It should come as a surprise to no-one that Omega (Nuclear Blast), the eighth full-length studio release from Dutch symphonic metal act Epica, is another concept-driven album. Formed in 2002, the band are widely known for their ambitious ideas and themes, covering everything from the Mayan civilization to religion, nature, quantum physics and the possibility that the universe is actually digitally created hologram. You know, simple stuff.
Dutch Symphonic Metal outfit Epica are one of the biggest bands in their field. This year they celebrate their 10th anniversary and to commemorate this special occasion, they just released Retrospect (Nuclear Blast), a live recording of their most elaborate show to date. Ghost Cult caught up with keyboardist Coen Janssen to pry open his mind on this special live album, the impact of the band on his life, and Epica’s loyal fanbase.Continue reading