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Epica

Country of origin:
Netherlands
Location:
Reuver, Limburg
Status:
Active
Formed in:
2003
Genre:
Symphonic Metal
Lyrical themes:
Religion, Society, Politics, Philosophy, Spirituality
Current label:
Atomic Fire Records
Years active:
2002-2003 (as Sahara Dust), 2003-present
Contact: [email protected]

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

Epica is named after the 2003 Kamelot album. The bands have a close relationship and Mark Jansen and Simone Simons have made various guest appearances at Kamelot gigs. Simone also performed guest vocals on Kamelot's albums "The Black Halo," "Ghost Opera," and "Poetry for the Poisoned". ...
Current
Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Orchestrations, Vocals (harsh) (2003-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-After Forever, ex-Countermove
Coen Janssen Keyboards, Piano, Orchestrations (2003-present)
See also: Amahiru, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-DragonForce (live), ex-Kamelot (live), ex-After Forever (live)
Simone Simons Vocals (2003-present)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Mayan (live), ex-Countermove
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums, Vocals (grunts, spoken word) (2007-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Downslide, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Pandaemonium, ex-God Dethroned, ex-HDK, ex-Aborted (live), ex-Conspiracy
Isaac Delahaye Guitars (lead), Vocals (harsh) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Forcible, Areen, ex-God Dethroned, ex-Mayan, ex-Panopticum
Rob van der Loo Bass (2012-present)
See also: ex-Fifth, ex-Soulcatcher, ex-Freak Neil Inc., ex-Form, Rob van der Loo, ex-Delain, ex-Mayan, ex-Exivious, ex-Sun Caged, ex-Triple 7, ex-Hangover Hero
Past
Yves Huts Bass (2003-2012)
See also: Road to Consciousness, ex-Ecliptica, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Axamenta, ex-Gurthang
Jeroen Simons Drums, Percussion (2003-2006)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, ex-Akheth, ex-Epsylon, ex-Cassiopeia
Ad Sluijter Guitars (lead) (2003-2008)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, ex-Cassiopeia, ex-Hangover Hero
Past (Live)
Dennis Leeflang Drums (2004)
See also: Aerik Von, Kamlath, Night Spirit, 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, ex-Lita Ford (live), ex-Ted Poley (live)
Koen Herfst Drums (2007)
See also: HDK, Vandenberg, ex-Xenobia, ex-I Chaos, Bagga Bownz, Koen Herfst, ex-Cypher (live), ex-Dew-Scented, ex-After Forever (live), ex-The Gentle Storm (live)
Amanda Somerville Vocals (female) (2008)
See also: HDK, Kiske / Somerville, Trillium, ex-Aina, Amanda Somerville, Exit Eden, ex-Avantasia (live), ex-Kamelot (live)
Oliver Palotai Keyboards (2010, 2011)
See also: Kamelot, ex-Sons of Seasons, ex-Doro, ex-Circle II Circle (live), ex-Blaze
Ruben Wijga Keyboards (2015)
See also: Dark Horse | White Horse, Sephyros, ex-Insomnia, ex-ReVamp, ex-Snakes and Sirens, Blackbriar, The Irish Vikings, ex-Celestial Ruin
Mark Jansen Guitars (rhythm), Orchestrations, Vocals (harsh) (2003-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-After Forever, ex-Countermove
Coen Janssen Keyboards, Piano, Orchestrations (2003-present)
See also: Amahiru, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-DragonForce (live), ex-Kamelot (live), ex-After Forever (live)
Simone Simons Vocals (2003-present)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Mayan (live), ex-Countermove
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums, Vocals (grunts, spoken word) (2007-present)
See also: Mayan, ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Downslide, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Pandaemonium, ex-God Dethroned, ex-HDK, ex-Aborted (live), ex-Conspiracy
Isaac Delahaye Guitars (lead), Vocals (harsh) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Down Till Dawn, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Forcible, Areen, ex-God Dethroned, ex-Mayan, ex-Panopticum
Rob van der Loo Bass (2012-present)
See also: ex-Fifth, ex-Soulcatcher, ex-Freak Neil Inc., ex-Form, Rob van der Loo, ex-Delain, ex-Mayan, ex-Exivious, ex-Sun Caged, ex-Triple 7, ex-Hangover Hero
Yves Huts Bass (2003-2012)
See also: Road to Consciousness, ex-Ecliptica, ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Axamenta, ex-Gurthang
Jeroen Simons Drums, Percussion (2003-2006)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, ex-Akheth, ex-Epsylon, ex-Cassiopeia
Ad Sluijter Guitars (lead) (2003-2008)
See also: ex-Sahara Dust, ex-Tremor, ex-Cassiopeia, ex-Hangover Hero
Past
Dennis Leeflang Drums (2004)
See also: Aerik Von, Kamlath, Night Spirit, 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, ex-Lita Ford (live), ex-Ted Poley (live)
Koen Herfst Drums (2007)
See also: HDK, Vandenberg, ex-Xenobia, ex-I Chaos, Bagga Bownz, Koen Herfst, ex-Cypher (live), ex-Dew-Scented, ex-After Forever (live), ex-The Gentle Storm (live)
Amanda Somerville Vocals (female) (2008)
See also: HDK, Kiske / Somerville, Trillium, ex-Aina, Amanda Somerville, Exit Eden, ex-Avantasia (live), ex-Kamelot (live)
Oliver Palotai Keyboards (2010, 2011)
See also: Kamelot, ex-Sons of Seasons, ex-Doro, ex-Circle II Circle (live), ex-Blaze
Ruben Wijga Keyboards (2015)
See also: Dark Horse | White Horse, Sephyros, ex-Insomnia, ex-ReVamp, ex-Snakes and Sirens, Blackbriar, The Irish Vikings, ex-Celestial Ruin
Added by: tyrant Modified by: Mole666
Added on: 2003-01-21 21:58:51 Last modified on: 2022-12-03 12:41:14