Release Date: July 20, 2018
Unquestioned: EPICA are a power! A virtuoso force whose magical core is made up of different artistic components, which in their singularity are so grand, incomparable and EPIC that it really takes your breath away. Whether it is heaviness, power and bombast, perfect symphonies in form and beautiful melodies, overwhelming creativity and exciting, progressive excursions, dynamic contrasts in sound constructions and in singing, the most demanding and in-depth content, the glamorous, magical voice of Simone Simons or that touch of magic, that is always included in each of their compositions: every facet, every nuance, every musical detail of this successful Dutch band is on point! Thus, they are able to create a brilliant and intelligent sound, with a huge complexity, yet still shine in a harmonious symbiosis.
Last December, Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA surprised their fans with a very special covers EP release entitled, EPICA VS. Attack On Titan. The release, featuring metal versions of the theme songs from the highly successful manga series, with 70 Million copies in print, turned worldwide aired anime "Attack On Titan". EPICA VS. Attack On Titan was recorded during the summer of July of 2017 at Sandlane Recording Facilities by Joost van den Broek. The original songs, which were influenced by the music of EPICA, were composed by Revo of popular Japanese band LINKED HORIZON. For the EP, tracks were adapted by and produced by Joost van den Broek. The choir arrangements and scoring were completed by keyboardist Coen Janssenwho also handled the orchestral arrangements with Joost van den Broek.
EPICAkeyboardistCoen Janssen comments:
“The Attack on Titan EP is a project very close to my heart. More than ever I was involved in arranging and producing and I am very proud of the result! Very cool to see how these Japanese anime-songs turned into EPICA songs more and more every step of the way!!!"
After two years of literally non-stop touring worldwide, this summer EPICA will perform their last batch of festivals of their current touring cycle! With performances on the legendary Wacken Open Air in Germany Slovenia’s magical Metaldays and Alcatraz Festival among other festivals, EPICA will give all Metal fans one last party before their well-deserved touring break! Key tracks: ‘Crimson Bow & Arrow’, ‘If Inside These Walls Was A House’