The first time I saw Epica was 11 years ago in the dingy little club known as The Camden Underworld. My how this band have grown. It’s not hard to explain why, Epica continue to test their own limits with each and every album, and resonate that full album experience on the live stage. When they bring friends with them such as Powerwolf and Beyond The Black, it’s just hard to say no to the viewing opportunities.
It’s that time where Epica begin a new cycle of symphonic dominance with the unleashing of a brand new album. It was their previous effort of ‘The Quantum Enigma‘ that solidified the bands status as one of the best in their genre, but the band want bigger, and they want better. ‘The Holographic Principle‘ might just be the opus to that statement, and we ask some questions about the driving force behind it.
The release of a new Epica album has been commonly been referred to as a celebratory time in symphonic metal. Every offering the band has conjured in the past has surpassed it’s predecessor in every way, always leaving something to look forward to with the successor. We look to see if the flying Dutchmen can continue their trend of exponential brilliance with the latest opus, ‘The Holographic Principle‘.
Shortly after their guitar playthrough for “Universal Death Squad“, Epica have unveiled their latest masterstroke in another brand new video for “Edge of The Blade“.
With this handy playthrough video on guitar but also on drums!
Releasing their first single from the forthcoming new record The Holographic Principle, Epica at long last reveal their hand.
Having announced their forthcoming record The Holographic Principle, Epica invite you into the studio with them for some behind the scenes action.
Epica are returning the the USA and Canada once again in support of their upcoming album ‘The Holographic Principle‘. What’s even more exciting than an massive tour around the continent, it’s who they are bringing with them…
In another 2017 tour both Powerwolf and Epica have announced that they will be joining forces for a European run.
It’s been two years since the monstrous release that was ‘The Quantum Enigma‘, and it’s about that time for a new album…
Epica are well on their way to solidifying their status as not only a symphonic metal great, but a simple metal great. Their latest epic ‘The Quantum Enigma‘ scored fierce points with critics worldwide with the refinement of the Epica symphonic clash of death metal and progressive metal. As we head into 2016, Mark Jansen tells us that Epica will not be slowing down, and will be taking the band to the next level with a brand new album.
This November weekend has certainly been eventful. The tragic events in Paris sadly foreshadowed it, but two megashows across London spanning different shades of metal music showed the resolve, spirit and unity of metalheads and the support they showed for their fellow humans. The second of those megashows featured three titans – Epica, Eluveitie, and Scar Symmetry – and they were here to give their all.