The Dutch band Epica will perform on Sunday, March 19, 2023, starting with 7.00 pm, at the Fabrique Club, in Milan. The concert is part of The Epic Apocalypse tour, featuring the Finnish band Apocalyptica.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert was postponed from October 23, 2020, first to March 7, 2021, then to January 16, 2022, and finally to March 19, 2023. Tickets already purchased remain valid for the new date.
Epica is a symphonic metal band, founded in 2002 by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever over creative differences. Initially, the band was named Sahara Dust, and featured Helena Michaelsen as its frontwoman, replaced shortly after by the then unknown Simone Simons, Jansen’s girlfriend at the time.
The band’s current lineup consists of Mark Jansen (rhythm guitar, growled vocals), Coen Janssen (keyboards, synthesizer, piano), Simone Simons (lead vocals), Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Isaac Delahaye (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Rob van der Loo (bass).
At start, a symphonic metal band with gothic tendencies, Epica incorporated later into their sound strong death metal influences. The band is also known for their wide use of orchestra and opera choirs. The use of mezzo-soprano vocals and growled vocals, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively, is also a feature of the band’s sound.
To date, the band released 8 studio albums: The Phantom Agony in 2003, Consign to Oblivion in 2005, The Divine Conspiracy in 2007, Design Your Universe in 2009, Requiem for the Indifferent in 2012, The Quantum Enigma in 2014, The Holographic Principle in 2016, and Omega in 2021.
Fabrique Club is located on the outskirts of Milan, in Via Gaudenzio Fantoli, 9. You can reach the club by tram, taking the Line 27 up to the intersection of Via Mecenate and Via Fantoli, about 160 meters away.
The closest railway station is Milano Rogoredo, located about 3 kilometers away. From the train station, you can take the bus Line 88 and get off in Via Gaudenzio Fantoli, about 50 meters from the club.
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