EPICA's 'Attack On Titan' EP To Receive Worldwide Release
May 18, 2018
Last December, Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA surprised their fans with a very special covers EP titled "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-turned-worldwide-aired anime "Attack On Titan". Today, the band announced the EP will be available outside of Japan on July 20 via Nuclear Blast Records.
EPICA keyboardist Coen Janssen comments: "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 listing:
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)
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