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APOCALYPTICA: New Video Interview With PAAVO LÖTJÖNEN

Metalship webzine conducted an interview with Paavo Lötjönen of the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA on prior to the band's March 10, 2011 concert at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen has explained to The Pulse Of Radio why the band was forced ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Not Strong Enough' Video Released

"Not Strong Enough", the new video from the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA, can be viewed below. The song features the vocals from HOOBASTANK's Doug Robb after the singing of SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith was removed from the track due to the fact that APOCALYPTICA failed to secure the right to release the song to ...

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APOCALYPTICA Ordered To Pay $60,000 To RAMMSTEIN In Trademark Infringement Dispute

According to Anwalt24.de, Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA has been ordered to pay 45,000 euros (approximately $59,000) in damages to German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN in connection with a German advertising campaign for APOCALYPTICA's 2007 album, "Worlds Collide". RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann was one of several featured vocalists on the CD, which was reportedly ...

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APOCALYPTICA Pulls SHINEDOWN Frontman's Vocals Off New Single

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA has been forced to pull the vocals of SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith off the band's new single, "Not Strong Enough". Smith's vocal track remains on the version found on the group's latest album, "7th Symphony". But a source told The Pulse Of Radio that ...

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FLYLEAF Singer Will Take Long Break For Baby

FLYLEAF releases a new EP called "Remember To Live" next Tuesday (December 7) and it's likely to be the band's last record for a while. Singer Lacey Mosley Sturm is expecting her first child in 2011 and told The Pulse Of Radio she plans to take things slow for a while. "What's cool about getting ...

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FLYLEAF To Release 'Remember To Live' In December

On December 7, rock quintet FLYLEAF will release "Remember To Live" (A&M/Octone), a seven-song album featuring new recordings of fan-requested tracks from the band's catalogue. Recorded with Mark Lewis (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, ADRIFT) while on the road during FLYLEAF's "Unite & Fight" tour, "Remember To Live" is a rare collection of tracks that fans have been ...

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APOCALYPTICA: French, Swiss Dates Pushed Back To April

Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA, which was recently forced to postpone their North American tour due to issues with Perttu Kivilaakso's health, has issued the following update: "To ensure that Perttu has enough time to recover, we decided to move the French dates and the Swiss date back to April. Fortunately, all the French dates ...

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APOCALYPTICA Forced To Postpone North American Tour Dates

Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA has issued the following statement: "We wanted to let you know that sadly we are having to reschedule the current run of [North American] dates [which were scheduled to begin on November 25 in Orlando] to the beginning of March 2011. This is due to issues with Perttu's [Kivilaakso] health; ...

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EKOTREN To Release Sophomore Album In January

Florida melodic metal group EKOTREN will release its sophomore album, "The Dead Of Night", on January 25, 2011 via the Chicago-based record label Burnhill Union Records. The CD was once again recorded with producer Paul Trust, who has previously worked with ENDO, DIECAST andATOM SMASH. A track from the new album, "Mask Of Lies", is ...

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FAIR TO MIDLAND Signs Worldwide Deal With EONE MUSIC

Texas natives FAIR TO MIDLAND have signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music. The band's new album will be produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE, COHEED AND CAMBRIA) and is is scheduled for a spring 2011 release. "I've been looking forward to working with these guys for quite sometime. They're a great ...

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FLYLEAF Singer Featured In ORIANTHI's 'Courage' Video

FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Mosley Sturm makes an appearance in the video for the song "Courage" from Orianthi Panagaris (who uses only her first name professionally), the 25-year-old guitar virtuoso from Adelaide, Australia who was rehearsing with Michael Jackson for his "This Is It" concerts before his death. You can now watch the clip below. When ...

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FLYLEAF Performs Acoustically On 101.7 THE FOX (Video)

On October 18, FLYLEAF performed a two-song acoustic set on Santa Rosa, California's 101.7 The Fox radio station inside the "Less Is More Lounge." Watch the performance below. FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Mosley Sturm recently told the Dallas Morning News that she thinks the question of whether the band considers itself "Christian rock" is misunderstood. Sturm ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA will return to the U.S. for 18 shows starting November 25 in Orlando, Florida at House Of Blues and concluding in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 18 at the House Of Rock. The dates are as follows: Nov. 25 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues Nov. 26 - Fort ...

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APOCALYPTICA: New Video Interview

FourteenG conducted an interview with Paavo Lötjönen of the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA on August 1, 2010 at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. "7th Symphony", the new album from APOCALYPTICA, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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APOCALYPTICA Performs At 99X Studios In Atlanta (Video)

Video footage of the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA performing an "acoustic" version of Grieg's "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" for a group of Lassiter High School orchestra students on August 30, 2010 at the studios of the 99X radio station in Atlanta, Georgia can be viewed below. "7th Symphony", the new album ...

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APOCALYPTICA's '7th Symphony' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"7th Symphony", the new album from the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA, 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), ...

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APOCALYPTICA Interviewed By SHOCKHOUND

Hot Topic's ShockHound recently conducted an interview with Mikko Sirén and Eicca Toppinen of the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA's latest album, "7th Symphony", was released on August 24. The majority of the CD was produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION), ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Sacra' Video Released

"Sacra", the new video from the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "7th Symphony", which was released on August 24. The majority of the CD was produced by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION), with two other songs produced by ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Fan Questions Answered

Paavo Lötjönen of the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA recently answered the top four questions submitted by the band's fans. The question-and-answer session follows below. Q: If you had to describe APOCALYPTICA with just one song, which one would that be and why? Paavo Lötjönen: You asked me for a song, that would be the ...

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