On Monday, May 21, Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA played a special "mini acoustic set" at Scrape Records in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, followed by a meet-and-greet. You can watch video footage of their appearance below.
The setlist was as follows:
01. End Of Me (feat. singer Tipe Johnson)
02. I'm Not Jesus (feat. singer Tipe Johnson)
03. Quutamo (instrumental)
04. Nothing Else Matters (METALLICA cover) (instumental)
05. I Don't Care (feat. singer Tipe Johnson)
06. Hall Of The Mountain King (instrumental)
APOCALYPTICA's latest album, "7th Symphony", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart. The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION), with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH).
Just like on their previous album, "Worlds Collide", APOCALYPTICA employed guest vocalists for several tracks on the record. APOCALYPTICA member Eicca Toppinen told The Pulse of Radio that it's always a challenge to fit the band's music around each individual singer's style. "You know, there's certain challenges, but we also, we always want to see how the vocals fit in that, "he said. "(But) after that, we work on the arrangements and see what else with the cellos we can create around the vocals. But I think with everybody — we've been so lucky to work with some great people, so it's always pretty easy."
APOCALYPTICA traveled to Los Angeles to shoot a music video for "End Of Me", the first single from "7th Symphony". The song featured BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale on vocals, with Rossdale also making an appearance in the video.
Other guest artists on "7th Symphony" included SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith, vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French metal act GOJIRA and drummer Dave Lombardo from SLAYER.