“Brutal, orchestral, aggressive, melodic, fast, subtle and above all to the point!” ROCK TRIBUNE (B) “This highly orchestrated album sounds as much like an opera as symphonic metal can without losing its edge. Simone Simons’ vocals are flawless and haunting. Mark Jansen, guitarist and growler, out does himself as chief composer and has ramped up his writing to the caliber of NIGHTWISH and beyond.” ANTI HERO MAGAZINE (UK)
“Fifteen years into a career brimming with highs and unfathomable artistry, EPICA continue to shine.” METAL HAMMER (UK)
Today, EPICA release their long-awaited EP, The Solace System, which includes six brand-new songs, written and recorded during the process of their latest album The Holographic Principle. After unveiling the 2nd episode of their animated video-series in the form of a spectacular music video for “Immortal Melancholy” on Tuesday via BILLBOARD, and starting their massive “Ultimate Principle Tour – North America” on Thursday, these Dutch Symphonic Metal giants now present the unboxing video of their exclusive box-set entitled The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition! Be quick if you want to add this stunning box set to your collection as our stock is close to SOLD OUT!
Yesterday, EPICA kicked off their “The Ultimate Principle Tour” in Boston, MA. The band’s tour in support of The Solace System will continue through September. Tickets are on sale nowwww.epica.nl/tour.
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 **SOLD OUT**
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.
And there are some more good news! Nuclear Blast is going to re-release two ancient albums of EPICA, Design Your Universe and The Divine Conspiracy, on vinyl on August 18th. Each album is available in two different colours.