Epica announce new studio album & launch own music festival

EPICA have announced their new album, and are launching their own festival!

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have confirmed details of their new upcoming studio album, entitled The Holographic Principle. Produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION), it also features cover artwork created by Stefan Heilemann.

The band commented:

“Our highly anticipated seventh studio album is a fact. The Holographic Principle feels to us like a true treasure, created by us all with blood, sweat and tears of joy. In the past year we have worked very hard to write and record this special album. We are all very eager to share it with you! Join us on our new musical journey.”

Epica - The Holographic Principle Cover

To celebrate the release of EPICA‘s brand-new record fittingly, the band will also be playing on their own Epic Metal Fest at The 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday, October 1st. Joining them on the bill will be KATATONIAFLESHGOD APOCALYPSETEXTURES, STREAM OF PASSION, THE AGONIST, MAYAN, MYRATH, EVIL INVADERS and OFF THE CROSS.

Epic Metal Fest 2016 Poster

A Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest is also set to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday 15th October. PARADISE LOST,  FINNTROLLXANDRIA and THE OCEAN will join EPICA for this first edition.

For more information, and ticket links, visit: http://www.epicmetalfest.com/

EPICA live:
04.06.  BY        Minsk – Re:public
05.06.  CZ        Plzen – Metalfest Open Air
07.06.  SK        Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
08.06.  I           Rome – Rock In Rome
10.06.  S          Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
24.06.  DK       Copenhagen – Copenhell
09.07.  D         Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
16.07.  H         Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton Festival
23.07.  MEX    Mexico City – Heaven & Hell Festival
05./06.08.       LT        Zarasai City – Roko Naktys
01.10.  NL        Tilburg – Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
15.10.  BR       Sao Paulo – Epic Metal Fest Brazil

03.02.  UK       London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets on sale now!
04.02.  F          Paris – Le Zénith


For more information on EPICA, visit their Facebook page.