In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner in Leipzig, Apocalyptica have a very special musical and visual firework for their fans.
The world premiere of "Wagner Reloaded - Apocalyptica Meets Wagner" will take place at July 5 2012 at the Arena in Leipzig, Germany. The German TV channel MDR will stream the entire performance.
The guys of Apocalyptica are still on the road with their 7th Symphony and no plans for a new album, so they seem to have some time to show up on the other records. One of those is a new album of Greek power-metal band Firewind "Few Against Many", released on 21 May 2012, where the track "Edge Of A Dream" features Apocalyptica.
Firewind's "Few Against Many" & brand new Apocalyptica collaboration are available on www.guitarworld.com.
Rammstein's concert in Helsinki's Hartwall Arena february the 15th 2012 saw 3 very special guests. Eicca, Paavo and Perttu joined the German band during the encore to play cello on Mein Hertz Brennt, as a continuation of a long-term friendship between the two bands.
This onstage perfomance for the "Made in Germany" tour, celebrating the last 15 years of Rammstein, first occured on the "Reise Reise" tour, that saw Apo open for Rammstein.
Ville Akseli Juurikkala is the leading rock photographer from Finland. Ville has shot album covers and promo shots for over 100 artists (Slash, Good Charlotte, HIM, Hanoi Rocks). He has released three photo books (Nightwish: Dark Passion Gallery; The 69 Eyes: Route 69; Apocalyptica: Photobook).
Read the interview with Ville Akseli Juurikkala about his new Apocalyptica photobook.