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EPICA announces 'Omega Alive' global streaming event

30-04-2021

EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled “Omega Alive”. The universal streaming event will mark the band’s triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, “Omega”, their eighth full-length release the band’s first album in five years.

“Omega Alive” will be streamed on Saturday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. CET and will be available on demand for 72 hours. Early bird tickets and exclusive bundles are on sale now at www.EpicaStream.com.

This one-of-a-kind online event will be the band’s most explosive performance to date with an enormous production on an ever-evolving stage setting that’s full of visual surprises. It will see the band perform songs from Ωmega for the first time ever, along with the band’s most popular songs and some other surprises.

Says EPICA keyboardist, and the mastermind behind the event, Coen Janssen: “After releasing our new album ‘Omega’, we found ourselves with great new songs aching to be played live, but without a stage to perform them on. We still wanted to give our fans the best possible release show like we always do, so, together with Jens De Vos from Panda Productions, we came up with a way to bring the EPICA experience into the homes of the fans all over the world. ‘Omega Alive’ is EPICA’s biggest show ever, and I can’t be more proud of what it has become! We went all out on everything we have to offer and I can tell you it is one massive audio-visual spectacle! Immerse yourself in the world of EPICA and join us in ‘Omega Alive’!”

EPICA was formed by composer Mark Jansen after leaving AFTER FOREVER in 2002, and the band quickly gained attention outside their home country, taking big steps towards becoming the leading symphonic metal superpower they have long proven to be. 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 concept masterpiece “The Divine Conspiracy” (2007) and their global breakthrough “Design Your Universe” (2009). 2012’s opus “Requiem For The Indifferent”, 2014’s bedazzling “The Quantum Enigma” and their finest, most embellished effort yet, “The Holographic Principle” (2016), cemented their reputation as not only one of the hardest-working metal bands in the business but also as one of the best. Period. With “Omega”, the final part of the metaphysical trilogy they began with “The Quantum Enigma”, they reclaim the throne without so much as the blink of an eye, amassing three million-plus streams during the first week of the album’s release.

“Omega” is an album of unity, of friendship, of the close bond the members share. An album that naturally came together as a group effort. And no wonder: Mark JansenSimone Simons and keyboard player Coen Janssen have been playing together since EPICA’s conception in 2002, with drummer Ariën Van Weesenbeek joining as early as 2007, lead guitarist Isaac Delahaye following in 2009. In 2012, bass player Rob Van Der Loo marked the latest addition to their ranks. For eight years, three records and hundreds of gigs, this band has formed an indestructible unit.

In the middle of a world in turmoil, of a cataclysmic change in society, EPICA somehow managed to create their most spectacular album yet. An album that is seamlessly bringing together metal and orchestra, choir and oriental instruments to a perfect storm constantly emitting goose bumps. A record with specifically written suites for orchestra and choir, featuring a wide range of ethnic instruments recorded around the world by some of the best native musicians out there. In short: They outdid themselves. Once again. And still managed to keep the songs approachable and wickedly catchy.

Since forming in 2002, the band has amassed an incredible amount of success, “Omega” entered the album Top 10 in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. EPICA has toured the globe, performing at venerable festivals including Wacken Open AirHellfestHeaven & 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.

EPICA’s latest album, “Omega”, was released on February 26 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016’s “The Holographic Principle” was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLFAYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands.

LIVE DATES:
03.06.2021         TR   Istanbul – Kucukciftlik Park
04–05.06.2021   RO  Bucharest – Maximum Rock Festival
02.07.2021         NL   Dokkum – Dokk’em Open Air
03.07.2021         IT    Verona – Rock The Castle
14–16.07.2021   AT   Leoben – Area 53
15–16.07.2021   DE   Balingen – Bang Your Head
22–24.07.2021   FIN  Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
05–07.08.2021   ES   Villena – Leyendas del Rock
12–15.08.2021   BE   Kortrijk – Alcatraz

»The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2022«
w/ APOCALYPTICA, WHEEL
06.01.2022         DE         Leipzig – Haus Auensee
07.01.2022         DE         Berlin – Columbiahalle  
08.01.2022         PL          Gdansk – B90    
09.01.2022         PL          Warsaw – Progresja       
11.01.2022         AT          Vienna – Gasometer      
12.01.2022         CZ          Brno – Hala vodova          
13.01.2022         HU         Budapest – Barba Negra              
15.01.2022         DE         Munich – Tonhalle          
16.01.2022         I             Milan – Fabrique             
17.01.2022         CH          Lausanne – Metropole
18.01.2022         CH          Zurich – Komplex            
20.01.2022         DE          Wiesbaden – Schlachthof            
21.01.2022         DE          Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena          
22.01.2022         LUX        Luxembourg – Den Atelier          
23.01.2022         DE          Hannover – Capitol  
25.02.2022         FIN         Helsinki – IceHall  
27.02.2022         NO         Oslo – Sentrum
28.02.2022         SE          Stockholm – Berns          
02.03.2022         DK          Copenhagen – Amager Bio                        
03.03.2022         DE          Hamburg – Docks                          
04.03.2022         NL          Amsterdam – AFAS Live               
05.03.2022         DE          Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria                     
07.03.2022         BE          Brussel – Ancienne Belgique                      
08.03.2022         UK          Nottingham – Rock City               
09.03.2022         UK          Glasgow – O2 Academy                
10.03.2022         UK          Manchester – Academy               
12.03.2022         UK          Bristol – O2 Academy                   
13.03.2022         UK          London – Roundhouse                 
14.03.2022         F             Paris – Zenith                    
15.03.2022         F            Toulouse – Bikini                            
17.03.2022         ES          Barcelona – Razzmatazz 1        
18.03.2022         ES          Murcia – Gamma                           
19.03.2022         ES          Madrid – La Riviera                       
20.03.2022         P            Lisbon – Coliseum 

Studio Vlog #1: https://youtu.be/JQECj9jbQ_U
Studio Vlog #2: https://youtu.be/P8tbDNzOLSQ 
Studio Vlog #3: https://youtu.be/CpUpIlelrv8
Studio Vlog #4: https://youtu.be/GMgMWthA-ps
Studio Vlog #5: https://youtu.be/ccjqVvaMTD4
Studio Vlog #6: https://youtu.be/NHy_ht95dO4
Studio Vlog #7: https://youtu.be/yX0tZD5YptQ
Studio Vlog #8: https://youtu.be/d1BYKO4w4g8
Studio Vlog #9: https://youtu.be/whLMYkwyM04
Studio Vlog #10: https://youtu.be/S-COWzMYgjo
Studio Vlog #11: https://youtu.be/X-OaN9xEscc
Studio Vlog #12: https://youtu.be/4vTTCzpo1qc
Studio Vlog #13: https://youtu.be/4zyglxmDm4w
Studio Vlog #14: https://youtu.be/MTPbOx9cMqo
Studio Vlog #15: https://youtu.be/aV3mhutC0Fo

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