Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

EPICA

Progressive Metal • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Epica biography
EPICA was an Italian progressive metal band who formed sometime in the 1990's. In 1995, with a line-up consisting of Alessandro Secchi (vocals), Alessandro Mantelli (keyboards), Alessandro Crovato (guitars), Flavio Miotto (bass) and Gianni Ghezzo (drums), they hit the recording studio. The end result was the full length album Confini, issued by Italian label Pick Up Records the same year. The band folded not long after this. Vocalist Secchi would later resurface in Italian progressive metal band Moonlight Circus.

EPICA forum topics / tours, shows & news


EPICA forum topics Create a topic now
EPICA tours, shows & news Post an entries now

EPICA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to EPICA

Buy EPICA Music


Epica Vs Attack On Titan SongsEpica Vs Attack On Titan Songs
Nuclear Blast 2018
$7.16
$7.23 (used)
The Solace SystemThe Solace System
Nuclear Blast America 2017
$6.47
$6.46 (used)
The Holographic PrincipleThe Holographic Principle
Nuclear Blast America 2016
$7.24
$6.23 (used)
Divine ConspiracyDivine Conspiracy
Nuclear Blast America 2012
$8.99
$7.46 (used)
Epica Vs Attack on Titan SongsEpica Vs Attack on Titan Songs
Imports 2017
$12.74
$15.86 (used)
The Quantum EnigmaThe Quantum Enigma
Nuclear Blast America 2014
$8.98
$6.22 (used)
Requiem For The IndifferentRequiem For The Indifferent
Nuclear Blast America 2012
$9.61
$6.99 (used)
Design Your UniverseDesign Your Universe
Nuclear Blast 2012
$7.93
$5.63 (used)
The Classical Conspiracy (2CD)The Classical Conspiracy (2CD)
Nuclear Blast America 2012
$9.15
$7.97 (used)
Holographic Principle (Limited/Booklet/2Cd)Holographic Principle (Limited/Booklet/2Cd)
SONY 2016
$14.99
$49.01 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Epica Design Your Universe Vinyl LP Clear Limited USD $26.99 Buy It Now
the divine conspirancy LTD dijipack white cover EPICA 2 CD SET ( FREE SHIPPING) USD $12.20 Buy It Now
Quantum Enigma [Bonus Disc] [Digipak] by Epica (CD, May-2014, 2 Discs,... USD $5.20 [0 bids]
USD $13.50 Buy It Now
We Will Take You With Us/The Phantom Agony Epica 2-CD Lot Dutch symphonic Metal USD $11.49 [0 bids]
Epica - The Solace System [New CD] USD $8.46 Buy It Now
Cccp-Fedeli Alla Lin-Epica, Etica Etnica Pathos (2008 Re CD NEW USD $13.51 Buy It Now
Epica - The Solace System [New CD] USD $8.27 Buy It Now 43m 5s
EPICA - THE SOLACE SYSTEM [EP] USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $7.91 Buy It Now 3h 20m
EPICA - THE SOLACE SYSTEM [EP] NEW CD USD $9.91 Buy It Now 3h 58m
EPICA The Quantum Enigma + 1 JAPAN CD Delain After Forever Karmaflow Sahara Dust USD $28.80 Buy It Now 5h 8m
EPICA Design Your Universe + 1 JAPAN CD Delain After Forever Karmaflow Sahara Du USD $28.99 Buy It Now 5h 9m
Epica - The Solace System NEW CD USD $9.52 Buy It Now 6h 3m
Epica - The Quantum Enigma CD NEW USD $19.15 Buy It Now 7h 18m
Delain : Frozen 2 tr. enhanced CD incl. video + flyer / Epica Within Temptation USD $14.99 Buy It Now 8h
Epica-Consign To Oblivion (Expanded Edition) (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $25.43 Buy It Now 8h 28m
Epica-The Phantom Agony (Expanded Edition) (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $21.27 Buy It Now 8h 28m
Consign to Oblivion by Epica (CD, Oct-2005, Transmission (USA)) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 11h 25m
Epica - Epica Vs Attack On Titan Songs [New CD] USD $10.05 Buy It Now 12h 34m
Epica - Epica Vs Attack On Titan Songs [New CD] USD $10.60 Buy It Now 12h 58m
Epica - The Divine Conspiracy CD USD $4.47 [1 bids]
13h 14m
New Quantum Enigma - Epica - Rock & Pop Music CD USD $21.34 Buy It Now 13h 41m
Epica - Epica Vs Attack On Titan Songs [CD New] In stock USD $10.25 Buy It Now 14h 3m
Epica - The Divine Conspiracy [CD] USD $15.64 Buy It Now 14h 57m
EPICA - THE QUANTUM ENIGMA 2CD Limited digipak SEALED 3$ Shipping OOP and HTF USD $29.99 Buy It Now 15h 54m
