Epica Announce New Album & The Epic Metal Fest Info


Holland’s greatest symphonic metal band, Epica, have finally put the last touches on their new upcoming studio album, The Holographic Principle. The album will be delivered to the world via Nuclear Blast Records on September 30th. 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.

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, 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 October the Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest will take place in Sao Paulo. Paradise Lost, Fintroll, Xandria, and The Ocean will join Epica for this first edition.

More info & tickets: www.epicmetalfest.com

Epica Tour Dates:

04.06. BY Minsk – Re:public
05.06. CZ Plzen – Metalfest Open Air
07.06. SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
08.06. I Rome – Rock In Rome
10.06. S Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
24.06. DK Copenhagen – Copenhell
09.07. D Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
16.07. H Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton Festival
23.07. MEX Mexico City – Heaven & Hell Festival
05./06.08. LT Zarasai City – Roko Naktys
01.10. NL Tilburg – Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
15.10. BR Sao Paulo – Epic Metal Fest Brazil

w/ Powerwolf
03.02. UK London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
04.02. F Paris – Le Zénith

Rock Hard \m/

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