Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band EPICA has been confirmed for the Knock Out Festival, set to take place January 12, 2008 at the Europahalle in Karlsruhe, Germany. Also scheduled to appear are WITHIN TEMPTATION, HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY and AXXIS. More bands will be confirmed soon.
For more information, visit www.knockout-festival.de.
EPICA's new album, "The Divine Conspiracy", registered the following first-week chart positions:
Nuclear Blast Records released a limited deluxe CD edition in Europe of "The Divine Conspiracy", featuring the bonus tracks "Higher High" and "Replica" (FEAR FACTORY cover),video clips and a "making-of" enhanced section.
"The Divine Conspiracy" was mixed by Sascha Paeth and features a session appearance by GOD DETHRONED drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek. EPICA has yet to name a full-time drummer following the departure of Jeroen Simons in 2006.
As previously reported, EPICA has been confirmed as the support act for SYMPHONY X on their upcoming North American tour in April/May.
Watch fan-filmed video footage of EPICA performing in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 3, 2007:
(Thanks: Markus Rutten / www.sounds2move.de)