Being on tour since weeks doesn't seem to be a big problem. Apocalyptica just finished their new video for "SOS (Anything But Love)". Also they had some charming assistance: Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil appears in the new clip. Shots of the set and the whole new video will be online soon.
Read the exclusive interview with Cristina Scabbia for Apocello.ru.
Thanks you very much to Cristina, who fined the time to answer our questions.
A big thanks for those who helped me organize it: Adam (the manager of "Lacuna Coil" band) and our friend Nataliya.
It's charity event for the kids (elama lapselle - help for the kids) which have health problems. The same happening was held last year aswell.
These are the performing acts:
Leningrad Cowboys, Apocalyptica, Uniklubi, Negative, Lauri Tahka & Elonkerjuu, Indica, Lovex, Irina, Apulanta, Ari Koivunen, Anna Abreu, Jore Marjaranta, Poets of the Fall, Sturm und Drang, The Ratzz, Mutya Buena and Tokio Hotel.
Each band played only one song.
The album countdown is running, because this coming Friday (Sept. 14th, 07) is the day. The new Apocalyptica album, "Worlds Collide", hits the stores then to be taken home by you!
Along with the accustomed instrumentals, the Finnish metal cellists have also once again had a number of very interesting collaborations. In addition to Corey Taylor, whose vocals accompany the first single release, "I'm not Jesus", Apocalyptica have also joined up with a range of other highly respected artists for this album, including Till Lindemann providing vocals on a cover of the pop classic, "Helden", and the band's friend of many years, Dave Lombardo from Slayer. Others include Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia, Adam Gontier from 3 Days Grace and renowned Japanese composer T. Hotei.
The album is available in a Standard Version as well as a Deluxe Version, which is truly a work of art both in its artwork and its content. It contains the two bonus tracks "Ural" and "Dreamer" as well as a DVD. The DVD contains the "I'm Not Jesus" video along with the 'Making Of', plus an interview from the Listening Session in Berlin and a photo gallery. So this version really is worthy of the title, "deluxe"!
Apocalyptica has announced the worldwide release of their 6th studio album - Worlds Collide - on September 17th! The first track from the album, "I'm Not Jesus" features Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour and will be available September 3rd (August 31 in Germany).
Special guests on Worlds Collide include Corey Taylor, Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Tomoyasu Hotei, Joseph Duplantier (Gojira), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and more to be announced soon!
Apocalyptica release the live DVD 'The Life Burns Tour' on May the 14th across the UK, support Metallica on July 15th in Helsinki, and are building up to the release of the Jacob Hellner (Rammstein) produced next record, which is set for release in September.
This much anticipated album will feature a whole host of incredible guest stars who are at the forefront of the hard rock/metal scene including Corey Taylor, Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Tomoyasu Hotei (superstar Japanese composer, whose credits include the Kill Bill soundtrack), Joseph Duplantier (Gojira), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and MANY more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Apocalyptica perform as Special Guests in 2007 Eurovision Song Contest show
APOCALYPTICA will perform in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest Final as Special Guests (not in the actual competition). They will bring their trailblazing brand of metal to the show's final entertainment climax, blending old hits and previewing tracks from new album in an 8 minute medley. Classical sounds of Metallica and Sepultura beamed out to over a BILLION viewers!!!!!
The 2007 final continues along the direction the 2006 winners Lordi had previously marked out, promising fantasy, fun and rock. Lordi will also naturally participate in the event, opening the whole ceremony themselves with a live performance. The television broadcast this year will also witness some amazing real-time, slow-motion images which are incredibly rare in modern live broadcasting, and totally breathtaking.
APOCALYPTICA also release the live DVD 'The Life Burns Tour' on May the 14th across the UK on Columbia, support Metallica on July 16th in Helsinki, and are building up to the release of the debut record on Columbia in September (TBC) which will feature a whole host of incredible guest stars who are at the forefront of the hard rock/metal scene….to be revealed in the coming weeks…
Apocalyptica will support Metallica in Helsinki on July 15th.
Metallica will have two Finnish support bands in Helsinki - Apocalyptica and H.I.M.
Informaion from myspace.com/apocalyptica and www.metallica.com
In line with the Finland Fest, taking place in Tokyo, Apocalyptica will perform an exclusive show.
Finland Fest in Tokyo is an opportunity to meet representatives from 26 top Finnish music companies: Labels, publishers and agents are bringing forth the abundant talents in pop, rock, electronic, world music and metal.
Along with the music trade event at JETRO on Friday, May 24th, Finland Fest in Tokyo will ship nine top Finnish bands to Japan's capitol for intense showcase performances in and Liquid Room, Pit Inn and Buddy.
Apocalyptica plays on Helsinki vampires "69 Eyes" new album "Angels", released this March.
You may hear Apocalyptica on the track "Ghost".
Eicca posted a little note about working on pre-production for the new Apocalyptica release on official Apo web-page www.myspace.com/reinventingthecello:
Hi Everybody, we are still working on pre-production for the album, so there is nothing special to announce beside that we've decided to start drum recordings with Mikko beginning of March. Its still too early to know release date as there is many open issues especially regarding guest-artists...
Anyhow, band is in great mood, motivated and working hard so we should end up with really great album!
Finnish web-site www.yrittajat.fi posted information about the Awards fest of Kauniainen, Espoo and Vantaa businessmen. The original article is in Finnish, so let us introduce the english translation of this article:
Apocalyptica, band of three cellists and a drummer that has gained world fame by playing rock music, has been named the Vantaa Business of the year 2006, along with Eicca Production Oy that's in its background. Apocalyptica has sold 2,4 million records.
- The band has taken Finland and Vantaa to the world in an excellent manner. In addition, the performing artists are small businessmen who also realize a new form of action in which the financial and copyright issues of the band are run by their own company, elaborates Tapani Makinen, the CEO of Vantaan Yrittajat.
Eicca Production Oy, established in the year 2000 in Vantaa, runs the financial and copyright issues of Apocalyptica along with technical things, such as the money received from the record sells and the video production. The business employs a changing number of people depending on the season, around ten at most. The model comes from Sweden, where, for example, the copyright income has been fundable already in the end of the 70's. Eino "Eicca" Toppinen, who received the award with Paavo Lotjonen, wishes that we'd take the same direction.
- Musicians receive their income depending on the season from the copyright and not from any special action of work. Therefore it would be a remarkable improvement, if the copyright was classed as capital income and if you could fund the income and spread it to several years. At the same time the copyright should be taxed in a fixed percent, for example a 25 percent artist tax and not as income tax, Toppinen says.
Toppinen also demands more support from the state for music export, because the current support doesn't encourage the musicians to go abroad. He believes, that even a million euro investment would have remarkable results. Also Saveltajat ja Sanoittajat Elvis RY, an organization of music makers have suggested a change in the taxing system and raising the export support. At the same time the association has acknowledged, that copyright income is excluded when calculating earnings-based unemployment and social security support.
The Vantaa Business of the year 2006 award was given in the Awards fest of Kauniainen, Espoo and Vantaa businessmen in Kauniainen.
(Thanx Jez for English translation)