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How metal is Epica's Simone Simons?

Pitting your heroes against the test that really matters: the Metal Hammer Metal Test. This month, Epica frontwoman Simone Simons tests her mettle

What’s the most illegal thing you have ever done?

“I’m pretty boring, I guess. I’ve smoked weed in the past but it’s legal in the Netherlands so does it still count? Oh, I know, sex in public places! It last happened 12 years ago. I’m a responsible mother now, ha ha!”

What’s the most metal album in your record collection?

“The selection on my phone is pretty poor, but I have Lacuna Coil, Opeth, Ghost and Michael Jackson. Is Michael Jackson metal? I guess not. The most metal thing I have is an In Flames album, Reroute To Remain.”

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