Epica is known for their amazing singer Simon Simmons, her angelic voice blends in with powerful sounds of metal delivering a heavenly performance. Epica and Lacuna Coil are two bands fronted by beautiful women who not only are they able to sing but their persona on stage is majestic. Epica and Lacuna Coil went on stage, at The Novo LA, where they brought their symphonic metal and metal to die hard fans. The night was a heavenly one, for lovers of clean vocals and symphonic metal.
Lacuna Coil has been in the game for nearly 30 years now, and their sound is riveting, fans from all over the world enjoy their metal. Fronted by Cristina Scabbia, Lacuna Coil explodes with energy on stage, while the fans sing along to every single song they have in store for them. A brutal singer, Andrea Ferro adds energy to the performance with his notorious head banging, and raging vocals. All, while Marco Coti Zelati on bass and Diego Cavalloti on guitar deliver an skillful performance. The drummer, Ryan Folden with corpse paint on, decapitates fans with his pows and booms raging to songs like, and delivering pure mayhem. Lacuna Coil keeps the fans intrigued as Cristina Scabbia sings with powerful chords that only Italian goddesses can exhume. Once again. Lacuna Coil’s sound won many first time viewers, and their older fans raved about the entire set.
Epica just released their new EP, The Solace System, via Nuclear Blast Records and their work is a maelstrom of riffs, and angelic vocals. If you have yet to see Epica live, make sure you go to their live shows and experience the majestic performance by Simone Simons. Guitarists Mark Jansen and Isaac Delahaye shred brutally and connect on stage with such grandiose skills. Drummer Arien Van Weesenbeek delivers dark hammering while synth and piano maestro Coen Janssen conveys melodies of the divine. The group is tight and filled with energy, fans connect with the band as each music note hits their ears. Bassist Rob Van Der Loo, adds depth to this symphonic metal band and provides the vibrations that will lift metal heads off the ground. Epica has delivered multiple records and the impact they have live on stage is one of a kind. With Simon fronting this Dutch band, Epica reaches into your soul with each track they play live. Epica is delivering some majestic sounds, and live fans responded ecstatically, Cristina Scabbier joined Epica on stage and sung a duet with her, a holy experience took place at The Novo.
The front women took on the stage and exposed fans to amazing vocals, while their bandmates delivered marvelous music. The fans left the venue raving about their experience and became enamor with Epica, and old fans of Lacuna Coil we excited to see them live in California once more. The metal lovers were happy, and metal reigned once again.
Written by: Hostile Jo
Photos by: Jose Barrientos