11 September 2019

EPICA | Band launch Design Your Universe guitar tutorial and competition MMH

BAND COLLABORATE WITH THE COLLEGE OF METAL TO LAUNCH FREE GUITAR TUTORIAL FOR
‘DESIGN YOUR UNIVERSE’
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WIN AN EPICA MERCH BUNDLE!
In support of the upcoming release of Design Your Universe – Gold Edition, EPICA have collaborated with the College of Metal to launch a free tutorial of the band’s anthem ‘Design Your Universe’, which was recorded back in 2009. In the tutorial lead guitarist Isaac Delahaye takes you through every part of the song, ensuring you get all the details right.

You can view the tutorial on the EPICA YouTube channel: youtu.be/afFIvkZY7II
The guitar tabs can be downloaded for free from: store.collegeofmetal.com/epica-design-your-universe

To celebrate the launch of the tutorial, the band are holding a competition for all of their fans who play guitar. Upload a video of yourself playing ‘Design Your Universe’ to YouTube and send the link to info@epica.nl to enter. The winner will be chosen by Isaac Delahaye and will receive an EPICA merch bundle, including Design Your Universe – Gold Edition. The competition closes October 1st.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Kingdom Of Heaven’ on the band’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/hFlgT4dny4k

Mark Jansen comments: “’Kingdom of Heaven’ is very dear to me. This song was dedicated to my grandmother after she passed away. The lyrics are dealing with near-death experiences and the bridge between spirituality and science. Up until today, it’s the EPICA song I’m most proud of and even though we cannot perform it that often live due to its length, we will perform it soon during the ‘Design Your Universe’ 10th Anniversary shows. Enjoy this lyric video!”

‘Design Your Universe’- Gold edition contains a remastered and remixed version of the album and a newly recorded acoustic bonus disc and will be released October 4th. The album and exclusive merchandise bundles are now available for pre-order now from http://smarturl.it/epica

ICYMI:
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/ix63vZtQCWo
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/inTGdcgJHuU

The tracklist reads as follows:
CD1: Album
01. Samadhi – prelude
02. Resign to Surrender – A New Age Dawns – pt IV
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven – A New Age Dawns – pt V
07. The Price of Freedom – interlude
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
10. Deconstruct
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe – A New Age Dawns – pt VI
14. Incentive (bonus)

CD2: The Acoustic Universe / Bonus CD:
01. Burn To A Cinder
02. Our Destiny
03. Unleashed
04. Martyr Of The Free Word
05. Design Your Universe

To coincide with this release EPICA will perform a number of exclusive ‘Design Your Universe’ 10th anniversary shows around the globe.

‘Design Your Universe’ – 10th Anniversary Shows – Europe
w/ BLACKBRIAR
04.10. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
05.10. NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg *SOLD OUT*
06.10. F Paris – Élysée Montmartre *SOLD OUT*
10.10. IL Tel Aviv – Barby Club
12.10. RUS Moscow – Glavclub

‘Design Your Universe’ – 10th Anniversary Shows – Latin America
21.10. MEX Monterrey – Escena
22.10. MEX Guadalajara – Diana Theatre
24.10. MEX Mexico City – Auditorio BlackBerry
26.10. BR São Paulo – Tropical Butantã
27.10. BR Rio de Janeiro – Circo Voador
29.10. AR Buenos Aires – El Teatro Flores
30.10. CR Santiago – Teatro Caupolicán
02.11. CO Bogotá – Royal Center
03.11. CR San José – Pepper Disco Club

2020:
03.01. CN Montreal – Corona Theatre
05.01. US Los Angeles – Regent Theater
12.01. US New York City – Webster Hall

Tickets are on sale now through epica.nl/tour