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.

»Design Your Universe« - 10th Anniversary Shows - Europe

  • 04.10. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
  • 05.10. NL Utrecht - TivoliVredenburg *SOLD OUT*
  • 06.10. F Paris - Élysée Montmartre *SOLD OUT*
  • 10.10. IL Tel Aviv - Barby Club
  • 12.10. RUS Moscow - Glavclub

»Design Your Universe« - 10th Anniversary Shows - Latin America

  • 21.10. MEX Monterrey - Escena
  • 22.10. MEX Guadalajara - Diana Theatre
  • 24.10. MEX Mexico City - Auditorio BlackBerry
  • 26.10. BR São Paulo - Tropical Butantã
  • 27.10. BR Rio de Janeiro - Circo Voador
  • 29.10. AR Buenos Aires - El Teatro Flores
  • 30.10. CR Santiago - Teatro Caupolicán
  • 02.11. CO Bogotá - Royal Center
  • 03.11. CR San José - Pepper Disco Club


  • 03.01. CN Montreal - Corona Theatre
  • 05.01. US Los Angeles - Regent Theater
  • 12.01. US New York City - Webster Hal

Tickets are on sale now through:
More on "Design Your Universe" - Gold Edition:

Get 'Kingdom Of Heaven' digitally here:
Listen in NB New Releases playlist: /
'Kingdom Of Heaven' (official YouTube Video):
Watch the free tutorial of EPICA’s anthem ‘Design Your Universe’ in collaboration with College Of Metal on EPICA's YouTube channel:
The guitar tabs can be downloaded for free from:


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