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MaYaN interview, October 2018

Following the release of the band’s new album, Dhyana, and their album launch shows we asked Mark Jansen and Frank Schiphorst some questions.. Mark & Frank :) Thank you for the interview! Who does the song writing in MaYaN – are you the sole songwriters in MaYaN or are there …

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Epica – Beyond the Matrix – the Battle (feat. Metropole Orkest)

Epica’s latest release is something a bit different (and tha’s an understatement). It started out normal enough – in the summer of 2017 the band won a vote held by the Metropole orkest. This award winning Dutch orchestra were going to record with the winners. Given Epica’s use of orchestras …

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Epica – Rock city, Nottingham – 6th April 2018

Tonight’s gig had an early start (normal for a Friday or saturday night at Rock city and many other venues these days), and with three bands on the bill then Oceans of Slumber were due on stage just 15 minutes after doors opened. It soon became clear that things were …

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Almanac + MaYan to play London show with Leaves’ Eyes!

Almanac + MaYan to play London show with Leaves’ Eyes as part of European tour!   Dutch symphonic metallers MaYan are about to start the recording process for their 3rd, as yet untitled full-length album which is due in late 2018.  But before their fans are able to enjoy the …

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Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group

Ayreon Universe – The Best Of Ayreon Live, Out March 30th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live Out on March 30 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group Pre-order date: January 30 On 15, 16, 17 September 2017, Ayreon played live …

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Epica – The Solace System

Epica fans who loved the last album (The holographic principle) are in for a treat as Epica release “The solace system”. It’s a six track EP made up of songs that were recorded as part of the Holographic Principle sessions but which didn’t make it onto the album. Does this …

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Epica – Shepherds Bush Empire, London – 3rd February 2017

Tonight’s show is the penultimate date on the current Epica European tour.  It’s a co-headline tour with Powerwolf, with Powerwolf closing some shows and Epica closing others.  In London it’s Epica who is top of the bill which makes sense as they have a bigger fanbase here than Powerwolf (Epica …

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Mark Jansen and Simone Simons, Epica interview – July 2016

I spoke to Simone Simons and Mark Jansen from Epica to discuss their new album due out in September, and also their festival, Epic Metalfest as well as touring and more. You’ve got a new album coming out at the end of September – The Holographic Principle. Cam you tell …

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Epica – O2 Academy, Bristol, 11/11/15

The guys behind the sound desk at Bristol Academy deserve medals. Every venue is prone to issues with mixes at one point or another, but tonight it’s spot-on for every single band that plays which means there’s a buzz in the air not felt for a long time. We even …

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Win Battlelore, Battle Beast, Elis, Katra and Mortillery cd’s.

One for fans of female vocals – we have a pile of CDs for one lucky winner. We have albums from Battlelore, (pictured below) Battle Beast, Elis, Katra and Mortillery, plus an Epica poster. All you have to do to win is answer this simple question… [like_to_read] Battle Beast will …

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Epica interview, December 2014

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I spoke to Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye shortly before the band played their gig at a packed out Forum in London and talked about the tour and the band’s plans for the next year.  Listen to what he had to say using the player below…      

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PlanetMosh Readers Album of the Year 2014 – poll

PlanetMosh have compiled a poll for the best albums released in 2014 and now we are asking YOU, our readers, to pick your three favourite albums from 2014. The Poll will remain open until Saturday December 27th at 18.00. Will you agree with our Staff ?  The PlanetMosh Album Of …

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Epica – Forum, London – 6th December 2014

On previous tours, Epica have skipped the UK when doing the European leg and instead done a separate UK tour of around half a dozen dates in small-medium sized venues, but this time they’ve included a single UK date on their European tour, and it’s here at the Forum, which …

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WACKEN 2015 – Weekly X-mas Calendar Round Up – 8th Dec

Wacken X-mas calendar announcements is in full flow. Here is a list of last week’s announcements: The first bands revealed on the 1st were STRATOVARIUS and ANGRA. Tuesday 2nd: Shining – Get ready for some melancholy – Shining from Sweden are on the way to the Wacken Open Air 2015! …

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HELLFEST 2015 – second announcement!

Hellfest have unleashed their second band announcement for next years festival! The second wave of bands has just been confirmed and we’re happy to add to our line-up the Americans from MASTODON and the crazy English guys from COCK SPARRER. Of course, Phil Anselmo will, as usually, be in Clisson …

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Epica – Concerto record store, Amsterdam – 1st May 2014

After seeing Epica perform their album launch gig in front of a couple of thousand fans in Tilburg, today saw a much more low-key performance for them – an acoustic set in a record store in front of no more than around 50 people. The band were all present with …

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Epica – 013, Tilburg – 30th April 2014

Tonight was to be a special show from Epica – the launch party for their new album, The Quantum Enigma.  As with their other album launch gigs and special shows, this saw fans travelling from all over the world. Support came from Finnish band, Insomnium, a band who have toured …

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EPICA announce one-off London Show this Winter as part of full European Tour

Dutch Metallers EPICA will embark on the first leg of their European Enigma tour this coming November and December. EPICA will be supporting their forthcoming studio album ‘The Quantum Enigma’, set for release on 5th May via Nuclear Blast Records. To pre-order the album click here. Vocalist, Simone Simons states; “After …

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Mark Jansen, Epica & Mayan interview, April 2014

I spoke to Epica guitarist Mark Jansen ahead of the release of Epica’s new album, The Quantum Enigma.  I also took the opportunity to ask him about his other band, Mayan. Your new album, The Quantum Enigma is due to be released at the start of May.  First of all …

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Epica – The Quantum Enigma

“The Quantum Enigma” marks Epica’s sixth studio album release and follows on from last years live “Retrospect” offering. Where as that was by the very nature of the title, a look back at the bands past material, this career defining latest album, is entirely forward thinking, both in its construction …

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