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Registration date : 2008-07-03

PostSubject: Information   Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:43 pm

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Birth name Simone Simons
Born January 17, 1985 (1985-01-17) (age 23)
Origin Netherlands
Genre(s) Symphonic metal, Gothic metal
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Mezzo-soprano
Years active 2002 - present
Label(s) Transmission Records
British Plastic Head Distributions Ltd.
Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Epica

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[edit] Biography
Simons has had an interest for music since she was ten years old, and after listening to the Nightwish album Oceanborn at the age of fifteen, she began taking classical singing lessons. She sang in a choir for a couple of months in 2002, joining Epica soon after. She was previously in a romantic relationship with Epica guitarist Mark Jansen and co-writes the band's lyrics with him. She is currently engaged to Oliver Palotai, keyboardist of the American power metal band Kamelot[citation needed].

Her favourite song to perform is "Reprendo mai più" by Emma Shapplin.[1]

In January of 2008 it was announced on Epica's website that Simone is suffering from MRSA. This has caused Epica to have to cancel many of their shows. It was then announced in February that her condition was getting better, but was not completely gone. In March, it was announced that Epica would tour with Amanda Somerville replacing Simons for their US tour[2]. On May 11th it was announced that Simone would be performing again at their show in Bibelot, Dordrecht[3].

[edit] Discography

[edit] With Epica

[edit] Albums
The Phantom Agony (2003)
Consign to Oblivion (2005)
The Score - An Epic Journey (2005)
The Divine Conspiracy (2007)

[edit] Singles
"The Phantom Agony" (2003)
"Feint" (2004)
"Cry for the Moon" (2004)
"Solitary Ground" (2005)
"Quietus (Silent Reverie)" (2005)
"Never Enough" (2007)
"Chasing the Dragon" (2008)

[edit] DVDs
We Will Take You with Us (2004)

[edit] Other releases
Cry for the Moon (demo, 2003)
The Road to Paradiso (book and compilation, 2006)

[edit] Guest appearances
Aina - Days of Rising Doom (2003)
Kamelot - The Black Halo in "The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)" and appears in its video (2005)
Kamelot - Ghost Opera in "Blücher" (2007)
Kamelot - Ghost Opera in "Season's End" (2007)
Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night-live CD in "The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)" and appears in the concert DVD-during this song.
Primal Fear - New Religion in "Everytime It Rains" (2007)
Ayreon - 01011001 in "Web of Lies" (2008)


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