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EPICA The Solace System Out Now!

EPICA

The Solace System Out Now!

“Brutal, orchestral, aggressive, melodic, fast, subtle and above all to the point!”
ROCK TRIBUNE (B)
 
“This highly orchestrated album sounds as much like an opera as symphonic metal can without losing its edge. Simone Simons’ vocals are flawless and haunting. Mark Jansen, guitarist and growler, out does himself as chief composer and has ramped up his writing to the caliber of NIGHTWISH and beyond.”
ANTI HERO MAGAZINE (UK)
“Fifteen years into a career brimming with highs and unfathomable artistry, EPICA continue to shine.”
METAL HAMMER (UK)

Today, EPICA release their long-awaited EP, The Solace System, which includes six brand-new songs, written and recorded during the process of their latest album The Holographic Principle. After unveiling the 2nd episode of their animated video-series in the form of a spectacular music video for “Immortal Melancholy” on Tuesday via BILLBOARD, and starting their massive “Ultimate Principle Tour – North America” on Thursday, these Dutch Symphonic Metal giants now present the unboxing video of their exclusive box-set entitled The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition! Be quick if you want to add this stunning box set to your collection as our stock is close to SOLD OUT!

Watch the unboxing video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBWgUh1DLE

Yesterday, EPICA kicked off their “The Ultimate Principle Tour” in Boston, MA. The band’s tour in support of The Solace System will continue through September. Tickets are on sale nowwww.epica.nl/tour.

THE ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR – North America
EPICA w/ Lacuna Coil + Insomnium + Elantris 

8/31/2017  Royale – Boston, MA

9/01/2017  Metropolis – Montreal, QC

9/02/2017  Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

9/03/2017  The Opera House – Toronto, ON **SOLD OUT**

9/05/2017  The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH 

9/06/2017  The Forge – Joliet, IL 

9/08/2017  Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

9/09/2017  The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *

9/11/2017  The Showbox – Seattle, WA

9/12/2017  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR  * 

9/14/2017  The UC Theater – Berkeley, CA 

9/15/2017  The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA 

9/16/2017  The NOVO – Los Angeles, CA

9/17/2017  Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ *

9/19/2017  Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

9/20/2017  Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

9/21/2017  Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

9/23/2017  Revolution Live – Ft Lauderdale, FL

9/24/2017  The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

9/25/2017  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *

9/27/2017  Ram’s Head Live! – Baltimore, MD

9/28/2017  Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

9/29/2017  Playstation Theater – New York, NY 

Tickets and VIP upgrades are available through www.epica.nl/tour

In case you’ve missed the behind the music trailers, make sure to watch them here:
behind the music pt. 1: https://youtu.be/LmQHfDT8dsY
behind the music pt. 2: https://youtu.be/4a2Bl5hL8Ts



Track list of The Solace System:
01. The Solace System
02. Fight Your Demons
03. Architect Of Light
04. Wheel Of Destiny
05. Immortal Melancholy
06. Decoded Poetry

Watch the music video of the title track “The Solace System‘” here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2b3V0VJdW

The Solace System was recorded, mixed & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen. The video clip was produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni. The splendid artwork is once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.

Simone Simons (vocalist) comments on the EP:
“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!”

And if this all wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to purchase the new EP The Solace System together with the CD of their recent studio album The Holographic Principle as a box set! It will be called The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition.

 

And there are some more good news! Nuclear Blast is going to re-release two ancient albums of EPICADesign Your Universe and The Divine Conspiracy, on vinyl on August 18th. Each album is available in two different colours.

Purchase your copy of The Solace System at nblast.de/EpicaSolaceSystemEP
Or through the EPICA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/thesolacesystem

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