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There is more than one artist known as Epica:

ONE Epica formed in the Netherlands. They are a symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen, subsequent to his departure from After Forever. Their songs largely deal with philosophical topics, including science, religion and world events.

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In 2003, Epica's debut album The Phantom Agony was released through Transmission Records. Consign to Oblivion followed in 2005 and debuted at No. 12 in the Dutch charts. They moved labels to Nuclear Blast following Transmission's bankruptcy and in 2007 released their third studio album The Divine Conspiracy, which charted at #9 in the Netherlands. 2009's Design Your Universe was met with yet greater success, debuting at #8 in the Dutch Albums Chart, and charting across Europe, also garnering much critical acclaim.

Epica's fifth studio album Requiem for the Indifferent was released in 2012. Well-received by critics, it met with international success, entering the USA's Billboard 200 at #104 and Japan's Oricon Albums Chart at #172.

On March 23, 2013, Epica celebrated their 10th anniversary with a huge live event, called Retrospect, at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, hosting a live orchestra from Hungary along with special guests Floor Jansen and former Epica members Ad Sluijter, Jeroen Simons, and Yves Huts. During the show a DVD release of the show was confirmed.

Discography The Phantom Agony (2003) We Will Take You With Us [Live] (2004) Consign to Oblivion (2005) The Score - An Epic Journey [Soundtrack] (2005) The Divine Conspiracy (2007) The Classical Conspiracy [Live] (2009) Design Your Universe (2009) Requiem for the Indifferent (2012) Retrospect [Live] (2013) The Quantum Enigma (2014) The Holographic Principle (2016)

Current members: Mark Jansen – rhythm guitar, unclean vocals Coen Janssen – keyboards, synthesizer, piano Simone Simons – lead vocals Ariën van Weesenbeek – drums, spoken words Isaac Delahaye – lead guitar, backing vocals Rob van der Loo – bass

Former members: Yves Huts – bass Ad Sluijter – guitars Jeroen Simons – drums Helena Iren Michaelsen – lead vocals Iwan Hendrikx – drums Dennis Leeflang – drums

TWO The Italian prog rock band active in the 90s who released the album Confini in 1995. - Alessandro Secchi / vocals - Alessandro Mantelli / keyboards, programming - Alessandro Crovato / guitars - Flavio Miotto / bass, guitars - Gianni Ghezzo / drums

THREE Epica is a three person progressive/trance group from Russia. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Nummirock in Nummijarvi, Finland Nummijarvi, Finland
Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Hills Of Rock in Plovdiv, Bulgaria Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Rockwave Festival in Malakasa, Greece Malakasa, Greece
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00PM Epica @ Masters of Rock in Vizovice, Czech Republic Vizovice, Czech Republic
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 4:00PM Epica @ Leyendas Del Rock in Villena, Spain Villena, Spain
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Summer Breeze in Sinbronn, Germany Sinbronn, Germany
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Royale in Boston, MA Boston, MA
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Metropolis in Montréal, Canada Montréal, Canada
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Imperial Theatre in Quebec, Canada Quebec, Canada
Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 6:00PM Epica @ The Opera House in Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ The Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ The Forge in Joliet, IL Joliet, IL
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO Denver, CO
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 6:00PM Epica @ The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City, UT
Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:30PM Epica @ The Showbox in Seattle, WA Seattle, WA
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR Portland, OR
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8:00PM Epica @ The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall in Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00PM Epica @ The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA Santa Ana, CA
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ Tempe, AZ
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Alamo City Music Club in San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas, TX Dallas, TX
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ The Ballroom at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX Houston, TX
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 6:00PM Epica @ Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Plaza LIVE Orlando in Orlando, FL Orlando, FL
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD Baltimore, MD
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:30PM Epica @ Playstation Theater in New York, NY New York, NY
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Het Depot in Leuven, Belgium Leuven, Belgium
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Muziekcentrum Trix in Antwerpen, Belgium Antwerpen, Belgium
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Hedon in Zwolle, Netherlands Zwolle, Netherlands
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands Haarlem, Netherlands
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Doornroosje in Nijmegen, Netherlands Nijmegen, Netherlands
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Klub Studio in Cracow, Poland Cracow, Poland
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Masters Of Rock Café in Zlin, Czech Republic Zlin, Czech Republic
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Markthalle in Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany Cologne, Germany
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ La BAM in Metz, France Metz, France
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Stereolux in Nantes, France Nantes, France
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Krakatoa in Mérignac, France Mérignac, France
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ La Riviera in Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Razzmatazz 1 in Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Le Moulin in Marseille, France Marseille, France
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ LE TRANSBORDEUR in Villeurbanne, France Villeurbanne, France
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Backstage in Munich, Germany Munich, Germany
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Estragon in Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Z7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, Switzerland Pratteln, Switzerland
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ L'Aeronef in Lille, France Lille, France

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