Epica release 9th studio vlog

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have recorded their eighth album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands. In April, Mark Jansen was not able to travel to the Netherlands due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions. So he recorded his vocal parts in his home studio. Meanwhile, in Sandlane Recording Facilities, Coen Janssen and producer Joost van den Broek were supervising the recordings of the backing vocals for EPICA#8.

In this episode, you get a behind-the-scenes look at how Mark, the choir, and the backing vocals were recorded.

VLOG #9:

Coen Janssen comments: “Besides Simone’s vocals, our music has a lot more voices to be heard! Of course, there is Mark, growling away from Sicily due to him not being able to travel to the studio because of the pandemic. Next to the children’s choir, we also have the ’normal’ choir again, giving us an even better performance than previous times. And just when you thought that was all, we squeeze in some awesome backing vocals by Linda and Marcela to complement Simone’s leads. Seeing everything coming together like this is the cherry on the cake of the recordings so enjoy the little snippets…. almost done 🙂

EPICA’s first new music is scheduled for release this fall through Nuclear Blast Records. In support of this album, the band will comprehensively tour Europe during the rescheduled “Epic Apocalypse” co-headline tour with APOCALYPTICA and support-act WHEEL.

LIVE DATES:
The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2021
w/ APOCALYPTICA, WHEEL
01.03. D Berlin – Columbiahalle *RESCHEDULED*
02.03. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee *RESCHEDULED*
03.03. D Hannover – Capitol *RESCHEDULED*
05.03. CH Zurich – Komplex *RESCHEDULED*
06.03. D Munich – Tonhalle *RESCHEDULED*
07.03. I Milan – Fabrique *RESCHEDULED*
08.03. CH Lausanne – Metropole *RESCHEDULED*
10.03. HU Budapest – Barba Negra *RESCHEDULED*
11.03. AT Vienna – gasometer *RESCHEDULED*
12.03. CZ Brno – hala vodova *RESCHEDULED*
13.03. PL Warsaw – Progresja *RESCHEDULED*
14.03. PL Gdansk – B90 *RESCHEDULED*
17.03. D Hamburg – Docks *RESCHEDULED*
18.03. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio *RESCHEDULED*
20.03. S stockholm – Berns *RESCHEDULED*
21.03. N Oslo – Sentrum *RESCHEDULED*
01.04. FIN Helsinki – Ice Hall *RESCHEDULED*
07.04. P Lisbon – Coliseum *RESCHEDULED*
08.04. E Madrid – La Riviera *RESCHEDULED*
09.04. E Murcia – Gamma *RESCHEDULED*
11.04. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz *RESCHEDULED*
12.04. F Toulouse – Bikini *RESCHEDULED*
13.04. F Paris – Zenith *RESCHEDULED*
14.04. B Brussel – Ancienne Belgique *RESCHEDULED*
16.04. UK Nottingham – Rock City *NEW*
17.04. UK Glasgow – O2 Academy *RESCHEDULED*
18.04. UK Bristol – O2 Academy *RESCHEDULED*
20.04. D Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria *RESCHEDULED*
21.04. D Ludwigsburg – MHP arena *RESCHEDULED*
22.04. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof *RESCHEDULED*
24.04. LUX Luxembourg – Den Atelier *RESCHEDULED*
25.04. NL Amsterdam – AFAS Live *RESCHEDULED*
27.04. UK London – Roundhouse *RESCHEDULED*
28.04. UK Manchester – Academy *RESCHEDULED*

An evening with EPICA – Latin America
16.12.2021 CL Santiago – Teatro Caupolican *RESCHEDULED*
18.12.2021 EC Quito, – El Teleferico *RESCHEDULED*
19.12.2021 PE Lima – Centro de Convenciones Barranco *RESCHEDULED*

Tickets and VIP upgrades for all shows are available from www.epica.nl/tour

ICYMI:
Studio Vlog #1: LINK
Studio Vlog #2: LINK
Studio Vlog #3: LINK
Studio Vlog #4: LINK
Studio Vlog #5: LINK
Studio Vlog #6: LINK
Studio Vlog #7: LINK
Studio Vlog #8: LINK

EPICA is:
Simone Simons | vocals
Isaac Delahaye | guitars
Mark Jansen | guitars, grunts, screams
Coen Janssen | synths, piano
Ariën van Weesenbeek | drums
Rob van der Loo | bass

Press release courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records

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