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Also known as Sahara Dust ('02-'03)

Country: The Netherlands
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 2002

2002- Symphonic metal

Line-up

Current members:
2002-  Simone Simons - vocals
2002-  Mark Jansen - guitars, vocals
2002-  Coen Janssen - keyboards, piano
2007-  Ariën Van Weesenbeek - drums
2009-  Isaac Delahaye - guitars
2012-  Rob van der Loo - bass
Former musicians:
2002  Dennis Leeflang - drums
2002  Iwan Hendrikx - drums
2002  Stefan "Steve" Wolz - drums
2002  Helena Iren Michaelsen - vocals
2002-2006  Jeroen Simons - drums
2002-2008  Ad Sluijter - guitars
2002-2012  Yves "Yvel" Huts - bass
Studio musicians:
2003  Previn Moore - backing vocals
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2003  Jörn Kellermann - cello
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2003  Marie-Theres Stumpf - viola
2003  Bridget Fogle - backing vocals
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› 2007  -//-
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2003  David Schlage - viola
2003  Annie Goebel - backing vocals
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2003  Melvin Edmondsen - backing vocals
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2003  Andre Neygenfind - contrabass
2003  Cordula Rohde - cello
2003  Thomas Glöckner - violin
2003  Andreas Pfaff - violin
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2003  Amanda Somerville - backing vocals
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2003  Cinzia Hunecke Rizzo - backing vocals
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2003  Tobias Rempe - violin
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2005  Swantje Tessmann - viola
2005  Andre Matos - backing vocals
2005  Linda van Summeren - backing vocals
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2005  Patrick Sepec - viola
2005  Astrid Müller - viola
2005  Gregor Dierck - violin
2005  Benjamin Spillner - violin
2007  Ariën Van Weesenbeek - drums
2007  Sascha Paeth - backing vocals
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2009  Cloudy Yang - backing vocals
2012  Christoph Drescher - backing vocals
2012  Laura Macrì - backing vocals
2012  Linda Janssen - backing vocals
2012  Tanja Eisl - backing vocals
2014  Marcela Bovio - backing vocals
2014  Frederique Klooster - backing vocals
2014  Martha Bosch - backing vocals
2014  Ian de Jong - violin
2014  Emma van der Schalie - violin
2014  Merel Jonker - violin
2014  Annemieke Nuijten - backing vocals
2014  Alfrun Schmid - backing vocals
2014  Ruben de Grauw - backing vocals
2014  Koert Braches - backing vocals
2014  Daan Verlaan - backing vocals
2014  Thomas Van Geelen - cello
2014  Jan Willem Troost - cello
2014  David Faber - cello
2014  Annie Tångberg - cello
2014  Floortje Beljon - violin
2014  Loes Dooren - violin
2014  Vera van der Bie - violin
2014  Angus van Grevenbroek - backing vocals
2014  Andreas Goetze - backing vocals
2014  Karen Langendonk - backing vocals
2014  Annette Vermeulen - backing vocals
2014  Annette Stallinga - backing vocals
2014  Astrid Krause - backing vocals
2014  Mark Mulder - viola
2014  Judith van Driel - violin
2014  Ben Mathot - violin
2014  Silvia da Silva Martinho - backing vocals
2014  Jan Douwes - backing vocals
2014  Marleen Wester - violin
2014  Amber Hendriks - viola
2014  Adriaan Breunis - viola
Live musicians:
2007  Koen Herfst - drums
2008  Amanda Somerville - vocals
2010  Oliver Palotai - keyboards
› 2011  -//-
Guest musicians:
2003  Annette Berryman - flute
2003  Olaf Reitmeier - guitars
› 2007  -//- guitars, backing vocals
› 2009  -//- backing vocals
2005  Roy "Khan" Sætre Khantatat - vocals
2007  Jaff Wade - spoken words
2007  Sander Gommans - vocals
2007  Gjalt Lucassen - vocals
2009  Simon Oberender - backing vocals
› 2012  -//- vocals
2009  Tony Kakko - vocals
2014  Daniel de Jongh - vocals

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CD & EP / Other releases / Videos

2003 | 8.5 The Phantom Agony
2005 | 8.4 Consign To Oblivion
2007 | 8.6 The Divine Conspiracy
2009 | 8.6 Design Your Universe
2012 | 7.6 Requiem For The Indifferent
2014 | 8.2 The Quantum Enigma
 
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Photo galleries

12.12.2012 Epica + Stream Of Passion - Sheffield, England, 12.12.12 by Talie Eigeland
07.11.2012 Epica, Alestorm, Insomnium - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, 07 NOV 2012 by D.T. Metal
09.10.2010 Epica: Design Your Universe Tour Pt. II - Aschaffenburg, Germany, 9 October 2010 by Promonex
04.06.2010 Toulouse Metal Fest - Toulouse - 04/06/2010 by Moocher
12.03.2010 Hammerfest II - Prestatyn, Wales, 12th-13th March 2010 by Baz Anderson
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News / Concerts / Interviews

News
30.10.2014 Epica - Debut New Video
22.10.2014 Epica - Announce South American Tour
25.06.2014 Epica - Announce Second Leg Of European Tour
23.05.2014 Epica - New Lyric Video Online
23.04.2014 Epica - Announce European Tour
19.04.2014 Epica - Share Acoustic Version Of New Song
 
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Interviews
12.11.2012 with Coen Janssen
01.04.2004 with Mark Jansen [SBS]
04.11.2003 with Simone Simons [Vocals]
Articles
15.11.2012 Epica, Alestorm, Insomnium - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO - 7.11.2012
12.11.2010 Epica - Aschaffenburg, Germany, 9th October 2010
14.06.2010 Toulouse Metal Fest, First Edition - 04 June 2010
02.12.2008 Epica: European Tour. Bergara, 16th November 2008

Concerts
29.01.2015 FRA, Paris (1)
30.01.2015 SUI, Geneva
31.01.2015 GER, Cologne
01.02.2015 BEL, Brussels
26.02.2015 ECU, Quito
28.02.2015 PER, Lima
03.03.2015 BRA, Porto Alegre
04.03.2015 BRA, Curitiba
06.03.2015 BRA, Rio de Janeiro (1)
07.03.2015 BRA, Belo Horizonte
08.03.2015 BRA, Sao Paulo (1)
10.03.2015 PAR, Asuncion
12.03.2015 CHI, Santiago
13.03.2015 ARG, Buenos Aires (1)
05.04.2015 RSA, Pretoria - Witchfest Open Air Festival 2015 (3)
21.04.2015 SWE, Stockholm (3)
22.04.2015 FIN, Helsinki
24.04.2015 RUS, St. Petersburg
25.04.2015 RUS, Moscow (1)
26.04.2015 RUS, Ekaterinburg
06.06.2015 NED, Nijmegen - Fortarock 2015 (1)
21.06.2015 FRA, Clisson - Hellfest Open Air 2015 (14)
09.07.2015 GER, Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air 2015 (1)
30.07.2015 GER, Wacken - Wacken Open Air 2015 (15)
08.08.2015 ESP, Villena (Alicante) - Leyendas Del Rock 2015

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69d ago Has Symphonic Metal Become a Cliche? in Melodic metal forum   (143)
172d ago Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent in Albums   (119)
186d ago Epica - The Quantum Enigma in Reviews   (19)
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244d ago Epica - New Lyric Video Online in News   (6)
246d ago Epica - We Will Take You With Us / 2 Meter Sessies [DVD] in Albums   (1)
256d ago Epica in Melodic metal forum   (276)
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