Watch Footage Of Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Joining Epica Onstage In Los Angeles, CA

During their September 15 show at The Novo in Los Angeles, California, Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia joined Epica onstage for a performance of “Storm The Sorrow.” You can see footage of that below:


Epica Premiere “Immortal Melancholy” Video

Epica have premiered a new animated video for their new song “Immortal Melancholy.” This song is from the band’s new EP “The Solace System,” which will be released on September 1.

Keyboardist Coen Janssen told Billboard the following:

“There is one dimension that wants to take over all others by tricking them into opening a gateway through which the ‘Universal Death Squad’ can enter. In the upcoming videos, we learn if they will succeed.”

“The main thing I tried to do with the story is connect certain aspects of the album, artwork, live show and even previous albums. I love thinking in big concepts, and because it is an animated video, you can basically do whatever you like. [It’s] an easy way to connect the dots. I think the fans will get the connections and even find some Easter eggs that are hidden in the video.”

Epica To Record Song With Metropole Orkest, Announce UK & Ireland Dates

Epica have won a contest against over 650 other artists, and will now be given the honor to record a song with Metropole Orkest. In other news, the group has also announced some UK/Ireland dates:

4/06 – Nottingham – Rock City
5/07 – Glasgow – ABC
4/08 – Bristol – O2 Academy
4/10 – Dublin – Tivoli
4/12 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
4/13 – London, Forum

Epica Premiere “The Solace System” Video, Reveal New EP Details

Epica have premiered a new video for their new song “The Solace System.” This is the title track of the band’s new EP, which will be released on September 1. That effort will feature six songs written during “The Holographic Principle” sessions and it will be available individually and in a “ultimate edition” box set version of “The Holographic Principle.”

Simone Simons comments on the EP:

“During the early writing process of ‘The Holographic Principle’, we found out that we were blessed with a huge amount of songs. The songs that didn’t fit on our album are now available for you on this special EP! I hope you guys will enjoy these songs as much as we do!”

Mark Jansen added:

“The listeners can expect a high-quality EP — with songs that are far too good to use them only as bonus tracks. We wanted to publish these songs together in a context. It is always hard to decide at the end of a recording process which songs will be on the album, because this means that you have to miss some songs with best quality, just because they do not fit quite well into the overall flow of the record or because there are other songs that are more suited to the lyrics.”

“The Solace System” Track Listing:

01. “The Solace System”
02. “Fight Your Demons”
03. “Architect Of Light”
04. “Wheel Of Destiny”
05. “Immortal Melancholy”
06. “Decoded Poetry”

Epica Premiere “Dancing In A Hurricane” Live Video

Epica have premiered a new live video for their song “Dancing In A Hurricane.” This song is from the band’s latest album, “The Holographic Principle,” which is available now. The footage was captured during a show at the Zenith in Paris, France, which took place back in February.