Epica have started off their 2021 with a bang. They have a new album, Omega coming out February 26th through Nuclear Blast Records. The newest single and video from that album “Rivers” released last week to critical acclaim and has almost 300,000 views on YouTube in under a week. The band all got together to talk the new single and album in their thirteenth VLOG.

Simone Simons had this to say in the clip.

Rivers’ is written by Rob van der Loo. A beautiful, intimate ballad that I immediately felt a connection with. Writing the lyrics for ‘Rivers’ went really fast. A fun fact is that the working title was ‘Rivers’ and there was no other name that fit the song better. Normally we change the working titles of the songs, but not in this case. The video recordings took place in Esslingen, Germany. Jens de Vos and I spent one day in the studio for the video recordings. It was a messy shoot with all the glitter and water, but the result is worth it!

You can pre-order Omega from Nuclear Blast here. We already hit you with the details of the myriad special editions available, so you can check that out here! Epica has more to look forward to in 2022. Their Epic Apocalypse Tour kicks off January 6th with their special guests Apocalyptica. The two titans of symphonic metal have dates booked all around Europe with room for more stops later in the year.

Epica is set for a great 2021, we all can’t wait for February 26th for the release of Omega.

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