EPICA Releases Single + Video of “Kingdom of Heaven, Part 3 – ΩMEGA Alive”

We are excited to launch the third single, “Kingdom of Heaven, Part 3 – The Antediluvian Universe –” from our upcoming audiovisual release, ‘ΩMEGA Alive’, available December 3rd through Nuclear Blast.


Watch “Kingdom of Heaven, Part 3 – The Antediluvian Universe –” being performed live for the first time ever!

The whole third act was built around the “Kingdom of Heaven” songs. The third part (from the ‘ΩMEGA’ album) just had to be played, so we came up with ‘Elysia’ – the kingdom somewhere in the sky. A new decor resembling a throne room and a massive chandelier with acrobats in it set the tone for this song. For the ‘piano-solo’ we had an extra surprise up our sleeve… playing it while it was on fire! A stunt we could not rehearse since the piano would be destroyed afterwards! Under great guidance from our pyro-crew, we managed to pull it off. Luckily, the part only lasts about 30 seconds since it was extremely hot, as you can imagine! Since this looked so cool on stage, we also lit up the gong at the end of the act, with Ariën hitting it with a flaming torch. These images turned out way cooler than we expected – too bad we can’t do this live!
–Coen Janssen