Beyond the Matrix - The Battle BLACK VINYL Import

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EPICA - Beyond the Matrix - The Battle BLACK VINYL Import
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Imported from Nuclear Blast Germany! Black 10" Mini-LP. PLEASE NOTE: This is an import/ pre-order. We do not ship partial orders. Any items ordered with this vinyl will be held until it ships.

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Metal giants EPICA have announced their unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning METROPOLE ORKEST. The METROPOLE ORKESTis a world-renowned orchestra who have performed and/or recorded with the world biggest superstars such as STING, BONO and BRIAN ENO.

Coen Janssen commented on writing process “We came up with ’the battle‘ to fully display the strengths of both worlds; our heaviness and their jazziness, but how to combine it in one piece… In comes Tom Trapp, arranger extraordinaire. He fully understood the way we wanted to build up the piece and he translated it into this amazing arrangement for the Metropole Orchestra. From ambient soundscapes to heavy symphonic to over-the-top big band parts... this song has it all!! Expect the unexpected!!! It was an absolute pleasure and honor to see such professionals work from up close and I learned a lot every step of the way. The way the conductor, arranger and orchestra communicate and play is something I‘ve rarely seen before. A unique experience that resulted in a unique version of 'Beyond the Matrix'.“

In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, EPICA won a high-profiled competition organized by the METROPOLE ORKEST. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between EPICA‘s heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen 'Big Band meets Symphonic Metal' rendition of “Beyond the Matrix”. As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (AYREON) contributed a beautiful guest-solo to the song.

Track list
1. Beyond the Matrix - the Battle
2. Beyond the Matrix - the Battle (Orchestral Version)
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