EPICA - REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT CD LTD digibook SEALED 3$ Shipping OOP HTF USD $29.99 Buy It Now 15h 54m
EPICA-HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE JEWEL CD NEW USD $16.84 Buy It Now 17h 18m
Epica-The Quantum Enigma CD NEW USD $14.34 Buy It Now 17h 18m
Epica Divine Conspiracy USD $10.92 Buy It Now 18h 22m
Epica - The Holographic Principle - The Ultimate Edition CD-Box #112420 USD $30.13 Buy It Now 18h 40m
EPICA-RETROSPECT CD NEW USD $40.74 Buy It Now 21h 36m
EPICA The Holographic Principle + 1 JAPAN 2CD Delain After Forever Karmaflow USD $32.50 Buy It Now 23h 38m
Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent (NEW CD) USD $16.28 Buy It Now 1 day
EPICA - We Will Take You With Us - CD - **Excellent Condition** - RARE USD $65.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - Design Your Universe [CD] USD $14.26 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - Consign To Oblivion: Orchestral Edition [New Vinyl] UK - Import USD $24.12 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - The Classical Conspiracy (NEW CD) USD $17.55 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - Requiem for the Indifferent (2012) Vinyl w/ bonus tracks USD $67.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - The Quantum Enigma (Limited Edition) NEW 3 x CD USD $40.27 Buy It Now 1 day
EPICA-EPICA VS ATTACK ON TITAN SONGS CD NEW USD $27.19 Buy It Now 1 day
CONSIGN TO OBLIVION - EXPANDED EDITION [VINYL] EPICA NEW VINYL RECORD USD $28.17 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - The Quantum Enigma [CD] USD $14.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica : We Will Take You With Us - very rare 2004 Dutch PROMO DVD / USD $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
USED EPICA Design Your Universe+1 JAPAN CD DelainAfterForeverKarmaflow Sahara Du USD $42.45 Buy It Now 1 day
EPICA - THE SOLACE SYSTEM VINYL LP NEW+ USD $33.29 Buy It Now 1 day
EPICA - THE QUANTUM ENIGMA 3 CD NEW+ USD $53.64 Buy It Now 1 day
AFTER FOREVER-AFTER FOREVER-DIGI-symphonic power-gothic metal-epica-nightwish USD $10.79 Buy It Now 1 day
EPICA - REQUIEM FOR THE INDIFFERENT CD LIMITIERTES DIGIBOOK SYMPHONIC METAL NEW USD $19.48 Buy It Now 1 day
Epica - The Quantum Enigma LTD GOLDEN 2LP 100 copies factory sealed USD $79.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA THE QUANTUM ENIGMA DARK GREEN 2LP 275 COPIES FACTORY SEALED USD $79.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA-THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE (TYPE-A)-JAPAN 3 CD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed I19 USD $35.50 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA VS ATTACK ON TITAN-EPICA VS ATTACK ON TITAN SONGS-JAPAN CD C94 USD $16.50 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA USD $13.19 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Attack On Titan Songs Limited Digipack [CD] USD $10.93 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Consign To Oblivion - The Orchestral Edition NEW 2 x LP USD $20.67 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA-DIVINE CONSPIRACY CD NEW USD $40.10 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Holographic Principle Jewel [New CD] USD $12.75 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Holographic Principle [New CD] USD $14.63 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Holographic Principle Jewel [New CD] USD $12.76 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Holographic Principle [New CD] USD $14.66 Buy It Now 2 days
BLACK SABBATH SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH EPICA POSTER 75X55 CM USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA The Quantum Enigma + 1 JAPAN CD Delain After Forever Karmaflow Sahara Dust USD $8.00 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA - THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE - NEW DELUXE CD ALBUM USD $17.87 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA - THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE - NEW VINYL LP USD $26.82 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA - THE SOLACE SYSTEM - NEW VINYL LP USD $21.71 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA - THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE - NEW CD ALBUM USD $15.32 Buy It Now 2 days
