EPICA – Retrospect Hits #7 On Dutch Album Charts

November 15, 2013, 5 years ago

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EPICA’s new DVD/CD box set Retrospect has hit #7 on the Dutch album charts.

In North America, Spotify will exclusively stream the audio portion of Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA's Retrospect release from Monday, November 19th.

Epica has built a well-deserved reputation to be close to their dedicated fans. The band is covering new grounds within the virtual world, and is getting in touch with people from around the globe at the same time. Band members Simone Simons, Mark Jansen and Coen Janssen will be available to chat via Soundrop on Tuesday, November 19th at 7 PM, CET.

If you want to take part in this chat do as follows:

Join in and listen to some of the new live tunes here. Install the Soundrop app into your Spotify account and follow the upper link to the chat room. The chat function is on the upper right. Chat will take 60 minutes and start on November 19 at 7 PM, CET /11 AM, PST/2 PM, EST.

Retrospect was released on November 8th in Europe, November 11th in the UK, and will be released on November 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast.

Epica celebrated their 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed Retrospect. The band was accompanied by the seventy piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable 3-hours best-of set.

Ten high definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while Epica played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also features the live debut of ‘Twin Flames’ and the previously unreleased ‘Retrospect’, covers of classics by VIVALDI, PERGOLESI, and Oscar-winning film composer JOHN WILLIAMS, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single, ‘Quietus’, with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter, and Yves Huts.

Nuclear Blast released Retrospect as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages. Both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version. Retrospect contains the following fan favorites:


'Monopoly On Truth'



'Martyr Of The Free Word'

'Chasing The Dragon'


'Never Enough'

'Stabat Mater Dolorosa'

'Twin Flames'

'Serenade Of Self-Destruction'

'Orchestral Medley'

'The Divine Conspiracy' (Anniversary Edition)


'Blank Infinity'

'The Obsessive Devotion'


'Battle Of The Heroes & Imperial March'


'The Phantom Agony'

'Cry For The Moon'

'Sancta Terra'

'Design Your Universe'

'Storm The Sorrow'

'Consign To Oblivion'


Retrospect features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

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BILLYBIO – “Rise And Slay” (AFM)

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