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 be done in a natural live setting.
Keyboardist/concept developer Coen Janssen explains:
“The whole 3rd act was built around the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ songs. The 3rd part (from the Omega album) just had to be played, so we came up with ‘Elysia’, the kingdom somewhere in the sky… A new decor resembling a throne room and a massive chandelier with acrobats in it set the tone for this song. For the ‘piano solo,’ we had an extra surprise up our sleeve… playing it while it was on fire! A stunt we could not rehearse since the piano would be destroyed afterward! Under great guidance from our pyro-crew, we managed to pull it off, luckily the part only lasts about 30 seconds since it was extremely hot as you can imagine!
Since this looked so cool on stage, we also lit up the gong at the end of the act, with Ariën hitting it with a flaming torch… These images turned out way cooler than we expected… too bad we can’t do this live.”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the set here: