The Press Release:
Today, multi-Gold and Platinum Swedish metal band SABATON, sees its new album, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast) debut at #1 on Billboard’s Current Rock Albums and Current Hard Music Albums charts. Additionally, the album took the #1 spot in Germany, #1 in Sweden, #2 in Norway, and #2 on the UK Rock & Metal Chart.
Also today, SABATON announces “The Tour To End All Tours – North America 2022,” a 25-date U.S. trek that will include a special headline show at Montreal’s Place Bell, the band’s first-ever arena headline concert in Canada. The tour, produced by FPC Live, kicks off on Thursday, September 15 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA, and will wrap up at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on October 23. Supporting Sabaton on all dates will be special guest Epica, the renowned Dutch symphonic metal band. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 18 at 10:00AM (local); go to https://www.sabaton.net/tour/ for all special pre-sale and purchasing information. Continue reading Sabaton Announces “The Tour To End All Tours” North American Trek→
I love so much about the music of the Dutch Metal sensations in Epica and am happy to share this bit of news with you today. Take a look at their plans around a milestone of one of their albums.
The Press Release:
Dutch Metal titans EPICA will perform some exclusive shows around the globe and have announced three exclusive North American shows early next year, as part of their Design Your Universe 10th anniversary tour. The North American shows will see the band return to some intimate venues in Montreal, Los Angeles and New York.
A short while ago the email arrived announcing that there was a brand new video by Epica to enjoy from their forthcoming album “The Holographic Principle”. The clip is for “The Edge Of The Blade” – Check it out below.
Commented Coen Janssen (synths, piano):
“Finally another video! We are very happy with the way it turned out! It gives a glimpse on what to expect from our upcoming live shows, so watch it a few times because I’m expecting to see you sing along with it soon!”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Quick views on this one since I’m not at the Metal Command desk all that much today. Loved the sleekness of the tune and the style being displayed in the video. The lighting actually reminded me of what it is like to see Epica on the concert stage and the only thing missing was all the banners and backdrop stuff. Simone looks at dynamic as ever and the tune is a nice additional tease from the album “The Holographic Principle” which I am very much looking forward to owning. I’ve been a fan of the band since “The Phantom Agony” and have enjoyed listening to their growth on album after album. Hmmm, I better save some of these quotes for my longer review narratives. You only have a few weeks left to wait for the arrival of the new CD so order it via the link below and how about doing the same for the new Sonata Arctica. See you next time.
Now here is a little bit of touring news that I was hoping to see happen sooner than later. It seems that Epica will be returning to this neck of the woods in the beginning of 2016 to make up the dates that had to be dropped during their most recent Fall run. Check out the poster and the official statement and then we can discuss a little more.
PiercingMetal is giving away some tickets to the sure to be awesome Epica show that is happening over at Irving Plaza this week. The giveaway comes care of our friends in the Live Nation marketing department and is being held on our Official Facebook Page. Please click the embedded image below to participate.