Breaking News: EPICA to Record With Metropole Orkest

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Epica Metropole OrkestAfter an intense 6-month voting campaign, symphonic metal titans EPICA are honored to announce that they’ve won the contest of Holland’s famous and most prestigious “Metropole Orkest”! Over 650 artists of all possible music genres competed, amongst them popular Dutch acts like Within Temptation, Caro Emerald, and Kensington, yet it was none other than our dearest Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA who pulled the longest straw.

After working with world’s top artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bono and Dizzy Gillespie, “The Metropole Orkest” is considered the biggest professional pop and jazz orchestra in the world. Now remarkably, it’s up to our very own Symphonic Metal sextet EPICA to show what they’re made of and who will have the privilege to record an EPICA track together with this amazing orchestra.

By winning the “Metropole Orkest Contest”, EPICA has proven once again that they can righteously claim their place among Holland’s top music acts!

Epica EP: The Solace System

Recently, EPICA announced the release of their upcoming long-awaited EP, The Solace System. This record will include six brand-new tracks, which were written and recorded during the process of their latest album The Holographic Principle, which came out in late 2016 and charted worldwide. The EP release is due for September 1st, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Track list:
01. The Solace System
02. Fight Your Demons
03. Architect Of Light
04. Wheel Of Destiny
05. Immortal Melancholy
06. Decoded Poetry

Watch the music video of the title track “The Solace System‘” here:

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.

All these formats are NOW available for pre-order

Get your physical copy here:
Or through the EPICA Webshop:
Or get the digital version and get the title track ‘The Solace System’ instantly:


And in additional news, EPICA will be touring the United States with support from Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, and Elantris  for the “Ultimate Principle Tour”


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

9/05/2017  The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

9/06/2017  The Forge – Joliet, IL

9/08/2017  Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

9/09/2017  The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

9/11/2017  The Showbox – Seattle, WA

9/12/2017  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

9/14/2017  The UC Theater – Berkeley, CA

9/15/2017  The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

9/16/2017  The NOVO – Los Angeles, CA

9/17/2017  Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

9/19/2017  Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

9/20/2017  Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

9/21/2017  Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

9/23/2017  Revolution Live – Ft Lauderdale, FL

9/24/2017  The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

9/25/2017  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

9/27/2017  Ram’s Head Live! – Baltimore, MD

9/28/2017  Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

9/29/2017  Playstation Theater – New York, NY
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