Dutch symphonic metal powerhouse Epica has a new album in the start blocks. 'Omega' is the title of their newest offer and Markus' Heavy Music Blog had a chance to talk to Mark Jansen (guitar/growls) about the new album, the impact of the pandemic, the beauty of vlogs and the Omega Point Theory. Markus’ Heavy... Continue Reading →
It was on January 12, 2020 that Epica, on their way back from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, stopped in New York City to play a show at the venerable Webster Hall. The author of these lines was fortunate enough to see the concert in person, and at the time no one thought it... Continue Reading →
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I’m impressed and I haven’t seen an Epica show that has such a tight connection between fans and band. Awesome ... and a benchmark for all the upcoming Epica shows. After nearly 2 hours the fulminant show comes to an end with satisfied Epica fans leaving the Webster Hall with a big smile on their faces.
(*/10) Epica belongs to the genre leaders in Symphonic Metal. Numerous longplayers and a lot of live shows have been the key for a winning streak that’s ongoing since 17 years. One of the milestones, an important one was the release of the ‘Design Your Universe’ album. Almost exactly 10 years ago the sixth record... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Dutch symphonic metallers Epica entered partly unknown territory in 2017 when the band released a Japan-only EP with four songs that stretched the band’s frame of reference. The four tracks that have been released on an EP entitled ‘Epica vs. Attack on Titan’ featured metal versions of songs of the ‘Attack on Titan’ Manga... Continue Reading →