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There is more than one artist known as Epica:

1. Epica is a Dutch band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen, subsequent to his departure from After Forever.

They are known for their symphonic sound and the use of female vocals and male growls, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively. All six members participate in composing their songs, whilst their lyrics are primarily written by Simons and Jansen. Their songs largely deal with philosophical topics, including science, religion and world events.

In 2003, Epica’s debut album The Phantom Agony was released through Transmission Records. Consign to Oblivion followed in 2005 and debuted at No. 12 in the Dutch charts. They moved labels to Nuclear Blast following Transmission’s bankruptcy and in 2007 released their third studio album The Divine Conspiracy, which charted at #9 in the Netherlands. 2009’s Design Your Universe was met with yet greater success, debuting at #8 in the Dutch Albums Chart, and charting across Europe, also garnering much critical acclaim.

Epica’s fifth studio album Requiem for the Indifferent was released in 2012. Well-received by critics, it met with international success, entering the USA’s Billboard 200 at #104 and Japan’s Oricon Albums Chart at #172.

On March 23, 2013, Epica celebrated their 10th anniversary with a huge live event, called Retrospect, at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, hosting a live orchestra from Hungary along with special guests Floor Jansen and former Epica members Ad Sluijter, Jeroen Simons, and Yves Huts. During the show a DVD release of the show was confirmed.

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  • nDroae

    Thanks, it was super fun to make (well obviously) :) We're getting a real TQE music video?

    Yesterday 10:42pm Reply
  • SeynaAzari

    lol

    19 Oct 7:01pm Reply
  • Archanoth

    Holy shit, that's hilarious =D

    18 Oct 11:20pm Reply
  • nDroae

    I am thankful to be reminded where true beauty lies

    17 Oct 6:08pm Reply
  • jerkjones

    GOD WHY THE FUK DID SIMON FIX HER TEETH I'M FUCIN PISSED NOW SHE'S LIKE A 6/10 AND I PROBABLY WOULDN'T ASK HER TO BEAR MY CHILDREN OK JK I WOLD BUT STIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 Oct 11:10am Reply
  • nDroae

    i don't have the strength to carry on in this world... box... as big as naaaatuuuure

    17 Oct 12:31am Reply
  • nathix13

    the only thing I know is that she used to look like a 9/10 to me bofore, and now I see her barely as a 7/10 in the recent pictures and videos. Just wanted to know what was going on... and the problem can't be age, she is under 30...

    16 Oct 5:40pm Reply
  • imlullaby

    Brasil, 2015 <3

    15 Oct 11:37pm Reply
  • nDroae

    OMG FFS SOMEONE CALL THE MODS TO DELETE, THIS, ENTIRE, SHOUTBOX, RIGHT NOW. Yeah someone mentioned Invisalign, which you can see in that second picture.

    14 Oct 1:35am Reply
  • AlicetheSiren

    (Sorry if I re-opened (?) that topic, just wanted to throw in my opinion ^^)

    14 Oct 12:17am Reply
  • AlicetheSiren

    Simone had her teeth reconstructed, I'm 100% sure about that. Just look at her smile back in the past years ( http://tinyurl.com/kb4pqlf ) and now ( https://haagspraak.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/epica1.jpg ). I think the fact that her upper teeth are now bigger and more prominent affects somehow her jawline and "smile area". Unless she did that not for merely aesthetical purposes, I really don't know why she took such a decision ._____.

    14 Oct 12:15am Reply
  • shodan21

    v you might say the shoutbox got... deadlocked.

    8 Oct 3:28am Reply
  • nDroae

    It's been a couple of weeks since the last post by -Deadlocked-

    8 Oct 2:56am Reply
  • Archanoth

    Damn, we're still stuck on this topic?

    8 Oct 2:25am Reply
  • putzharold

    4 Oct 7:49am Reply
  • -Deadlocked-

    She is still being a beautiful woman, just watch some videos of TQE tour on youtube. Her lips looks different since she is using Invisilign (i think she said it on the Q&A video) and her face is thinner because she lost weight after pregnancy.

    28 Sep 10:21pm Reply
  • nathix13

    nDroae: that's about it lol

    26 Sep 11:31pm Reply
  • nathix13

    v exactly same thing that happened to Megan Fox, her face was destryed by botox. I think botox is a real probability to her face being weird now. I noticed her face was not the same anymore since when her lips suddenly got fuller.

    26 Sep 11:30pm Reply
  • Joaomob

    What about botox? It's possible...

    26 Sep 11:07pm Reply
  • nDroae

    nathix13 wrote: "Yes, obviously she has aged, and looks fade with time, but not so fast! A woman who is beautiful (like she was) will generally looks beautiful till she gets 45 years old or around it, she is not even 30 and her looks seem to have faded, I do not think she is that pretty now, her face looks average in recent pictures!" ¯\\_(•_•)_/¯

    26 Sep 10:54pm Reply
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