Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated their 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed »Retrospect«. The band was accompanied by the seventy piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable 3-hours best-of set. Continue reading EPICA – reveal »Retrospect« release date, artwork and tracklisting
Dutch symphonic rockers EPICA will perform in Finland, Belarus and Russia at the end of May, beginning of June. According to an update from the band, these will be their last club shows of 2013.
Their schedule is as follows: Continue reading EPICA – Dates In Finland, Belarus And Russia Final Club Shows Of 2013
REVAMP, the band led by former AFTER FOREVER and currentNIGHTWISH touring vocalist Floor Jansen, recently entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album for a fall 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. REVAMP states:
States Jansen: “I will start recording the vocals for the second REVAMPalbum next week! Been working on the last vocal lines and lyrics today and have some days ahead to spend on this great part of my work as musician!”
She adds: “The [other] guys [in the band] have been working their asses off already recording the drums, guitars, bass and keys. Can’t wait to hear the finished result pounding through the speakers… but we all have to be patient a while longer.”
An 11-minute video clip in which members of REVAMP answer fan-submitted questions about their forthcoming second album — filmed last September — can be seen below.
REVAMP returned to the live stage in January 2012 at Metropool in Hengelo, The Netherlands as the support act for EPICA.
Video footage of REVAMP performing a brand new song, entitled “Sins”, during the concert can be seen below.
Jansen appeared at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil in November 2011 as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVERguitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. This marked his first live appearance since her burn-out in 2011, which forced her to put on hold all concert activities.
REVAMP‘s self-titled debut album was released in Europe on May 28, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Floor Jansen: Songwriter/Singer
Arjan Rijnen: Guitar
Jord Otto: Guitar
Jaap Melman: Bass
Ruben Wijga: Keyboards
Matthias Landes: Drums