Ex DELAIN singer CHARLOTTE WESSELS and MYRKUR feature on EPICA song 'Sirens - Of Blood And Water'
EPICA has just released “The Alchemy Project“, a unique collaboration featuring 13 bands and musicians who co-wrote and performed the seven new tracks with the Dutch symphonic metal band. The official Patric Ullaeus-directed music video the track “Sirens – Of Blood And Water”, co-written and performed by EPICA singer Simone Simons with Charlotte Wessels (ex-DELAIN) and folk/black metal pioneer Myrkur, is released now.
Watch “Sirens – Of Blood And Water” below.
Simone said: “Charlotte and I go back many years, but we never really worked on music together. Since she started releasing her solo songs, I became an admirer of her work and reached out to her to create a song for ‘The Alchemy Project’. That collaboration resulted in the beautiful haunting song, ‘Sirens – Of Blood And Water’. We both have a fascination for mermaids, the fairytale from H.C. Andersen and wanted to write a song from the perspective of the sisters of the little mermaid. I loved how our creative minds flowed into the song and having Myrkur, who happens to be Danish just like the author of the tale, add her unique voice to the song was the perfect match that we needed to complete the story.”
Watch the previously released “The Final Lullaby” featuring Shining below.
“The Alchemy Project” arrived on November 11 through Atomic Fire Records.
The seven songs on “The Alchemy Project” were co-written and performed with the following renowned guest musicians:
- The Great Tribulation – feat. FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE)
- Wake The World – feat. Phil Lanzon (URIAH HEEP) & Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT)
- The Final Lullaby – feat. SHINING
- Sirens – Of Blood And Water– feat. Charlotte Wessels (ex DELAIN) & Myrkur
- Death Is Not The End – feat. Frank Schiphorst (MAYAN) & Björn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK)
- Human Devastation -feat. Henri Sattler (GOD DETHRONED), Sven de Caluwé (ABORTED)
- The Miner – feat. Asim Searah (DAMNATION PLAN), Niilo Sevänen (INSOMNIUM), Roel Van Helden (POWERWOLF)
“The Alchemy Project” is now available for worldwide order as digipak CD, LP or digitally.
EPICA is currently on tour. Find the tour dates below.
— EPIC APOCALYPSE TOUR 2023 –
with APOCALYPTICA + WHEEL
18.01.23 | Compensa Concert Hall | Vilnius, LTU
19.01.23 | Arena Riga | Riga, LVA
20.01.23 | Saku Arena | Tallinn, EST
23.01.23 | Sentrum Scene | Oslo, NO
24.01.23 | Berns | Stockholm, SE
25.01.23 | Amager Bio | Copenhagen, DK
27.01.23 | AFAS | Amsterdam, NL
28.01.23 | Georg Elser Halle | Hamburg, DE
29.01.23 | AB | Brussels, BE
30.01.23 | O2 Academy | Bristol, UK
01.02.23 | Rock City | Nottingham, UK
02.02.23 | O2 Academy | Glasgow, UK
03.02.23 | Academy | Manchester, UK
04.02.23 | Roundhouse | London, UK
06.02.23 | Atelier | Luxemburg, LU
07.02.23 | Zenith | Paris, FR
08.02.23 | Le Bikini | Toulouse, FR
10.02.23 | Razzmatazz 1 | Barcelona, ES
11.02.23 | Gamma | Murcia, ES
12.02.23 | La Riviera | Madrid, ES
14.02.23 | Coliseum | Lisbon, PT
12.03.23 | Capitol | Hanover, DE
13.03.23 | Carlswerk Victoria | Cologne, DE
14.03.23 | Schlachthof | Wiesbaden, DE
15.03.23 | MHP Arena | Ludwigsburg, DE
17.03.23 | Komplex 457 | Zurich, CH
18.03.23 | Metropole | Lausanne, CH
19.03.23 | Fabrique | Milan, IT++
20.03.23 | Tonhalle | Munich, DE
22.03.23 | Barba Negra | Budapest, HU
23.03.23 | Gasometer | Vienna, AT
24.03.23 | Hala Vodova | Brno, CZ
25.03.23 | Progresja | Warsaw, PL
27.03.23 | B90 | Gdansk, PL
28.03.23 | Columbiahalle | Berlin, DE
29.03.23 | Haus Auensee | Leipzig, DE
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