On September 11th I had a chance to sit down with Mark Jansen the founder of Epica and do an interview before their show that night in Seattle. We were in the tour bus just having a casual chat about European metal, a little about politics (I try to avoid in interviews), how the tour has gone and their music in general. For those who do not know, Mark has a master’s degree in psychology and is very well spoken. It was very interesting to get his views on a lot of different topics.
Epica is currently touring the world in support of their last LP released in 2016 The Holographic Principal and their recent six song EP release The Solace System. I highly recommend both these albums and we talk about them in the interview. I hope you enjoy it.
Interview by Eric Pefley