EPICA Keyboardist Welcomes Baby Daughter

Keyboardist Coen Janssen of Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA and his wife, Linda, welcomed their first child, a baby daughter named Cato Dianne, on January 28.

Commented Janssen: "We are the luckiest people in the world right now! It is the most incredible feeling there is to have a baby and to hold her in your arms for the first time!!

"I really want to thank all the fans for their kind words and wishes for Cato; it means the world to us!"

KAMELOT keyboardist Oliver Palotai — the longtime boyfriend of EPICA singer Simone Simons — is filling in for Janssen during EPICA South American tour and the group's appearance at the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

"This Is The Time", the new single from EPICA, was released digitally on October 15, 2010. A video for the song, which was written for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), was filmed in March 2010 was in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

EPICA's latest album, "Design Your Universe", landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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