Epica Shares New Music Video – “Freedom – The Wolves Within”

Epica has released a new music video for their song “Freedom – The Wolves Within”. The track comes from the upcoming new album Omega, due out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records.Omega is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, Epica also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled “Abyss Of Time,” which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Watch the video here:

 

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Guitarist Mark Jansen comments: “This song is based on an old story of a fight between two wolves. A wise Cherokee is discussing life with his grandson: He tells the boy ‘There is a fight going on inside of me between two wolves.’ One wolf is evil; he embodies anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other wolf is good; joyful, peaceful, and embodies love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. We all have the same fight going on inside of us and the outcome of this battle will reflect on the outer world. The boy gets curious and asks his grandfather which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply answers ‘The one you feed the most.’ What we want to be and what we want to reflect on the world around us depends on which wolf we feed and also the degree of control we have over our inner wolves. Will we manage to control them or will they control us?”

 

With this new single, the band and their label want to support a good cause and start a little challenge with the fans. Head over to this page to learn more and how you can take part: http://nblast.de/EpicaWolves

 

Three goals have been set on streaming platforms, and with each goal reached, Nuclear Blast will sponsor the symbolic adoption of 2 endangered grey wolves through the World Wildlife Fund, so that at the end of the game, each band member of Epica will have adopted one animal. Not only do grey wolves suffer from steady habitat loss, they also have to endure revenge killings for attacks on wild stock, and the World Wildlife Fund depends on sponsorships and adoptions to conserve the natural habitat of these precious animals.

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ICYMI:

The band also kick-off the pre-order for Omega, that will be available in the following formats:

CD Jewelcase

2 CD Jewelcase In Slipcase (U.S. Edition)

32p booklet

Regular CD

Acoustic CD

2 CD Digibook

32p booklet

Regular CD

Acoustic CD

4 CD Earbook (Limited to 3500)

48p Earbook

Acoustic CD

Orchestral CD

Instrumental CD

Vinyl-Box (Limited to 1500)

4CD Earbook

2LP Picture Disc

Golden Necklace with Ankh symbol

2 LP

Black

Blue / Green Swirl (Limited to 2000)

Beer / Bone Swirl (Limited to 300)

White (Limited to 300)

Turquoise / Black Marbled (Limited to 1600)

White / Blue Splatter (Limited to 300)

Transparent Red (Limited to 400)

Transparent Orange (Limited to 300)

White / Gold Splatter (Limited to 200)

Glow-In-The-Dark (Limited to 200)

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Omega tracklist:

01 Alpha – Anteludium

02 Abyss Of Time – Countdown To Singularity

03 The Skeleton Key

04 Seal of Solomon

05 Gaia

06 Code Of Life

07 Freedom – The Wolves Within

08 Kingdom Of Heaven, Part 3 – The Antediluvian Universe

09 Rivers

10 Synergize – Manic Manifest

11 Twilight Reverie – The Hypnagogic State

12 Omega – Sovereign Of The Sun Spheres

 

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Tour Dates:

The Epic Apocalypse Tour 2021 w/ Apocalyptica, Wheel

01.03.2021 D Berlin – Columbiahalle

02.03.2021 D Leipzig – Haus Auensee

03.03.2021 D Hannover – Capitol

05.03.2021 CH Zurich – Komplex

06.03.2021 D Munich – Tonhalle

07.03.2021 I Milan – Fabrique

08.03.2021 CH Lausanne – Metropole

10.03.2021 HU Budapest – Barba Negra

11.03.2021 AT Vienna – Gasometer

12.03.2021 CZ Brno – Hala Vodova

13.03.2021 PL Warsaw – Progresja

14.03.2021 PL Gdansk – B90

17.03.2021 D Hamburg – Docks

18.03.2021 DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio

20.03.2021 S Stockholm – Berns

21.03.2021 N Oslo – Sentrum

01.04.2021 FIN Helsinki – Ice Hall

07.04.2021 P Lisbon – Coliseum

08.04.2021 E Madrid – La Riviera

09.04.2021 E Murcia – Gamma

11.04.2021 E Barcelona – Razzmatazz

12.04.2021 F Toulouse – Bikini

13.04.2021 F Paris – Zenith

14.04.2021 B Brussel – Ancienne Belgique

16.04.2021 UK Nottingham – Rock City

17.04.2021 UK Glasgow – O2 Academy

18.04.2021 UK Bristol – Anson Rooms

20.04.2021 D Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria

21.04.2021 D Ludwigsburg – MHP arena

22.04.2021 D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

24.04.2021 LUX Luxembourg – Den Atelier

25.04.2021 NL Amsterdam – AFAS Live

27.04.2021 UK London – Roundhouse

28.04.2021 UK Manchester – O2 Academy

 

An evening with Epica – Latin America

16.12.2021 CL Santiago – Teatro Caupolican *RESCHEDULED*

18.12.2021 EC Quito, – El Teleferico *RESCHEDULED*

19.12.2021 PE Lima – Centro de Convenciones Barranco *RESCHEDULED*

 

Tickets and VIP upgrades for all shows are available from https://www.Epica.nl/tour