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RETROSPECT - release date, cover-artwork and track-listing revealed

August 28th 2013 at: 15:27 CEST

Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated their 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed Retrospect. The band was accompanied by the seventy piece Extended Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of Miskolc National Theatre, playing an unforgettable 3-hours best-of set.

According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant "The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal History" this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was "an unforgettable show".

Ten high definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while Epica played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In addition to a collection of the band’s biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also features the live debut of “Twin Flames” and the previously unreleased “Retrospect”, covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (Nightwish, ReVamp), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single, “Quietus”, with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter, and Yves Huts.

On the 8th of November Nuclear Blast will release Retrospect as a deluxe hardcover book with 32 pages. Both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version. Retrospect will contain the following fan favorites:

01 - Introspect
02 - Monopoly on Truth
03 - Sensorium
04 - Unleashed
05 - Martyr of the Free Word
06 - Chasing the Dragon
07 - Presto
08 - Never Enough
09 - Stabat Mater Dolorosa
10 - Twin Flames
11 - Serenade of Self-Destruction
12 - Orchestral Medley
13 - The Divine Conspiracy - Anniversary Edition 
14 - Delirium
15 - Blank Infinity
16 - The Obsessive Devotion
17 - Retrospect
18 - Battle of the Heroes & Imperial March
19 - Quietus
20 - The Phantom Agony
21 - Cry for the Moon
22 - Sancta Terra
23 - Design Your Universe
24 - Storm the Sorrow
25 - Consign to Oblivion
26 - Outrospect                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Retrospect features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show.

Retrospect - Epica's 10th anniversary