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.
Symphonic metal masters Epica are pleased to announce the return to South America in February/March, 2015, where they will be touring in support of their latest album The Quantum Enigma. A two-week run will include performances in Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. See the list of confirmed dates below the tour flyer.
Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?
Symphonic metal titans Epica just announced the second leg of their European Enigma Tour. The second leg will see them perform in Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland and France in support of their latest album, The Quantum Enigma. The Dutch outfit will be joined by very special guests DragonForce who are confirmed for both the first and second leg of the European Enigma Tour.
Epica's latest opus, The Quantum Enigma, has been released this month, and the Dutch metallers are streaming the second lyric video off the album. After the acclaimed "The Essence Of Silence", the track chosen now is the previously released single "Unchain Utopia". Enjoy the video below.
Yet another tour coming to Europe. To promote and support the upcoming album The Quantum Enigma, symphonic metallers Epica will embark on the first leg of The European Enigma Tour this November and December with Dagoba as special guest on these dates, except for London and Paris. To conclude this first leg, Epica will play their biggest show to date in Paris, at the legendary L'Olympia venue on the 29th of January 2015.
Epica has shared a new video online but this time it is something a little different, an acoustic version of the new song "Canvas Of Life" from The Quantum Enigma performed by guitarist Isaac Delahaye and singer Simone Simons. You can watch the stripped down performance below and also have a taste of another new song from the impending release.
The second single from the upcoming Epica album, The Quantum Enigma, is called Unchain Utopia and it is being released today as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and other digital platforms. You can see the single cover art below as well as an audio sample here. Enjoy it!