Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
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With seven appearances to date it’s safe to say that Dutch symphonic metal band Epica are GMM regulars. Their sixth album ‘The Quantum Enigma’ (2014) bears testament to the band’s versatility with a mixture of screaming guitars, operatic vocals, brutal grunts, ferocious drums and orchestral arrangements. The album took Epica’s blend of symphonic metal, death metal and gothic metal to new heights and the same can be said of their brand-new album ‘The Holographic Principle’. Simone Simons’ voice has clearly matured over the years and she is undeniable one of the leading ladies of metal. Simone’s soaring vocals and the keyboards are the main attraction of Epica’s music, whereas the guitars primarily complement the former two. Epica thrives on theatricality and the live performances are visual masterpieces. No wonder they’re a GMM favourite. (#GMM17)