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EPICA to celebrate 20th anniversary with the release of “We Still Take You With Us” collector’s editions + “Live At Paradiso”


2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Symphonic Metal titans EPICA. After nearly 1 million albums sold worldwide and over 300 million combined streams on all digital platforms, the Dutch band has manifested their talent to combine metal with unique operatic vocals and has gained a huge international fanbase in the process. Through their career EPICA have played over 1,000 shows in more than 60 countries across all continents.

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AFTER FOREVER launch pre-order for 15th anniversary re-issue of self-titled album + releases single ‘Sweet Enclosure’


Symphonic metal masters After Forever are soon approaching the 15th anniversary of their self-titled swansong album After Forever (2007), and to celebrate this anniversary, the band will release a special re-issue of the album – completely re-mastered by Darius van Helfteren and featuring two rare Japanese bonus tracks. One track is the beautiful piano ballad ‘Lonely’ and the other a catchy progressive symphonic metal anthem named ‘Sweet Enclosure’, which has been released today.

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EPICA release ‘Beyond The Matrix – Live at the Zenith’ as they continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary


The year 2022 marks symphonic metal titans Epica‘s 20th anniversary as a band. To honour the landmark achievement, the band recently announced reissues of ‘The Holographic Principle’ and ‘The Quantum Enigma’, a huge show at Tilburg’s 013, and also the launch of the Epica Universe. Continuing the celebrations, the band have today released a live video for ‘Beyond The Matrix’, taken from the Zenith in Paris. Watch the video now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_PpfputKY

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EPICA to celebrate 20th anniversary as a band with re-release of first three albums, the launch of The Epica Universe & anniversary show


For their 20th band anniversary in 2022, Symphonic metal titans EPICA have prepared a massive celebration from January to December, with plenty of surprises, new projects and of course some new music too that will all be revealed throughout the year.

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EPICA Unveil Live Music Video for “Victims Of Contingency” +”Ωmega Alive” Is Out Now 


Despite the recent postponement of their European tour and ongoing pandemic, Dutch symphonic metal legends EPICA have erected an unmatched monument to the live music scene this year with “Ωmega Alive”. Out in stores today, the new release is available in several audiovisual formats, such as DVD, BluRay, 3LP vinyl gatefold in various colours, Earbook and boxset. The latter contains 5 beautiful 10” records with a zoetrope print. You can have a look at all the different versions of the release in a new unboxing video featuring singer Simone Simons here:  https://youtu.be/4HaPytCtZIk

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EPICA Unveil Live Music Video for “Kingdom Of Heaven Pt 3 – The Antediluvian Universe” + Announce Cinema Premiere


“Let’s set our piano on fire!” might be a sentence we haven’t heard since the good old rock’n’roll days of the 70s. However, more than any other song from EPICA‘s upcoming audiovisual release, “‘Kingdom Of Heaven Pt 3 – The Antediluvian Universe –” proves that the Dutch symphonic legends have been truly on fire since the release of their latest studio album in February. Despite not being able to play many shows this year, the band used their time at home to set up an extraordinary streaming event that premiered in June and will now be available in various audiovisual formats on December 3rd.
You can even go and witness it live on a huge screen with popcorn and all your friends at the exclusive Kinepolis cinema premiere taking place in Antwerp on December 2nd, where the whole band will be present to celebrate the release – tickets are now available at epica.nl!

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