After an intense 6-month voting campaign, symphonic metal titans EPICA are honored to announce that they’ve won the contest of Holland’s famous and most prestigious “Metropole Orkest”! Over 650 artists of all possible music genres competed amongst them popular Dutch acts like Within Temptation, Caro Emerald, and Kensington) , yet it was none other than our dearest Dutch symphonic metallers EPICAwho pulled the longest straw!
After working with world’s top artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bono and Dizzy Gillespie “The Metropole Orkest” is being considered the biggest professional pop and jazz orchestra in the world. Now remarkably, it’s up to our very own Symphonic Metal sextet EPICA to show what they’re made of and who will have the privilege to record an EPICA track together with this amazing orchestra.
By winning the “Metropole Orkest Contest”, EPICA has proven once again that they can righteously claim their place among Holland’s top music acts!
Recently, EPICA announced the release of their upcoming long-awaited EP, The Solace System! This record will include six brand-new tracks, which were written and recorded during the process of their latest album The Holographic Principle, which came out in late 2016 and charted worldwide. The EP release is due for September 1st, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
01. The Solace System
02. Fight Your Demons
03. Architect Of Light
04. Wheel Of Destiny
05. Immortal Melancholy
06. Decoded Poetry
Watch the music video of the title track “The Solace System‘” here:
The Solace System was recorded, mixed & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen. The video clip was produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni. The splendid artwork is once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.
Simone Simons (vocalist) 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!”
And if this all wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to purchase the new EP The Solace System together with the CD of their recent studio album The Holographic Principle as a box set! It will be called The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition.
All these formats are NOW available for pre-order!
Get your physical copy here: http://nblast.de/
Or through the EPICA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/
Or get the digital version and get the title track ‘The Solace System’ instantly: http://nblast.de/
Upcoming Tour Dates:
THE ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR – North America
EPICA w/ Lacuna Coil + Insomnium + Elantris
8/31/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
9/01/2017 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/02/2017 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
9/03/2017 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/05/2017 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
9/06/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL
9/08/2017 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
9/09/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *
9/11/2017 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
9/12/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
9/14/2017 The UC Theater – Berkeley, CA
9/15/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
9/16/2017 The NOVO – Los Angeles, CA
9/17/2017 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ *
9/19/2017 Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2017 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
9/21/2017 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
9/23/2017 Revolution Live – Ft Lauderdale, FL
9/24/2017 The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
9/25/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
9/27/2017 Ram’s Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
9/28/2017 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
9/29/2017 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available through www.epica.nl/tour