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EPICA To Join Forces With POWERWOLF For European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA and German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF are teaming up for a European tour in early 2017. This impressive co-headline tour comes in support of the highly awaited new EPICA album, “The Holographic Principle”, which is due on September 30, 2016 release and POWERWOLF‘s spectacular DVD, “The Metal Mass Live”, which will arrive on July 29. Continue reading EPICA To Join Forces With POWERWOLF For European Tour

EPICA Aiming To Be “More Aggressive” Sound On Next Album

Bassist Rob van der Loo of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to Louder Noise about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2014’s “The Quantum Enigma” album. He said (see video below): “So far, I must say — of course, I can’t spoil too much the new album — but we kind of… One of the biggest changes, of course, is not just me being the new member of the band, but also we changed… [On ‘The Quantum Enigma’] we started working with Joost van den Broek, who used to be the old keyboard player from AFTER FOREVER, the band where Mark [Jansen, guitar/vocals] used to play as well. And we recorded it in a completely new studio, a completely new setting. I guess this is also the first album that we worked with a complete orchestra, ’cause normally we use a lot of software. We always add some real strings, of course. I mean, it still has to sound organic, of course. But I can already spoil that with this new album, we’re actually gonna record it with a bigger orchestra — even bigger than the last one — with a bigger choir. We’re also gonna have a brass section on it as well. And we just came out of the studio. We already recorded the drums. I just finished bass last week. Isaac [Delahaye] did the rhythm guitars already. And we also did it with a new sound setting as well. We actually kind of stripped our sound to make it sound a little bit more aggressive than the last album, to be honest.” Continue reading EPICA Aiming To Be “More Aggressive” Sound On Next Album

Women of Metal Radio Show Saturday (January 23, 2016)

Saturday--123Saturday (January 23, 2016) 8pm CST (9pm EST) Women of Metal Radio Show on The Indie Authority will feature music from our January 2016 Band of the Month Claymorean.

We’ll be featuring music from Valkyre, DORO, Burning Daisy, Epica, Aria Flame, A Sound of Thunder, Lillye, Pamela Moore and many others.

Kent and Jayson will be spotlighting Scarlet Canary, Inside Mankind, PraY ManTiCøre and Docka pussel

February 2016 Band of the Month Candidates: The Order of Chaos,Mandragore, Scarleth and Scorching Winter

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EPICA: ‘The Essence Of Silence’ Performance Video Released

The official performance video for the song “The Essence Of Silence” from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed earlier this year at the band’s sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, 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. Continue reading EPICA: ‘The Essence Of Silence’ Performance Video Released

Women of Metal Radio Show 8-22-2015

Saturday12-22_SMThis Saturday (August 22, 2015) 8pm CDT (9pm EDT) Women of Metal Radio Show on Insane Realm Radio will feature music from our August 2015 Band of the Month Dysrider. We’ll also be playing music from Epica,Xandria, Temtris, The Spider Accomplice, Blackdahlia, HEAVEN THE AXE,Writing off Tomorrow and Many more.

Kent and Jayson will be spotlighting At Dawn’s Edge, @Claymorean,Crimson Sun and Eternal Silence

Plus we’ll be playing music from all our band of the month candidates, read about them at the following link


Epic Metal Fest, a brand new festival organized and curated by members of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA, will take place on the November 22 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Headlining this event, EPICA will be joined by ELUVEITIE, FEAR FACTORY (20th-anniversary “Demanufacture” show), MOONSPELL, DELAIN and PERIPHERY, with more bands to be announced.

Simone Simons, EPICA‘s frontwoman, states: “It was a long-cherished dream of EPICA to host our own festival and we are very proud to be able to present an absolute awesome array of international metal acts. This day will surely be the next highlight in our career and we hope to be able to share it with all of you!”

epicmetalfest2015It will mark the band’s return to the Klokgebouw after their 10th-anniversary “Retrospect” show, which saw EPICA perform in front of more than 4,500 people, with fans joining from over 50 different countries.