By revisiting EPICA20 years of history, the very first DVD recording of the group “We will take you with us” is a milestone, showing the 6 young musicians of the famous Dutch TV show “Twee Meter Sessies” in 2004. Long before Youtube emerged, this show introduced the symphonic metallers to a wider audience and also included the first officially recorded live versions of their early hits like “Crying for the Moon” Where “Sensory”.
While many EPICA fans may have already seen samples of this version online, the CD is long out of print. Finally, it is available again as part of the “We will take you with us” Earbook, collector box and clamshell CD box. Watch the clip remastered in 4K for “Run for a Fall (Acoustic)” now below.
EPICA keyboardist Coen Janssen save records: “It was one of the very first acoustic/small sets we played in as a band. I have very fond memories of playing at the famous Wisseloord studios. Another thing I remember is c is to have been very nervous because I felt so “naked” in a way, but I’m very happy that we have this version to review!”
In case you missed it, there’s a lot going on in EPICAuniverse this year for their 20th anniversary as a group. You can still Pre-order the early childhood collection “We will take you with us” and “Living in Paradise” both of which will be released on September 2.
If you missed the band during their recent run at the Summer Festival, now you can enjoy their long, sold-out anniversary show in Tilburg from home with an exclusive, professional live stream of the entirety. of the performance which will contain many surprises in the setlist, guests and spectacular stage effects. Tickets and packages are available HEREwith early bird rates valid only until August 12, so hurry!
Coen Janssen comments: “We are extremely happy to be able to share our anniversary, not only with the lucky ones who obtained a ticket, but also with everyone in the world! Our loyal fan base is all over this planet and through this livestream we can make it possible for everyone to be a part of this party. It wouldn’t be a birthday party without you!! So grab your drinks and warn the neighbors, because it’s going to be a noisy night!
In addition, you will also be able to witness the return of a group that had disappeared from the face of the earth for the past 20 years. Meadow-EPICA bandaged SAHARA DUST will come together for a unique live performance to open the show. Don’t miss them, because although you may never have heard of them, their history is closely linked to EPICAhis creation.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. CEST (1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST), the shows will remain live for 72 hours for fans in different time zones to rewatch on their account anytime during that time. Early bird tickets are available until August 12, and bundles are available with limited edition merchandise that will only be available with the stream or directly at the anniversary show in Tilburg. Book your tickets for this special event at www.epicastream.com.
EPICA was formed by the composer Marc Jansen after leaving AFTER ALWAYS in 2002, and the band quickly garnered attention outside of their home country, taking big strides to become their long-proven leading symphonic metal superpower. After their ambitious debut “The Phantom Agony” (2002) and the surprisingly eclectic sophomore work “Consign to oblivion” (2005), the road took them to new heights via their first conceptual masterpiece “The Divine Conspiracy” (2007) and their worldwide breakthrough “Design your universe” (2009). opus of 2012 “Requiem for the Indifferent”dazzling of 2014 “The Quantum Enigma” and “The Holographic Principle” (2016), cemented their reputation not only as one of the hardest working metal bands in the business, but also as one of the best. With 2021 “Omega”the final part of the metaphysical trilogy they started with “The Quantum Enigma”they reclaimed the throne without even a blink of an eye, amassing over three million streams in the first week of the album’s release.