Recently, Dutch metal titans Epica have launched a lyric video for Kingdom of Heaven which is taken from the band’s upcoming re-release of Design Your Universe – Gold Edition. Today, the band have released the second album trailer, in which they once again share memories about the album, focusing on the stories behind the two classic Epica tracks, Kingdom Of Heaven and Unleashed.
Watch the new trailer below.
You can also, watch the lyric video for Kingdom Of Heaven on the band’s YouTube channel, here.
Mark Jansen comments: “’Kingdom of Heaven’ is very dear to me. This song was dedicated to my grandmother after she passed away. The lyrics are dealing with near-death experiences and the bridge between spirituality and science. Up until today, it’s the EPICA song I’m most proud of and even though we cannot perform it that often live due to its length, we will perform it soon during the ‘Design Your Universe’ 10th Anniversary shows. Enjoy this lyric video!”
‘Design Your Universe’- Gold edition contains a remastered and remixed version of the album and a newly recorded acoustic bonus disc and will be released October 4th. The album and exclusive merchandise bundles are now available for pre-order now from here.
You can also check out the 1st trailer, here.
The tracklist for the album reads as follows:
01. Samadhi – prelude
02. Resign to Surrender – A New Age Dawns – pt IV
04. Martyr of the Free Word
05. Our Destiny
06. Kingdom of Heaven – A New Age Dawns – pt V
07. The Price of Freedom – interlude
08. Burn to a Cinder
09. Tides of Time
11. Semblance of Liberty
12. White Waters
13. Design Your Universe – A New Age Dawns – pt VI
14. Incentive (bonus)
CD2: The Acoustic Universe / Bonus CD:
01. Burn To A Cinder
02. Our Destiny
04. Martyr Of The Free Word
05. Design Your Universe
To coincide with this release Epica will perform a number of exclusive ‘Design Your Universe’ 10th anniversary shows around the globe. Check out those dates and locations below –
‘Design Your Universe’ – 10th Anniversary Shows – Europe
04.10. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
05.10. NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg *SOLD OUT*
06.10. F Paris – Élysée Montmartre *SOLD OUT*
10.10. IL Tel Aviv – Barby Club
12.10. RUS Moscow – Glavclub
‘Design Your Universe’ – 10th Anniversary Shows – Latin America
21.10. MEX Monterrey – Escena
22.10. MEX Guadalajara – Diana Theatre
24.10. MEX Mexico City – Auditorio BlackBerry
26.10. BR São Paulo – Tropical Butantã
27.10. BR Rio de Janeiro – Circo Voador
29.10. AR Buenos Aires – El Teatro Flores
30.10. CR Santiago – Teatro Caupolicán
02.11. CO Bogotá – Royal Center
03.11. CR San José – Pepper Disco Club
03.01. CN Montreal – Corona Theatre
05.01. US Los Angeles – Regent Theater
12.01. US New York City – Webster Hall
Tickets are on sale now through Epica here.