Coen and Rob will be working as teachers for the very first official metal school ever in the world called Metal Factory.
Metal Factory will be a three year educational programm to metal musicians who want to work as pro's in the (metal)music business. The programm will contain intense skills training, music theory, management, technical education and much more!
Coen and Rob will start in September along with colleagues Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Stef Broks (Textures), Danny Tunker (Aborted, God Dethroned), Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever) and more. Auditions for students will be held in June!
For more info click HERE
We are happy to announce that Simone is pregnant!
Simone and longtime partner Oliver Palotai (Kamelot, Sons of Seasons) are expecting their first child around the end of summer. To ensure the best possible pregnancy and considering Simone's and the babies health, we have decided to stop our live activities from the 1st of July. This means Epica will not play this years Masters of Rock festival in the Czech Republic.
However this does not mean Epica won't do anything!
Our Retrospect live-DVD will be released upcoming fall. Furthermore, during the second half of 2013 Epica will start working on a brand new record which will be released in 2014.
We are looking forward to see you all at the remaining shows this year and will be back next year with a new CD, stronger than ever!
We are excited to announce that we will perform in United Arab Emirates for the first time in our career. On the 7th June we will perform at the Dubai Rock Festival which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Center Arena . We will perform alongside Yngwie Malmsteen, Dark Tranquillity and Myrath.
Get your tickets HERE
The re-release of Epica's highly acclaimed debut album The Phantom Agony has re-entered the Dutch album charts ar nr. 8!! Smashing it's old record of position 54 (back in 2003). This also means The Phantom Agony is at the nr. 1 position on the AlternativeTop30 Chart!!!
We've also hit the charts in Belgium! The Phantom Agony reached nr.114 in the album top 200.
We would like to thank the fans for supporting us!
This expanded edition of The Phantom Agony comes in a deluxe digipack and contains 15 bonus tracks, including 7 previously unreleased versions and 1 previously unreleased song. The 20 pages thick booklet will provide unique photos and memorabilia, plus liner notes by founder Mark Jansen.
For the first time ever the album is also released on double vinyl! It is pressed on high quality 180 grams audiophile vinyl and put in a 350 gram cardboard gatefold sleeve including all lyrics. Besides the regular album, this release contains 6 bonus tracks.
You can also order the CD, double Vinyl and exclusive bundles with a limited edition T-shirt.
Epica is coming to Finland, Belarus and Russia in the end of May, beginning of June. These 3 shows will be an exclusive chance to see Epica in Northern Europe this year. We are thrilled to return to Helsinki and Moskow and happy to perform in Minsk for the very first time.
Dates are as follows:
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We hope to see you all at one of these shows!
While we are still recovering from the show and all emotions involved we would like to shout a big THANK YOU to everybody involved in RETROSPECT. We had a blast and couldn't be happier with the result. It was truly a magical moment for us and a proper celebration of our 10th year of existence. A big thanks to our wonderful crew, guests, orchestra and choir. But the biggest thanks goes to all fans present at the show or joining us through the stream. It is you who made this all possible!!
THANK YOU ALL!!
We are proud to announce that as from today, our 10th anniversary show Retrospect has SOLD OUT!!! The preperations and rehearsals have started and we cannot wait to celebrate this unique event with 4500 fans from over 45 countries!
For those who were too late to buy a ticket to the show, don't worry! You can still see the show as if you had a front-row seat through the RETROSTREAM, check out the awesome stream-bundle in our webshop.
See you all on the 23rd!
We are excited to announce that for fans that have purchased a Retrostream ticket, LiveMusicStage has arranged an exclusive chat session with Epica HERE. The chat session will take place on Saturday March 16th between 22:00 and 23:00 CET. All the Epica band members will be participating in the chat. This is the ultimate way to ask them what you've always wanted to ask!
To take part in the chat upcoming Saturday you will need to do the following:
1) Log in to LiveMusicStage and buy a ticket to watch the live stream
2) Once you have purchased a ticket, you will see a "Watch" button appear on your "My tickets" page or at Epica's channel (www.livemusicstage.com/epica)
3) Click "Watch" and you'll be taken to a page where the chat takes place. Have fun!
Tickets to watch the live stream at LiveMusicStage cost 7 euro (or the equivalent in US Dollar). You can purchase tickets for the live stream HERE. LiveMusicStage has added new local payment options for many South American, Asian and European countries.
You can also order an exclusive stream bundle (consisting of a ticket for the stream, a Retrospect T-shirt and a Retrospect VIP laminate) through the band's webstore at this location!
On 23rd March 2013, we will celebrate our 10th anniversary with a special performance entitled Retrospect. Joining us on stage will be the 70-piece Extended Remenyi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of Miskolc National Theatre. It will be our most ambitious project to date, with special effects and unexpected guests, and we are happy it has nearly sold out. Fans from all over the world will be joining us for this special occasion.
At the same time we have been receiving a lot of messages from fans that unfortunately are unable to join us for this occasion, simply because it is too far away from their home countries.
Especially for our loyal fans from abroad we are happy and proud to announce that we have partnered with LiveMusicStage to broadcast the concert live online in HD quality.
Tickets to watch the live stream at LiveMusicStage will be available for 5 euro until the 7th of March. After this date, tickets will cost 7 euro (or the equivalent in US Dollar). You can purchase tickest for the live stream through LiveMusicStage/EPICA. You can also order an exclusive stream bundle (consisting of a ticket for the stream, a Retrospect T-shirt and a Retrospect VIP-laminate) through our OFFICIAL WEBSTORE
Epica is proud to announce their first ever appearance in Indonesia! We have been getting a lot of requests from fans over there and finally we will be able to play for you guys. Epica will perform on the 27th of April 2013 at the Hammersonic Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.
We can't wait!! See you all there.