EPICA - THE SCORE 2.0 NEW CD USD $18.93 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Divine Conspiracy - Double LP Vinyl - New USD $25.18 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Holographic Principle - Double LP Vinyl - New USD $23.71 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Design Your Universe - Double LP Vinyl - New USD $25.18 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Solace System - CD - New USD $12.60 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Divine Conspiracy - CD - New USD $16.62 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Holographic Principle - CD - New USD $11.82 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Holographic Principle - Double CD - New USD $15.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Design Your Universe - CD - New USD $16.62 Buy It Now 2 days
Kamelot - Epica - CD - New USD $10.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent - CD - New USD $16.62 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica - The Quantum Enigma - CD - New USD $15.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Epica The Quantum Enigma - Earbook CD Album Box Set German 27361 32225 USD $56.79 Buy It Now 3 days
ANGEL DUST Border Of Reality / 1998 / MC CASSETTE EPICA, RHAPSODY USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica - The Divine Conspiracy (NEW 2 VINYL LP) USD $31.93 Buy It Now 3 days
audiomachine - Epica [New CD] USD $17.61 Buy It Now 3 days
audiomachine - Epica [New CD] USD $19.07 Buy It Now 3 days
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE 5/2009 AC/DC AMORPHIS EPICA THE OCEAN LACUNA COIL HACRIDE USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE 10/2009 SLAYER NIGHTSTALKER HEAVEN & HELL ARCH ENEMY EPICA USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica - The Quantum Enigma NEW CD USD $13.02 Buy It Now 3 days
SIEGFRIED - EISENWINTER 2003 1PR LTD ED DIGIPAK NEW! BATTLELORE TRISTANIA EPICA USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
THERION 2007 2CD - Gothic Kaballah (Ltd. Digi.) Haggard/Hollenthon/Opeth/Epica USD $8.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Ureas - The Black Heart Album (2015) Amaranthe, Epica, Kamelot,Within Temptation USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica: The Classical Conspiracy 2 CD Set 2009 Nuclear Blast USA NB 2339-2 NEW USD $14.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica-Epica Vs Attack On Titan Songs (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $24.02 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica-Epica Vs Attack On Titan Songs -Digi (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $11.42 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica - Rare Concert / Gig poster, Glasgow - April 2018 USD $9.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Consign to Oblivion EPICA CD ( FREE SHIPPING ) USD $12.96 Buy It Now 3 days
EPICA - Epica vs Attack On Titan Songs - Vinyl (limited gatefold vinyl LP) USD $27.40 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica-The Holographic Principle (Box 3 Cd) (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $52.05 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica-The Quantum Enigma (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $11.03 Buy It Now 3 days
Epica: Requiem for the indifferent (2012) OBI TAIWAN CD + NOSTALGIA SEALED USD $16.98 Buy It Now 3 days
EPICA - THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY 2 VINYL LP NEW+ USD $46.86 Buy It Now 3 days
EPICA Holographic Principle CLASSIC CD Album TOP QUALITY FRAMED+FAST GLOBAL SHIP USD $57.43 Buy It Now 4 days
Epica - Design Your Universe [CD] USD $15.64 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy EPICA music online Buy EPICA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

