Pre-order New Mini-album, ‘The Alchemy Project’ + New Single, “The Final Lullaby” (feat. Shining) Out Now!

The cat is finally out of the bag: On November 11, we’re releasing seven brand new songs to conclude our 20th Anniversary year! This mini-album named, ‘The Alchemy Project’ is a very diverse release, with each track taking on the flavour of the internationally renowned guest musician(s) with whom each was written and recorded.

This resulted in a release that challenges and expands on what Epica is, while maintaining our trademark sound. Beyond the symphonic hymns you’re used to, you’ll also find progressive melodic death moments, saxophone solos, haunting lullabies with a trio of female voices—and even the heaviest death metal track we’ve ever recorded!

‘The Alchemy Project’ is now available for pre-order and will include these new tracks:

  1. The Great Tribulation feat. Fleshgod Apocalypse

  2. Wake the World feat. Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep) & Tommy Karevik (Kamelot)
  3. The Final Lullaby feat. Shining

  4. Sirens – Of Blood and Water feat. Charlotte Wessels & Myrkur
  5. Death is not the End feat. Frank Schiphorst (MaYaN) & Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork)
  6. Human Devastation feat. Henri Sattler (God Dethroned) & Sven de Caluwé (Aborted)

  7. The Miner feat. Asim Searah (Damnation Plan), Niilo Sevänen (Insomnium) & Roel van Helden (Powerwolf)


Graced by vivid and witty artwork by graphic wizard, Heilemania, the release is now available for pre-order as digipak CD, LP, or digitally. Of course, you can also grab the latest merch bundles and an exclusive vinyl colour, which is only available in our band shop.


Some of you might have already heard the new song, “The Final Lullaby” during our 20th Anniversary Show (and live stream!) at Tilburg’s 013. It’s a fast-paced, intense clash between symphonic metal and the avant-garde rock of Norwegian legends, Shining.

Check out the music video for “The Final Lullaby” featuring Shining:

I’ve been a big fan of Shining since the first time I heard them. Our intention with “The Final Lullaby” was to make a mash-up between Epica and Shining, so we thought it would be a good idea if I would come up with some riffs that would be typical Shining and they would do the complete opposite.
–Rob van der Loo