Mark Jansen is the mastermind of the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica and a very interesting artist. We had the pleasure to hang out with him before his gig in Zurich, Switzerland, a few weeks ago where he told us about the good ol’ times when spamming fans was okay (lol), how he doesn’t understand why old-school rockstars still complain about decreasing music sales and the beauty of organic musicianship, among other things. Check out this #fhtz interview and also check out Epica‘s latest album The Holographic Principle, one of my favourite albums these days.
- The Immortal Wars (2017) of Ex Deo in an epic aural spectacle
- Sonata Arctica’s The Ninth Hour (2016) is a beautifully melodic and dramatically harmonic piece of power metal