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DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers Guest On New AYREON Album 'The Source'

"The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music ...

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EPICA: Video Footage Of Ludwigsburg Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of EPICA's January 14 performance at MHP Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany can be seen below. EPICA is currently touring Europe with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK. EPICA's latest album, "The Holographic Principle", was released on September 30, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. EPICA singer Simone Simons recently told Metal-Rules.com about the ...

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Video Premiere: EPICA's 'Beyond The Matrix'

"Beyond The Matrix", the new video from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. "Beyond The Matrix" is taken from EPICA's latest album, "The Holographic Principle", which was released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons: ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Listen To New Song 'Knife In The Safe Room'

"Knife In The Safe Room", a brand new song from Washington, D.C. metalcore pioneers DARKEST HOUR, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora", which will be released on March 10 via Southern Lord Recordings. The 12-song effort was part of a crowdfunding ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN On 'The Holographic Principle': 'Everything Was Played By Human Beings'

United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with vocalist Simone Simons and guitarist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EPICA felt any pressure following up 2014's "The Quantum Enigma" album: Simone: "Only a little bit, but more in a positive way. We were so ...

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Video Premiere: EPICA's 'Edge Of The Blade'

The official video for the song "Edge Of The Blade" from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Holographic Principle", which will be released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. Commented EPICA's Coen Janssen (synths, piano): "Finally another video! We are very happy with ...

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Video: Dutch All-Female Death Metal Band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION Performs At STONEHENGE Festival

Video footage of the Dutch all-female death/black metal band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION performing on July 30 at the Stonehenge festival in Steenwijk, The Netherlands can be seen below. Founded in 2014 in Eidhoven, SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION managed very quickly to establish an amazing live reputation and got lots of invitations from venues and smaller festivals. ...

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EPICA: Third Part Of Documentary On Making Of 'The Holographic Principle'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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EPICA: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Universal Death Squad'

The official lyric video for the song "Universal Death Squad" from Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle", which will be released on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities ...

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EPICA: Second Part Of Documentary On Making Of 'The Holographic Principle'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA To Release 'Transit Blues' Album In October

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA will release its sixth full-length album, "Transit Blues", on October 7 via Rise Records. It follows last year's "Space" EP that bowed at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 and earned widespread acclaim. Upholding a career-long tradition of progression and perseverance, the group's new record represents another natural evolution. The band ...

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EPICA: First Part Of Documentary On Making Of 'The Holographic Principle'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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EPICA: 'North American Principle Tour' Dates With FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, THE AGONIST Announced

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return this fall for "The North American Principle Tour". They will be joined on the trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends in THE AGONIST. The first three dates will feature Germany's XANDRIA instead of ARKONA. Tour kicks off on ...

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EPICA: 'The Holographic Principle' Track Listing, Album Concept Revealed

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their seventh studio album, "The Holographic Principle" on September 30 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Joost van der Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION). The cover artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann. "The Holographic Principle" track listing: 01. Eidola ...

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