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Epica

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:50 pm
by fluffkitten
My favourite of all the female fronted symphonic bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AembRuTRAI

Re: Epica

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:10 pm
by jwh20
Absolutely horrendous live both times I've seen them, and on Retrospect, not to mention Simone and Mark's terrible vocals even on album.

But I'm always down for an hour off to go have some beers, and people seem to like them, so due a performance.

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:49 pm
by Bearstock
Thought they were great when I saw them years ago in Camden.

Almost 10 and a half years by Bloodstock next year though.


Delain went down a treat headlining Sophie stage, Epica would smash it in the same slot I think.

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:00 pm
by mathewxentrix88
I'm with Fluffkitten on this-they are my favourite of the female-fronted metal bands too-and are certainly the best one i've seen live.
A big yes from me.

Re: Epica

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:14 pm
by gjames
Yes, please! Seen them live a few times but would LOVE to see them at a festival.

Re: Epica

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:34 pm
by cthulhu
Bearstock wrote:Thought they were great when I saw them years ago in Camden.

Almost 10 and a half years by Bloodstock next year though.


Delain went down a treat headlining Sophie stage, Epica would smash it in the same slot I think.

Much too big for the SOPHIE really. Based off of their current profile they could be a fairly standard sized special guest band.

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:44 am
by bloodfiend
cthulhu wrote:
Bearstock wrote:Thought they were great when I saw them years ago in Camden.

Almost 10 and a half years by Bloodstock next year though.


Delain went down a treat headlining Sophie stage, Epica would smash it in the same slot I think.

Much too big for the SOPHIE really. Based off of their current profile they could be a fairly standard sized special guest band.


They've headlined the forum on their last 2 London shows, but that's slightly misleading, as both times they've had very popular support bands (Dragonforce and Eluveitie), doubt they'd be able to headline the Forum off their own popularity.

I think special guest is too high for them, but the hour slot below the special guest 3rd from top should be appropriate for them if bands like Cannnibal Corpse and Overkill can play that slot.

Big yes, fantastic band both live and on record.

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:37 pm
by SlaytanicBacon
Perhaps my favourite band now, so absolutely yes!

Having seen Epica play a sold out Forum, I have to completely disagree with everyone that says Epica are bad band to see live...the venue was packed full of people in Epica merch, so it was not because DragonFroce were there.

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:48 pm
by JB65
Missed them at Wacken this year due to a clash with Angra. Would like to catch them at some point.

Re: Epica

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:01 pm
by Tet
Yep, 3rd or 4th on the bill is probably about right for their UK popularity. I'd love to see them back at Bloodstock. It's been 9 years!

Re: Epica

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:08 pm
by Czech's Mate
always been good when I have seen them. Definite yes from me

Re: Epica

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:48 am
by Haldamir319
I've only seen them the once yeeeears ago (supporting Sonata Arctica). A big yes from me.

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:46 am
by JB65
Caught them in Manchester last night, tight, tidy but lack a punch. 35/40 mins max after that I found they become bland nothing special.

Re: Epica

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:20 pm
by OBEYTHEBEARD
One of my faves too, need to see them live at Bloodstock