Epica launches "Epica"-Beer in cooperation with Kazematten Brewery
Guitarist Isaac Delahaye comments the new partnership: “Being born and raised in Ypres (Belgium), and having seen the rich history of Belgian craft beers, I didn’t have to think twice to accept the proposal of my hometown brewery to create a custom EPICA lager beer.
Together with the team at Kazematten, who have been perfecting the recipe with passion, knowhow and tremendous craftsmanship for the last 18 months, we came up with this easy to drink and unbelievably smooth 5,4% beer.
Tasting the final result sure put a smile on the faces of everyone in the band, and we all quickly grabbed another one.”
Just like the band itself, Epica Beer is a great combination of very different flavours. The unmistakable biscuit malt backbone, supported by an irresistible touch of honey, alternates with lovely citrus notes and a spiciness that packs a punch. With just the right amount of hoppy bitterness, Epica has a well-balanced, refreshing taste that pairs nicely with a burger, hot wings or a pizza!
Just recently, EPICA have announced the release of their “Ωmega Alive” streaming event. Brought to life by 75 artists and crew members, the larger-than-life-show will be released on December 3rd and comes with tailor-made videos and graphic effects, spectacular pyro effects, rain, dancers, choirs and actors. A first glimpse is still available here:
‘Unchain Utopia – Ωmega Alive -‘: https://youtu.be/c8XdrOhEZl0
Download or stream the song here: https://bfan.link/omega-alive.
Since forming in 2002, the band has amassed an incredible amount of success, their current album Ωmega entered the album Top 10 in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. EPICA has toured the globe, performing at venerable festivals including Wacken, Hellfest, Heaven & Hell Festival, Heavy MTL and Download, while also staging shows in countries where many metal bands have not played including South Korea, South Africa and Venezuela.
Simone Simons | vocals
Isaac Delahaye | guitars
Mark Jansen | guitars, grunts, screams
Coen Janssen | synths, piano
Ariën van Weesenbeek | drums
Rob van der Loo | bass
Pre orders for ‘Omega Alive’ are available AT THIS LOCATION.
“Ωmega Alive” formats:
Boxset incl. CD-version of the Earbook, 5x 10” Picture vinyl (Zoetrope vinyl)
Earbook incl. DVD+BluRay+3LP (light green vinyl)
Earbook incl. DVD+BluRay+2CD
3LP in trifold incl 2 lyricsheets:
black in trifold
sun yellow in trifold (NB mailorder and wholesale exclusive)
clear + green and black splatter (NB Mailorder exclusive)
glow in the dark (Band store exclusive)
clear + white marbled in trifold (EMP exclusive)
white with sun yellow + black in trifold (Netherlands exclusive)
2CD/BluRay – USA exclusive
2CD/DVD – Mexico and Brazil exclusive
Says press release: “In June this year, symphonic metal titans EPICA unleashed a monument to their music, their career, and their enduring legacy as forebears of a whole genre. The worldwide streaming event “Ωmega Alive” was the EPICA show of your wildest dreams, brought to life by 75 artists and crew members – think Marvel meeting Cirque de Soleil in a Tim Burton universe!”
They add, “Tailor-made videos and graphic effects, spectacular pyro effects, rain, dancers, choirs and actors, all added to the aura of symbolism and cinematic splendor, that brought fans from over 100 countries to flock to their screens and witness a show that became the biggest concert event in the band’s 19-year-long history. Now, you can finally rediscover the entire opus in various audiovisual formats, available on December 3rd, 2021.”
Coen Janssen, the mastermind behind the show’s concept explains further, “What we wanted to do was the ultimate EPICA show where we could fulfill every dream we ever had, where there was room for all the ideas, effects and props that are just too big to be taken on tour.” Far from your usual streaming concert, the band developed a trademark feature called a “living backdrop”. “We built another stage right behind our stage where lots of things were going on the whole time. And we meant that very literally. Every song got something extra, something unique that was fitting its world.”
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