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Whether you were one of the lucky ones in the audience in Belgium or if you watched the live stream from home, you were probably blown away by Epica’s show at Alcatraz Festival yesterday. The band is back, and it feels so good !

Two months after Ωmega Alive, and now with Coen allowed to travel, Epica experimented with new stuff and all the band members looked so happy to be able to perform together again. Simone interacted a lot with the audience, and she was right when she said we probably won’t take things like concerts for granted anymore !

The setlist looked a lot like the one at Area 53 in Leoben last month, except the songs were not in the same order. The band removed Kingdom of Heaven, but added Storm the Sorrow (with a nice new vocal line by Simone during the bridge) and Design Your Universe as the last song.

In my opinion, it’s great that Epica is experimenting with new songs at the end of the setlist instead of Consign to Oblivion (at Area 53, it was Omega). Although I love CTO, I think it’s exciting to have something else, and to never know which song will be the last. Last night, Design Your Universe was a wonderful conclusion to the show and the fireworks made this moment even more magical !

If you haven’t been able to watch the live stream, I added the video to our media center. Don’t forget to check the “full shows” tag for more full concerts !

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Gallery > Live Performances > 13 Aug 2021 – Alcatraz Music Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
Media > Live > 13 Aug 2021 – Alcatraz Music Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium (Full Show)