Epica announce new EP ‘The Solace System’

EPICA have announced a brand new EP!

Titled The Solace System, the upcoming EP follows last year’s The Holographic Principle and features six brand new songs that were created during the creative process for last year’s album. Speaking about the new EP, guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen says, “this is only based on the fact that the record should not exceed 76 minutes. The listeners can expect a high-quality EP – with songs that are far too good to use them only as bonus tracks. We wanted to publish these songs together in a context. It is always hard to decide at the end of a recording process which songs will be on the album, because this means that you have to miss some songs with best quality, just because they do not fit quite well into the overall flow of the record or because there are other songs that are more suited to the lyrics.” Lead vocalist Simone Simons adds, “during the early writing process of The Holographic Principle we found out that we were blessed with a huge amount of songs. The songs that didn’t fit on our album are now available for you on this special EP! I hope you guys will enjoy these songs as much as we do!”

Alongside the announcement of the EP, the band has revealed a brand new music video for the title track. Watch the official music video for The Solace System here:

The Solace System - Epica

The Solace System is set for release on September 1st via Nuclear Blast Records.

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