Watch Epica’s Simone Simons Sing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory”

Simone Simons (Epica) has shared footage of herself singing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory” from the musical “Cats.” You can check that out below:

Epica Share First Studio Vlog For New Album

Epica have shared the first in a series of studio vlogs from the sessions for their new album. The group commented:

“Here we go!! As you might know we are well underway to record our 8th full-length album at @Sandlane Recording Facilities with producer Joost van den Broek! Of course we would like to give you an exclusive look behind-the-scenes to be able to experience the making and producing of this new chapter together with us! We are happy to share the first episode of the official VLOG. Stay tuned for regular updates on the recording process.”

Epica & Apocalyptica Announce “Epic Apocalypse” European Tour

Epica and Apocalyptica will be joining forces for the “Epic Apocalypse” tour in Europe. Wheel will open.

Tour Dates:

10/21 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
10/22 Lausanne, Switzerland – Komplex
10/23 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
10/25 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
10/26 Brno, Czech Republic – Hala vodova
10/27 Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
10/29 Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
10/30 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum
10/31 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager bio
11/02 Hannover, Germany – Capitol
11/03 Hamburg, Germany – Docks
11/04 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
11/06 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
11/08 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
11/09 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11/26 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum
11/28 Murcia, Spain – Gamma
11/29 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
11/30 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
12/03 Paris, France – Zenith
12/04 Brussels, Belgium – AB
12/05 London, England – Roundhouse
12/07 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
12/08 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
12/09 Manchester, England – Academy
12/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
12/12 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den atelier
12/15 Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria
12/16 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
12/17 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena

Epica’s Simone Simons commented:

“To celebrate the upcoming release of our long-awaited eighth album, we are going to bring the ‘Epic Apocalypse Tour’ to Europe together with our friends from the mighty Apocalyptica. It’s a great new step as we’ll be playing some bigger venues which allows us to add some new exciting production to the show as well. We couldn’t be more excited to present our new songs and to finally tour with Apocalyptica. See you there!”

Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen added:

“This is all about adventure, exploration and bringing the dynamic excitement of symphonic metal to yet more fans both old and new. ‘Cell-0’ is, for us, a return to our roots while exploring new artistic universes within that realm, and this tour will help our horizons expand even further. So come one, come all, because we are going to present a great night of entertainment.”

Epica Finish Pre-Production For New Album

Epica have finished pre-production for their new album and are preparing to start the official recording sessions. Simone Simons confirmed the news in the below post:

Once Human, Possessed, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Dark Matter, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Ereb Altor, Exodus, Finntroll, FirstBourne, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, No Raza, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Once Human, Origin, Orphaned Land, Possessed, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Spoil Engine, Stam1na, Striker, Suffocation, The Faceless, Devin Townsend, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, Wilderun, Wintersun, Without Waves, and Zero Theorem.

Vio-lence, Brujeria, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Ross The Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-lence, Whiplash, and Wintersun.

Exodus, The Faceless, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Atheist, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Exodus, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Novembers Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Orphaned Land, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Trollfest, Venom, Whiplash, and Wintersun.