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Epica Composer Mark Jansen 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.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com since 2007 and a metal fan since 2001, going as far as to travel to other countries and continents for metal gigs.

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