December 20, 2020
Photo: Tim Tronckoe

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA recently announced the release of their new album Omega, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear BlastOmega is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, EPICA also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled Abyss O’ Time, which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. This past Friday, the band reveal a video for an acoustic version of that single.

Keyboarder Coen Janssen comments: “For the Omega release we rewrote four songs into acoustic versions. This is our way of relaxing after a period of working hard and intense on heavy music. Being able to wind down and see if the songs still ‘work’ without all the bombast feels like coming home. It also enables us to explore other musical styles than metal and challenges us to be creative in a different way than we are used to. Enjoy our first single Abyss O’ Time as if it was played in an Irish Pub while enjoying a nice pint with all your friends!!” 

With the new single Freedom – The Wolves Within’ the band and their label want to support a good cause and started a little challenge with the fans.
Three goals have been reached on streaming platforms, and with each goal, Nuclear Blast sponsored the symbolic adoption of two endangered grey wolves through the World Wildlife Fund, so that at the end of the game, each band member of EPICA has adopted one animal. Not only do grey wolves suffer from steady habitat loss, they also have to endure revenge killings for attacks on wild stock, and the World Wildlife Fund depends on sponsorships and adoptions to conserve the natural habitat of these precious animals.

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The upcoming Epic Apocalypse Tour featuring Dutch Symphonic titans EPICA and Finnish Cello masters APOCALYPTICA and support from prog metallers WHEEL has been postponed to beginning of 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The tour will kick off on 6th January 2022 in Leipzig and the bands will perform all over Europe. 

The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2022

w/ APOCALYPTICA, WHEEL

06.01.2022         DE         Leipzig – Haus Auensee
07.01.2022         DE         Berlin – Columbiahalle  
08.01.2022         PL          Gdansk – B90    
09.01.2022         PL          Warsaw – Progresja       
11.01.2022         AT          Vienna – Gasometer      
12.01.2022         CZ          Brno – Hala vodova          
13.01.2022         HU         Budapest – Barba Negra              
15.01.2022         DE         Munich – Tonhalle          
16.01.2022         I             Milan – Fabrique             
17.01.2022         CH          Lausanne – Metropole
18.01.2022         CH          Zurich – Komplex            
20.01.2022         DE          Wiesbaden – Schlachthof            
21.01.2022         DE          Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena          
22.01.2022         LUX        Luxembourg – Den Atelier          
23.01.2022         DE          Hannover – Capitol  
25.02.2022         FIN         Helsinki – IceHall  
27.02.2022         NO         Oslo – Sentrum
28.02.2022         SE          Stockholm – Berns          
02.03.2022         DK          Copenhagen – Amager Bio                        
03.03.2022         DE          Hamburg – Docks                          
04.03.2022         NL          Amsterdam – AFAS Live               
05.03.2022         DE          Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria                     
07.03.2022         BE          Brussel – Ancienne Belgique                      
08.03.2022         UK          Nottingham – Rock City               
09.03.2022         UK          Glasgow – O2 Academy                
10.03.2022         UK          Manchester – Academy               
12.03.2022         UK          Bristol – O2 Academy                   
13.03.2022         UK          London – Roundhouse                 
14.03.2022         F             Paris – Zenith                    
15.03.2022         F            Toulouse – Bikini                            
17.03.2022         ES          Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1        
18.03.2022         ES          Murcia – Gamma                           
19.03.2022         ES          Madrid – La Riviera                       
20.03.2022         P            Lisbon – Coliseum 

»An evening with EPICA« – Latin America
16.12.2021          CL    Santiago – Teatro Caupolican
18.12.2021          EC    Quito, – El Teleferico
19.12.2021          PE     Lima – Centro de Convenciones Barranco

Tickets and VIP upgrades for all shows are available from www.epica.nl/tour


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


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