EPICA Release Music Video For Their Second Single “Freedom – The Wolves Within”

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Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA recently announced the release of their new album “Omega”, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. “Omega” is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last month, EPICA also revealed the first single and video clip from the album, titled “Abyss Of Time,” which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week.

On November 27th, EPICA released a music video for their second single “Freedom – The Wolves Within“. Watch the video below.

Guitarist 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?

With this new single, the band and and their label want to support a good cause and start a little challenge with the fans. Head over to this page to learn more and how you can take part. 

Three goals have been set on streaming platforms, and with each goal reached, Nuclear Blast will sponsor the symbolic adoption of 2 endangered grey wolves through the World Wildlife Fund, so that at the end of the game, each band member of EPICA will have adopted one animal. Not only do grey wolves suffer from steady habitat loss, they also have to endure revenge killings for attacks on wild stock, and the World Wildlife Fund depends on sponsorships and adoptions to conserve the natural habitat of these precious animals.

Pre-order the album in the format of your choice, here 

The album is available in the following formats: 

  • CD Jewelcase
  • 2 CD Jewelcase In Slipcase (U.S. Edition)
    • 32p booklet
    • Regular CD
    • Acoustic CD
  • 2 CD Digibook
    • 32p booklet
    • Regular CD
    • Acoustic CD
  • 4 CD Earbook (Limited to 3500)
    • 48p Earbook
    • Acoustic CD
    • Orchestral CD
    • Instrumental CD
  • Vinyl-Box (Limited to 1500)
    • 4CD Earbook
      • 2LP Picture Disc
    • Golden Necklace with Ankh symbol
  • 2 LP
    • Black
    • Blue / Green Swirl (Limited to 2000)
    • Beer / Bone Swirl (Limited to 300)
    • White (Limited to 300)
    • Turquoise / Black Marbled (Limited to 1600)
    • White / Blue Splatter (Limited to 300)
    • Transparent Red (Limited to 400)
    • Transparent Orange (Limited to 300)
    • White / Gold Splatter (Limited to 200)
    • Glow-In-The-Dark (Limited to 200)

“Omega” track-list:

  1. Alpha – Anteludium
  2. Abyss Of Time – Countdown To Singularity
  3. The Skeleton Key
  4. Seal of Solomon
  5. Gaia
  6. Code Of Life
  7. Freedom – The Wolves Within
  8. Kingdom Of Heaven, Part 3 – The Antediluvian Universe
  9. Rivers
  10. Synergize – Manic Manifest
  11. Twilight Reverie – The Hypnagogic State
  12. Omega – Sovereign Of The Sun Spheres

EPICA is: 

  • Simone Simons / Vocals
  • Isaac Delahaye / Guitars
  • Mark Jansen / Guitars, grunts, screams
  • Coen Janssen / Synths, piano
  • Ariën van Weesenbeek / Drums
  • Rob van der Loo / Bass

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