Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have parted ways with drummer Jeroen Simons. According to a posting on the band's official web site, "Jeroen has decided to concentrate on another musical career and will therefore leave EPICA. We want to thank him for everything he has contributed to the band for the last four years and want to wish him all the best in his new musical career!"EPICA is currently seeking a new drummer. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] As previously reported, EPICA's previously announced live DVD, which was filmed on May 4, 2006 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland, has been delayed until next year. EPICA is currently working on material for its third full-length album, which they expect to begin recording before the end of the year.