With their latest masterpiece, EPICA set new standards. 2016’s The Holographic Principle is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. Accordingly, all the tracks written for the album process are high-quality, but not all songs have been put on the album. "This is only based on the fact that the record should not exceed 76 minutes," explains Mark. Since the band didn’t like the idea of a double CD, they finally decided to release an EP with six brand-new numbers, which were created during the creative phase of The Holographic Principle.
Said and done. Today, EPICA, proudly announce their upcoming long-awaited EP, The Solace System! It is scheduled to be released on September 1st, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
The tracklist is:
01. The Solace System
02. Fight Your Demons
03. Architect Of Light
04. Wheel Of Destiny
05. Immortal Melancholy
06. Decoded Poetry
The Solace System was recorded, mixed, & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen. The splendid artwork is once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.
The box set The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition as well as the EP The Solace System are now available for pre-order.
Get your physical copy through the EPICA Webshop: http://smarturl.it/thesolacesystem or directly from Nuclear blast: http://nuclearblast.com/epica-solacesystem
Or get the digital version and receive the title track: "The Solace System" instantly: http://nblast.de/EpicaDigital
In support of their upcoming EP The Solace System, this fall EPICA will head out for their ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR to the North America in August/September with Lacuna Coil, Insomnium and Elantris.
THE ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR – North America
EPICA w/ Lacuna Coil + Insomnium + Elantris
8/31/2017 Royale - Boston, MA
9/01/2017 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
9/02/2017 Imperial Theater - Quebec City, QC
9/03/2017 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
9/05/2017 The Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
9/06/2017 The Forge - Joliet, IL
9/08/2017 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
9/09/2017 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT *
9/11/2017 The Showbox - Seattle, WA
9/12/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR *
9/14/2017 The UC Theater - Berkeley, CA
9/15/2017 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
9/16/2017 The NOVO - Los Angeles, CA
9/17/2017 Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ *
9/19/2017 Alamo Music Hall - San Antonio, TX
9/20/2017 Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX
9/21/2017 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
9/23/2017 Revolution Live - Ft Lauderdale, FL
9/24/2017 The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL
9/25/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *
9/27/2017 Ram's Head Live! - Baltimore, MD
9/28/2017 Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
9/29/2017 Playstation Theater - New York, NY
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available through www.epica.nl/tour