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Epica Tickets, Tour Dates and Concerts
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Live in Paradiso
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Omega Alive Earbook)
$69.41
Omega Set
$16.96
The Alchemy Project
$14.98
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Epica at Port of Miami, FL in 70000TONS OF METAL 2024
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Fan Reviews

Suse
April 7th 2023
Bisher Simone mit Epica nur auf CDs gehört; Sound der Instumente genial, abermanchmal war die Stimme in den sehr langen, hohen Tönen für mich ( mit Ohrenproblemen) teils etwas zu schrill ... - live dagen perfekt! Kein Problem mit meinen Ohren, mega klare und tolle Stimmlage... jetzt Epica immer wieder live, wenn möglich! 👍 Das hat mich echt angenehm überrascht ☺️ Auch Simone als Person; Sympathieträger!
Hannover, Germany@
Capitol Hannover
Ric
March 21st 2023
Supers concerts, tous les groupes ont des membres très souriants et complices les jeux de scènes sont géniaux ils occupent l'espace scénique avec enthousiasme et font biens participer le public. La musique était top top top et la Fabrique est une très bonne salle.
Milan, Italy@
Fabrique
Gary
February 1st 2023
An Absolutely Amazing concert by Epica. Simone Simon has a Fantastic voice and had the crowd in the palm of her hand. I will definitely try and see them for the 3rd time🤟
Bristol, United Kingdom@
O2 Academy Bristol
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About Epica

Epica is a symphonic metal band from The Netherlands, founded in 2003 by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen subsequent to his departure from After Forever. The band currently consists of Simone Simons (vocals), Mark Jansen (guitars, vocals), Ad Sluijter (guitars), Yves Huts (bass), Coen Janssen (keyboards, synthesizer), and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums).

In early 2002, Mark Jansen left After Forever due to creative differences and began looking for musicians to integrate a new musical project, initially named Sahara Dust. In late 2002, the band courted Helena Iren Michaelsen (former vocalist of Trail of Tears and current vocalist of Imperia) as its frontwoman, but shortly after she was replaced by the then unknown mezzo-soprano singer Simone Simons, Jansen's girlfriend at the time. The band's line-up was completed by guitarist Ad Sluijter, drummer Jeroen Simons, bassist Yves Huts and keyboard player Coen Janssen. Their name was changed to Epica, inspired by Kamelot's album, "Epica".

Epica then assembled a choir (made up of two men and six women) and a string orchestra (three violins, two violas, two cellos, and a double bass) to play along with them. Their debut album, The Phantom Agony, was produced by Sascha Paeth (known for having previously produced albums for bands such as Angra, Rhapsody of Fire, and Kamelot) and was released in late 2003.

Their second release, entitled Consign to Oblivion, was influenced by the culture of the Maya civilization, a fact which can be noticed, for example, on songs which integrate the "A New Age Dawns" arch. "A New Age Dawns" refers to the time system of the Mayan people, which extends up to the year of 2012, and makes no reference of what may happen past said year. Consign to Oblivion was composed with film scores as a basis, with Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman being cited as major inspirations. The album features guest singing by Roy Khan (from Kamelot) on the song "Trois Vierges". Epica also joined Kamelot as a support band on parts of their tour for promotion of the The Black Halo album, to which Simone had contributed her vocals.

Epica's The Score: An Epic Journey was released in September 2005 and is the soundtrack for a Dutch movie called "Joyride", though it can also be seen as their third album. Mark Jansen stated that the album is "Typically Epica. Only without the singing, without the guitars, no bass and no drums".

In 2005 and 2006 Epica went on their first tour throughout North America with Kamelot. After the tour, their drummer, Jeroen Simons, left the band, due to his wish to pursue his other musical interests. In December Ariën van Weesenbeek was announced at the official website of the band to be the drummer for their new album.

Their latest album The Divine Conspiracy has been released at the end of August 2007 in the United States in time for their second tour through North America. The new album was released early September in Europe and is the first Epica album released by Nuclear Blast.

Epica performs a blend of gothic metal and symphonic metal. Another component of Epica's style is power metal with their guitarist Ad Sluijter describing the band as "a bridge between power metal and gothic metal.". Vocalist Simone Simons has expressed a preference for the group to be described as symphonic metal though the founder of the group Mark Jansen notes that they do not mind being called gothic metal.

