Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA announced the release of their forthcoming record »The Holographic Principle« (September 30th through Nuclear Blast), two weeks ago. Now the artwork has been revealed it is time for the band to announce the tracklisting of this highly-awaited album. It racks up as follows: 01. Eidola 02. Edge Of The Blade 03. A Phantasmic Parade 04. Universal Death Squad 05. Divide And Conquer 06. Beyond The Matrix 07. Once Upon A Nightmare 08. The Cosmic Algorithm 09. Ascension - Dream State Armageddon 10. Dancing In A Hurricane 11. Tear Down Your Walls 12. The Holographic Principle - A Profound Understanding Of Reality The band commented: "»The Holographic Principle« deals with the near future wherein virtual reality has taken off and allows people to create their own virtual worlds which can't be distinguished from "reality as we know it". This raises the question whether our current reality is a kind of virtual reality on itself, a hologram. This implies the existence of a higher reality which we currently do not have access to. The lyrics challenge you to think out of the box, to reconsider everything you thought to know for sure and to be open-minded towards recent revolutions in science. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a ride as nothing appears to be what it seems in our holographic universe." Don't miss EPICA on tour! 24.06. DK Copenhagen - Copenhell 09.07. D Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival 16.07. H Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival 23.07. MEX Mexico City - Heaven & Hell Festival 06.08. LT Zarasai City - Roko Naktys 01.10. NL Tilburg - Epic Metal Fest Netherlands 15.10. BR Sao Paulo - Epic Metal Fest Brazil EPICA + POWERWOLF 12.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 13.01. D Cologne - Palladium 14.01. D Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena 16.01. CH Geneve - Salle Des Fetes De Thonex 17.01. CH Zurich - Volkshaus 20.01. D Munich - Tonhalle 21.01. A Vienna - Gasometer 24.01. PL Warsaw - Progresja 25.01. D Berlin - Huxley's 27.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 28.01. CZ Prague - Forum Karlin 03.02. UK London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire 04.02. F Paris - Le Zénith More dates coming soon...! Get your tickets here: www.epica.nl/tour EPICA VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.soundrink.com