Dutch symphonic metal group EPICA have revealed details on their upcoming EP, The Solace System. The EP will be released on September 1, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. Also, in advance of the release, the band has dropped a new single & video for the title track, “The Solace System”. You can check it out below.
From The Press Release
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
Mark Jansen tells about the songs:
“The listeners can expect a high-quality EP – with songs that are far too good to use them only as bonus tracks. We wanted to publish these songs together in a context. It is always hard to decide at the end of a recording process which songs will be on the album, because this means that you have to miss some songs with best quality, just because they do not fit quite well into the overall flow of the record or because there are other songs that are more suited to the lyrics.”
So much the better then that EPICA have chosen to publish those songs in an EP. Due to this EP, no one has to miss these damn strong songs that, just like the album, consist from a contrasting versatility, equally opulent, bombastic moments, as well as filigree emotionality!
This is proven in the new music video to the title track “The Solace System” produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni, which you can see here: