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The Outer Limits: How prog are Epica?

They’ve worked with 70-piece choirs and classical orchestras, and they beautifully bridge the musical worlds of heavy and symphonic. So now we have to ask: how prog are Epica?

Straight-up prog, Epica are not. But a career-defining gig supporting Anathema was a telling sign of their nascent ambitions to serve up something a little unexpected.

“I sang in a choir when I started Epica,” explains their flame-haired mezzo-soprano Simone Simons. “I was doing a show with the choir but I also had a show with Epica that night, so I had to leave halfway through the show to be on time for sound check. That was our very first official show and we were the support for Anathema.

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