EPICA VS METROPOLE ORKEST - OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR "BEYOND THE MATRIX - THE BATTLE" STREAMING; NEW 10" AVAILABLE NOW "...To celebrate the release of their new 10'' inch today, metal giants Epica have launched a lyric video to their bombastic track "Beyond The Matrix - The Battle" - a unique collaboration with the Dutch Grammy-award winning Metropole Orkest. Watch the clip below.... ...In the summer of 2017, with the help from their massive fan base, Epica won a high-profiled competition organized by the Metropole Orkest. First prize was a recording of a song of their choice with the orchestra. In between Epica's heavy touring schedule, the band was able to conjure up a unique, never-before-seen 'Big Band meets Symphonic Metal' rendition of "Beyond The Matrix". As a bonus to all voters, runner-up in the competition and friend of the band, Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) contributed a beautiful guest-solo to the song...."