Epica Release “Freedom – The Wolves Within” Single and Video
Epica have released “Freedom – The Wolves Within,” the second single from their forthcoming album, Omega, together with a music video by Bram Knol.
Guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen comments:
“This song is based on an old story of a fight between two wolves. A wise Cherokee is discussing life with his grandson: He tells the boy, ‘There is a fight going on inside of me between two wolves.’ One wolf is evil, he embodies anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other wolf is good, joyful, peaceful, and embodies love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. We all have the same fight going on inside of us and the outcome of this battle will reflect on the outer world. The boy gets curious and asks his grandfather which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply answers, ‘The one you feed the most.’ What we want to be and what we want to reflect on the world around us depends on which wolf we feed and also the degree of control we have over our inner wolves. Will we manage to control them or will they control us?”
Omega, Epica’s first new full-length studio album in five years, will come out on February 26. The first single, “Abyss of Time,” came out in October with a video by Grupa 13 (Amon Amarth, Kreator, etc.).