EPICA discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

EPICA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.92 | 4 ratings
Confini
1995

EPICA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EPICA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

EPICA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EPICA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

EPICA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Confini by EPICA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.92 | 4 ratings

BUY
Confini
Epica Progressive Metal

Review by 1967/ 1976

4 stars EPICA: "Confini" (1995 Pick Up Records (PKPROG 1902)).

GENRE: Prog AOR Melodic Metal.

RELATED BANDS: Asia (1st incarnation), Notturna, Royal Hunt, Alcatrazz, Deep purple, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Shadow Gallery.

INTRO: Andrea Cortese, during my visit to Bassano Del Grappa showed me this CD. I do not let him do it, attracted by other CDs. In my subsequent visits to Pick Up Records, however, I bought it. As soon as I inserted the CD in the car CD player. Not bad, I thought. What has the Prog, I thought. Then, slowly, I found many similarities with Royal Hunt and Asia. When I found Notturna knew this band. Also because Notturna and Epica sung in Italian. Once at home I tried once more infos about Epica and here I found a review on a site dedicated to the Metal, where I discovered that I had already heard this band in relation to their cover of "Impressioni Di Settembre" (PFM) which was a remarkable hit radio in 1995.

FROM COVER TO FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The cover is a great cover, because in Fantasy style but not in Roger Dean style. The Rock are in Roger Dean style but the animals and orchid no. Also is a work of computer graphics. The booklet is not bad, essential but with lyrics and infos about these release. So the first impression was good. Also the music made a good impression in my mind. Too bad the band has disbanded shortly after the release of the album.

THE BAND: In general the musicians ar good, technically prepared, although their style is more marked towards aggression than to the technique. The sound production is too clear but good. In this sense this is also a minor lack.

THE SOUND: AOR is AOR, Rock is Rock, Metal is Metal. So the sound is melodic with good keyboards and not heavy guitars. The voice of Alessandro Secchi is aggressive but not memorable. Gianni Ghezzo is a superior drummer, not perfect but with great technique and power. In general is the aggressive part of their style that is in the first plan.

THE SONGS: Song for song, although easy as work, it is unnecessary work because the songs have such characteristics that would be expensive and tedious to dwell at length in this direction. The characteristics of the style of the band are very well summarized in "Confini" (eng: "Boundaries") a technical and aggressive Hard Rock song with Prog superstructure, great two vocal parts. Probably these are the more Prog song of Epica (except "Impressioni Di Settembre). Another good song is "Dov' Futuro" (eng: "Where Is The Future")In this song a Funky rhythms are mixed with Deep Purple and Uriah Heep, also if it is clear that this is not an homage but a final process of a composition. In general these two songs summarized in good manner the style of Epica. As in all of this type of bands the ballad is a power ballad. "Anime Di Vetro" (eng: "Souls Of Glass) that close this album is this song. But, to the end, is only a normal power ballad. 2Impressioni Di Settembre" (PFM's cover) was, in 1995 a remarkable radio hit. Probably cause of this the return of PFM was reality. This song present a first part in Battiato style (similar to conception to Battiato's version... But this version is anterior to Battiato's version) and 2nd part re-arranged in Epica style but extreme close to PFM's original version.

IN SUMMARY... BUT NOT ONLY: "Confini" is a good album. Extreme close to Notturna, Epica's "Confini" is similar to Royal Hunt, 1st Asia, 90's Deep Purple... Not 100% Metal, "Confini" is more a Proggy Class Metal album. In definitive this is a Prog Metal album, clear buit also in the case of Notturna, Alcatrazz or Royal Hunt this is more an album of Class Metal, Rock or AOR for Progsters. Today I do not know if we can manage to get a copy of "Confini". But if you can find a copy of this album buy it. Not disappoint you.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives