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Epica

Country of origin:
Netherlands
Location:
Reuver, Limburg
Status:
Active
Formed in:
2003
Genre:
Symphonic/Power Metal
Lyrical themes:
Religion, Society, Politics, Philosophy
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
2002-2003 (as Sahara Dust), 2003-present
Contact: info@epica.nl

Formed by Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever in 2002.

Known as Sahara Dust until early 2003.

In photo, left to right - Rob van der Loo (bass); Coen Janssen (keyboards); Isaac Delahaye (lead guitar); Simone Simons (vocals); Mark Jansen (harsh vocals, rhythm guitar); Arien van Weesenbeek (drums)

Epica are named after the 2003 Kamelot album. The bands have ...
Current
Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (harsh) (2003-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Karmaflow, ex-Infernorama, ex-Sahara Dust, Universal Mind Project, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp (live)
Coen Janssen Keyboards (2003-present)
See also: ex-Karmaflow, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Kamelot (live)
Simone Simons Vocals (female) (2003-present)
See also: Kamelot (live), Mayan (live), ex-Karmaflow, ex-Sahara Dust
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums, Vocals (harsh) (2007-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Karmaflow, ex-Pandaemonium, ex-God Dethroned, ex-HDK, ex-Conspiracy, ex-Downslide
Isaac Delahaye Guitars (lead), Vocals (harsh) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Forcible, ex-God Dethroned, ex-Mayan, ex-Panopticum
Rob van der Loo Bass (2012-present)
See also: Freak Neil Inc., ex-Fifth, ex-Soulcatcher, ex-Form, Hangover Hero, Rob van der Loo, ex-Delain, ex-Mayan, ex-Exivious, ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Sun Caged, ex-Triple 7
Past
Yves Huts Bass (2003-2012)
See also: Road to Consciousness, ex-Ecliptica, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Axamenta, ex-Gurthang
Jeroen Simons Drums (2003-2006)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, Akheth, ex-Epsylon, ex-Cassiopeia
Ad Sluijter Guitars (2003-2008)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, Hangover Hero, ex-Cassiopeia
Past (Live)
Dennis Leeflang Drums
See also: Kamlath, ex-Aerik Von Band, ex-Carthago, ex-Chris Poland, ex-I.N.C., ex-Lunatic Hymn, ex-Within Temptation, ex-Sun Caged, ex-The Saturnine, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Bumblefoot
Koen Herfst Drums (2007)
See also: HDK, I Chaos, ex-Xenobia, Bagga Bownz, Koen Herfst, ex-Dew-Scented, ex-Cypher (live), ex-After Forever (live)
Amanda Somerville Vocals (female) (2008)
See also: HDK, Kiske / Somerville, Trillium, Avantasia (live), Aina, Exit Eden
Oliver Palotai Keyboards (2010, 2011)
See also: Kamelot, Sons of Seasons, ex-Doro, ex-Circle II Circle (live), ex-Blaze
Ruben Wijga Keyboards (2015)
See also: Sephyros, ex-Insomnia, ex-ReVamp, ex-Snakes and Sirens, The Irish Vikings, The Theater Equation, ex-Celestial Ruin
Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (harsh) (2003-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Karmaflow, ex-Infernorama, ex-Sahara Dust, Universal Mind Project, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp (live)
Coen Janssen Keyboards (2003-present)
See also: ex-Karmaflow, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Kamelot (live)
Simone Simons Vocals (female) (2003-present)
See also: Kamelot (live), Mayan (live), ex-Karmaflow, ex-Sahara Dust
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums, Vocals (harsh) (2007-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Karmaflow, ex-Pandaemonium, ex-God Dethroned, ex-HDK, ex-Conspiracy, ex-Downslide
Isaac Delahaye Guitars (lead), Vocals (harsh) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Forcible, ex-God Dethroned, ex-Mayan, ex-Panopticum
Rob van der Loo Bass (2012-present)
See also: Freak Neil Inc., ex-Fifth, ex-Soulcatcher, ex-Form, Hangover Hero, Rob van der Loo, ex-Delain, ex-Mayan, ex-Exivious, ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Sun Caged, ex-Triple 7
Yves Huts Bass (2003-2012)
See also: Road to Consciousness, ex-Ecliptica, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Axamenta, ex-Gurthang
Jeroen Simons Drums (2003-2006)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, Akheth, ex-Epsylon, ex-Cassiopeia
Ad Sluijter Guitars (2003-2008)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, Hangover Hero, ex-Cassiopeia
Past
Dennis Leeflang Drums
See also: Kamlath, ex-Aerik Von Band, ex-Carthago, ex-Chris Poland, ex-I.N.C., ex-Lunatic Hymn, ex-Within Temptation, ex-Sun Caged, ex-The Saturnine, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Bumblefoot
Koen Herfst Drums (2007)
See also: HDK, I Chaos, ex-Xenobia, Bagga Bownz, Koen Herfst, ex-Dew-Scented, ex-Cypher (live), ex-After Forever (live)
Amanda Somerville Vocals (female) (2008)
See also: HDK, Kiske / Somerville, Trillium, Avantasia (live), Aina, Exit Eden
Oliver Palotai Keyboards (2010, 2011)
See also: Kamelot, Sons of Seasons, ex-Doro, ex-Circle II Circle (live), ex-Blaze
Ruben Wijga Keyboards (2015)
See also: Sephyros, ex-Insomnia, ex-ReVamp, ex-Snakes and Sirens, The Irish Vikings, The Theater Equation, ex-Celestial Ruin
Added by: tyrant Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2003-01-21 21:58:51 Last modified on: 2017-09-24 15:34:28