Apocalyptica have released a new video for the track “Cold Blood” (see below), featured on the band’s new album, Shadowmaker, due for release on the following dates:
17 – Europe, Australia
20 – UK, France, Latin America
21 – North America
22 – Japan
“I-III-V- Seed of Chaos”
“Reign of Fear” (Bonus Track)
“Hole in My Soul”
“House of Chains”
“Come Back Down” (Bonus Track)
“Sea Song (You Waded Out)”
“Till Death Do Us Part”
“Dead Man’s Eyes”
The new “Cold Blood” video can be seen below. Pre-order the album on here and get the track instantly.
A lyric video for the title track is streaming below:
Apocalyptica is a Finnish cello-rock band from Helsinki, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén. Their music borrows elements from a wide variety of genres including classical music, metal, world, folk and progressive rock. They have sold over four million albums to date.
The band’s recent albums included both instrumentals and collaborations with various singers, such as Corey Taylor, Adam Gontier and Cristina Scabbia. Apocalyptica have recently recruited an official vocalist, Franky Perez, who was part of Scars On Broadway, Pusher Jones and appeared on Slash’s first solo record.
Apocalyptica recently announced that Grammy award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon) is producing their new album.
Eicca Toppinen: “Nothing better could have happened than Nick being on board for this record. The pre-production time we spent with him in late August gave us so much confidence and input for the new songs. We are all excited and overwhelmed by his energy and creativity.”
The band has arrived at the studio in Nashville to record the material for the upcoming release. Toppinen continues, “Having our singer (Franky Perez) with us for the last few months already made a big difference: For the first time we couldn’t get enough from spending time together at our rehearsal place in Finland but being in Nashville with all our instruments, Franky and Nick now makes us feel like little boys on Christmas. Writing and recording is taking a little longer than expected but I’m sure this will be one of the best Apocalyptica albums and we can’t wait to bring it out for you to hear.”
Before Apocalyptica will present the album along with a new tour production on an extensive European headline tour later this year, fans will get a glimpse of the new material when the band is supporting Sixx:A.M. for their long awaited North America dates in spring.
Eicca states: “When we heard about this tour, we loved the idea right away! We were on Nikki’s radio show before and had a great time. I really liked Sixx:A.M.’s first two albums and am very much looking forward to the new record. Going on tour with Sixx:A.M. will bring a great night of music to all our fans.”
Tour dates with Sixx:A.M.:
8 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
11 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
14 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
16 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
19 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
20 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
21 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
25 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
27 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
28 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
29 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring