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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 Fourth Clip In Video Series

Every week Epica is releasing a video teaser with a new layer of music. Last week you could hear the guitar riffing, this week the band has posted a view video adding the orchestration. Check out the clilp below.

On March 9th, 2012 (March 13th in the US) Epica will release the band's fifth studio album "Requiem for the Indifferent" through Nuclear Blast. This sample is taken from the opening track "Monopoly on Truth."

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Epica Streaming New Song

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica is streaming the new song "Storm the Shadow." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Requiem for the Indifferent," which is scheduled for release on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The official track listing for the release is:

1. Karma
2. Monopoly on Truth
3. Storm the Sorrow
4. Delirium
5. Internal Warfare
6. Requiem for the Indifferent
7. Anima
8. Guilty Demeanor
9. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruction

Check out "Storm the Shadow" here:

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Epica Video Interview Available

SoundShock has posted a new video interview online with Simone Simons and Isaac Delahaye from Epica, which can be found below. On March 9th 2012 (March 13th in the US) Epica will release a fifth studio album, titled "Requiem for the Indifferent," through Nuclear Blast. A video teaser for the album is available here.

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Epica Posts Third Part Of Video Series

Every week EPICA is releasing a video teaser with a layer of new music. Last week you could hear Arien Van Weesenbeek's drums and Yves Huts' bass, this week the band adds in the rhythm guitars from Mark Jansen & Isaac Delahaye.

On March 9th 2012 (March 13th in the US) Epica will release a fifth studio album, "Requiem for the Indifferent," through Nuclear Blast. This sample is taken from the opening track "Monopoly on Truth." More...

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Metalcamp 2012 Trailer Posted

A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):

Amon Amarth
Avven
Brezno
Doomed
Edguy
Eluveitie
Epica
Finntroll
Gorguts
Grand Magus
Hatebreed
Heathen
Inmate
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Machine Head
Madball
Morana
Napalm Death
Nile
Pain
Paradise Lost
Sabaton
Sin Deadly Sin
Sodom
Testament
The Black Dahlia Murder

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Epica Posts Part II Of Video Series

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has posted part two of promotional videos for the upcoming release "Requiem for the Indifferent," which is due out on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. Each week leading up to the album's release, the band will post a video with a "layer of music." The second part features the bass layer for the opening track "Monopoly On Truth."

Check out the video here:

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Epica Posts Part I Of Video Series

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has posted part one of promotional videos for the upcoming release "Requiem for the Indifferent," which is due out on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. Each week leading up to the album's release, the band will post a video with a "layer of music." The first part features the drum layer for the opening track "Monopoly On Truth."

Check out the video here:

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Epica Debuts New Song At Netherlands Show

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica debuted the new song "Storm of Shadow" at the recent show on January 12, 2012 at Metropool in Hengelo, Netherlands. The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Requiem For The Indifferent," which is scheduled for release on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

A fan video of the performance of "Storm of Shadow" can be seen here:

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Epica Announces Warm Up Gig

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica announced that the band will play a warm up or "try-out" gig prior to the commencement of the official "Requiem for the Indifferent" tour. The show will be on March 10, 2012 at Escape in Veenedaal, Netherlands. The show will the first to showcase the band's new songs.

"Requiem for the Indifferent" is scheduled for release on March 9, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. The official track listing for the release is:

1. Karma
2. Monopoly on Truth
3. Storm the Sorrow
4. Delirium
5. Internal Warfare
6. Requiem for the Indifferent
7. Anima
8. Guilty Demeanor
9. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruct

Confirmed show dates for Epica are as follows: More...

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Epica Posts Holiday Greeting Video

Epica has checked in with a holiday greeting video to wish fans an epic Christmas and a metal new year. Check out the video below.

Epica will also be releasing the new album "Requiem for the Indifferent" in March of 2012. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Karma
2. Monopoly on Truth
3. Storm the Sorrow
4. Delirium
5. Internal Warfare
6. Requiem for the Indifferent
7. Anima
8. Guilty Demeanor
9. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay the Course
11. Deter the Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade of Self-Destruct

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Epica Reveals Album Artwork & Track Listing

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica unveiled the album artwork and track listing for the forthcoming and much anticipated album "Requiem for the Indifferent." The album will be released on March 9, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Requiem for the Indifferent" is as follows:

1 - Karma
2 - Monopoly on Truth
3 - Storm the Sorrow
4 - Delirium
5 - Internal Warfare
6 - Requiem for the Indifferent
7 - Anima
8 - Guilty Demeanor
9 - Deep Water Horizon
10 - Stay the Course
11 - Deter the Tyrant
12 - Avalanche
13 - Serenade of Self-Destruct

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Epica Reveals New Album Title

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica announced that the much anticipated follow up to the 2009 release "Design Your Universe" will be entitled "Requiem For The Indifferent." The album will be released on March 9, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band explains the album's title: "This title refers to the end of an era. Mankind can no longer stick their head in the sand for the things that are happening around us. We are facing many challenges. There is an enormous tension between different religions and cultures, wars, natural disasters and a huge financial crisis, which is getting out of control. More than ever we will need each other to overcome these problems. As we are all connected; the universe, earth, nature, animals and human beings, this period in time will be the prelude to the end for those who still don't want to, or simply won't see it. A REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT but also a possibility for a new beginning with great new chances!"

The band's latest studio report post was as follows: "So far 5 songs have been mixed of the upcoming Epica album (RFTI), the remaining songs will be finished during the upcoming 1.5 week! we'll keep you posted!" More...

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Epica Announces Last Minute Acoustic Show

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will play an impromtu acoustic set in Sao Paolo, Brazil this Sunday, November 27, 2011, in place of MaYan's cancellation of the show in Rio de Janeiro. The band announced the following details on the show:

"- Tickets for this exclusive event are already on sale!
- This ticket will also be valid for the MaYan show in Sao Paolo on the 26th!
- People who already own a ticket for the MaYaN show will only pay 20 USD extra to attend the Epica accoustic show
- There is no MaYaN show on the 27th but there will be a meet & greet with MaYaN which will be free of charge
- People who have tickets for the MaYaN show in Rio de Janeiro can get their money back at the venue!!"

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Epica Announces First Wave Of 2012 Tour Dates

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica announced the first wave of 2012 tour dates in support of the forthcoming, as of yet untitled, new LP due out on March 9, 2012.

The following are confirmed dates thus far:

March 2012:

- 15: BOCHUM ZECHE (GER)
- 16: TILBURG 013 (NL)
- 29: KARLSRUHE Substage (GER)
- 30: ANDERNACH JUZ LIVE CLUB (GER)
- 31: HAMBURG MARKTHALLE (GER)

April 2012:

- 13: LYON TRANSBORDEUR (F)
- 14: LAUSANNE LES DOCKS (Switzerland)
- 16: ROME ORION (It)
- 17: MILAN ALCATRAZ (It)
- 19: BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ 1 (Spain)
- 20: MADRID LA RIVIERA (Spain)
- 21: LISBON INCRIVEL ALMADENSE (Portugal)
- 22: PORTO HARD CLUB (Portugal)
- 24: TOULOUSE BIKINI (F)
- 25: BORDEAUX THEATRE BARBEY (F)
- 27: PRATTELN Z7 (Switzerland)
- 28: LANGEN STADTHALLE (Ger)
- 29: PARIS BATACLAN (F)

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New Interview With Epica's Mark Jansen Posted

Epica's Mark Jansen was interviewed recently by Italy's SpazioRock and posted up on YouTube. The interview touches a bit on the upcoming new Epica LP, which is currently being recorded and is expected for release March 9, 2012.

Check out the interview here:

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Epica Issues Recording Update

Epica has checked in with the following update about the recording process for the band's new, as-yet-untitled album:

"At this moment Simone is recording her leads on top of the choirs, which we've recorded last weekend and Amanda is recording some backing vocals in the other studio @ Wolfsburg.

"Curious to hear this new work live? The CD presentation will be the 16th of March 2012 in the 013 - Tilburg, the Netherlands."

You can also keep up with more updates directly from the band by heading over to the Epica Facebook profile here.

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Epica New LP Recording Nearly Completed

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted another studio update on the recording of the as of yet untitled follow up to "Design You Universe." The band are on target for the March 9, 2012 release date for the new LP.

The status post reads as follows:

"Here we are again with another update on the recordings of the new Epica album.

"We are almost done recording. Bass guitars have been tracked. Simone is almost done recording her vocals, backing vocals are being sung at the moment and last weekend we had a great Choir session.

"We are very pleased with the results! The upcoming weeks Sascha Paeth will start mixing all the ingredients into this nice brewing which will be the new Epica album!"

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Epica Checks In From The Studio

Mark Jansen, the guitarist and co-vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal outfit Epica, has posted a message online in which he discusses the progress the band have made on their new studio album. His post reads as follows:

"The vocal recordings have started! Tonight I have recorded the grunts of the opening song of the upcoming album. After a travel of 4.5 hours Arien and I arrived in the studio at 22:00. We were still full of energy and decided to start recording already. Tomorrow, Simone will arrive as well so we'll continue with the vocal recordings.

"The recordings in general are going very well and the result sounds like we were hoping for. We know the pressure is quite high after Design Your Universe but we're confident that the new album will pay off the expectations."

"The new album will be released by Nuclear Blast on the March 9th, 2012. If you want to be the first to hear the new stuff be sure to get tickets to the release party in 013 (NL) on March 16th here."

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ProgPower XIII Band Announcement Video Posted

ProgPower XIII posted the band announcement video for the event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event lineup is:

ProgPower USA XIII
September 12-15, 2012 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia USA

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012:

Sinbreed (Germany) +
Kingcrow (Italy) +
Amaranthe (Sweden) +
Serenity (Austria) +
Primordial (Ireland)
Redemption (USA)
Epica (The Netherlands & Belgium)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012:

Above Symmetry (Norway) +
Lanfear (Germany) +
Solution .45 (Sweden & Finland) +
Mystic Prophecy (Germany & Greece) +
Mayan - with special guests (The Netherlands & Belgium) +
Pretty Maids (Denmark)
Symphony X (USA)

(+ USA Debut)

Tickets are now on sale at this location.

Check out the announcement video here:

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Epica Reveals New Album Release Date

Epica has checked in with the following announcement about the release date for the band's new album, as well as details on a record release show:

"The 9th of March 2012, the new CD of Epica will be in stores and Epica will present the new album with a big show. 013 in Tilburg (cap. 2000) - the Netherlands, will be the place to be. If you want to be there, don't hesitate too long as the tickets for this big show are limited."

For further details on Epica, and to hear songs available for streaming online, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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