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
Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has been awarded the Buma ROCKS! Export Award. The Export Award is an annual award that is given out by Buma Cultuur to the Dutch artist which has had the most success abroad. Continue reading EPICA Honored With ‘Buma ROCKS! Export Award’
Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA are pleased to announce their first ever Australian tour to take place April of next year. EPICA singer Simone Simons had this to say about the upcoming tour: “Epica has been traveling around the world and has until now never set foot on Australian soil. Being able to perform in Australia is another dream coming true. We are ecstatic to come down under and meet our Australian fans”
The band will tour Australia to promote Requiem for the Indifferent, which was released on March 13th 2012 through Nuclear Blast.
Tickets went on sale on Friday October 19th 2012. There will be a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for all shows. These tickets include VIP meet-and-greet, early entry and commemorative poster signed by the band.
17th April 2013 – Hi Fi, Brisbane Tickets
19th April 2013 – Metro (All Ages), Sydney Tickets
21st April 2013 – Billboard, Melbourne Tickets
We can’t wait to meet our fans in Australia and hope to see you all next year!