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EPICA Announces 'Omega Alive' Global Streaming Event

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled "Omega Alive". The universal streaming event will mark the band's triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, "Omega", their eighth full-length release the band's first album in five years. "Omega Alive" will be ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Announces New Album 'The Enigma Birth' Feat. JAMES LABRIE, FABIO LIONE

Frontiers Music Srl will release the fourth album from TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON, "The Enigma Birth", on June 18. Again featuring a slew of talented guest vocalists, the album sees the Finnish guitar maestro's skills on display once again. Today, the first single from the album, "Master Of Hell", featuring up-and-coming Brazilian vocalist Raphael Mendes (ICON ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Discusses 'Unique Situation' Of Being In A Band With His Ex-Girlfriend, SIMONE SIMONS

On a recent episode of the "Loaded Radio" podcast, EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen spoke to Scott Penfold about what it's been like to work with singer Simone Simons for the past two decades after the breakup of their romantic relationship. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We are very close friends. I was just talking ...

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The Last Horizon - IMPERIA

With the likes of NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPATION, EPICA and BEYOND THE BLACK doing big and even bigger things, symphonic metal hardly needs an injection of fresh blood at this point and is doing far better than anyone could have predicted 25 years ago. But even though logic dictates that there is only so much room ...

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EPICA Releases Music Video For 'Skeleton Key'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official music video for the song "Skeleton Key". The track is taken from the band's new album, "Omega", which is being released today (Friday, February 26) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in ...

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EPICA Drops Acoustic Version Of 'Omega' Title Track

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released a video for the acoustic version of the title track of their upcoming album, "Omega". Due on February 26 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. ...

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Riddles, Ruins & Revelations - SIRENIA

Symphonic metal is more popular than ever right now, which should mean that bands as consistent and distinctive as SIRENIA finally get the recognition they deserve. The Norwegians have arguably suffered a little for being so good at what they do, which is a fervently traditional take on the genre, but one infused with plenty ...

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EPICA Releases Official Visualizer For New Single 'Rivers'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has released the official visualizer video for the third single from ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Is 'Itching To Go Back On Tour'

Vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about what the concert industry might look like post-pandemic. She said: "You have to be realistic. Of course, we're all eager to go back on stage, but we all know by now that the art industry, the music business, entertainment ...

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EPICA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Freedom - The Wolves Within'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has released the official music video for the second single ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unplugs For Acoustic Single 'The Day We'll Be Gone', Announces New Lineup

Italian orchestral death metal masters FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have unplugged for a new rendition of their song "The Day We'll Be Gone". The acoustic two-track digital single features an instrumental version and is accompanied by a studio performance video clip. The artwork was created once again by renowned visionary artist Travis Smith (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, OPETH, KATATONIA). ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'WTTP' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's second single, "WTTP", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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EPICA To Release 'Omega' Album In February

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has also released the first single from the album, titled ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'Hours' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's first single, "Hours", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Launches AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in 2015 when MARY'S BLOOD opened for DRAGONFORCE in Hong Kong. They got along ...

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EPICA's New Album Is 'Recorded, Mixed And Mastered'

EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen has offered an update on the recording sessions for the band's new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. Speaking to SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and frontman Derrick Green for ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA's DANNY WORSNOP Joins 'Of Bird And Cage' As Key Character In Upcoming Video Game

Capricia Productions games studio has announced that ASKING ALEXANDRIA's Danny Worsnop has joined the game "Of Bird And Cage", which is currently under development. The frontman will be performing the vocal parts for the character Ari, who is in a romantic relationship with the game's protagonist Gitta, voiced by Kobra Paige from KOBRA AND THE ...

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EPICA's European Tour With APOCALYPTICA Postponed To 2021

The "Epic Apocalypse Tour" featuring Dutch symphonic titans EPICA and Finnish cello masters APOCALYPTICA with support by Helsinki prog metallers WHEEL has been postponed to spring 2021. EPICA's Simone Simons comments: "As we were awaiting our tour with APOCALYPTICA with great anticipation, we are now forced to have a little bit more patience. This might ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Blasts Dutch News Site For 'Sensation Seeking And Stirring The Pot' In The Age Of Coronavirus

EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen has blasted a site for apparently posting pictures which made it look like it was overcrowded on the Dutch beaches. The Netherlands imposed restrictions more than two months ago, in mid-March, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Earlier today, Jansen shared an article from the Dutch news site

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Skyfall'

The official lyric video for the song "Skyfall" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three ...

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