Universal Death Squad

Album: The Holographic Principle (2016)


  • This was the first track unleashed by Epica from their The Holographic Principle album. The song is about advanced robotic legions. Epica guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen explained to Metal Hammer.

    "The lyrics are about robots who decide they want to kill; that is, artificial intelligence that's programmed to fight in wars without anyone having to push a button. There have been many science fiction movies about robots who can think for themselves, but now it's really happening. If you can put emotions into robots and create sentient artificial intelligence, what's the difference between a robot and a human? And what if we're all robots but just don't know it? Anything is possible!"
  • Epica dropped an acoustic remix titled "Universal Love Squad." A video was filmed of the band performing the non-electric version for the very first time live during their 1000th-show-anniversary concert at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands.


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