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Backstage & Behind the Scenes > 2010 – Behind the Scenes : “This Is the Time” Music Video x1
Backstage & Behind the Scenes > Jun 2019 – Donington, United Kingdom x28
Backstage & Behind the Scenes > Jul 2019 – Ballenstedt, Germany x1
Festivals & Fashion Weeks > Feb 2019 – Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany x9
Festivals & Fashion Weeks > 14 May 2019 – Cannes Festival, Cannes, France (Day 1) x4
Festivals & Fashion Weeks > 15 May 2019 – Cannes Festival, Cannes, France (Day 2) x22
Festivals & Fashion Weeks > 20 May 2019 – Cannes Festival, Cannes, France (Day 3) x41
Festivals & Fashion Weeks > 21 May 2019 – Cannes Festival, Cannes, France (Day 4) x12
Live Performances > 15 Jun 2019 – Download Festival, Donington, United Kingdom x24
Live Performances > 29 Jun 2019 – Metropool Open Air, Hertme, The Netherlands x107
Photoshoots & Magazines > 2007 – Photoshoot by Patryck Pigeon x2
Photoshoots & Magazines > 2013 – Ingeborg Steenhorst Costume Design for Retrospect Promo Shoot by Jeroen Aarts x1
Photoshoots & Magazines > 2014 – The Quantum Enigma Promo Shoot by Tim Tronckoe x1
Photoshoots & Magazines > May 2014 – Photoshoot by Stefan Schipper for MyRock x1
Photoshoots & Magazines > Jun 2016 – The Holographic Principle Promo Shoot by Tim Tronckoe x1
Photoshoots & Magazines > Feb 2019 – Photoshoot by Daniela Glunz x2
Photoshoots & Magazines > Mar 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone #2 x1
Photoshoots & Magazines > Mar 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone for Bodaskins x11
Photoshoots & Magazines > Apr 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone #1 x4
Photoshoots & Magazines > Apr 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone #2 x2
Photoshoots & Magazines > Apr 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone for BH Cosmetics x2
Photoshoots & Magazines > May 2019 – Photoshoot at Cannes Festival #1 x11
Photoshoots & Magazines > May 2019 – Photoshoot at Cannes Festival #2 x11
Photoshoots & Magazines > May 2019 – Photoshoot at Cannes Festival #3 x7
Photoshoots & Magazines > May 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone x7
Photoshoots & Magazines > May 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone for Peek and Cloppenburg x7
Photoshoots & Magazines > Jun 2019 – Photoshoot by Daniela Glunz x3
Photoshoots & Magazines > Jun 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone for l’Oréal x2
Photoshoots & Magazines > Jun 2019 – Photoshoot by Simone for Natasha Denona x8
Photoshoots & Magazines > Jun 2019 – Photoshoot by Tim Tronckoe at Download Festival #1 x9
Photoshoots & Magazines > Jun 2019 – Photoshoot by Tim Tronckoe at Download Festival #2 x2
Posters & Flyers > The Holographic Principle Era x9
Social Networks > Instagram 2019 x15
Social Networks > Instastories 2019 x730
Social Networks > Instagram @epicaofficial x1
Social Networks > Other Accounts x10
With Fans > 15 Jun 2019 – Download Festival, Donington, United Kingdom x1



This weekend, Simone-Simons.Net reached 500,000 unique visitors and 20,000,000 page views !

It’s incredible, and I have no words to express how grateful I am for all your visits, likes and comments. I still remember when I created Simone-Simons.Net (as a tumblr sideblog called Smoon Daily) back in 2015 to share my love for Simone and Epica, and to meet other fans like you.

4 years, 300 pages, 30,000 photos and 120 videos later, the site almost looks like this dream I had in mind, a huge place by a fan, for the fans. I put my heart and soul into every update I made, spent hours on my computer and phone, even late at night after work, read all your comments and tried to reply, met wonderful people… and even though I sometimes was too busy to update, I never wanted to give up the site or close it ! In September, the site will celebrate its 4th anniversary. Here’s to many more years of fun ! Thank you so much !


Simone congratulated us on Twitter for the milestone !



Simone changed her username on Instagram yesterday. After 8 years of @smoonstyle, her new username is @simonesimons. She now uses the same username on Instagram and on Twitter.

Simone also runs 2 other instagram pages : @simonesimonsphotography (for photography, zero posts at the moment) and @smoonsale (to sell stuff, rarely used).

FYI : A few minutes later, someone else registered the username @smoonstyle to create a fan page. Keep in mind this is NOT an official page anymore.



Last Saturday, Epica attended Rock Harz Open Air in Germany. The band flew in a helicopter to the festival ! Once again, Epica played some “rare” songs (Kingdom of Heaven, Deter the Tyrant…).

Simone’s dress was the one she already wore at La Coupole D’el Menzah (Tunisia) in December.

Rock Harz Open Air was the last summer festival before the DYU 10th anniversary tour next fall.

Live Performances > 06 Jul 2019 – Rock Harz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany x8
With Fans > 06 Jul 2019 – Rock Harz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany x1

Setlist :

  1. Adyta
  2. The Last Crusade
  3. The Essence of Silence
  4. Kingdom of Heaven
  5. Unleashed
  6. Martyr of the Free Word
  7. Cry for the Moon
  8. Unchain Utopia
  9. Beyond the Matrix
  10. Deter the Tyrant
  11. Consign to Oblivion


According to an interview for Heavy TV, Epica are planning to release their next studio album in late 2020 !

Isaac said there will also be a new version of Design Your Universe coming out, featuring “some extras”, including a “bonus CD” with “five acoustic” renditions of songs from the original album. Mark previously said this edition will be called “Gold edition”. The album was remixed, remastered and this edition will have a new booklet based on the old booklet but with different colours. The band will play “80% at least”, “the vast majority” of the DYU tracks on tour next fall, but they probably won’t play the album from beginning to end because they want to surprise the audience.