Official site: www.epica.nl
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Genres:
Symphonic Metal, Metal
Band Members:
Coen Janssen, Mark Jansen, Simone Simons, Isaac Delahaye, Rob van der Loo, Ariën van Weesenbeek
Hometown:
Tongerlo, Belgium

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Epica to play in your city
Request a Show

Concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past
All Concerts & Live Streams

Live Photos of Epica

Epica at Port of Miami, FL in 70000TONS OF METAL 2024
View All Photos

Epica merchamazonview store

Live in Paradiso
$23.69
Omega Alive Earbook)
$69.41
Omega Set
$16.96
The Alchemy Project
$14.98
View All
Epica's tour

Fan Reviews

Suse
April 7th 2023
Bisher Simone mit Epica nur auf CDs gehört; Sound der Instumente genial, abermanchmal war die Stimme in den sehr langen, hohen Tönen für mich ( mit Ohrenproblemen) teils etwas zu schrill ... - live dagen perfekt! Kein Problem mit meinen Ohren, mega klare und tolle Stimmlage... jetzt Epica immer wieder live, wenn möglich! 👍 Das hat mich echt angenehm überrascht ☺️ Auch Simone als Person; Sympathieträger!
Hannover, Germany@
Capitol Hannover
Ric
March 21st 2023
Supers concerts, tous les groupes ont des membres très souriants et complices les jeux de scènes sont géniaux ils occupent l'espace scénique avec enthousiasme et font biens participer le public. La musique était top top top et la Fabrique est une très bonne salle.
Milan, Italy@
Fabrique
Gary
February 1st 2023
An Absolutely Amazing concert by Epica. Simone Simon has a Fantastic voice and had the crowd in the palm of her hand. I will definitely try and see them for the 3rd time🤟
Bristol, United Kingdom@
O2 Academy Bristol
View More Fan Reviews

About Epica

Epica is a symphonic metal band from The Netherlands, founded in 2003 by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen subsequent to his departure from After Forever. The band currently consists of Simone Simons (vocals), Mark Jansen (guitars, vocals), Ad Sluijter (guitars), Yves Huts (bass), Coen Janssen (keyboards, synthesizer), and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums).

In early 2002, Mark Jansen left After Forever due to creative differences and began looking for musicians to integrate a new musical project, initially named Sahara Dust. In late 2002, the band courted Helena Iren Michaelsen (former vocalist of Trail of Tears and current vocalist of Imperia) as its frontwoman, but shortly after she was replaced by the then unknown mezzo-soprano singer Simone Simons, Jansen's girlfriend at the time. The band's line-up was completed by guitarist Ad Sluijter, drummer Jeroen Simons, bassist Yves Huts and keyboard player Coen Janssen. Their name was changed to Epica, inspired by Kamelot's album, "Epica".

Epica then assembled a choir (made up of two men and six women) and a string orchestra (three violins, two violas, two cellos, and a double bass) to play along with them. Their debut album, The Phantom Agony, was produced by Sascha Paeth (known for having previously produced albums for bands such as Angra, Rhapsody of Fire, and Kamelot) and was released in late 2003.

Their second release, entitled Consign to Oblivion, was influenced by the culture of the Maya civilization, a fact which can be noticed, for example, on songs which integrate the "A New Age Dawns" arch. "A New Age Dawns" refers to the time system of the Mayan people, which extends up to the year of 2012, and makes no reference of what may happen past said year. Consign to Oblivion was composed with film scores as a basis, with Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman being cited as major inspirations. The album features guest singing by Roy Khan (from Kamelot) on the song "Trois Vierges". Epica also joined Kamelot as a support band on parts of their tour for promotion of the The Black Halo album, to which Simone had contributed her vocals.

Epica's The Score: An Epic Journey was released in September 2005 and is the soundtrack for a Dutch movie called "Joyride", though it can also be seen as their third album. Mark Jansen stated that the album is "Typically Epica. Only without the singing, without the guitars, no bass and no drums".

In 2005 and 2006 Epica went on their first tour throughout North America with Kamelot. After the tour, their drummer, Jeroen Simons, left the band, due to his wish to pursue his other musical interests. In December Ariën van Weesenbeek was announced at the official website of the band to be the drummer for their new album.

Their latest album The Divine Conspiracy has been released at the end of August 2007 in the United States in time for their second tour through North America. The new album was released early September in Europe and is the first Epica album released by Nuclear Blast.

Epica performs a blend of gothic metal and symphonic metal. Another component of Epica's style is power metal with their guitarist Ad Sluijter describing the band as "a bridge between power metal and gothic metal.". Vocalist Simone Simons has expressed a preference for the group to be described as symphonic metal though the founder of the group Mark Jansen notes that they do not mind being called gothic metal.

Official site: www.epica.nl
Show More
Genres:
Symphonic Metal, Metal
Band Members:
Coen Janssen, Mark Jansen, Simone Simons, Isaac Delahaye, Rob van der Loo, Ariën van Weesenbeek
Hometown:
Tongerlo, Belgium

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