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The Band

After that Mark Jansen broke with the band After Forever, he decided to start anew. Without a moment’s hesitation, contacts were made, auditions were scheduled and a band name was chosen. Prematurely Sahara Dust had been chosen, but at the beginning of 2003 the bandname changed to Epica for good.
After a lot of difficult auditions the band line-up was stabilized:

Simone Simons: Mezzo-Soprano;
Mark Jansen: Guitars, grunts and screams;
Ad Sluijter: Guitars;
Coen Janssen: Synths;
Yves Huts: Bass guitar;
Jeroen Simons: Drums.


The Phantom Agony

Consign to Oblivion

The Phantom Agony


Cry for the Moon

Solitary Ground

We will take you with us

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13 lj icons [Thursday
Aug 9th, 2012 at 7:14pm]

[01-03] Nina Dobrev

TV Shows
[01-05] Glee
[06-19] Grey's Anatomy
[20-22] Pretty Little Liars
[23-26] The Vampire Diaries
[27-29] True Blood

[01-04] The Dark Knight

[01-13] Epica
[14-25] Katy Perry
[26] Muse
[27-29] Tarja Turunen


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HERE @ meadowsofheaven
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May 18th, 2012 at 4:43am]

Kingdom Hearts Fan Art x 75
Simone Simons x 63
Tarja Turunen x 71
Alternates x 9


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Jan 27th, 2012 at 1:59am]

Alice Madness Returns (Opening Scene) x 32
Asian Rock/Pop artists (Byul & SNSD) x 74
Dead or Alive (Ayane, Hitomi & Promo 5 Posters) x 19
Final Fantasy XIII-2 x 21
Final Fantasy Fan Art (XIII-2, VII, IX & Dissidia) x 68
Kingdom Hearts 3D x 40
Kingdom Hearts Fan Art x 38
Misc. Fanart (Portal & TWEWY) x 16

Simone Simons x 23
Tarja Turunen x 64


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Jan 26th, 2012 at 6:09pm]

156 misc. icons
[95]the GazettE: The Suicide Circus PV and random photshoots/lives
[61]Various: {20}Simone Simons(Epica), {15}Amy Lee(Evanescence), {5}Heath Ledger, {8}Johnny Depp, {3}Tuomas Holopainen(Nightwish), {10}Hayley Williams(Paramore)


HERE @ xxpyrography
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Dec 12th, 2011 at 4:07pm]

Aldious x 86
Amy Lee x 49
CLAMP (Wish & Legal Drug) x 17
Emilie Autumn x 20
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (+3 small animations) x 20
Parasite Eve (Parasite Eve & Parasite Eve 2) x 19

Simone Simons x 83
Sonya Scarlet x 06
Tarja Turunen x 20


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Original Epica Artwork for Sale [Saturday
Nov 20th, 2010 at 11:30pm]

I had the privilege of doing an original piece of art for Epica's November 16th, 2010 show at JAXX Nightclub in Springfield, VA. I thought I'd share it with the fan communities, as well as let people know that it's available for sale- the original buyer didn't come back at the end of the show to pick it up, so I got permission from the band to put it up for sale online. Half of the proceeds get sent to Epica, just like with buying merch.

I haven't got my pic yet from the staffer I had been talking to, but once I get the email I'll also post up the picture of myself and Mark with the artwork on deviantArt for validity.

You can see the illustration at my dA- At the mercy of...
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Janssen steps out, Palatai steps in [Wednesday
Jan 20th, 2010 at 8:17am]

Info about the temporary replacement right here. Instant downgrade in the keys department, but it was the easy choice.

Also, If anyone wants two tickets including meets/greets for the Epica show at Gramercy, face value at $100 through Enter the Vault, which means one order number for two tickets, you'll have to tell me now. In 24 hours, I'm going to take my chances with Stubhub. I have a transportation problem from Long Island, so I'm going to have issues getting there. I can negotiate, I'm highly motivated to recover some of my loss.
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20 Epica icons/bases [Thursday
Oct 29th, 2009 at 3:22pm]


// comment
// credit
// may be used as bases (comment & credit plz)

all 20 here @ iconsofmetal
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Jul 3rd, 2009 at 5:26pm]

Amy Adams (actress) [ 01 - 30 ]
Zooey Deschanel (actress)[ 31 - 47 ]

Simone Simons (singer)  [ 48 - 70 ]
Interview with the vampire (movie) [ 71 - 97 ]


more here
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Mar 8th, 2009 at 9:45pm]

01-10: Nightwish
11-18: Oomph!
19-26: Epica

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That Profunctory Introductory Stuff [Monday
Feb 9th, 2009 at 4:50pm]

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Name(or what you'd like to be called)

Nick G



Favorite Epica Songs

It's all about the Solitary ground. I like so many others, but that's the one that I like the most.

