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Epica officially enter the studio to record eighth album

Posted by on March 11, 2020

  Epica have officially entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2016’s Holographic Principle. The group are working on their eighth effort at Sandlane Recording Facilities with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon). The record is scheduled to arrive sometime this fall via Nuclear Blast.   Vocalist Simone Simons comments: “Welcome to the […]

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70000tons round 10 2020 explained by members of Trollfest, Carach Angren, The Agonist, etc.

Posted by on March 4, 2020

70000tons of Metal by far surpasses any other metal cruise. It’s more than a fan’s all-access pass hanging out with some of their favorite bands. The overall adventure is a vacation with like-minded individuals surrounded by their metal brothers and sisters. It’s an example of how loving and caring the metal community is as it […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 sets of 70000tons Round 10 2020

Posted by on February 28, 2020

  70,000 Tons of Metal 2020 is an absurd experience. It takes two concepts: metal music along with the black shirt attire, bombastic-fueled ridden, and passionate fans set sail on the luxury Royal Caribbean cruise line. A metal show, along with such extravagance, is typically the antithesis of metal (show tunes and suit jackets in […]

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Epica turned NYC into a “Kingdom Of Heaven” on 1/12/20 w/ Starkill

Posted by on January 16, 2020

  Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica spent a chunk of 2019 celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fourth studio album, Design Your Universe. In addition to releasing the Gold Edition, the group toured through different parts of the globe to commemorate the record. Towards the end of last year, Epica finally announced bringing the celebration […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 30 Albums to (hopefully) look forward to in 2020

Posted by on January 8, 2020

  While some of these bands already have a release date set, we went ahead in hopes of seeing new albums from the following twenty-seven artists will arrive before the year ends.    30) The Night Flight Orchestra   It’s official! The Night Flight Orchestra will release their new album Aeromantic on February 28th via […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Mark Jansen reflects on the history and future of Epica

Posted by on November 29, 2019

Mark Jansen is one of the hardest working musicians around. During Epica’s downtime, the Dutch guitarist/singer is either working with MaYaN or his new project, United Metal Minds. Therefore, there’s always something for his fans. Epica has spent a decent amount of time celebrating ten years of Design Your Universe, which includes The Gold Edition […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/16: Creeping up the charts

Posted by on October 16, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Once again we have a week featuring a large amount of debuts, 15 to be exact. Gatecreeper leads the pack with a top 30 debut. Not only did the band’s second album chart, […]

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Five studio updates we heard this week – 8/30/19

Posted by on August 30, 2019

While today is heavily focused on Tool’s first album in thirteen years with Fear Inoculum (read our review here), we’ve heard at least five studio updates this week. Unfortunately, none of these involve another new Tool album. In case you missed it, check out the album updates we heard last week here.   05) Epica share […]

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Ten music videos to check out this week – 8/9/19

Posted by on August 9, 2019

There are a ton of New & Noteworthy releases to explore every Friday and a lot of these come with music videos. We tend to narrow it down to five clips. However, this week is different as there are a total of ten videos that we think are worth checking out. 10) Epica premiere “Kingdom […]

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