Epica will release their “Attack On Titan” EP worldwide! The EP consists of Epica’s own metal versions of theme songs from Japanese anime show called Attack On Titan. It was released in Japan last year in December, and now the EP will be available for rest of the world, as well. The release is planned for July 20 via Nuclear Blast.
Simone Simons spoke of the EP and songs in an interview during their visit to Japan in January: “I think the ‘Attack on Titan’ songs really do have the Epica… They are wearing the Epica dress, so to speak. But it was really new for us. We’ve never had any super-fast songs as these ‘Attack on Titan’ songs. We had to slow them down a little bit in order for us to play it and not have them computer programmed. It’s not a style we’ve worked with before, so that was the great thing about it.”
01. Crimson Bow And Arrow
02. Wings Of Freedom
03. If Inside These Walls Was A House
04. Dedicate Your Heart!
05. Crimson Bow And Arrow (Instrumental)
06. Wings Of Freedom (Instrumental)
07. If Inside These Walls Was A House (Instrumental)
08. Dedicate Your Heart! (Instrumental)
How has been the response to the songs so far? Simone said: “Our Japanese fans love it! The ‘Attack on Titan’ fans love it we’ve been told earlier, so we’re very relieved. It’s not an easy task to cover cult tracks like those. It’s so huge in Japan and a little bit scary! Dangerous territory. I guess that’s the greatest honour for us, that they are happy with how it sounds and that the fans of ‘Attack on Titan’ love it too.”
Now finally Epica fans all around the world can get their hands on the special EP. Listen to the first single “Crimson Bow And Arrow” below.