Epica’s new and unique EP, The Alchemy Project, has finally arrived! These Dutch symphonic metal icons have collaborated with thirteen bands and musicians who co-wrote and performed on the seven tracks of this one-of-a-kind release. To celebrate the EP’s arrival, the group has shared a video for the dark track “Sirens – Of Blood And Water,” featuring Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) and Myrkur.


Vocalist Simone Simons comments:

“Charlotte and I go back many years, but we never really worked on music together. Since she started releasing her solo songs, I became an admirer of her work and reached out to her to create a song for ‘The Alchemy Project.’ That collaboration resulted in the beautiful haunting song, ‘Sirens – Of Blood And Water’. We both have a fascination for mermaids, the fairytale from H.C. Andersen and wanted to write a song from the perspective of the sisters of the little mermaid. I loved how our creative minds flowed into the song and having Myrkur, who happens to be Danish just like the author of the tale, add her unique voice to the song was the perfect match that we needed to complete the story.”


Watch the clip below: