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EPICA/ELUVEITIE Official Tour Video Promo Launched; Special Messages For North American Fans

July 29th, 2015

This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, also has Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. Please see below for all tourdates and VIP ticketing information. Martina Edoff will also join the package as the opening band from Sept 18th to Oct 3rd.

 

The members of EPICA and ELUVEITIE also check in with a special message for North American fans via the tour video promo that can be viewed now at the link below. Get your tickets now, as these shows will sell out.

 

Official Tour Video Promo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyQfl14Uruo&feature=youtu.be

 

This will mark EPICA’s long-awaited return to North America after the band’s tour with Machine Head late 2013 got cancelled. It will also be the group’s first North American run in support of their highly acclaimed latest album, The Quantum Enigma, which hit the charts all over Europe and beyond.This tour also marks ELUVEITIE’s second tour in support of their chart-topping album, Origins.

 

EPICA and ELUVEITIE will both be offering VIP ticketing including meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, a Revolver Magazine subscription and the EPICA VIP bundle also includes a live 7-inch

 

Ticketing and VIP links: www.epica.nl and www.eluveitie.ch

 

EPICA – “Victims of Contingency”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7IIYIFljZM

 

ELUVEITIE – “The Call of The Mountains”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w2m-TeLi6I

 

THE AGONIST – “Gates of Horn and Ivory”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urcLhku0I7Y

 

EPICA, ELUVEITIE and THE AGONIST

Tue Sep 08 + Soundstage + Baltimore, MD http://jamp.to/3771fe

Wed Sep 09 + Paradise Rock Club + Boston, MA http://jamp.to/5cf6b7

Fri Sep 11 + Corona Theatre + Montreal, QC http://jamp.to/98cd35

Sat Sep 12 + Imperial Theatre + Quebec City, QC http://jamp.to/3d9bfc

Sun Sep 13 + Phoenix Concert Theatre + Toronto, ON http://jamp.to/dafb90

Tue Sep 15 + House Of Blues + Chicago, IL http://jamp.to/01c54c

Wed Sep 16 + Mill City Nights + Minneapolis, MN http://jamp.to/c4d485

Fri Sep 18 + O’Brians Event Centre + Saskatoon, SK http://jamp.to/bbe83a

Sat Sep 19 + Union Hall + Edmonton, AB http://jamp.to/f90a90

Sun Sep 20 + MacEwan Ballroom + Calgary, AB http://jamp.to/cf4331

Tue Sep 22 + Vogue Theatre + Vancouver, BC http://jamp.to/207fb3

Wed Sep 23 + Neumos + Seattle, WA http://jamp.to/9fa01e

Fri Sep 25 + Regency Ballroom + San Francisco, CA http://jamp.to/7d5a30

Sat Sep 26 + Fonda Theatre + Los Angeles, CA http://jamp.to/9bed4e

Mon Sep 28 + Gothic Theatre + Denver, CO http://jamp.to/ad89c4

Tue Sep 29 + Sokol Auditorium + Omaha, NE http://jamp.to/90e8c2

Thurs Oct 01 + Mercury Ballroom + Louisville, KY http://jamp.to/06252f

Fri Oct 02 + Agora Ballroom + Cleveland, OH http://jamp.to/cc3172

Sat Oct 03 + Irving Plaza + New York, NY http://jamp.to/a5d7e9

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Hellfest Festival 2015

July 16th, 2015

Hellfest Festival 2015

@ Clisson, France

19th-21st June 2015

Review by Anna Dumpe and Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

Photos by Gavin Lowery and Ritchie Birnie

Break out the balloons – it’s birthday time! No, not just mine (although thank you very much), but Hellfest’s big 1-0, the crossing point into double figures, the decade marker.  It’s practically an institution now, not just in France, not just in Europe but across the world with folks coming from every which place to rock n revel. Hellfest is just about the best damn festival out there, so you KNOW this is going to be special.

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EPICA & ELUVEITIE to co-headline North American Tour

May 29th, 2015
EPICA / ELUVEITIE Partner With Revolver Magazine For North American Co-Headlining Tour This Fall; THE AGONIST Supporting On All Dates

EPICA / ELUVEITIE Partner With Revolver Magazine For North American Co-Headlining Tour This Fall; THE AGONIST Supporting On All Dates

This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, also has Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. Please see below for all tourdates and VIP ticketing information.

EPICA front-woman Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour: “We are ecstatic to finally return to North America. It is time to nurture our long-distance relationship with our fans over in North America. We’ll have a wonderful time together and will perform songs spanning our entire discography. You guys better be ready for us.”

This will mark EPICA’s long-awaited return to North America after the band’s tour with Machine Head late 2014 got cancelled. It will also be the group’s first North American run in support of their highly acclaimed latest album, The Quantum Enigma, which hit the charts all over Europe and beyond.

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Epica, DragonForce and Neonfly, The Forum, London, December 6th, 2014

December 15th, 2014

Epica / DragonForce / Neonfly

@ The Forum, London UK

December 6th 2014

Review and Photos by Graham Hilling

Epica

Epica

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EPICA Release “Unchain Utopia” Lyric Video

May 23rd, 2014

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA, has released a lyric video for the track “Unchain Utopia”, below. The song comes from their new album The Quantum Enigma, which was released earlier this month via Nuclear Blast records.

“The ‘Unchain Utopia’ lyric video is one of the coolest lyric videos I have ever seen,” commented guitarist Mark Jansen. “The footage worked out very well for this approach. Images and words strengthen each other. Initially we had a normal video in mind but that didn’t have the same impact. We hope you will enjoy ‘Unchain Utopia’!“ Read the rest of this entry »

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EPICA ANNOUNCE LIVE FAN CHAT FOR APRIL 8th

April 1st, 2014

epicaMark your calendars! Lead vocalist Simone Simons & guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will be conducting a YouTube live fan chat from New York City next Tuesday, April 8th at 12:15 p.m. PACIFIC / 3:15 p.m. EASTERN / 9:15 CEST.

Fans can submit their questions in advance via Twitter using #AskEpica or via the EPICA Facebook page:www.facebook.com/notes/epica/epica-live-qa-with-simone-isaac/10152108902842763

Due out in North America on May 6thEPICA’s sixth studio album The Quantum Enigma can be pre-ordered from theNuclear Blast USA Webshop in the following formats:

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Epica – Interview with Simone Simons and Mark Jansen

March 29th, 2014

Epica Interview

Interview by Victoria Fenbane

www.epica.nl

Simone Simons: vocals
Mark Jansen: guitars & vocals
Coen Janssen: synths & piano
Isaac Delahaye: Guitars
Arien van Weesenbeek: Drums
Rob von der Loo: Bass

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Victoria Fenbane caught up with Epica front woman Simone Simons and guitarist and mastermind Mark Jansen, in London to find out more about their upcoming sixth full length studio album ‘The Quantum Enigma’ (released on 2nd May 2014). They reveal how the new album came to get its modern yet still distinctly ‘Epica’ sound, Simone explained the effect being a new mother has on touring and recording and they also hint at which summer festivals they are most looking forward. Read the rest of this entry »

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EPICA ANNOUNCE ACOUSTIC SET & SIGNING AT VINTAGE VINYL

March 28th, 2014

Epica_14Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey will be hosting vocalist Simone Simons & guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA for an in-store acoustic performance & signing session on Monday, April 7th at 7 p.m.

The acoustic set will include selections from The Quantum Enigma, EPICA’s upcoming sixth studio album due out in North America on May 6th.  Fans who pre-order it from Vintage Vinyl in-person or online at VVinyl.com will receive a wristband for the event.  Read event details are here.

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Epica extends their 10th anniversary show to international fans via LiveMusicStage

March 4th, 2013
EPICA

EPICA

On 23rd March 2013, female fronted symphonic metal band Epica are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special performance titled Retrospect. Joining them on stage will be a 70-piece symphonic orchestra and choir, making it the band’s most ambitious project ever.

It would be nearly impossible to take such a massive line-up on the road. To allow fans across the globe take part in the extraordinary event, Epica has partnered with LiveMusicStage who will broadcast the concert live online in HD quality. The high quality live stream provides an exclusive, social concert experience with a front row view.

