EPICA: Release First Trailer For The Holographic Principle!

Epica TrailerDutch symphonic metal stars EPICA grant a little insight into the making of their massive new longplayer The Holographic Principle and release a first trailer form the studio. In this brand new clip, the band explains their songwriting process and even comes up with some musical surprises.

“Halfway through 2015, EPICA started a new journey: writing and recording the 7th studio album, The Holographic Principle”, explains guitarist Isaac Delahaye. “In between touring we spent our time in the Sandlane Recording Facilities with producer Joost van den Broek and here’s the first part of our studio documentary! It gives you a little insight into the creation of what we see as our most complete album ever. You’ll hear rough snippets of new music, and you’ll see how we built things up. Enjoy!”

EPICA are set to release their newest masterpiece The Holographic Principle via Nuclear Blast on September 30th but you can already take a peek at the tracklist here:

01. Eidola
02. Edge Of The Blade
03. A Phantasmic Parade
04. Universal Death Squad
05. Divide And Conquer
06. Beyond The Matrix
07. Once Upon A Nightmare
08. The Cosmic Algorithm
09. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

The album was produced with Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities. Mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (www.heilemania.de).

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.”

To celebrate the release of EPICA‘s brand-new record fittingly, the band will be playing on their own Epic Metal Fest at the 013 in Tilburg, NL on Saturday, October 1st. They invited KATATONIA, their label mates FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and (also landsmen) TEXTURES to take part in this special event. Additionally, STREAM OF PASSION, THE AGONIST, MAYAN, MYRATH, EVIL INVADERS and last but not least OFF THE CROSS will be attending EPICA‘s release show. On Saturday 15th Octoberthe Brazilian edition of Epic Metal Fest will take place in Sao Paulo. PARADISE LOST, FINNTROLLXANDRIA and THE OCEAN will join EPICA for this first edition.

More info & tickets: http://www.epicmetalfest.com/

Don’t miss EPICA on tour!

Confirmed dates for The North American Principle Tour with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, and THE AGONIST are:
11/04/2016 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC **
11/05/2016 Corona – Montreal, QC **
11/06/2016 Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON **
11/08/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
11/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/11/2016 Amsterdam Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/12/2016 Marquee – Calgary, AB
11/13/2016 The Ranch – Edmonton, AB
11/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/16/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
11/18/2016 Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2016 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2016 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
11/22/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/23/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/25/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/26/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
11/28/2016 State Theater – St Petersburg, FL
11/29/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/01/2016 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/02/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/03/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
** with XANDRIA replacing ARKONA

VIP/Meet and Greet Bundles and upgrades are now on sale via SOUNDRINK. They will include the follow:

*Ticket to the show
*Meet & Greet plus photo opportunity with all the band members
*Separate signing cards of all band 6 band members
*Laminate + Lanyard
*Limited edition 7-inch vinyl with an exclusive (previously unreleased) song
*Exclusive VIP only tour shirt
*Early venue access
*Digital download of The Holographic Principle on release date

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