Apocalyptica Team Up With Epica’s Simone Simons For New Single “Rise Again”

Apocalyptica have joined forces with Epica’s Simone Simons for a new single titled “Rise Again.” You can find an official video for that track below. The band commented:

“It was so great to make ‘Rise Again’ with Simone Simons! When we were putting the ‘Epic Apocalypse’ tour together, we were thinking of making this collaboration with Epica even deeper by releasing a song together. ‘Rise’ from our ‘Cell-0’ album had the beauty and feel which we felt could fit perfectly for Simone’s unique voice. We are so happy about the song and really excited about this tour with Epica as it will be something really special and amazing!”

Apocalyptica’s Cover Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Featured In Episode Of Netflix’s “Wednesday”

Apocalyptica’s cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” is featured in episode three of Netflix’s “Addams Family” spinoff series “Wednesday.” You can see fan-uploaded footage of that below. The track is taken from Apocalyptica’s 1998 album “Inquisition Symphony.”

Watch Apocalyptica Cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” With Geezer Butler In Las Vegas

During Apocalyptica’s October 4 show at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, the band were joined onstage by Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler for a performance of “War Pigs.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Apocalyptica Release Cover Of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight Of The Bumblebees”

Apocalyptica have released a cover of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight Of The Bumblebees.” This song is the final track from the band’s newly released EP “Metal Classic, Classic Metal.” That effort features a collection of “cello-metal reinterpretations of classical bangers.” Apocalyptica’s Perttu Kivilaakso commented:

“‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’ is one of the most well-known virtuosic pieces. I have played it during my classical years many times, always aiming for faster and faster performances. This time I thought it would be the coolest thing to make a rough and heavy ‘Bee’ for our band, basically creating the slowest and most doomy ‘Bumblebee’ ever! It’s fascinating how musical structures can work out in many various ways! This ‘Bee’ is heavy and angry, but surely flies out with a smile on her face and a blink in its eye!”

Apocalyptica Announce U.S. Tour With Leprous & Wheel

Apocalyptica have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Leprous and Wheel will open.

Tour Dates:

09/06 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
09/07 Charlotte, NC – Underground
09/08 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/09 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/14 Long Island, NY – Paramount
09/15 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
09/16 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
09/18 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/19 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierres
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/23 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/24 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
09/25 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
09/26 Sauget, IL – Pops
09/27 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
09/28 Denver, CO – Summit
09/30 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/01 San Diego, CA – Observatory
10/02 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
10/04 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/05 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

Apocalyptica Premiere New Video For “I’ll Get Through It” Featuring Franky Perez (Ex-Scars On Broadway) & Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

Apocalyptica have premiered a new video for their latest single “I’ll Get Through It.” That track features the band’s previous touring vocalist Franky Perez (ex-Scars On Broadway) and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. Apocalyptica commented:

“The video for our new song “I’ll Get Through It” is finally here! It was so awesome to get to collaborate on this song with our friend and touring singer Franky Perez and legendary bassist Geezer Butler. It was quite a challenge to make this happen but seeing the final result is really amazing! Thanks to William and everyone involved!”

Apocalyptica Premiere New Song “I’ll Get Through It” Featuring Franky Perez (Ex-Scars On Broadway) & Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

Apocalyptica have joined forces with Franky Perez (ex-Scars On Broadway) and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) for a new song titled “I’ll Get Through It.” You can check out that track below:

Butler commented:

“Franky and I were visiting my friend, Diane Warren, at her studio. She played us this song, saying that she thought it would work well with Franky’s voice. He gave it a try on the spot. We loved it. Franky then suggested sending it to Apocalyptica. They loved it, and the rest is history.”

Perez continued

“I knew this song was special from the moment Diane Warren played it for Geezer and me. So much so, that I framed the lyrics from the session the very next day. They have been hanging on my wall ever since. This song speaks to me lyrically which made for an honest performance. Musically, there is no better collaboration than Geezer and Apocalyptica to do the song the justice it deserves. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.”

Apocalyptica’s Perttu Kivilaakso added:

“We are more than thrilled working with our great and talented friend Franky Perez again! It’s been a while since our previous collaborations in ‘Shadowmaker’ album and tour, and we are also highly awaiting for getting back on road with him this April all across the States!

‘I’ll Get Through It’ is a meaningful and beautiful song by an incredible songwriter Diane Warren, with whom we’ve also had the pleasure of working with before. We can’t wait for you to hear the final result… falling in love again with Franky’s sensual performance, Geezer’s earthshakingly powerful bass, and our wistfully haunting cellos, among the inevitable presence of all the rhythms and groove!

We hope you’ll enjoy the track as much as we do! Gonna be a blast performing it also live!”

Apocalyptica And Ismo Alanko Share “Peltirumpu” Performance Video

Apocalyptica and Ismo Alanko have shared a performance video for their updated take on Sielun Veljet’s “Peltirumpu.” The band commented:

“This is a big one for us! By being part of Laulu Rakkaudelle (Secret Song Suomi) on MTV, we were recently able to collaborate with the Finnish rock legend Ismo Alanko on a recreation of his legendary track ‘Peltirumpu.’ It was really an honor to get to work on this with a guy who has spearheaded Finnish rock since the 70s! The track itself has a slow build before turning into a bonafide Finnish rocker!”

Apocalyptica Collaborate With Ismo Alanko On New Version Of “Peltirumpu”

Apocalyptica have collaborated with Ismo Alanko on a new version of Sielun Veljet’s “Peltirumpu.” The band said the following about that:

“This is a big one for us! By being part of Laulu Rakkaudelle (Secret Song Suomi) on MTV, we were recently able to collaborate with the Finnish rock legend Ismo Alanko on a recreation of his legendary track ‘Peltirumpu.’ It was really an honor to get to work on this with a guy who has spearheaded Finnish rock since the 70s! The track itself has a slow build before turning into a bonafide Finnish rocker!”