It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. This group formed in the Netherlands in 2002, and they’ve released seven studio albums, the most recent of which is 2016’s The Holographic Principle, although the Epica vs Attack on Titan Songs came out at the end of 2017. Regardless, the band has a ton of awesome music in their arsenal and we’ll be getting a whole bunch of it at the Regent. Also on the bill is Nekrogoblikon, the insane metal band with the singer who has taken the form of a goblin. What better way to shake off the cobwebs at the start of the new year? Valkyrium also plays.

Epica plays with Nekrogoblikon and Valkyrium at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 at the Regent Theater.

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