Apocalyptica Premiere “En Route To Mayhem” Video

Apocalyptica have premiered a new video for their new song “En Route To Mayhem.” This track is from the band’s new instrumental album “Cell-0,” which will be released on January 10. Eicca Toppinen commented:

“‘En Route to Mayhem’ is a journey of hedonic needs growing into greed and aggression driving into inner mayhem and ending without satisfaction. This video underlines the fact that however we think we are in control by destroying things and life around us, life itself will take over in the end, always. We are not in control of the bigger picture and we should be aware of it and raise our respect to life around us.”

[via Revolver]

Watch Sabaton & Apocalyptica Perform Together In Helsinki

Sabaton were joined onstage by Apocalyptica during their November 23 show in Helsinki. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Sabaton recently released a new reworked version of “Angels Calling” featuring Apocalyptica. The two acts played that track and several other newly arranged songs during the concert.

Sabaton Team Up With Apocalyptica For Reworked Version Of “Angels Calling”

Sabaton have joined forces with Apocalyptica for a new reworked version of “Angels Calling.” You can check out an official video for that below. It’s also worth noting that Apocalyptica are planning to join Sabaton onstage during their upcoming tour for several newly arranged songs.

Sabaton’s Pär Sundström commented:

“‘Angels Calling’ was the first song we wrote on the topic of World War 1 for the ‘Attero Dominatus’ album back in 2006, and together with Apocalyptica, we have really given the song a new life. Due to the song’s topic, our recent album, the upcoming tour and a great demand from fans, the song is now back on the setlist for the tour.

The song’s arrangement was made in August, when Apocalyptica visited our hometown Falun to perform at the Sabaton Open Air festival. It was recorded in Black Lounge studios by Jonas Kjellgren and the Apocalyptica parts were later recorded in Finland.

Richard Erixon, our longtime video producer, captured the best moments from the rehearsals in Falun and edited it into a music video for the song.

We wanted this tour to offer something that we have never done before, and when I attended an Apocalyptica show in Madrid a few years ago I already had a strong vision to perform together, so I explained the idea to Apocalyptica and here we are, with the best show we have ever done.”

Apocalyptica Announce North American Tour With Lacuna Coil

Apocalyptica have announced a North American tour with Lacuna Coil. Apocalyptica will be touring in support of their new album “Cell-0“ (out January 10), while Lacuna Coil will be touring in support of their latest album “Black Anima.”

Tour Dates:

05/03 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
05/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/06 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/07 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/10 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
05/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
05/12 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/13 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/14 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/15 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
05/17 Edmonton, AB – Midway
05/18 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
05/20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/21 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/22 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/23 Montreal, QC – MTelus
05/24 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
05/25 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/26 Boston, MA – Big Night Live

Apocalyptica Premiere “Rise” Video

Apocalyptica have premiered a new video for their new song “Rise.” This track is from the band’s new instrumental album “Cell-0,” which will be released on January 10.

Director/writer Lisa Mann worked on the clip with cinematographer Jason George and had the following to say about it:

“The idea was to make a video that was whimsical and captivating, that would transport the viewer into an alternate dimension that mirrors our society and today’s importance of compassion and empathy. Characters in this world fall and rise again, and ultimately come together to help each other rise.”

“Apocalyptica’s music is timeless, very emotional and cinematic, and we wanted the ‘Rise’ video to reflect that.”

Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen added the following about the song:

“‘Rise’ is a statement of hope, there is always a brighter side, no matter how dark or hopeless things seem to be. To believe in good and beauty, staying true to yourself and not giving up on that.”

Apocalyptica Premiere “Ashes Of The Modern World” Video

Apocalyptica have premiered a new video for their new song “Ashes Of The Modern World.” This track is from the band’s new instrumental album “Cell-0,” which will be released on January 10.

The group said the following about the new record:

“It is tough to express without lyrics, but in ‘Cell-0’, we found particles of our universe previously unknown to us. Millions of notes combine to create music just as millions of cells combine to create life, and when you visualize the whole thing, similar patterns appear.”

Eicca Toppinen added:

“These new songs have so many layers and are so complex, and it’s not always easy to point exactly what they are about. But I think that’s also the beauty of instrumental music, that the listener always can feel free to experience the same songs in very, very different ways. It’s also one reason why we don’t want to explain the songs before they’re experienced.”

Apocalyptica Sign With Silver Lining Music

Apocalyptica have signed a new deal with Silver Lining Music and are planning to release their new instrumental album through the label in early 2020. The band commented:

“We are excited to learn how a slim record company structure plus all the marketing instruments of perhaps the biggest metal music powerhouse (with festivals, touring business, merchandise, etc) are set up for 2020. This feels like the absolute right company for the times we are in. We are very excited about our new album and we have the strongest belief that Silver Lining is the right partner for our music.”