Epica have presented the first part of the in-studio documentary of The Holographic Principle. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the recording process of the band's seventh studio album that will be released on the 30th of September through Nuclear Blast. It also previews the first music from the upcoming album. Don't miss out on the chance to listen to the first new material below.
Epica are returning to North America for the North American Principle Tour. For this trek, the symphonic band is presenting their new album, The Holographic Principle, and is taking Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist with them for the ride. The first three dates will see Germany's Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. The tour kick off will be on November 4th in Québec City and will conclude December 3rd in Worcester, MA.
Dutch metallers Epica announced their new album just recently, and also an upcoming European tour with Powerwolf. The updates continue now about the new album with the tracklist of The Holographic Principle, due out September 30th through Nuclear Blast, which they consider their best album to date. The record will have 12 tracks and the band has also explained the concept.
Epica are teaming up with German power metallers Powerwolf for an European co-headline tour in early 2017. This trek will happen in support of the Dutch metallers upcoming album, The Holographic Principle, which will be released on September 30th, 2016. The tour begins in January.
Today is a big day for Dutch metallers Epica because they just revealed the details of the new album they have been working on. 2014's The Quantum Enigma will be followed by The Holographic Principle. The band's 7th studio album will be released on September 30th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. It was produced by Joost van den Broek, mixed by Jacob Hansen, and features artwork by Stefan Heilemann, available below. More will be revealed in due time.
Dutch symphonic masters Epica have revealed via their Facebook page that they are working on their next album, that follows the previous and greatly acclaimed record, The Quantum Enigma (2014). They are in the studio at the moment and the eager fans can enjoy the snippets from the studio on the band's Instagram account, as Epica are working to satisfy us with yet another release.
Epica have recently posted online an official live video from their show at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The Dutch symphonic metal act release then the second song that was recorded live earlier this year during the European Enigma Tour sold-out show there. The video was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show was recorded by Ace Zec and mixed by Epica producer Joost van der Broek. You can watch the "Unchain Utopia" video below.
After cancelling a few shows in North America before, Epica are now forced to drop off their North America tour entirely. The tour will continue without them with the other bands on the bill, Eluveitie and The Agonist. As for Epica, they will reschedule the North American tour in support of The Quantum Enigma for the beginning of next year.
Epica will be playing without their long time keyboardist Coen Janssen on their upcoming North American tour. Coen has revealed that the reason is his wife was diagnosed with cancer. It is still unclear who will fill in for Coen at this time, but Epica promised the tour will go as planned. Coen should return to the stage with them in October. We wish his wife, Linda, a full recovery.
The Dutch symphonic act Epica have just released their brand new live performance video for the song "The Essence Of Silence". This song comes third in their 2014 album The Quantum Enigma. The video was shot at the sold-out concert the band did in Brussels, Belgium. As new Epica videos are always welcome, you may see the final cut yourself, right here.
Epica have their own festival now! The symphonic metal giants just announced their very own festival, Epic Metal Fest. And it's already looking pretty good. Organised and curated by the members of Epica, this brand new festival will take place on the 22nd of November at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The first edition will see Epica headline, joined by their friends Eluveitie, Fear Factory (20th anniversary Demanufacture show), Moonspell, Delain and Periphery, with more bands to be announced soon.
Epica have announced their return to North America! It has been a while since the symphonic metallers toured the United States and Canada but, after many requests from the fans, they are returning this September/October. Epica and Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will join forces for a co-headline tour, supported by the Canadians The Agonist, who have a fresh new album out called Eye Of Providence. All the dates are below. Mark your calendars!
Epica has been touring extensively to promote their latest album The Quantum Enigma from Europe to South America and that is not about to stop. The symphonic metallers have decided to tour Europe one final time in support of the album. This fall they will hit the road together with Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie. This tour will see Epica headline on the dates in Italy, France and the UK. Epica and Eluveitie will be co-headlining in Germany, Poland and Czech Republic. Swedish progressive melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry will be the opener for all dates for this strong bill.
It wasn't too long ago that Epica released their latest album The Quantum Enigma. The Dutch symphonic metallers have been touring this year in support of that record with big European tours set for November/December and also next year. But today, the group is bringing you a new video to be enjoyed right here. They chose the track "Victims Of Contingency" for this video. The video is directed by Remko Tielemans (Textures) and produced by the Kunstoff Kollectiv. The same team who were responsible for the Epica music video for "Storm The Sorrow". Take a look at it below.