Metal giants EPICA have launched a short teaser from their upcoming release Beyond The Matrix – The Battle – a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning METROPOLE ORKEST.

In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, EPICA won a high-profiled competition organized by the METROPOLE ORKEST. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between EPICA‘s heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen ‘Big Band meets Symphonic Metal’ rendition of Beyond the Matrix. As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (AYREON) contributed a beautiful guest-solo to the song.

Simone Simons comments:

“The short teaser of Beyond The Matrix – The Battle gives you a small preview of our upcoming release. Never before did we have such a unique collaboration as with the METROPOLE ORKEST. Expect to be blown away, literally and figuratively!”


EPICA vs METROPOLE ORKEST – Beyond The Matrix – The Battle will be released as a limited-edition vinyl and digital download on October 26th through Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order the limited-edition 10-inch and bundles from the band‘s web shop at this location or from the Nuclear Blast mail-order: HERE


Digital version: HERE

Pre-order your copy of Beyond The Matrix – The Battle HERE

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