Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have recorded their eighth album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands. In the last week of the recordings the band had a great time recording alternative acoustic versions of songs from the upcoming album.
 
In this episode you get a behind-the-scenes look of these recordings.
VLOG #10: https://youtu.be/S-COWzMYgjo

Coen Janssen comments: ‘After spending half a year writing and recording some serious metal, we usually blow off some steam by re-arranging a few songs in a totally different way. This time we went all out again and produced some crazy and unexpected versions that will appear as a bonus on certain editions of the new album! If you only half enjoy it as much as we did making it, you are in for a treat!! Loosen up those hips put on that smile and enjoy the acoustic songs!’

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.
 
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 “The Quantum Enigma B-Sides” are now officially available on all streaming plattforms. 
These 9 tracks have so far only been released physically on various editions such as the Japanese version or the vinyl and for the first time ever, fans can enjoy them on their preferred streaming platform, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or Amazon Music. Make sure to check out these rare EPICA songs via this link:
https://geni.us/EpicaTQEBSides

These 9 tracks are now available for listen:
1. Memento
2. In All Conscience
3. Dreamscape
4. Banish Your Illusion
5. Mirage of Verity
6. Canvas of Life” (acoustic version)
7. In All Conscience” (acoustic version)
8. Dreamscape (acoustic version)
9. Natural Corruption (acoustic version)

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LIVE DATES:
»The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2021«
w/ APOCALYPTICA, WHEEL
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 www.epica.nl/tour

ICYMI:
Studio Vlog #1: https://youtu.be/JQECj9jbQ_U
Studio Vlog #2: https://youtu.be/P8tbDNzOLSQ 
Studio Vlog #3: https://youtu.be/CpUpIlelrv8
Studio Vlog #4: https://youtu.be/GMgMWthA-ps
Studio Vlog #5: https://youtu.be/ccjqVvaMTD4
Studio Vlog #6: https://youtu.be/NHy_ht95dO4
Studio Vlog #7: https://youtu.be/yX0tZD5YptQ
Studio Vlog #8: https://youtu.be/d1BYKO4w4g8
Studio Vlog #9: https://youtu.be/whLMYkwyM04

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
 
More info:
www.epica.nl
www.facebook.com/epica
www.instagram.com/epicaofficial
www.twitter.com/epica
www.nuclearblast.de/epica