Today, Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA release the lyric video for their first single entitled "Universal Death Squad". The song comes from the upcoming album The Holographic Principle and is an impressive first demonstration of what fans can expect from EPICA's sound in the year 2016.
Watch the clip here:
"The first song we unleash upon you is 'Universal Death Squad'," states guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen. "This track is representative for The Holographic Principle, as it's a heavy and melodic album. The lyrics are dealing about advanced robotic legions with a self-determination to kill. We have chosen for a different kind of lyric-video concept in which EPICA plays the track in a rehearsal room. The song is very much fun to play and I expect this one will do very well on stage. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did creating it!"
EPICA's new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 30th, but you can already pre-order your version here and choose from the different available formats - including many special bonus features for fans:
Limited Edition Earbook, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, Limited Edition Bi-Coloured Vinyl, Limited Edition Mail Order Boxset from the Nuclear Blast UK store: http://nblast.de/EpicaNBUK
iTunes + 'Universal Death Squad' instant grat: http://nblast.de/EpicaTHPiTunes
Listen in the NB Novelties playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF
2CD Digipack, CD & Vinyl (inc signed insert) from Recordstore.co.uk : http://nblast.de/EpicaRecordstore
Track listing as follows:
02. Edge Of The Blade
03. A Phantasmic Parade
04. Universal Death Squad
05. Divide And Conquer
06. Beyond The Matrix
07. Once Upon A Nightmare
08. The Cosmic Algorithm
09. Ascension - Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle - A Profound Understanding Of Reality
Don't miss EPICA on tour!
Epica will be back in the UK next year playing a one-off London show at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire alongside German Power Metallers Powerwolf. The event will take place on Friday 3rd February 2017.
Tickets available from myticket.co.uk / seetickets.com
VIP-upgrades are available from: www.soundrink.com
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