29 August 2020

EPICA launch 9th studio video vlog MMH

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have recorded their eighth album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands. In April, Mark Jansen was not able to travel to the Netherlands due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions. So he recorded his vocal parts in his home studio. Meanwhile in Sandlane Recording Facilities, Coen Janssen and producer Joost van den Broek were supervising the recordings of the backing vocals for EPICA#8.

In this episode you get a behind-the-scenes look how Mark, the choir and the backing vocals were recorded.

VLOG #9:


Coen Janssen comments: “Besides Simone’s vocals, our music has a lot more voices to be heard! Of course there is Mark, growling away from Sicily due to him not being able to travel to the studio because of the pandemic. Next to the children’s choir we also have the ’normal’ choir again, giving us an even better performance than previous times. And just when you thought that was all, we squeeze in some awesome backing vocals by Linda and Marcela to complement Simone’s leads. Seeing everything coming together like this is the cherry on the cake of the recordings so enjoy the little snippets…. almost done :)”

EPICA‘s first new music is scheduled for release this fall through Nuclear Blast Records. In support of this the band will comprehensively tour Europe during the rescheduled ‘Epic Apocalypse’ co-headline tour with APOCALYPTICA and support act WHEEL.

»The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2021«
01.03.2021         D    Berlin – Columbiahalle *RESCHEDULED*
02.03.2021         D    Leipzig – Haus Auensee *RESCHEDULED*
03.03.2021         D    Hannover – Capitol *RESCHEDULED*
05.03.2021         CH  Zurich – Komplex *RESCHEDULED*
06.03.2021         D    Munich – Tonhalle *RESCHEDULED*
07.03.2021         I     Milan – Fabrique  *RESCHEDULED*
08.03.2021         CH  Lausanne – Metropole *RESCHEDULED*
10.03.2021         HU  Budapest – Barba Negra *RESCHEDULED*
11.03.2021         AT   Vienna – Gasometer *RESCHEDULED*
12.03.2021         CZ  Brno – Hala Vodova *RESCHEDULED*
13.03.2021         PL   Warsaw – Progresja *RESCHEDULED*
14.03.2021         PL   Gdansk – B90 *RESCHEDULED*
17.03.2021         D    Hamburg – Docks *RESCHEDULED*
18.03.2021         DK  Copenhagen – Amager Bio *RESCHEDULED*
20.03.2021         S    Stockholm – Berns *RESCHEDULED*
21.03.2021         N    Oslo – Sentrum *RESCHEDULED*
01.04.2021         FIN  Helsinki – Ice Hall *RESCHEDULED*
07.04.2021         P    Lisbon – Coliseum *RESCHEDULED*
08.04.2021         E    Madrid – La Riviera *RESCHEDULED*
09.04.2021         E    Murcia – Gamma *RESCHEDULED*
11.04.2021         E    Barcelona – Razzmatazz *RESCHEDULED*
12.04.2021         F    Toulouse – Bikini *RESCHEDULED*
13.04.2021         F    Paris – Zenith *RESCHEDULED*
14.04.2021         B    Brussel – Ancienne Belgique *RESCHEDULED*
16.04.2021         UK  Nottingham – Rock City *NEW*
17.04.2021         UK  Glasgow – O2 Academy *RESCHEDULED*
18.04.2021         UK  Bristol – Anson Rooms *RESCHEDULED*
20.04.2021         D    Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria *RESCHEDULED*
21.04.2021         D    Ludwigsburg – MHP arena *RESCHEDULED*
22.04.2021         D    Wiesbaden – Schlachthof *RESCHEDULED*
24.04.2021         LUX Luxembourg – Den Atelier *RESCHEDULED*
25.04.2021         NL   Amsterdam – AFAS Live *RESCHEDULED*
27.04.2021         UK   London – Roundhouse *RESCHEDULED*
28.04.2021         UK   Manchester – O2 Academy *RESCHEDULED*

»An evening with EPICA« Latin America
16.12.2021          CL    Santiago – Teatro Caupolican *RESCHEDULED*
18.12.2021          EC    Quito, – El Teleferico *RESCHEDULED*
19.12.2021          PE     Lima – Centro de Convenciones Barranco *RESCHEDULED*
Tickets and VIP upgrades for all shows are available from Epica’s website

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Simone Simons | vocals
Isaac Delahaye | guitars
Mark Jansen | guitars, grunts, screams
Coen Janssen | synths, piano
Ariën van Weesenbeek | drums
Rob van der Loo | bass