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Today's video is Feint by Epica. They are a Dutch symphonic metal band who were founded by Mark Jansen, previously a guitarist in the band After Forever. Mark left After Forever in 2002 and decided to form his own band. Originally the female vocalist for Epica (which was then named Sahara Dust) was Helena Michaelson but she left and Simone Simons (who was dating Mark at the time) replaced her. The other members of the band were guitarist Ad Sluijter, keyboardist Coen Jansson, drummer Jereon Simons and bassist Yves Huts.

Epica released their first full-length album The Phantom Agony and their debut single of the same name in 2003. Since then they have released 6 albums, including Consign To Oblivion (2005) and Design Your Universe (2009) and 11 singles, which include Feint, Unleashed which came out in 2009 and Forevermore, released in 2012. Their music tends to deal with religious and spiritual themes and current events.

Past members of Epica include drummers Dennis Leeflang and Iwan Hendrikx. The current members are Simone, Mark, Coen, drummer Arien Van Weesenbeek, lead guitarist Issac Delahaye and bassist Rob Van Der Loo. The band's latest release is The Quantum Enigma, their 6th full length studio album which came out in May 2014. Their last single was Unchain Utopia which came out in April last year.

Feint is from The Phantom Agony and was released as a single in 2004. According to Wikipedia it was based on the assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, although I'm not sure how accurate it is since there isn't a source stated.





For more on Epica visit their website: www.epica.nl

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