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Design Your Universe (Gold Edition) Limited Picture Disc Vinyl LP

by Epica

Release Date: 04 October 2019

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Nuclear Blast

£16.99

Epica Design Your Universe (Gold Edition) Limited Picture Disc Vinyl LP

Overview:

The world of symphonic metal is all about big ideas and high standards, but few bands have taken this most bombastic of genres to such momentous creative heights as EPICA. Formed in the Netherlands in 2002, these perennially dynamic masters of sonic opulence swiftly grabbed the world’s attention with their 2003 debut album ‘The Phantom Agony’. With a fresh and vital sound that struck a sublime balance between orchestral grandeur and pure heavy metal grit, EPICA’s music showcased the compelling contrast between singer Simone Simons’ soaring vocals and guitarist Mark Jansen’s guttural growls; between Isaac Delahaye’s unstoppable core of scything riffs and keyboard maestro Coen Janssen’s intricate, hugely cinematic arrangements and embellishments. All of this backed by a powerful tandem: Ariën van Weesenbeek blasting his drums and Rob van der Loo providing tasteful low end.Their 7th studio album,2016’s ‘The Holographic Principle’, saw the band raise the Symphonic Metal bar again delivering their highest chart positions to date.

Now the Dutch Metal titans EPICA are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their milestone album Design Your Universe. To mark this special occasion, EPICA will be re-releasing this fan-favourite album as a Gold Edition on October 4th through Nuclear Blast. This edition will contain the album remixed and remastered by Joost van den Broek with updated artwork and a 2nd disc containing newly-recorded acoustic versions of DYU songs.
Simone Simons comments about the re-release: “Design Your Universe is an album that is very dear to me not only because of the music, but also because of the message behind it. I am looking forward to the anniversary release and all the upcoming shows. The bonus CD is a worthy addition to DYU and I can’t wait for you all to hear the songs!"
To co-incide with the 10th Anniversary the band will perform a number of exclusive shows.

Featured Tracks:

Side: 1

1. Burn to a Cinder (Acoustic Version)
2. Our Destiny (Acoustic Version)
3. Unleashed (Acoustic Version)

Side: 2

1. Martyr of the Free World (Acoustic Version)
2. Design Your Universe (A New Age Dawns) [Pt. VI] [Acoustic Version]

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