Tag Archives: Epica

Epica to celebrate band’s 20th Anniversary with re-release of first three albums; launch Epica Universe; & Anniversary Show

Posted by on January 13, 2022

  Epica released one of their strongest albums in 2021 with Omega, which landed on Metal Insider’s #1 spot for our combined year-end list. While last year was a great year for these Symphonic metal masters, 2022 will be a full-blown celebration as it marks their overall 20th anniversary as a band. To celebrate this […]

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Metal Insider’s Combined Top 15 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

    The 2021 entries are in for team Metal Insider’s best albums of 2021. In case you missed it, you can check out lists from Chris, Smitty, Kyle, Zenae, Bram, Matt, and Siegfried. While all lists are relatively different, we took an additional step to combine everyone’s picks based on comparison to make an […]

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Metal Insider’s Kyle Finlan’s Top 10 albums of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

  2021 has been quite a dynamic year, with many ups and downs. One of the highlights have been the absolute deluge of new music that has been released in the past 12 months! Perhaps this onslaught of new things to fill our earholes with is being driven by the time afforded by the lack […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 23 albums of 2021

Posted by on December 29, 2021

  2021 has been another challenging year, but we saw a return of live music. Artists have once again found more creative ways to virtually bring live music, such as Epica’s unique cinematic event with Omega Alive. Many have unveiled powerful new tunes via LP and EP releases. As difficult as it was to select […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/15: The 2021 Finale

Posted by on December 17, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The last chart of 2021! It’s crazy how quickly this year flew by. Since taking over Metal By Numbers in July, it’s been a fun and consuming experience. Hopefully, 2022 will bring higher charting numbers […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 3rd, 2021 – Servant of the New Music

Posted by on December 6, 2021

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week feature new music from Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, and more! For last week’s releases you can read the previous New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers Metal by Numbers. Be […]

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Epica share “Kingdom Of Heaven Pt3 – The Antediluvian Universe” live video from ‘Omega Live’

Posted by on November 3, 2021

  Epica have shared a live video for “Kingdom Of Heaven Pt 3 – The Antediluvian Universe.” The performance clip is taken from the group’s upcoming live release for Omega Alive, out December 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Omega Alive is the livestream event from June where the group managed to pull things off that couldn’t […]

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Epica release Skeleton Key Music Video from Ωmega Alive

Posted by on October 8, 2021

  Epica has dropped a video for “Skeleton Key” from their upcoming concert release, Ωmega Alive, due out on December 3rd. The original Ωmega Alive was a global streaming event that took place this past June and brought the band’s 8th studio album, Ωmega to life in epic fashion. Now this one of a kind […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/30: I fear this is farewell

Posted by on June 30, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Readers and friends, I regret to inform you that today’s edition of Metal By Numbers will be my last. After 9 years of pouring over the charts every week, the time has come for […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/12: Gojira grab the number one spot

Posted by on May 12, 2021

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Gojira is one of the biggest acts in metal today and their new album was highly anticipated. That said, I’m not sure people expected the band to chart at number one based on […]

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