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Today, I fixed the press section to remove broken links and add new ones. There are now 108 interviews you can read, watch or listen to, from 2003 to 2018. I will of course add more soon, but it should be enough to keep you busy for a few hours !

The Phantom Agony Era x3
Consign to Oblivion Era x2
The Divine Conspiracy Era x4
Design Your Universe Era x4
Requiem for the Indifferent Era x9
The Quantum Enigma Era x27
The Holographic Principle Era x59



My goal for October was to revamp our media center to add new functionalities (like and share videos, see related files, browse by popular tag etc.), add more videos and check all the old ones to remove broken links. There are almost 150 videos now and of course more are coming soon ! It took all my free time but I’m very proud of what the media center looks like, and I hope you will like it too.

As you can see, I also changed the layout for something darker, because dark layouts are perfect for fall/winter !

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(The only problem is that a lot of the permalinks in the media center were changed in the process, so I need some time to fix the press and career section now… and the style section is coming soon ! Thank you for your patience !)



The last show of 2018 took place yesterday in Czech Republic. It seems Simone was bored in the plane home and she decided to have a mini Q&A on Instastories !

When asked if the band would one day play a concert with the Metropole Orkest, she answered “maybe”. We also learnt that she won’t go back to wearing corsets, that Vincent can draw and paint very well, that she wishes she could play In All Conscience, Mirage of Verity and Tides of Time more often on stage, that she would never get sick of singing Unchain Utopia and that her favorite Dutch city is Amsterdam.

You can find all the other questions and her answers here in the press section.

EDIT : I translated the questions/answers from Dutch to English. I don’t speak Dutch very well so I hope it’s correct !



Last year, Epica won a competition organized by The Metropole Orkest, a world-renowned Dutch orchestra, and recorded a rendition of Beyond the Matrix with them, featuring Arjen Lucassen from Ayreon.

The song will be released as a limited-edition vinyl and digital download on October 26th. Visit the official webshop to pre-order the vinyl and bundles.

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