Wednesday, April 24, 2013
EPICA's Simone Simons is pregnant, band announces temporary break
Congratulations are in order for the very beautiful Simone Simons from EPICA. The band has announced that is pregnant with her first child! As a result, the band will be taking a temporary break. Here is a collective statement from the band:
"We are happy to announce that Simone is pregnant!
"Simone and longtime partner Oliver Palotai (Kamelot, Sons of Seasons) are expecting their first child around the end of summer. To ensure the best possible pregnancy and considering Simone's and the babies health, we have decided to stop our live activities from the 1st of July. This means Epica will not play this years Masters of Rock festival in the Czech Republic.
"However this does not mean Epica won't do anything!
Our Retrospect live-DVD will be released upcoming fall. Furthermore, during the second half of 2013 Epica will start working on a brand new record which will be released in 2014.
"We are looking forward to see you all at the remaining shows this year and will be back next year with a new CD, stronger than ever!"
In other EPICA news, last month the band celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special performance entitled “Retrospect” which took place in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, in their home country the Netherlands.
“Retrospect” is Epica’s most ambitious project to date, and it featured a 70-piece symphonic orchestra and choir, international guests and lots of special effects.
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