Universal Death Squad

Album: The Holographic Principle (2016)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Tanita Tikaram

Tanita TikaramSongwriter Interviews

When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.

80s Video Director Jay Dubin

80s Video Director Jay DubinSong Writing

Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.

Bass Player Scott Edwards

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

Sugarland

SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.

16 Songs With a Heartbeat

16 Songs With a HeartbeatSong Writing

We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.