EPICA: Drummer ARIËN VAN WEESENBEEK Joins Band As Full-Time Member

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA has posted the following bulletin on its official MySpace account:

"We are very happy and proud to announce that after having worked with us as a session musician for about a year now, Ariën van Weesenbeek [drums; also of GOD DETHRONED] has decided to join EPICA as a full time member! We also want to thank Koen Herfst for helping us out with all the live shows he did in the last couple of months and we want to wish him all the best with BAGGA BROWNZ."

Fan-filmed video footage of EPICA performing the song "Fools of Damnation" on November 19, 2007 at the Alcatraz club in Milan, Italy can be viewed below. Check out photos from the show at the Italian news blog Musica Metal.

Nuclear Blast Records released a limited deluxe CD edition in Europe of EPICA's new album, "The Divine Conspiracy", featuring the bonus tracks "Higher High" and "Replica" (FEAR FACTORY cover), video clips and a "making-of" enhanced section.

As previously reported, EPICA has been confirmed as the support act for SYMPHONY X on their upcoming North American tour in April/May.

(Thanks: Sheila)


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