Epica vocalist Simone Simons to unveil debut solo album

Author Hernan Osuna - 7.5.2024

Epica frontwoman Simone Simons will drop her debut solo album “Vermillion” on August 23. The first single and video, “Aeterna” is out on May 7. You can pre-save the single here.

Simone took to her social media on May 6 to share a teaser for the “Aeterna” music video, writing in an accompanying message: “On the 7th of May everything will be RED. At 18.00 CEST my first single AETERNA will go live.”

@ayreon_official and I have created some masterful melodies for you! We will go live on Instagram tomorrow at 18.30 to hang out with you all and let you in on all the details of my solo album.

For more than 20 years, since she was a teenager, Simone Simons has been at the forefront of the female-fronted metal world. As lead singer, icon and role model for a whole generation of female metalheads, the Epica vocalist remains one of the most prominent key figures in all things metal. After eight albums and countless world tours with her band, Simone Simons has finally found the time to release her first solo album, “Vermillion”, which showcases her diverse influences ranging from prog rock to film scores, metal and electronic elements.

Simone chose not to rush her solo project, instead taking her time to think about how she wanted to present herself. On stage right is Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon). Her musical partner and long-time collaborator is no stranger to her soaring operatic voice. And while many would see her solo effort as a radical, even provocative departure from everything she stood for, Simone remains true to her love of epic melodies, huge choruses and monumental, intelligent music.

“Vermillion” is available for pre-order at simonesimonsmusic.com/.

“In Love We Rust”
“Cradle To The Grave” (feat. Alyssa White-Gluz)
“Fight Or Flight”
“Weight Of My World”
“Vermillion Dreams”
“The Core”
“Dark Night Of The Soul”