Jul 29

EPICA: Release Lyric Video For First Video “Universal Death Squad”

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Today, Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA release the lyric video for their first single entitled “Universal Death Squad”. The song comes from the upcoming album The Holographic Principle and is an impressive first demonstration of what fans can expect from EPICA‘s sound in the year 2016.
Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Ys_W7ySkM

Download the new single “Universal Death Squad” here:
http://nblast.de/EpicaDownloads
Listen in NB Novelties playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF

“The first song we unleash upon you is ‘Universal Death Squad’,” states guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen“This track is representative for The Holographic Principle, as it’s a heavy and melodic album. The lyrics are dealing about advanced robotic legions with a self-determination to kill. We have chosen for a different kind of lyric-video concept in which EPICA plays the track in a rehearsal room. The song is very much fun to play and I expect this one will do very well on stage. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did creating it!”

EPICA’s new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 30th, but you can already pre-order your version here and choose from the different available formats – including many special bonus features for fans:

Pre-order the different formats here: http://nuclearblast.com/epicaholographic
or at the band’s webshop: http://www.indiemerch.com/epica

Check out the tracklist of the The Holographic Principle and below you can find the content of the acoustic bonus CD and the instrumental CD:

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

Instrumental CD
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

Don’t miss EPICA on tour!

Confirmed dates for The North American Principle Tour with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, and THE AGONIST are:
11/04/2016  Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016  Corona – Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016  Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016  Amsterdam Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016  Marquee – Calgary, AB
11/13/2016  The Ranch – Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016  Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016  Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
11/18/2016  Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016  The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016  Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016  Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/23/2016  Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016  Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/26/2016  Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
11/28/2016  State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016  Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/03/2016  Palladium – Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA

VIP/Meet and Greet Bundles and upgrades are now on sale via SOUNDRINK. They will include the follow:

  • Ticket to the show
  • Meet & Greet plus photo opportunity with all the band members
  • Separate signing cards of all band 6 band members
  • Laminate + Lanyard
  • Limited edition 7-inch vinyl with an exclusive (previously unreleased) song
  • Exclusive VIP only tour shirt
  • Early venue access
  • Digital download of The Holographic Principle on release date

Holland’s greatest symphonic metal band, EPICA, have finally put the last touches on their new upcoming studio album entitled The Holographic Principle. Once again it’ll be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced with Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (www.heilemania.de).

The band commented:
“Our highly anticipated seventh studio album is a fact. The Holographic Principle feels to us like a true treasure, created by us all with blood, sweat and tears of joy. In the past year we have worked very hard to write and record this special album. We are all very eager to share it with you! Join us on our new musical journey.”

To celebrate the release of EPICA‘s brand-new record fittingly, the band will be playing on their own Epic Metal Fest at the 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday, October 1st. They invited KATATONIA, their label mates FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and (also landsmen) TEXTURES to take part in this special event. Additionally, STREAM OF PASSION, THE AGONIST, MAYAN, MYRATH, EVIL INVADERS and last but not least OFF THE CROSS will be attending EPICA‘s release show. On Saturday 15th Octoberthe Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest will take place in Sao Paulo. PARADISE LOST, FINNTROLLXANDRIA and THE OCEAN will join EPICA for this first edition.

More info & tickets: http://www.epicmetalfest.com/

Pre-order The Holographic Principle here:http://nuclearblast.com/epicaholographic

Or digitally: http://nblast.de/EpicaHolographicIT

Visit EPICA online at  www.EPICA.nl
Like –  http://www.facebook.com/EPICA
Follow –  Twitter.com/EPICA
Watch –  http://www.YouTube.com/EPICA

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