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EPICA reveal new video for 'Code Of Life (Live At The Afas Live)'

Release digital EP ‘LIVE AT THE AFAS LIVE’


Recorded in early 2023 at the band’s biggest Dutch headline show to date, Live at The AFAS Live captures the symphonic metal titans EPICA with some of their biggest hits. Released today on all digital platforms through Nuclear Blast, this will be the final sign of life, before the band returns to the studio to write their new album.

You can watch the live video for ‘Code of Life (Live At The AFAS Live)’ below.

Stream the full EP on all platforms now AT THIS LOCATION.

Guitarist Isaac Delahaye comments: “It’s always a pleasure to play this fan-favorite track, and to take the crowd with us while we build up to the massive groove and have a headbang party together. Enjoy listening & watching Code of Life as performed earlier this year in Amsterdam!”
In case you missed it, on October 13th, EPICA will be re-issuing their fifth album Requiem for The Indifferent on transparent red double vinyl. Initially released in 2012, the album which has been out of print for 10 years, features fan-favourite ‘Storm The Sorrow’. Pre-order the reissue now from: https://bfan.link/requiem-for-the-indifferent

Remaining tour dates for 2023 & 2024
26.10.23 | Floyd | Athens, GR
28.10.23 | Kucukciftlik Park | Istanbul, TR
05.11.23 | The Rock Circus | Den Bosch, NL
11.11.23 | Xpo Kortrijk | Kortrijk, BE
18.11.23 | Metal Hammer Paradise | Weißenhäuser Strand, DE

25.01.24 | Polideportivo San José del Carmen | Tegucigalpa, Honduras
27.01.24 | Parque de la Industria | Guatemala City, Guatemala
29.01.- 02.02.24 | 70.000 Tons of Metal
03.02.24 | Pedregal | San Jose, Costa Rica
04.02.24 | Royal Center | Bogota, Colombia
15.-17.08.24 | Rock Castle | Moravsky Krumlov, CZ

Earlier this year, EPICA stepped in for FIVE FINGER DEATH punch as leading support act for METALLICA. Watch the footage of the support show in Stade De France in Paris below.


EPICA previously on social media:

We’re beyond honoured to be supporting the mighty @metallica May 17 at 🇫🇷Paris’ @stadefrance🇫🇷 and May 28 at 🇩🇪Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion🇩🇪 Opening will be @iceninekills. There’s nothing else that needs to be said; this is the ultimate for any metal band and we can’t wait to add our flair to the #M72WorldTour. These will be INCREDIBLE shows.

Who will we be seeing?!”

A couple of months ago, EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons told Czech Republic’s Backstage TV about the band’s plans for a new LP: “After this year, all the festivals, we’re gonna start writing a new record… All the bandmembers start writing songs in their home studio by themselves, but I haven’t heard any of those songs yet… When inspiration strikes, we just start writing. But we’re gonna schedule writing sessions. And we’re all excited to write a new record.”

Regarding how the songwriting works in EPICASimone said: “Well, it’s mostly that first they have some music, some demos, and then I start to come up with vocal lines for that. That is mostly how it goes. The guys start writing the songs and then they give me a listen so I can already come up with vocal lines and then they can continue writing the songs to support the vocal lines. Sometimes songs are written really fast; sometimes it takes long. And inspiration can strike at the weirdest times. So it’s good that we always have the phone that we can quickly record melodies, whether it’s for vocals or like a guitar riff or anything. Everybody has a home studio, so it’s very practical to quickly record ideas. And then we get together. Because we live in four different countries; we don’t live in the same village. And then we actually sit together and finish writing the songs.”

Last November, EPICA released “The Alchemy Project” through Atomic Fire Records. The EP was co-written and performed with diverse guests ranging from extremists like FLESHGOD APOCALYPSENiilo Sevänen (INSOMNIUM) and Björn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK) along with melodic masters like Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT),keyboard legend Phil Lanzon (URIAH HEEP) and Roel Van Helden (POWERWOLF) to a once-in-a-lifetime song with SimonsCharlotte Wessels and Myrkur.