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.

Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, & Elantris Announce North American Tour

Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insmonium, and Elantris have announced a North American tour together. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

08/31 Boston, MA – Royale
09/01 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
09/02 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
09/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House
09/05 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/06 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/08 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/11 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
09/12 Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
09/14 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
09/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
09/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/17 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
09/19 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
09/20 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
09/24 Orlando, FL – Revolution Live
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/27 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
09/28 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
09/29 New York, NY – Playstation Theater