Epica (Dutch symphonic metal band)

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For a short while the group called themselves Sahara Dust, and they recorded a small demo under that name.

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Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen subsequent to his departure from After Forever.

They are known for their symphonic sound and the use of female vocals and male growls, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively. All six members participate in composing their songs, whilst their lyrics are primarily written by Simons and Jansen. Their songs largely deal with philosophical topics, including science, religion, and world events.

In 2003, Epica's debut album The Phantom Agony was released through Transmission Records. Consign to Oblivion followed in 2005, and debuted at No. 12 in the Dutch charts. They moved labels to Nuclear Blast following Transmission's bankruptcy, and in 2007, released their third studio album The Divine Conspiracy, which charted at #9 in the Netherlands. 2009's Design Your Universe was met with yet greater success, debuting at #8 in the Dutch Albums Chart, and charting across Europe, also garnering much critical acclaim.

Epica's fifth studio album Requiem for the Indifferent was released in 2012. Well received by critics, it was met with international success, entering the USA's Billboard 200 at #104, and Japan's Oricon Albums Chart at #172.

On March 23, 2013, Epica celebrated their 10th anniversary with a huge live event, called Retrospect, at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, hosting a live orchestra from Hungary along with special guests Floor Jansen and former Epica members Ad Sluijter, Jeroen Simons, and Yves Huts. During the show a DVD release of the show was confirmed.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Out of the Dark: 20 Years Nuclear Blast Nuclear Blast Allstars 4 2
2009 20 Years: Ode & Tribute Heideroosjes 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 The Best of Gothic Rock 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Gothic Spirits Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Beautiful Voices, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 2
2005 Bittersweet II Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 M'Era Luna Festival 2006 Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 The World of Gothic Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 Gothic Spirits 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 20 Years of Nuclear Blast Compilation Various Artists 2
2008 Opera Metal Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Beautiful Voices, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Gothic Spirits 7 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 M'Era Luna Festival 2008 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Opera Metal, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Gothic Spirits 8 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 A World of Sirens Compilation Various Artists 4 1
2008 Beauties and the beast Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Gothic Romance Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Opera Metal, Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Gothic Spirits 10 Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Zillo Dark Visions Compilation: Die Clip-Highlights von 1989-2009 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Gothic Spirits 11 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Opera Metal, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Masters of Rock 2010 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 A Kiss From a Vampire Compilation Various Artists 1
2011 Gothic Spirits 13 Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 Gothic Spirits 15 Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 Opera Metal, Volume 7 Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 Gothic Spirits pres. Dark Ladies 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 Gothic Spirits 16 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Built to Blast, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 The Ultimate Face-Melting Summer Blast 2013 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Opera Metal, Volume 8 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Opera Metal: The Ultimate Collection Compilation Various Artists 1
2014 Metal Hymns, Volume 11 Compilation Various Artists 1
2014 Masters of Rock 2014 Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Black Lady Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Dead Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Dragon Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Killer Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Mistress Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Night Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Vampire Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Warrior Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Witch Compilation Various Artists 1
Dream of the Wolf Compilation Various Artists 1
Metallian hors série 2 Sampler: Metal Female Voices Compilation Various Artists 1
Voices in Twilight Compilation Various Artists 1
Voices in Twilight II Compilation Various Artists 1

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