How did you discover them?
Solitary ground, the piano version off the single, was played on Live And Loaded at first. I liked it. Then I decided to look them up several months later, and over a short period, fell in love with this god foresaken band.

other favorite bands

  • enter_withinWithin Temptation

  • Delain

  • Old Nightwish

  • Ayreon

  • Stream of Passion

  • Journey

  • Scorpions

  • Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits

  • And...uh...Bruce Springsteen. Yeah, go ahead and laugh at me.

I love computers, model trains, audio work, Baseball (Let's Go Mets!), Hockey (Let's Go Islanders!), and internet radio. This leads me to HKC Radio, the internet radio station I Co-own and help operate. My shows are as follows. Fridays at 7 Pm eastern I do a comedy talk show with a cohost called Bob Sarnowski, which is called The Digital Domain Online Radio Show (Yeah, Jerky name.) Then, on Saturdays, I do a music show, mainly focusing on Melodic Metal (Of the mostly symphonic nature) and other Melodic Rock called Rock Radio Redefined which can be heard at 5 PM Eastern.

With Shameless plugs out of the way, I'm going to depart. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see some more activity.
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Nov 3rd, 2008 at 8:23pm]

Hi guys,

I happen to work (voluntarily) for a French webradio called Radio Metal. As you can see on our website, various metal artists have granted us interviews in the past 18 months. Simone Simons was even interviewed twice! On 21st November, I will have the opportunity to interview Mark Jansen before the Paris concert. Yes, I’m a lucky bitch. And yes, I want YOU to help me build this interview. ;)

So, if you have any questions for Mark you think would be interesting, just post a comment and I will see if I can add it to my question list. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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Sep 1st, 2008 at 11:38pm]

Anette Olzon- 24
Charlotte Wessels- 30
Mariangela Demurtas- 28
Simone Simons- 52

3 Mariangela banners
1 Simone banner

2 Mariangela blends

1 Simone wallpaper
1 Mariangela wallpaper

. .

it rains like hell )
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Aug 18th, 2008 at 11:03am]

Emilie Autumn [ 01 - 26  ]
Simone Simons [ 27 - 61 ]


the rest here @ xxeternitatixx
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Aug 14th, 2008 at 12:57pm]

49 Simone Simons icons
2 Banners
2 Wallpapers

Please give me feedback :). And credit if you want.

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Aug 8th, 2008 at 10:57am]

1-10: X-Files: I want to believe
11-17: Keira Knightley
18-28: Kirsten Dunst
29-38: Zooey Deschanel
39-49: Rosamund Pike
50-62: Nightwish Century Child lyrics
63-70: Nightwish
71-81: Lacrimosa
82-86: Stillste Stund
87-94: Emilie Autumn
95-104: Simone Simons
105-110: L'Ame Immortelle
+1 Emilie Autumn Friends Only banner

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I'll lock the entry, when I post new graphics.
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Icons [Thursday
Jul 31st, 2008 at 7:35pm]

Supernatural (23)
Xena (11)
Shakira (13)
Drew Barrymore (11)
Tarja Turunen (13)
Simone Simons (14)
Olivia Wilde (3)

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New member / Icons [Friday
Jul 18th, 2008 at 10:27pm]

First post here (:

Name(or what you'd like to be called): Yani
Favorite Epica Songs: "Cry for the moon" "The phantom Agony" "consign to oblivion"
How did you discover them?: i always saw their cd at a local music shop, and one day i decided to check it out and i loved it
List your other favorite bands other favorite bands: HIM, Lacuna coil, within temptation, kamelot, lacrimas profundere, emilie autumn, nightwish, tarja turunen, lacrimosa, the birthday massacre, l'Âme immortelle, blutengel, therion, the white stripes

Well, after introducing myself i would like to share some icons with you ! (:


Tarja Turunen [01 - 42]
Simone Simons [43  - 79]
Emilie Autumn [80  - 121]


Emilie Autumn [1]
Tarja Turunen [3]
Simone Simons [3]



The rest here @ xxeternitatixx
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New member [Wednesday
Jun 25th, 2008 at 10:47pm]

Name(or what you'd like to be called): Eric
Age: 19 going to be 20 this July
Favorite Epica Songs: Cry for the moon and The Last Crusade
How did you discover them?: on youtube
List your other favorite bands: Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Within temptation, Nightwish, Kamelot, HIM, and anything relate to symphonic rock.
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Feb 24th, 2008 at 3:35pm]

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The Rest @ realmofsilence
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