“I am looking forward to this show very much. Everything we have done and achieved in these last 10 years will come together on the 23rd of March. With a big orchestra, our music comes to life exactly the way it’s meant to be. Very rarely can we realize all of it and that makes it so special”, says Mark Jansen of Epica.Tickets to watch the live stream at www.livemusicstage.com/epica cost 5 euro until March 7th, after which the pay-per-view will be 7 euro. The concert takes physically place in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. It is expected to sell out soon, so for most of the fans the live stream will be the only way to go. People from over 45 countries are already coming to the show but organizers expect to double this figure with the live stream.

LiveMusicStage is an online venue where the audience can often interact with the bands while participating in high quality live streams. For venues, festivals and other event organizers it’s a platform for broadcasting their gigs and concerts.

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EPICA with ALESTORM: Irving Plaza New York, NY October 26th, 2012

November 13th, 2012

EPICA with ALESTORM

Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

Irving Plaza – New York, NY

October 26th, 2012

 

EPICA’s live show has twice-wowed me, even if their CD’s have not. Their most recent album “Requiem for the Indifferent” left me feeling, well, a bit indifferent towards the newest tunes. Something that had really gelled during “Design your Universe” got lost in the new effort, and the result wasn’t compelling. Maybe experiencing them again live would change that?

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Epica & Alestorm – Toronto, October 31, 2012

November 4th, 2012

Epica & Alestorm

 

Support: System Divide & Insomnium

Live at the Opera House

Toronto, Canada

October 31, 2012

Review and photos by Ag Babin

It was one of the most diverse crowds that made their way to the Opera House for the Epica and Alestorm show, a truly unique event. In addition to the excitement of a strong lineup on this tour, the magic of Halloween filled the venue with fancy costumes and the usual candy. So, on this rainy evening an army of pirates and other strange creatures gathered together to celebrate the holiday in the best possible way.

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EPICA’s “STORM THE SORROW” VIDEO NOW ON YOUTUBE

April 24th, 2012

Epica

Epica

EPICA’s video for the single “Storm The Sorrow” is now available for viewing on YouTube.  Concept and production are by Amsterdam’s Kunststoff.

The song comes from the Dutch symphonic metal band’s new album, Requiem For The Indifferent, which debuted at #104 on the Billboard Top 200 chart last month.

EPICA will be returning to North America for a headlining tour beginning October 23rd in Washington, D.C. with support bands Alestorm, Insomnium, System Divide, and Destiny Potato.  Dates are:
10/23/12     Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
10/25/12     Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/12     Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27/12     Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29/12     Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/30/12     Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/31/12     Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/02/12     Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/03/12     Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/12     Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
11/05/12     Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/07/12     Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/08/12     Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/10/12     Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/11/12     El Corazon –  Seattle, WA
11/12/12     Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/12     Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/15/12     House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/16/12     House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/17/12     Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
11/19/12     Trees – Dallas, TX
11/20/12     Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/21/12     Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
11/23/12     Headliners – Louisville, KY
11/24/12     Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Pre-sale tickets and exclusive V.I.P. tickets (1-hour early entry, Meet & Greet, and autographed commemorative poster) are available online at EnterTheVault.com through May 9th; afterwards, tickets will be on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.

 

EPICA will be headlining Day 1 of the ProgPower XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 14th.

 

Visit the band online at www.EPICA.nl, www.facebook.com/EPICA, Twitter.com/_EPICA and YouTube.com/EPICA.

 

 

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Epica will tour the US / Canada in Oct – Nov 2012

April 19th, 2012
Epica

Epica

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA are pleased to announce their return to the U.S. & Canada this fall for a headlining tour in support of their Billboard-charting new album, Requiem For The Indifferent.

 

The first of 25 shows with support bands Alestorm, Insomnium, System Divide, and Destiny Potato takes place in at the Howard Theater in Washington D.C. on October 23rd.  The trek also marks the North American debut of new EPICA bassist Rob van der Loo.

 

Requiem For The Indifferent was released on March 13th and debuted at #104 on the Billboard Top 200.  About the band’s new material, EPICA singer Simone Simons states: “It is so exciting!  I love the new songs and can’t wait to play them live.”

