ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 19.12.2020

For the last playlist of the year, we have done something a little bit different. There are the usual releases that have come out in the past two weeks; bands include Epica, Take Breath, Grimgotts, Therion, Arion, Korpkilanni and Sirenia. Some of our team members revealed their top ten albums in posts this week. A … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST 19.12.2020

NEWS: EPICA – Kick Off Pre-order For New Album ‘Omega’ + Release Video For First Single ‘Abyss Of Time’

Dutch Symphonic Metal Giants EPICA proudly announce the release of their new album "Omega", out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. "Omega" is the bands first studio album in five years. EPICA have also released the first single from the album, titled 'Abyss Of Time', with an amazing accompanying video that was made in collaboration with Grupa 13. Simone Simons comments: "Finally we can show … Continue reading NEWS: EPICA – Kick Off Pre-order For New Album ‘Omega’ + Release Video For First Single ‘Abyss Of Time’

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 10.10.2020

Two weeks is up, meaning it's time for a new playlist. Album and single releases picked up, musicians celebrated birthdays and album anniversaries over these past two weeks. Album releases come from Protokult, Nightmare, Amaranthe, Saltatio Mortis and Nachtblut so there are songs from those respective albums on those. NanoWar Of Steel, DevilDriver, Unleash The … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 10.10.2020

ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 13.09.2020

Another two weeks have gone by, which means it's time to update the playlist. Single releases come from Ensiferum, Feuerschwanz, Ocean Hills, Starkill, Jinjer, Eleine, Nachtblut and Hatebreed. There is also a brilliant collaboration from Lord Of The Lost and rap group Swiss & Die Andern, if you want to hear two different styles come … Continue reading ROCK OUT STAND OUT PLAYLIST – 13.09.2020

NEWS: SEPULTURA – Welcomes Mark Jansen And Rafael Bittencourt To This Week’s SepulQuarta session

On this weeks ‘SEPULQUARTA’ session Sepultura welcomes Epica guitarist Mark Jansen and Angra's Rafael Bittencourt for a live Q&A session alongside a performance of ‘Jasco/Kayowas’ with Rafael. Andreas Kisser comments: “On the next SepulQuarta we will have two great guests from the melodic/symphonic metal worlds, Rafael Bittencourt from Angra and Mark Jansen from Epica, two amazing musicians, both writers of unique albums and musicians that have toured the planet several times. They are very creative and influential artists. Myself and Derrick … Continue reading NEWS: SEPULTURA – Welcomes Mark Jansen And Rafael Bittencourt To This Week’s SepulQuarta session

NEWS: EPICA – European Co-Headline Tour With APOCALYPTICA Postponed Til Spring 2021

The ‘Epic Apocalypse Tour’ featuring Dutch Symphonic titans EPICA and Finnish Cello masters APOCALYPTICA with support by Helsinki prog metallers WHEEL has been postponed till Spring 2021.EPICA's Simone Simons comments: "As we were awaiting our tour with APOCALYPTICA with great anticipation, we are now forced to have a little bit more patience. This might not come as a surprise, as you have all seen our colleagues in the music … Continue reading NEWS: EPICA – European Co-Headline Tour With APOCALYPTICA Postponed Til Spring 2021

NEWS: IMPERIAL AGE & EPICA – Band Leaders Will Discuss Everything And Answer Fans’ Questions In Real Time

On Sunday the May 17,  2020 Mark Jansen (leader and composer of Epica, MaYaN, United Metal Minds) and Alexander Osipov (leader and composer of Imperial Age) will meet online in a live chat on YouTube to discuss many interesting topics and answer questions of symphonic metal fans from around the world.  Unusually for rock stars, … Continue reading NEWS: IMPERIAL AGE & EPICA – Band Leaders Will Discuss Everything And Answer Fans’ Questions In Real Time

NEWS: EPICA – Enter Studio To Record Their New Album

Dutch symphonic metal giant EPICA recently have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album and follow-up to the successful “The Holographic Principle”. The band will be recording again together with producer Joost van den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON). In the studio the band is joined by Panda Productions, who will record behind the scene footage of this recording process. The band just … Continue reading NEWS: EPICA – Enter Studio To Record Their New Album