First they announced their own festival and now they won a prize. Everything in the same week.
Epica wrote on their official Facebook page:
[b][i]"This fall we will host our first ever festival, Epic Metal Fest. It will take place on the 22nd November at "Klokgebouw" in the Netherlands. It will see EPICA headline and joined Von some killer befriended bands: Eluveitie, Fear Factory Moonspellofficialband, Delain, Periphery and Mehr bands to be announced.
(Choir) Visum commutamus, Nihil certum, Qui observat, visi. The quantum enigma. (Simone) All your laws and the assumptions, Leave them all behind. There's no grounds for them right here where time can't go. If we can't Bewegen on and keep all leaning on the past, We will regret, We can get what we wished for. (Choir) New perspective, Keep us inspired. The quantum enigma.
(Natural corruption) Another Tag passed Von in ruined paradise, Another night will pass until we're sheltered. We're aiming for a life that won't be compromised, And when we say goodbye it's devastating. Now that we have finally realized. (Realized, petrified) That profit's made from innocent demise.
Another Tag goes Von where money won't suffice, A massive gift was meant as contribution.
A thousands signs declined, That traveled through light. Translate this mystery, That covered my eyes. Accept approaching fear, And courage appears. Death is a certainty, it's growing near. Letting go is fateful. United broken rhymes, Let visions divide. Painting my memories that colored my life. Somewhere safe, sicher and sheltered. Saved forever.
An overactive mind where a thousands thoughts come floating by, Will not be able to slow down in time. Don't be afraid live in the now, enjoy simplicity. Avoid incentives that will make Du blind. Don't let it burn Du down, Live in the heart. Experience the now.
(Choir) To really know yourself, Ignore your mind and find yourself again. Life is always challenging. To really find yourself,
Everlasting nights leave all Ansichten behind, Limits will become less clear and, A mystery memory laid out in a dream, This endeavors causing fear. That's why I can't explain this stabbing pain, Come undone with nightly rhyming. It's time for me to roll the dice. (Absent sanctity, it's shifting gravity) (Choir) Addiction's growing faster, making Du go insane. Ivory fangs are smiling, you'll have to break the habit.
We're in a time where all enterprises fall, We should beware of the Wölfe that hunt us. They are not all the same, cannot take the blame, Await the time to unchain utopia.
Am I the only one who sees the troubled lines? Lesen illusive writings on the mirror. Is there a way where that we can all erase mistakes and start anew? Don't mislead us and stop stabbing with blunt knives. (Liberty unchained)
(See through the veil) Our perspective on life, Defines everything we reach. Most of us will aim for all the certainty. (Beyond the veil) Our perspective on death, Can manifest in many ways, Some of us stay fearful till the end of days.
As we believe in what we see. We all assume that this is real.
(Mark) Our experience will just hamper us. (Choir) Sense without a sanity.