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Biography

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.

Official Website: http://epica.nl/ Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/epica Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epica

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 Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ Hard Club in Porto, Portugal Porto, Portugal
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
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00PM Epica @ LKA in Stuttgart, Germany Stuttgart, Germany
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
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ O-East in Dogenzaka, Japan Dogenzaka, Japan
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Landia in Montevideo, Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ TEATRO FLORES in Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Teatro del Huerto in Salta, Argentina Salta, Argentina
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Music Hall BH in Belo Horizonte, Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Tropical Butantã in Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Circo Voador in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Opinião in Porto Alegre, Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Spazio Van in Curitiba, Brazil Curitiba, Brazil
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Teatro Manauara in Manaus, Brazil Manaus, Brazil
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Armazém in Fortaleza, Brazil Fortaleza, Brazil
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Clube Português do Recife in Recife, Brazil Recife, Brazil
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Rock City in Nottingham, United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ ABC1 in Glasgow, United Kingdom Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ 02 Academy in Bristol, United Kingdom Bristol, United Kingdom
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Tivoli in Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ 02 Ritz in Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ 02 Forum in London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00PM Epica @ 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands Tilburg, Netherlands
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany Wacken, Germany
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:00PM Epica @ Metal on the Hill in Graz, Austria Graz, Austria

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