Today, Dutch metal titans EPICA unleash the re-release of »Design Your Universe« - Gold Edition and kick off the first leg of their „Design Your Universe“ 10th anniversary tour in Oberhausen, Germany. They also unveil a new acoustic version of their classic track 'Martyr Of The Free Word'. The video was created by Stefan Heilemann. Check it out here: Simone Simons comments: "During the writing sessions of the Acoustic Universe, I immediately fell in love with the acoustic version of 'Martyr of the Free Word'. A heavy song turned into the most intimate ballad. When we decided to do a video on this song we decided to work with my friend and long time EPICA partner Stefan Heilemann, whom you all know as the man behind our artwork. This is the first time that we did a video together and I love it! We hope you love it too and see you on the road very soon!" »Design Your Universe« - Gold edition contains a remastered and remixed version of the album and a newly recorded acoustic bonus disc. The album and exclusive merchandise bundles are now available now from: To coincide with this release EPICA will perform a number of exclusive »Design Your Universe« 10th anniversary shows around the globe. Tickets are on sale now through: