EPICA Team Up With Kazematten Brewery To Launch "Epica Beer"
September 20, 2021, 2 years ago
If you're still searching for the perfect drink to enjoy while headbanging on your couch to the upcoming Ωmega Alive release, look no further. Together with the renowned Belgian craft beer brewery Kazematten, symphonic metal titans Epica created their own "Epica Beer" that is now available here.
Guitarist Isaac Delahaye comments on the new partnership: "Being born and raised in Ypres (Belgium), and having seen the rich history of Belgian craft beers, I didn’t have to think twice to accept the proposal of my hometown brewery to create a custom EPICA lager beer. Together with the team at Kazematten, who have been perfecting the recipe with passion, know-how, and tremendous craftsmanship for the last 18 months, we came up with this easy-to-drink and unbelievably smooth 5,4% beer. Tasting the final result sure put a smile on the faces of everyone in the band, and we all quickly grabbed another one."
Just like the band itself, Epica Beer is a great combination of very different flavors. The unmistakable biscuit malt backbone, supported by an irresistible touch of honey, alternates with lovely citrus notes and a spiciness that packs a punch. With just the right amount of hoppy bitterness, Epica has a well-balanced, refreshing taste that pairs nicely with a burger, hot wings, or a pizza!
In June this year, Epica unleashed a monument to their music, their career, and their enduring legacy as forebears of a whole genre. The worldwide streaming event Ωmega Alive was the Epica show of your wildest dreams, brought to life by 75 artists and crew members - think Marvel meeting Cirque de Soleil in a Tim Burton universe!
Tailor-made videos and graphic effects, spectacular pyro effects, rain, dancers, choirs and actors, all added to the aura of symbolism and cinematic splendor that brought fans from over 100 countries to flock to their screens and witness a show that became the biggest concert event in the band's 19-year-long history. Now, you can finally rediscover the entire opus in various audiovisual formats, available on December 3, 2021.
Coen Janssen, the mastermind behind the show's concept explains: “What we wanted to do was the ultimate Epica show where we could fulfill every dream we ever had, where there was room for all the ideas, effects and props that are just too big to be taken on tour." Far from your usual streaming concert, the band developed a trademark feature called a "living backdrop". "We built another stage right behind our stage where lots of things were going on the whole time. And we meant that very literally," he laughs. "Every song got something extra, something unique that was fitting its world."
Directed by Jens de Vos (Panda Productions) and graced by a magical artwork by Heilemania, the DVD, BluRay, CD, and vinyl contain 15 EPICA classics, fan-favorites, as well as first-ever live performances from tracks off the band's latest chef-d'oeuvre Ωmega, such as "The Skeleton Key" or the insanely monumental "Kingdom of Heaven Part 3".
Ωmega Alive formats:
-2 CD digipak
-CD-version of the Earbook
-5x 10'' Picture vinyl (Zoetrope vinyl)
-3LP (Light Green Vinyl)
-3LP in trifold incl 2 lyric sheets:
-Black in trifold
-Sun yellow in trifold (NB mailorder and wholesale exclusive)
-Clear + Green and Black Splatter (NB Mailorder exclusive)
-Glow in the Dark (Band store exclusive)
-Clear + White marbled in trifold (EMP exclusive)
-White with sun yellow + black in trifold (Netherlands + Belgium exclusive)
-2 CD/BluRay - USA exclusive
-2 CD/DVD - Mexico and Brazil exclusive
Pre-order at Nuclear Blast.
“Unchain Utopia - Ωmega Alive –", the spectacular fireplay and first single off the new release can be watched below.