EPICA – The Alchemy Project (2022)
In the 20 years of their existence, EPICA has never shied away from challenges, twists and turns, weathering every storm and pushing the symphonic metal genre to heights no one even dared to believe in. Since 2002, the band featuring singer Simone Simons and her longtime musical partner Mark Jansen has released eight highly innovative albums, has toured the world over and has left its mark as one of metal’s most prolific, most cherished and most admired success stories forever.
With the upcomin gnew album “The Alchemy Project“, EPICA sets another highlight in the band’s 20th-anniversary year. Graced by a vivid and witty artwork by graphic wizard Heilemania, visual partner in crime for more that 15 years, EPICA embarks on a journey through a fresh set of new songs.
Co-written and performed with diverse guests ranging from extremists like FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Niilo Sevänen (INSOMNIUM) and Björn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK) via melodic masters like Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT), keyboard legend Phil Lanzon (URIAH HEEP) and Roel Van Helden (POWERWOLF) to a once-in-a-lifetime song with Simone Simons, Charlotte Wessels and Myrkur, the EPICA members have really outdone themselves once again.
The result is a a piece of work that even surpasses the usual broad scope of an EPICA record.
1 – The Great Tribulation (feat. Fleshgod Apocalypse)
2 – Wake The World (feat. Phil Lanzon & Tommy Karevik)
3 – The Final Lullaby (feat. Shining)
4 – Sirens – Of Blood And Water (feat. Charlotte Wessels & Myrkur)
5 – Death Is Not The End (feat. Frank Schiphorst & Björn Strid)
6 – Human Devastation (feat. God Dethroned & Sven de Caluwé)
7 – The Miner (feat. Asim Searah, Niilo Sevänen & Roel van Helden)