Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has launched the video for 'Decoded Poetry' which is taken from the band‘s latest EP The Solace System. The animated video was created/produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni and completes the video trilogy of EPICA‘s masterful title track "The Solace System" and "Immortal Melancholy", all taken from The Solace System EP which was released worldwide in September 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Watch the new video now here: https://youtu.be/PEV-W_YqoGA EPICA‘s Coen Janssen (keys) comments: "It has been a great pleasure working with the talented Davide Cilloni on this unique video trilogy. In this final part we finally find out what will happen to our dimension and if the Universal Death Squad will conquer our planet... let‘s hope for the best!! I hope you enjoy this last part as much as I have enjoyed seeing myself as a cartoon haha!" This Thursday, EPICA will kick off The Ultimate Principle Tour - Latin America in Montevideo, Uruguay. On this tour, EPICA will perform 8 dates in Brazil including cities where the band has never performed during their 15-year career, next to additional dates in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The band is excited to perform tracks from The Holographic Principle and The Solace System for their Latin American fans for the first time.
EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen comments: “We are very happy to announce we are finally returning to Latin America! As I have noticed many fans are so much looking forward to that as well. We are all very excited and can't wait to party with you guys!!!“ Tickets are available via www.epica.nl/tour
The Ultimate Principle Tour - Latin America 2018 01.03. UY Montevideo - Music Box *NEW VENUE* 03.03. CL Santiago - Teatro Caupolicán 04.03. AR Buenos Aires - Teatro Flores 06.03. AR Salta - Teatro del Huerto 09.03. BR Belo Horizonte - Music Hall BH 10.03. BR São Paulo - Tropical Butantã 11.03. BR Rio de Janeiro - Circo Voador 13.03. BR Porto Alegre - Opinião 14.03. BR Curitiba - Spazio Van 16.03. BR Manaus - Teatro Manauara 17.03. BR Fortaleza - Espaco Jangada *NEW VENUE* 18.03. BR Recife - Clube Português do Recife
--- EPICA is also excited to return to UK & Ireland this April for »The United Principle Tour« with MYRKUR and OCEANS OF SLUMBER! The band will play UK venues nationwide as well as their very first ever Irish show at Dublin's Tivoli! Guitarist Mark Jansen comments: "We're coming back to the UK and not for just 1 show like last time! We‘ll do a full UK tour and we‘re super stoked to also play in Ireland for the very first time!!! We're looking very much forward to it! See you in April!"
The United Principle Tour w/ MYRKUR, OCEANS OF SLUMBER 06.04. UK Nottingham - Rock City 07.04. UK Glasgow - ABC1 08.04. UK Bristol - o2 Academy 10.04. IRL Dublin - Tivoli 12.04. UK Manchester - o2 Ritz 13.04. UK London - o2 Forum On Saturday 14th April, 2018 symphonic metal icons EPICA will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After their recent sold out shows in the Netherlands, EPICA is more than proud to announce that they will perform this mile-stone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same venue where it all started for the band 16 years ago!
Rest assured that this night will be celebrated the right way as EPICA invited some very special guests to make sure this night will be remembered! Italian metal maestros LACUNA COIL, Danish metal sensation MYRKUR, Holland‘s prog-death outfit MaYaN, USA‘s progressive metallers OCEANS OF SLUMBER and French metal outfit NIGHTMARE are completing the bill!
Simone Simons (vocalist): "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal EPICA legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!" Tickets are running out and can be purchased via www.epica.nl/tour
»1000th Show Anniversary« w/ LACUNA COIL, MYRKUR, MAYAN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, NIGHTMARE 14.04. NL Tilburg - 013 Festival shows of EPICA: 15./16.06. E Zamora - Z! Live Rock Fest 21.06. N Halden - Tons of Rock 05.07. CH Pratteln - Z7 Open Air (w/ ELUVEITIE, EXCELSIS) 06./07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting 22. – 28.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays 25.07. H Székesfehérvár - Fezen Festival 27.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays 02. - 04.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air 11.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival 17./18.08. CZ Moravský Krumlov - Rock Heart 17./18.08. A Graz - Metal on the Hill
Order EPICA 's latest EP, The Solace System, here: http://nblast.de/EpicaSolaceSystem EPICA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/thesolacesystem Purchase the digital version or stream the EP, here: http://nblast.de/EpicaDigital