Dutch symphonic metal legends Epica have unleashed an animated music video for the song “Freedom – The Wolves Within.” The track is taken from the group’s upcoming album, Omega, out February 26, 2021, via Nuclear Blast. Along with the new single, the group has teamed up with their label to support a good cause by creating a fun challenge with their fans. To learn more about the Wolf challenge, go to this location.
The group’s mastermind Mark Jansen comments:
“This song is based on an old story of a fight between two wolves. A wise Cherokee is discussing life with his grandson: He tells the boy ‘There is a fight going on inside of me between two wolves.’ One wolf is evil; he embodies anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other wolf is good; joyful, peaceful, and embodies love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. We all have the same fight going on inside of us and the outcome of this battle will reflect on the outer world. The boy gets curious and asks his grandfather which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply answers ‘The one you feed the most.’ What we want to be and what we want to reflect on the world around us depends on which wolf we feed and also the degree of control we have over our inner wolves. Will we manage to control them or will they control us?”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: