Behind The Music Of The Solace System Part #1!

epica videoRecently, EPICA proudly announced their upcoming long-awaited EP, The Solace System! This record will include six brand-new numbers, which were written and recorded during the process of their latest album The Holographic Principle, which came out in late 2016 and charted worldwide. The EP release is due for September 1st, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

To give you all an understanding of the content and the concept of this EP, EPICA will release some “behind the music” videos! Today, they unveil part 1 of the trailer series, which you can see here at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

The band comments: “Here’s our view on the new upcoming EP The Solace System. We talk about the music and the lyrics of all the songs you can find on this record. Enjoy watching!”

Track list of The Solace System:
01. The Solace System
02. Fight Your Demons
03. Architect Of Light
04. Wheel Of Destiny
05. Immortal Melancholy
06. Decoded Poetry

Watch the music video of the title track “The Solace System‘” here:

The Solace System was recorded, mixed & mastered by team Joost van den Broek and Jacob Hansen. The video clip was produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni. The splendid artwork is once again by the hand of Stefan Heilemann.

Simone Simons (vocalist) comments on the EP:
“During the early writing process of The Holographic Principle we found out that we were blessed with a huge amount of songs. The songs that didn’t fit on our album are now available for you on this special EP! I hope you guys will enjoy these songs as much as we do!”

And if this all wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to purchase the new EP The Solace System together with the CD of their recent studio album The Holographic Principle as a box set! It will be called The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition.

And there are some more good news! Nuclear Blast is going to re-release two ancient albums of EPICADesign Your Universe and The Divine Conspiracy, on vinyl on August 18th. Each album is available in two different colours.

All these formats are NOW available for pre-order!

Get your physical copy here:
Or through the EPICA Webshop:
Or get the digital version and get the title track “The Solace System” instantly:

Upcoming Tour Dates:

EPICA w/ Lacuna Coil + Insomnium + Elantris 

8/31/2017  Royale – Boston, MA

9/01/2017  Metropolis – Montreal, QC

9/02/2017  Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

9/03/2017  The Opera House – Toronto, ON

9/05/2017  The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

9/06/2017  The Forge – Joliet, IL

9/08/2017  Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

9/09/2017  The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *

9/11/2017  The Showbox – Seattle, WA

9/12/2017  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR  *

9/14/2017  The UC Theater – Berkeley, CA

9/15/2017  The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

9/16/2017  The NOVO – Los Angeles, CA

9/17/2017  Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ *

9/19/2017  Alamo Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

9/20/2017  Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

9/21/2017  Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

9/23/2017  Revolution Live – Ft Lauderdale, FL

9/24/2017  The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

9/25/2017  Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *

9/27/2017  Ram’s Head Live! – Baltimore, MD

9/28/2017  Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

9/29/2017  Playstation Theater – New York, NY
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available through


Pre-order your copy of The Solace System EP here:

Or digitally:




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