Tonight marked an evening with a first love. No, not a reunion with a handsome, long-haired metal man, but a visit to a show of one of the bands in my ‘metal start-up package’. Stepping into metal, Dutch symphonic metallers Epica have functioned as a guide of sorts. Now – an X amount of years […]
After the overwhelming success of the first edition of Epic Metal Fest in 2015, Dutch symphonic metal band Epica decided to make it into an annual festival. And what better occasion than the release of their latest album, The Holographic Principle, for a party?.. In contrary to last year’s edition, this time Epic Metal Fest […]
Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica are pushing new boundaries with their upcoming studio album The Holographic Principle (THP). While the group has been focusing science as a theme with the most recent records, this new effort takes the six piece beyond that.. Find out why!
This month, the new record The Holographic Principle of the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will hit the stores. During the press day of the band in Amsterdam, we sat down with vocalist and guitarist Mark Jansen and Simone Simons to talk about recording the album, different realities and the band’s journey into science.. Read […]
Once in a while, bands stray from their regular path of just making music. We all know the Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica has proved to be able to pull off a big production with their latest dvd release, Retrospect. The same venue, the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, was the stage for their first ever festival: […]
In support of the band’s latest release, The Quantum Enigma, the Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica has been touring Europe with special guest Dragonforce. The first leg of the tour is finished, but in the new year, the second leg of the tour will start. Epica ends the first leg of the tour in their […]
The holiday season: celebrations, family and friends and those same old Christmas tunes on the radio. Mariah Carey, Band Aid, Wham.. need we say more? The Dutch project Countermove offers you an alternative. Many artists of the Dutch metal scene: musicians of Epica, Nightwish/ReVamp, Delain, Within Temptation, Stream of Passion, Xandria, Textures and many more, […]
In a week, Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica will start their European tour with special guest Dragonforce and Dagoba. Metal-Exposure interviewed vocalist-guitarist and founder Mark Jansen about Epica’s touring life, the cancellation of the North American tour and the reaction to the band’s latest effort, The Quantum Enigma.. Read all!
It has been nearly a year ago since Epica gave their big Retrospect show. Since then, the band has had a lot of things to keep them busy. The birth of Simone’s child, working on the new album and preparing for another great show. Tonight, we would see and hear the new songs being performed […]
Epica is the band that introduced me to the metal scene and even though I have a taste for heavier, sometimes darker music now, I’ll probably always follow this Dutch six piece. Their previous effort, Requiem for the Indifferent, is one of my favourites in the bands career. Now let’s see how their sixth full […]