Epica Announce 2016 North American Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, & The Agonist

Epica have announced a headlining North American tour. The band will also be joine by special guests Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, and The Agonist.


Tour Dates:

11/04 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater (With Xandria) (No Arkona)
11/05 Montreal, QC – Corona (With Xandria) (No Arkona)
11/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall (With Xandria) (No Arkona)
11/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/09 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/11 Saskatoon, SK – Amsterdam Event Center
11/12 Calgary, AB – Marquee
11/13 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
11/15 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/16 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
11/18 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall
11/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
11/20 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel
11/22 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/23 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
11/26 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
11/28 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
11/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/01 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
12/02 New York, NY – Webster Hall
12/03 Worcester, MA – Palladium

Epica Reveal “The Holographic Principle” Track Listing

Epica have revealed the track listing for their new album, “The Holographic Principle.” The effort will be released on September 30.


“The Holographic Principle” track listing:

01. “Eidola”
02. “Edge Of The Blade”
03. “A Phantasmic Parade”
04. “Universal Death Squad”
05. “Divide And Conquer”
06. “Beyond The Matrix”
07. “Once Upon A Nightmare”
08. “The Cosmic Algorithm”
09. “Ascension – Dream State Armageddon”
10. “Dancing In A Hurricane”
11. “Tear Down Your Walls”
12. “The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality”

The band also commented on the album:

“‘The Holographic Principle’ deals with the near future wherein virtual reality has taken off and allows people to create their own virtual worlds which can’t be distinguished from ‘reality as we know it.’ This raises the question whether our current reality is a kind of virtual reality on itself, a hologram. This implies the existence of a higher reality which we currently do not have access to. The lyrics challenge you to think out of the box, to reconsider everything you thought to know for sure and to be open-minded towards recent revolutions in science. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a ride as nothing appears to be what it seems in our holographic universe.”

Epica To Release New Album “The Holographic Principle” In September, Reveal Cover Art

Epica have revealed that their new album, “The Holographic Principle,” will be released on September 30.Check out the cover art below:


The band issued the following statement:

Here it is, the news you’ve all been waiting for! We’re proud to present you the cover artwork of our upcoming album ‘The Holographic Principle’

Our 7th studio album will be released on September 30th 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Joost van den Broek, mixed by Jacob Hansen, artwork by Stefan Heilemann, we gathered a great team around us to create what we see as the ultimate Epica experience.

‘The Holographic Principle’ is a true treasure we worked on very hard over the past year. This album contains more Epica than ever before. We are all very proud of the result and can’t wait for you to hear it! Come join us on our new musical journey from September 30th on.

To celebrate the release the of ‘The Holographic Principle’, we will be playing at our own EPIC METAL FEST Netherlands at 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday October 1st, and at the 1st edition of EPIC METAL FEST Brazil at Audio in São Paulo on Saturday October 15th.