Epica’s new album The Quantum Enigma will blow your mind, says Simone Simons

Simone Simons is one of the most recognisable women in metal: a vivacious, flame-haired beauty and soprano who has fronted Dutch sextet Epica for over a decade. Now, at just 29, she’s leading Epica into a new era of profound music with their stunning (and of course, epic) new record, The Quantum Enigma.

You could call Simone Simons the epitome of the modern woman as she chats to me from her home in Germany, the first in a bevy of press calls she will be making this morning to talk

Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze II, Oakland, CA, 18/04 - 20/04/2014

Squeeze my brain, till the juice pours out my skull...

For those of you who aren't knowin', Tankcrimes is a homegrown label oozing from Oakland.

Spell - The Full Moon Sessions (Hard and Heavy Records)

Unabashedly backwards-looking, but none the worse for that...
Release Date: 
18 Apr 2014 - 11:30pm

Spell – the artists formerly known as Stryker – have been possessed by heavy metal.