Het coronavirus zorgt ervoor dat er deze zomer bijzonder weinig te beleven valt in de culturele sector. Zo ook in muziekland: geen festivals en amper indoor concerten. Om dat leed te verzachten nemen vele artiesten, platenlabels, marketingagentschappen, concertorganisatoren en andere organisaties een toevlucht tot de digitale media, in de vorm van livestreaming.
Wat gaat Epica nog allemaal doen buiten superbe album uitbrengen? Bier maken! Niet de band zelf natuurlijk, dat proces legden ze in kundige handen. Ondertussen is het een feit, Epica bier is te verkrijgen.
If you're still searching for the perfect drink to enjoy while headbanging on your couch to the upcoming "Ωmega Alive" release, look no further! Together with the renowned Belgian craft beer brewery Kazematten, symphonic metal titans EPICA created a their own "Epica Beer" that is now available at: https://www.kazematten.be/en/beers/epica/
Guitarist Isaac Delahaye comments the new partnership: "Being born and raised in Ypres (Belgium), and having seen the rich history of Belgian craft beers, I didn’t have to think twice to accept the proposal of my hometown brewery to create a custom EPICA lager beer. Together with the team at Kazematten, who have been perfecting the recipe with passion, knowhow and tremendous craftsmanship for the last 18 months, we came up with this easy to drink and unbelievably smooth 5,4% beer. Tasting the final result sure put a smile on the faces of everyone in the band, and we all quickly grabbed another one."
Just like the band itself, Epica Beer is a great combination of very different flavours. The unmistakable biscuit malt backbone, supported by an irresistible touch of honey, alternates with lovely citrus notes and a spiciness that packs a punch. With just the right amount of hoppy bitterness, Epica has a well-balanced, refreshing taste that pairs nicely with a burger, hot wings or a pizza!
Just recently, EPICA have announced the release of their "Ωmega Alive" streaming event. Brought to life by 75 artists and crew members, the larger-than-life-show will be released on December 3rd and comes with tailor-made videos and graphic effects, spectacular pyro effects, rain, dancers, choirs and actors. A first glimpse is still available here: 'Unchain Utopia - Ωmega Alive -':https://youtu.be/c8XdrOhEZl0
Since forming in 2002, the band has amassed an incredible amount of success, their current album Ωmega entered the album Top 10 in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. EPICA has toured the globe, performing at venerable festivals including Wacken, Hellfest, Heaven & Hell Festival, Heavy MTL and Download, while also staging shows in countries where many metal bands have not played including South Korea, South Africa and Venezuela.