Last December, Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica surprised their fans with a very special covers EP release entitled “EPICA vs. Attack On Titan”. The release, which was only available in Japan, featured metal versions of the theme songs from the highly successful manga series with 70 Million copies in print turned worldwide aired anime “Attack On Titan”. The band have announced the EP will be available outside of Japan on July 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Epica keyboardist Coen Janssen commented:
The “Attack on Titan” EP is a project very close to my heart. More than ever I was involved in arranging and producing and I am very proud of the result! Very cool to see how these Japanese anime-songs turned into Epica songs more and more every step of the way!!! I’m very excited that our “Attack on Titan” EP will be available outside of Japan!
“EPICA vs. Attack On Titan” was recorded during the summer of 2017 at Sandlane Recording Facilities by Joost van den Broek. The original songs, which were influenced by the music of Epica, were composed by Revo of popular Japanese band Linked Horizon. For the EP, the tracks were adapted by Epica and produced by Joost van den Broek. The choir arrangements and scoring were completed by keyboardist Coen Janssen who also handled the orchestral arrangements with Joost van den Broek.
“EPICA vs. Attack On Titan” track list:
01 – Crimson Bow And Arrow
02 – Wings Of Freedom
03 – If Inside These Walls Was A House
04 – Dedicate Your Heart!
05 – Crimson Bow And Arrow (Instrumental)
06 – Wings Of Freedom (Instrumental)
07 – If Inside These Walls Was A House (Instrumental)
08 – Dedicate Your Heart! (Instrumental)
Epica will be performing at the legendary Wacken Open Air in Germany, Slovenia’s magical Metaldays and Alcatraz Festival in Belgium, among other festivals this summer, catch them for one last party before their well-deserved touring break!
Tickets & info: www.epica.nl/tour
15.06.18 ES – Zamora – Z! Live Rock Fest
21.06.18 NO – Halden – Tons of Rock
04.07.18 UA – Atlas Weekend
05.07.18 CH – Pratteln – Z7 Open Air (w/ Eluveite, Excelsis)
07.07.18 RO – Bucharest – Metalhead Meeting
25.07.18 HU – Székesfehérvár – Fezen Festival
27.07.18 SL – Tolmin – Metaldays
28.07.18 IT – Vinci (FI) – Festa dell‘Unicorno
03.08.18 DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.08.18 BE – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival
17.08.18 CZ – Moravský Krumlov – Rock Heart Festival
18.08.18 AT – Graz – Metal on the Hill