Metal giants EPICA have launched a short teaser from their upcoming release ‘Beyond The Matrix – The Battle‘ – a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning METROPOLE ORKEST.
In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, EPICA won a high-profile competition organized by the METROPOLE ORKEST. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between EPICA‘s heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen ‘Big Band meets Symphonic Metal’ rendition of ‘Beyond the Matrix’. As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (AYREON) contributed a beautiful guest-solo to the song.
Simone Simons comments:
“The short teaser of ‘Beyond The Matrix – The Battle‘ gives you a small preview of our upcoming release. Never before did we have such a unique collaboration as with the METROPOLE ORKEST. Expect to be blown away, literally and figuratively!”
Watch the teaser here:
EPICA vs METROPOLE ORKEST – ‘Beyond The Matrix – The Battle’ will be released as a limited-edition vinyl and digital download on October 26th through Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order the limited-edition 10-inch and bundles from the band‘s webshop or from the Nuclear Blast mail-order.
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