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Apocalyptica Release New Video ‘En Route To Mayhem’

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NEW VIDEO ‘EN ROUTE TO MAYHEM’
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
PLUS
COMPETITION TO WIN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE

STUNNING NEW ALBUM
CELL-0
RELEASED JANUARY 10th 2020

PRE ORDER HERE

Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica have released the video for ‘En Route To Mayhem’, which will transport the viewer to a fantastical post-humanity future. This imaginary world is barren, dusty, and littered with broken pieces of things once considered essential to humankind such as bits of plastic, a teddy bear, crumbling structures, cell phones and computers, bleached bones, and long-forgotten musical instruments. The setting is devoid of mankind, but brimming with the hope of new life; and then one day, thunder, lightning, and one drop at a time, it begins to rain, and Mother Nature steps in. Check out the ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video HERE.

Apocalyptica’s Eicca Toppinen comments, “‘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.”

The ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video is in support of Apocalyptica’s upcoming album, Cell-0, due out January 10th, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Produced by Apocalyptica – cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbath), and recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki.

The recording of Cell-0 followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music. Cell-0 is the quartet’s first instrumental album in 17 years and found the musicians challenging themselves to discover new flavours and colours in their respective instruments. For Cell-0 pre-order options, go to this location.

Perttu Kivilaakso comments: “Cell-0 has a concept which is to challenge the listeners to question themselves and ask “Am I doing the best I can for the environment, for other beings? Is there still something I can change?”

To highlight environmental issues, the band wanted to ask fans to do something for our planet; so to coincide with the release of the new video, they have launched a very special competition, which will give fans the chance to win the opportunity for Apocalyptica to play in their living room.

To enter, fans will need to show the band how they are making the planet a healthier place for everyone. Fans can head to their Facebook page and comment with photos/videos showing what they are doing to help the planet and telling the band why they should be picked as a winner.

To find out more information, head to the band’s Facebook page. The online contest is open to all European fans from now and will close at 7:00 pm CET Friday, January 10th, 2020.  Full terms and conditions can be found here.

In concert, Apocalyptica are known for their moving live performances and will kick off the New Year as Special Guests on Sabaton’s 15-country, 23-date European arena tour that begins on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica’s performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as from the band’s rich catalogue. Tickets are on sale now; go to https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing  details.

APOCALYPTICA 2020 TOUR DATES

JANUARY
17  Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
18  Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
19  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
20  Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia
21  Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
22  Arena, Budapest, Hungary
24  Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
25  Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany
26  O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
28  Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
30  Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
31  Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany

FEBRUARY
1   König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
2   Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
4   Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
5   Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
7   Zenith, Paris, France
8   Wembley Arena, London, UK
9   Afas Live, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11  Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12  Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
14  Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
15  Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
16  Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

MARCH
12   Logomo, Turku, Finland
14  Pakkahuone, Tampere, Finland
15  Musiikkikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
27  Tullisali, Oulu, Finland
28  Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

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

JUNE
18  Hant Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
19  Amfithéater, Terchova, Slovakia

Cell-0:
PRODUCED BY: APOCALYPTICA
RECORDING, EDITING and ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION: JOONAS PARKKONEN at SONIC PUMP STUDIOS, HELSINKI (FI)
MIXED BY: ANDREW SCHEPS at PUNKERPAD, TITTON (UK)

Apocalyptica are:
Eicca Toppinen – Cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
Mikko Sirén – Drums

Apocalyptica

For further information visit: www.apocalyptica.com Cell-0 will be available in a variety of formats, including CD Mediabook, heavy-weight double vinyl and a variety of digital download options. Pre-order at www.apocalyptica.com

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!