingdom of Heaven part II ] More...

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Epica Announces New Album Title, Release Date

Epica revealed the the sixth studio album will be entitled "The Quantum Enigma." The album is set for release on May 2nd (EU), May 5th (UK) and May 13th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records. More information on the album, including artwork and track list is expected soon.

The band scheduled an album release show in Tilburg, Netherlands at 013 on April 30th. Tickets for the event can be purchased at this location.

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Epica Releases More DVD Footage

Epica released another clip from the new DVD "Retrospect," the band's 10th Anniversary celebration from earlier this year. The latest clip is of the track "Martyr of the Free World," from the 2009 release "Design Your Universe." The DVD was just released via Nuclear Blast in North America yesterday.

The band is currently in the studio recording the follow up to 2012's "Requiem for the Indifferent" (see review here).

Check out "Martyr of the Free World" here:

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Epica Posts "The Phantom Agony" Video

Epica, which recently entered the studio to record a new album, has now teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a new music video.

Check out the clip for "The Phantom Agony," taken off the "Retrospect" live CD/DVD release, in the player available below.

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Epica Enters Studio For New LP

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica has entered the studio to begin recording the follow up to "Requiem for the Indifferent" (see review here). This all comes after extensive writing, pre-production and the birth of Simone Simons' first child with boyfriend and Kamelot keyboardist Oliver Palotai.

Drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek will begin tracking drums together with producer Joost van de Broek at the Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands. Guitarist/composer Mark Jansen commented: "We wrote about 18 new tracks for the album which we all will be recording. This puts us in a luxury position since we will be able to choose the best of these tracks for the album! So far the songs contain all known Epica elements, it is a balanced mix between old and new influences. We are extremely happy with all the material and can't wait to put it out there!!"

This new, yet untitled, studio effort will be released by Nuclear Blast in spring next year. A special release show has already been announced to take place in 013, Tilburg (NL) on April 30, 2014.
Tickets can be purchased via www.epica.nl. More...

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Epica Posts Footage Of Upcoming "Retrospect" DVD

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted a clip of the band performing "Unleashed" (from the "Design Your Universe" LP). The clip is from the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD/3CD Live release "Retrospect," which captured the band's 10th Anniversary performance in the Netherlands earlier this year. The release will drop on November 8th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list is:

1. Introspect
2. Monopoly on Truth
3. Sensorium
4. Unleashed
5. Martyr of the Free Word
6. Chasing the Dragon
7. Presto
8. Never Enough
9. Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10. Twin Flames
11. Serenade of Self-Destruction
12. Orchestral Medley
13. The Divine Conspiracy - Anniversary Edition
14. Delirium
15. Blank Infinity
16. The Obsessive Devotion
17. Retrospect (New Song)
18. Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March
19. Quietus
20. The Phantom Agony
21. Cry for the Moon
22. Sancta Terra
23. Design Your Universe
24. Storm the Sorrow
25. Consign to Oblivion
26. Outrospect

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Epica Posts "Retrospect" Live Release Trailer

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted a trailer for the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD/3CD Live release "Retrospect," which was captured from the band's 10th Anniversary performance earlier this year. The release will drop on November 8th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list is:

1 - Introspect
2 - Monopoly on Truth
3 - Sensorium
4 - Unleashed
5 - Martyr of the Free Word
6 - Chasing the Dragon
7 - Presto
8 - Never Enough
9 - Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10 - Twin Flames
11 - Serenade of Self-Destruction
12 - Orchestral Medley
13 - The Divine Conspiracy - Anniversary Edition
14 - Delirium
15 - Blank Infinity
16 - The Obsessive Devotion
17 - Retrospect (New Song)
18 - Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March
19 - Quietus
20 - The Phantom Agony
21 - Cry for the Moon
22 - Sancta Terra
23 - Design Your Universe
24 - Storm the Sorrow
25 - Consign to Oblivion
26 - Outrospect

Check out the trailer here: More...

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