 

Complete tour dates for EPICA’s headlining tour are:
10/23/12     Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
10/25/12     Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/12     Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27/12     Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29/12     Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/30/12     Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/31/12     Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/02/12     Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/03/12     Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/12     Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
11/05/12     Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/07/12     Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/08/12     Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/10/12     Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/11/12     El Corazon –  Seattle, WA
11/12/12     Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/12     Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/15/12     House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/16/12     House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/17/12     Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
11/19/12     Trees – Dallas, TX
11/20/12     Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/21/12     Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
11/23/12     Headliners – Louisville, KY
11/24/12     Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Pre-sale tickets and exclusive V.I.P. tickets (1-hour early entry, Meet & Greet, and autographed commemorative poster) are available online at EnterTheVault.com through May 9th; afterwards, tickets will be on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.

 

EPICA will be headlining Day 1 of the ProgPower XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 14th.

 

Visit the band online at www.EPICA.nl, www.facebook.com/EPICA, Twitter.com/_EPICA and YouTube.com/EPICA.

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EPICA & ORIGINAL BASSIST PART WAYS; REPLACEMENT ANNOUNCED

March 27th, 2012

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have issued the following statement:

“It is with sadness that we announce that Yves Huts and EPICA have decided to part ways. Yves has been with us from the start and has been of great value to the band.  We thank Yves for his contribution to EPICA’s success and wish him the very best in his future career, whether musically or in a different direction. We will never forget the good times together on the road!”

Former EPICA bassist Yves Hut shares:

“The 013 in Tilburg is the venue where we did our first show with EPICA and, almost a decade later, also my last.  I’m leaving the band because I have another career opportunity that is not combinable with the schedule of a world-touring band.  I’ve tried to live these two different lives simultaneously for as long as I could, but in the end I just had to make a choice, one of the most difficult ones in my life.  I look back to these 10 years in EPICA satisfied and enriched with life experience.  As a founding member, I’m proud of what we’ve achieved so far and I’m sure the future has a lot more great things in store for the band.  I would like to thank the band, crew, fans and everybody else involved for the good times and I wish my successor good luck.  Those of you that might be interested in any possible future musical plans of mine can visit my artist page on www.facebook.com/yves.huts.official.  Kind regards.”

Yves Huts

Yves Huts

EPICA members go on to say:

“The silver lining to this cloud is that we can already announce an awesome successor. Fulfilling duties on bass from now on will be none other than Rob van der Loo. You might know Rob from his work with MaYaN or Delain. We are sure that Rob will fit perfectly as a musician and as a person, and we are looking forward to share the stage for the first time next week.”

Current MaYan / new EPICA bassist Rob van der Loo adds:

 “A few days ago I spoke to Yves and he brought back a memory from the time when EPICA was still just a support band for one of my former bands.  At that time, he would never have guessed that almost ten years later I’d be his successor in EPICA…. Well, neither did I… but I’m damn proud of it!  I’ve been sharing the stage with the people of EPICA for almost ten years now, and becoming a member of MaYaN last year brought us even closer.  So making this decision to join EPICA  feels pretty good, therefore, I want to show my gratitude to the band members (including Yves) and the crew for allowing me in the EPICA family!  See you guys on the road!   I won’t let you down!”

New EPICA bassist Rob van der Loo

New EPICA bassist Rob van der Loo

Visit Rob van der Loo’s artist page at www.facebook.com/RobvanderLooOfficial.

 

Requiem For The Indifferent, EPICA’s sixth studio album just released in North America on March 13th, debuted at #104 on the Billboard Top 200.  The band will be headlining Day 1 of the ProgPower XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 14th.

 

Visit EPICA online at www.EPICA.nl, www.facebook.com/EPICA, and Twitter.com/_EPICA.

 

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EPICA DEBUT AT #104 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

March 22nd, 2012
Epica

Epica

After hearing the news that the band’s latest studio album, Requiem For The Indifferent, has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart with 4,868 units sold, EPICA founding member and guitarist Mark Jansen has issued the following statement from The Netherlands:

 

“We thank all our U.S. fans for their loyalty!  We cannot wait to come over again for a new tour… and we’re working on it, so it will happen!”

 

The band has achieved the highest first week sales of their career in the U.S. by more than doubling the numbers sold of 2009’s Design Your Universe.

 

EPICA will be headlining Day 1 of the ProgPower XIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 14th.

 

Visit EPICA online at www.EPICA.nl, www.facebook.com/EPICA, and Twitter.com/_EPICA.

 

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